How To Make The Best Homemade Ice Creams
Once summer arrives, nothing beats the taste of homemade ice cream taken straight from your own freezer. This will impress your family and friends, and keep you stocked up with desserts all through the season. Unfortunately, most people don’t know that ice cream making is very simple and fun.
You will require less than thirty minutes of active preparation, a few hours of waiting and thirty minutes of easy churn time. Begin this recipe on a morning, and you can have a dessert of delicious ice cream the same evening:
You need one cup of full fat milk, two cups of thick cream, a three quarter cup of sugar, six large eggs, salt to taste, and vanilla extract to taste. You need a few items of equipment too, such as a good quality, heavy bottomed pot, with at least two quarts capacity. Also, you need one wooden spoon, one whisk, one bowl, some measuring spoons and cups, a strainer and an ice cream maker (Cuisinart offers a good entry level maker, which is about $50.00 on Amazon).
Essentially, to make ice cream, you have to cook a stirred custard, flavor it and then churn it. Start off by separating the egg yolks and whisking them together with sugar, until totally combined. Next, whisk in the cream and milk, until it is thoroughly blended.
Use a medium heat to cook the base, until a custard forms. Add in the flavorings and strain the mixture into a container. Refrigerate this until thoroughly cold, ideally overnight. Churn the ice cream and then freeze it. After this, it is ready to eat. Master this basic method, and no ice cream recipe will be out of your reach.