On hot summer days I like to turn my ice cream into milk shakes. This orange curd ice cream made for a refreshing cold drink on a hot day. What do you like to drink when it is really hot?
Every time we go to the United Kingdom we have to fill out a very long Visa Application Form. This is done on-line and then printed, together with all the paperwork they require which amounts to a small forest. We take a six month Visa as that is all we can afford. With the possibility of being able to afford a longer one, I decided to go and look at the costs. A six month visa costs £93, a two-year visa £350 and the five-year £636. The ten-year visa is not such a huge increase from the five-year one at £798 but it is a lot of money when converted to Rands! I know for certain that we will be visiting England twice in a 20 month period. But for the price, the two-year visa is just not worth it.
And I am not sure we will go nine times in the next ten years. Mark is now living in The Netherlands so I would prefer to schedule a visit to Europe each year to see him. And Carli and James have not decided where life will take them. We have no more big celebrations in the United Kingdom planned for after 2021 and so I think getting two six month Visas will be far more expedient than a single ten-year one. The same expediency was shown when I made the orange curd. I had oranges that needed using and an idea for an ice cream. This came together in the form of my orange curd ice cream.
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Orange Curd Ice Cream
- 250 mls milk
- 90 g honey
- 5 mls vanilla essence
- Pinch of salt
- 250 mls whipping cream
- 430 g orange curd
- Place the milk, honey, vanilla and salt into a sauce pan
- Bring up to blood temperature over a medium temperature
- Remove from the heat and add the cream
- Stir to combine and then pour into a jug and place into the fridge overnight
- Churn as per your ice cream machine manufacturer's' instructions
- Fold in the orange curd and then place into a container
- Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime April 29:
Dave and I are overseas in France. We will be back at work on the 6th of May. I might not be able to read any blogs while we are away so please forgive my lack of visiting back. I will reply to comments when I can. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.