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Jill Brand's strawberry ice cream

Jill Brand's strawberry ice cream

Food expert Jill Brand is one of the Women's Institute's trained judges and has written several books sharing the cookery secrets of the WI. She has also appeared as a guest judge on Celebrity Masterchef.

  • Preparation: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 450g Strawberries washed, dried and hulled
  • Juice of orange
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 450ml whipping cream
  • A few sprigs of basil, from a living pot of basil

What you do:

  1. Blitz 3/4 of the strawberries in a food processor strain the puree.
  2. Combine the puree with orange juice and sugar. Leave to stand for 2 hours for sugar to dissolve.
  3. Whip the cream until it holds soft peaks. Stir in the sweetened puree and whisk lightly. Chop remaining strawberries and add to mixture
  4. Churn in ice cream machine until soft form ice cream or freeze for 2 -3 hours stirring twice during this time
  5. Serve immediately or store in freezer until required.
  6. To serve: Serve strawberry ice cream and strawberries, with fresh basil sprinkled over the top.

Cook's tip:

Jill Brand says 'Basil is one of my favourite herbs. Apart from its wonderful aroma, it has such fantastic versatility, going with so many foods - from strawberries to tomatoes. Fresh basil is so flavoursome it can be added to almost anything to transform a quick and easy week night dinner into a delicious, restaurant-worthy meal.'

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The Fresh Herb Company

The Fresh Herb Company

The Fresh Herb Company, also known as VHB Herbs, is the largest producer and supplier of fresh herbs to the UK retail market. The Fresh Herb Company is running a campaign called 5 Ways with Fresh Living Herbs. This campaign aims to inspire people to keep pots of fresh living herbs in the kitchen so they can add healthy flavour to dishes quickly and easily.

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