Yes, it may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore this tasty frozen treat. Ever wondered how to make homemade ice cream? Check out the guide below!
When you attempt homemade ice cream, of course, you won’t use the same procedure that industries use to pump out thousands of gallons of ice cream to be sold in parlours and grocery stores per day. Your process will be smaller, fresher and have a personal touch.
Barely everywhere around the world, nothing can make people thirst and scream for ice cream more than the homemade kind, especially with the thrill of experimenting with any possible flavour you can think of — your very own, unique creation! Homemade ice cream is an essential part of every family barbecue and luncheon, most especially in the summer when it’s blazing hot and people are just dying to sink their tongues on something chilly and sweet. If you’re wondering how to make homemade ice cream, it’s actually very easy, especially if you have a homemade ice cream maker to make the job done faster. Don’t have one? Do your shopping online and order one for a speedy delivery today!
Many a times, there is slight resemblance in the taste of your homemade ice cream and the ice cream you buy at the store. But yours will taste much better. The ingredients y expended, fruits, nuts and other flavourings are going to be fresh, not mass produced. You will put in your flair, focus and certainly the taste will be different. Not side lining the enjoyable experience you will have spending time with family and friends making and enjoying your unique ice cream creation.
A good startup, of course, will be with a good recipe. There are over hundreds of great ice cream recipes that you can use to get you started but you will in time want to come up with your own recipe as you get more comfortable.
Don’t fret if you don’t know recipe to start off with. The formation of any ice cream recipe is neither exotic nor expensive. You might do well to practice with the basics until you are happy with the ice cream that you are making. Then you can get fancy with delicious flavourings and combinations of ingredients. Here’s a basic vanilla recipe to get you rolling:
➢ 1/2 pint (250 ml) light cream
➢ condensed milk ( small tin)
➢ 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth.
Once the ingredients are mixed and smooth, load it into the churn or ice cream machine. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding the ice and salt and activate the machine to churn the ice cream. Or if you’re using a manual churn, turn the crank for about 10 minutes to give the ice plenty of time to freeze the cream in the interior compartment. You may need to crank a bit longer if the cream has not set up after 10 minutes.
Once you have completed the “TASK” put the ice cream in the freeze for a couple of hours to finish freezing into your wonderful frozen treat. The last part of the process is the easiest. Take your ice cream out of the freezer and find some family and friends to indulge in your delicious creation. Now that you’re an expert at homemade ice cream, start planning your next big party or family get together to show off your new skills!