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Ping Coombes’ Soy Caramel Ice Cream

Serves: 4

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Cool down with Ping Coombes' tangy twist on ice cream – prepare to be amazed!

Ping Coombes’ Soy Caramel Ice Cream Recipe: Veggie Magazine


For the soy caramel:
180g caster sugar
310ml cream
25ml Lee Kum Kee Premium Light Soy Sauce
5ml vanilla extract

For the custard:
400ml full fat milk
100ml cream
40g caster sugar
3 large free-range eggs


  • First, make the soy caramel by putting the caster sugar in a stainless steel pan. Give the pan a little shake to make sure the sugar is evenly distributed. Place a pan on a medium heat.
  • The sugar will start to melt and caramelise. Swirl the pan so the sugar melts evenly. It will be ready once it reaches an amber-brown colour.
  • At this stage, pour in the cream. It will splutter and the sugar will solidify, but continue to stir until all the sugars are melted into the cream, creating a creamy brown liquid.
  • Remove from the heat and sieve into a mixing bowl. Stir in the Premium Light Soy Sauce and vanilla extract. Cool completely.
  • To make the custard, heat milk and cream in a pan on low heat until just boiling. In the meantime, lightly whisk the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl until combined.
  • Pour the warm milk mixture at a height bit by bit into the egg mixture and whisk constantly. Pour the mixture back into the pan and back on the hob on a medium heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. Do not let the mixture boil.
  • Sieve the custard into a bowl and mix in the cooled soy caramel, cool and chill in the fridge for three to six hours. Using a mixer or stirring vigorously, churn the ice cream, transfer to a container and freeze overnight to firm up.
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