Vanilla Ice Cream


When I first heard your perfect name and first saw your perfect face, I knew I wanted to mark your existence. I knew I wanted to do something to say the world is now a better place because you are in it.

At first I thought I would send your Mum a gift. Something to say congratulations. Something to say I am thinking of you both.

However, it has been many years since I saw your Mum, since we knew each other inside out and no matter what ideas came into my mind none of them seemed right.

So I decided instead to give you my words.

I wanted to tell you how special your Mum was and consequently will always be to me.

I wanted to tell you that I was a lost little girl. Never knowing what it felt like to belong, always trying to fit, always trying to be who I thought others wanted me to be.

But not with your Mum.

Your Mum not only accepted me, with my countless faults and flaws, but she loved me exactly as I was. She was familiar and comfortable and genuine.

She was friendship in its finest form.

She was wise beyond her years. She was intelligence and laughter and all things beautiful.

I remember the sleep overs I had at her house. I don’t remember what we did, I don’t remember what I ate or where I slept. I remember how homely it felt being there. How inviting and welcoming. As if the walls had only ever known love and happiness and this oozed from them.

I’m telling you this, precious little one, because I think you have found yourself an amazing mother.

She will teach you the importance of friendship and integrity, worldliness and compassion, values and respect.

But mostly she will love you unconditionally.

You will know it when she looks at you and when you hear her speak your name.

You will feel it in your home and you will feel it in your heart.

I’m so glad you two have found each other. I wish you both a lifetime overflowing with happiness.

Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 300ml double cream
  • 1 heaped tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  1. Place the ingredients into a small to medium sized bowl. Use hand beaters to whip for around 20 seconds or until well combined and resembling whipped cream. Place into a small air tight container. Freeze for a minimum of 3 hours. Enjoy!

*ifΒ the ice cream has been in the freezer for more then six hours you will find you need to cut it with a knife. However, it is still a crazy level of delicious and we have ours in the freezer for many days and still throughly enjoy it.

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Vanilla Ice Cream
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    • Pop on over Veggie Mama, we have a little left πŸ™‚

  • Shara

    Yum!! And yay to a coconut free recipe! πŸ™‚

  • KF

    this is such a beautiful post <3

  • Colleen

    What is double cream?

    • It is a very thick cream.

    • Genevieve

      There is a difference between thickened cream and double cream: fat content. Fat content is often critical to the success of ice cream. Double cream will usually have a 50%+ fat content, thickened cream about 35%. I learnt all this when researching home made ice cream!!

  • Wendy

    Bianca this sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to make cos I know my hubby will try it! Thank you

  • Sue

    Can I use coconut cream instead of double cream?

    • I don’t think that would work sorry. We have many dairy free ice creams that you might enjoy?

  • Cheryl

    This was so simple to make and my fussy kids loved it. Thank you!!

    • Fabulous!!! Thank YOU. I really appreciate the feedback. x

  • Beck

    I’ve got this in my freezer waiting to be tasted!!

    • I hope you enjoy it!

      • Beck

        I did!! Even better than the stuff you buy πŸ™‚

  • Jacqueline

    Very nice, especially on top of your apple pie. I’m thinking of putting in some cocoa next time to make chocolate ice cream! πŸ™‚

  • Oh my gosh that sounds DELICIOUS!!! I may have to close my eyes when I eat it so that the calories don’t count :p!!

  • sue

    How much will this make in terms of serves? I know this depends on how big your serves are but how many small/medium sized scoops would it make…approximately.???? thanks for a yummy looking recipe

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  • Fiona

    Oh wow this ice cream is so deliciously creamy and dreamy! Thank you!!!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€