Swap the soft scoop from the freezer and have a go at making your own, delicious ice cream. It’s the perfect dessert for the one you love this Valentine’s Day.



500ml good quality custard

400ml double cream lightly whipped

1 vanilla pod, split

500g Viva strawberries

4tbsp caster sugar


Serves: 6-8

Prep time: 20 mins, plus 4 hours to freeze



1. In a bowl, fold together the custard, the whipped cream and the vanilla seeds scrapped from the pod. Take 400g of strawberries, and blitz together with the sugar. Stir into the custard mix. Chop the rest of the strawberries, and add to the mix, folding through.

2. Line a 1 litre loaf tin with cling film and pour the mixture in. Freeze for a minimum of four hours. When ready to serve, take out of the freezer 10 minutes before you want to eat, and serve with some more fresh strawberries and a sprig of mint.