The scoop from our chef

It is the season of summer, sun, family and fun. The holidays also mean entertaining as the summer holidays are known for visiting families, year-end dinners and happy occasions with your loved ones.

We have the scoop on preparing the perfect treat to impress your guests. The Chef at Gallagher Convention Centre, Chef Gordon Fraser, shares his recipe for what he calls “the best ice cream” that he has ever made.

Let us help you to look like a professional and be the talk of your family and friends by following Chef Gordons’ vanilla ice cream recipe.

Homemade vanilla ice cream


25 gram Milk powder

500 ml Milk

300 ml Double cream

1 Vanilla pod, split

100 gram Caster sugar

5 x Egg yolks


In a saucepan,

Mix the milk powder with a bit of the milk until it forms a thick paste

Stir in the remaining milk

Add the cream

Add the split Vanilla pod and bring to boil

Remove from heat and infuse for 15 minutes

Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together pour the infused milk on top and mix well

Transfer the mixture to a clean saucepan & cook over a very gentle heat stirring continuously until the sauce coats the back of a wooden spoon

Do not boil the mixture as it will split

Cool the mixture & strain

Put in an ice cream machine, churn & freeze

“I guess ice cream is one of those things that are beyond imagination” – L.M. Montgomery.

With this recipe from our Chef, you do not have to imagine; you can make the best homemade ice cream yourself.