Make Nigella Lawson’s cheesecake ice cream from Cook, Eat, Repeat episode 2

Forget chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla, cheesecake ice cream is where it’s at! Anyone who watched Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat on BBC Two will know that the dessert accompaniment looked like a dream.

Nigella is famed for creating mouth watering dishes – and for being as enthusiastic as the food is tasty – and episode 2 of the show saw her make some stunning meals.

Whipping up your own ice cream could seem pretty daunting, but according to Nigella, the ice cream is a breeze to make. So, let’s see how it’s done.

Screenshot: Nigella Lawson, Cook, Eat, Repeat episode 2 – BBC

Nigella Lawson’s cheesecake ice cream

To make Nigella’s cheesecake ice cream, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 175g/6oz condensed milk
  • 250ml/9fl oz double cream
  • 1½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 1½ tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp advocaat

Nigella created her ice cream in an electric mixer, however, it’s possible to make the dessert with a hand whisk.

Step 1: Start off pouring 250ml of double cream into a bowl, add half a tin (175g) of condensed milk.

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Step 2: Whisk both together until “airily voluminous” in Nigella’s words.

Step 3: Then beat in 1½ tbsp lemon juice. Add the same amount of lime juice (1½ tbsp).

Step 4: Finally, add 3 tbsp advocaat.

With no churning required, this dish really is low effort, but provides maximum satisfaction! Fill a tub and freeze for at least six hours until needed.

Screenshot: Nigella Lawson cheesecake ice cream, Cook, Eat, Repeat episode 2 – BBC

Nigella Lawson: Cherries jubilee

For the cherries jubilee, you will need:

  • 400g/14oz frozen cherries
  • 50g/1¾oz caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp kirsch

Step 1: Add the frozen cherries, caster sugar and lemon juice to a saucepan, cook them enough so that they’ve mostly thawed.

Step 2: Put the lid on and leave for three minutes on a medium, low heat.

Step 3: After three minutes, it’s time add the 4 tbsp kirsch – and that involves flambéing. However, if you’d prefer an alcohol or fire-free version of the dish, you can serve the cherries as they are.

Step 4: Turn off the heat, add the kirsch to the pan and, using a long match or a long reach lighter, hover over the alcohol. Expect a brief flame and once it’s gone out, you can serve!

Screenshot: Nigella Lawson, Cook, Eat, Repeat episode 2 – BBC

Cheesecake ice cream & cherries jubilee

Cook, Eat, Repeat episode 2 saw Nigella combine cherries jubilee and cheesecake ice cream for her fuss-free dessert.

An easy treat, simply serve up two or three scoops of ice cream and top with the cherries.

While the preparation time totals two hours, the cooking time is less than 10 minutes and the dish serves four.

Screenshot: Nigella Lawson, Cook, Eat, Repeat episode 2 – BBC

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