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No-churn ice cream

Prep time over 2 hours
Cook time over 2 hours
Serves 6
Dietary Vegetarian
From Great British Food Revival
Try Mary Berry’s recipe for an easy, no-churn homemade ice cream with plenty of flavour variations to chose from.


  1. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed.

  2. Slowly whisk in the caster sugar, then continue to whisk until the egg whites are stiff and glossy.

  3. Whisk the cream in a separate bowl until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed.

  4. Fold the cream, egg yolks and your chosen flavouring (see ingredients list) into the meringue mixture until well combined.

  5. Pour into a plastic container and freeze for at least two hours.


  • 4 free-range eggs, separated
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 300ml/½pint double cream

Vanilla flavour

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Ginger flavour

  • 100g/3½oz stem ginger, chopped, plus 4 tbsp syrup from the jar

Coffee and brandy flavour

  • 2-3 tbsp coffee essence
  • 2 tbsp brandy

Raspberry flavour

  • 150ml/5fl oz sieved raspberry purée (you could also use strawberry)

Rum and raisin flavour

  • 100g/3½oz raisins soaked in 4 tbsp rum for 2 hours

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