Tuesday, July 31, 2018

10 things to remember when making ice cream at home + recipe

According to statistics, Americans consume about 1.58 gallons of ice cream in a year. This is a huge figure that shows just how popular ice cream is.

It is one of our favorite desserts - after all, we all scream for ice cream.

This love for ice cream for some exceeds more than just store bought ice creams. Some of us want to make our own ice cream for several reasons.

Ice creams out there are expensive and full of calories. Why indulge in that when you can make your own ice cream at home? Yes, it is possible and it is easy as well.

You can make all kinds of ice creams at home, from strawberry flavored ice creams to chocolate ice creams. You just need to get your hands on the right recipe and you’re good to go.

However, if this is the first time you are planning to make your own ice cream, then you must be careful as things can go wrong.

To help you in this regard, given below are ten things to remember when making ice cream at home. Moreover, we have also included a delicious recipe in the end.

Let’s move ahead:

1.    Make sure to have all ingredients handy and stick to the recipe. Do not increase or decrease any ingredient as doing so can ruin the taste. 
2.    For the best ice cream, it is recommended to keep your ice cream batter as cold as possible. Put in in the freezer overnight for great results. 
3.    Another thing to remember when making ice cream is to not entirely fill up your ice cream maker. Only fill about ⅔ of the cup or ice cream maker so that the ice cream can aerates properly.
4.    Be extra careful when whisking the batter. Do not go too fast and do not go too slow as the right speed determines the texture of your ice cream. 
5.    In case you decide to pour alcohol in your ice cream, understand that too much of it can interfere with the ice creams ability to freeze properly. This is why it’s important to not use more than ¼ cup of alcohol for 1 litre of ice cream.
6.    Mix-ins such as nuts and chocolate chips should be added right before you finish churning so that they can evenly distribute throughout the ice cream.
7.    Consider following an Italian gelato storing style. Store your ice cream in flat, shallow and rectangular boxes. This will give your ice cream good consistency.
8.    If you’re having crystals in your ice creams then try this easy technique. Consider covering the surface of the box with a plastic wrap or wax paper before closing the container. Wax paper can also be used in case plastic wrap isn’t available. This can help prevent the production of crystals which are typically air bubbles.
9.    Another important thing to remember is to not make a lot of ice cream, especially if it is your first time. Homemade ice cream is only good for about a week after that it begins to lose its creamy texture and flavor. Plus, you cannot be sure of the taste if you are making it for the first time, so do not take risks.

Keep all these pointers in mind so that you can get delicious ice cream to enjoy with your family. Even your dog is gonna love these ice creams, after all they are fond of whipped cream.

Now to help you make your first ice cream, here’s an amazing recipe for Raspberry Ice Cream. 

Ingredients you’ll need:

      Raspberries (3 cups)
      Whole Milk (1 cup)
      Heavy cream (1 cup)
      Kosher salt (1/2 tbsp.)
      Corn Syrup (1/2 tbsp.)
      Sugar (3/4 cup)


Blend the raspberries and puree them with sugar until the mixture turns smooth. Stain the mixture through a fine sieve to filter out seeds.

Whisk the puree with cream, milk and corn syrup. Add salt and whisk it again.

Store it in the refrigerator overnight. For the best ice cream, it’s recommended to prepare the ice cream base 2 days before churning.

Put the mixture in the ice cream maker. Remember to fill only about ¾ of the ice cream maker.

Let it churn and aerate until it’s properly done. It will take the ice cream about 30 minutes to look done.

Put it in a shallow but wide rectangular airtight container. Remember to cover the top with a wax paper to prevent crystallization.

Ice creams can be extremely satisfying, however too much dairy and sugar can be fattening. Make sure to keep an eye on how much ice cream you consume as a lot of it can lead to weight gain and other such problems.

If you’re on a diet than consider turning to sugar free ice creams.

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