Rice and ricotta ice cream

(from Elyce123’s recipe box)

Source: delicious. August 2006

Prep time: 45 minutes
Serves 8 people

Categories: August, ice cream


  • 75g arborio rice
  • 250ml full-cream Guernsey milk
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 250g ricotta
  • 500g good-quality fresh custard
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Pour the rice and milk into a pan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, stirring, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring halfway, until the rice is just cooked. Set aside for 15 minutes.

  2. Put the sugar and 100ml water in a small pan over a low heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar, then increase the heat and boil for 1 minute. Cool.

  3. Beat the ricotta, custard, vanilla extract and sugar syrup in a bowl until smooth. Churn in an ice cream maker, or pour into a freezerproof container, cover and freeze until firm. Transfer to a food processor, whizz until smooth, then return to the container. Repeat twice.

  4. Break up the cold rice and mix into the ice cream mixture. Freeze for 1 hour, or until firm and scoopable.

  5. To serve, scoop into glasses and serve with fan wafers.

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