1 1/2 cups milk
2-3 tbsp vanilla flavored custard powder
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 chilled cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup cashews roughly chopped
1 tsp butter
1/2 cup sugar to caramelize
Prepare the custard - First heat 1 cup of milk out of the 1 1/2 cups of milk. In the remaining 1/2 cup, add the custard powder & mix well. When the pot of milk comes to a boil, slowly add the custard powder-milk mixture stirring constantly. When it begins to thicken, turn off the heat.
Remove the custard from heat & set aside to cool. Now pour the sweetened condensed milk & vanilla extract to the custard & mix well.
Set this mixture aside to cool.
While this is cooling, prepare the caramel.
Heat 1/2 cup sugar in a heavy bottomed pan & cook on low heat. When the sugar begins to caramalize, add chopped cashews & butter. Turn off the heat & pour this onto a greased plate.
When this cools & thickens, crush into tiny pieces with a rolling pin.
Meanwhile, the custard would have cooled down. Now beat in the chilled heavy cream with an electric beater till frothy.
Freeze this mixture for 3-4 hrs.
When the mixture is half-set, remove from the freezer & beat well till creamy. Fold in the crushed caramel-cashew pieces & freeze again.
Freeze for 5-6 hrs before serving. Sprinkle some extra crushed caramel-cashew pieces on the frozen treat while serving.