by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

I like this vanilla ice cream on its own or with just a few fresh raspberries.



Vanilla pods should be stored in an air-tight container to keep them flavourful.


The pods can be used either whole or split to disperse the aromatic seeds, which can be scraped out and added to custards, ice cream, etc. The pods can then stored in a sugar jar to impart their flavour, or they can be infused directly in custards, creams and milk puddings.