Cinnamon ice cream - yum yum! The creaminess of the vanilla, with the spicy, warming cinnamon coming through. Delicious! And you know the good news? It's really easy to make. Rather than the traditional custard base, this is a variation of the Ben and Jerry's sweet cream base, with less sugar and one or two added extras. It's a one bowl job, and no cooking is required. Ready to get going?

So, let's show you how to make cinnamon ice cream.

Things You Will Need

An icecream maker, or a 2 litre container that fits in your freezer - let either sit at least 24 hours in the freezer before you start

2 large eggs
1/2 cup caster/fine sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup milk
Few drops vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Step 1

Beat the eggs in a bowl for one to two minutes until pale in color and fluffy.

Step 2

Whisk in the sugar a little at a time. I add mine in 4 batches. Then whisk for another 1-2 minutes to get the mixture really foamy and well blended. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the bowl - this needs to be dusted over rather than added as a whole teaspoon or it will clump - and mix in.

Step 3

Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. (This is not the same as vanilla essence - it's made from real vanilla, rather than an artificial flavor and it's a noticeable taste improvement. You can buy vanilla extract from large grocery stores and delis.)

Step 4

Pour in the milk and cream and whisk it all together for another minute.

Step 5

Add your mix to the ice cream maker or container and freeze. If you made your ice cream in a container, you'll need to remove it from the freezer every 25 minutes to stir and prevent large ice crystals from forming.
That's it - how to make cinnamon ice cream in 5 simple steps!

Tips & Warnings

Cinnamon ice cream is a natural partner for apple pie, apple tarts or other fruit based deserts.
I sometimes ring the changes by adding a handful of dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts (almonds work brilliantly) about 2 minutes before my ice cream machine is done.