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Does anyone have a great homemade ice cream recipe that they are willing to share? Chef
Tex_77 good morning. This is the recipe I have been using for years. I like mine with a little vanilla bean in it, wife and kids like things like peaches or strawberries.
• 2 cups heavy cream
• 1 cup whole milk
• ⅔ cup sugar
• ⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt
• 6 large egg yolks
• Flavorings or fruit as desired
• In a small pot, simmer heavy cream, milk, sugar and salt until sugar completely dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat. In a separate bowl, whisk yolks. Whisking constantly, slowly whisk about a third of the hot cream into the yolks, then whisk the yolk mixture back into the pot with the cream. Return pot to medium-low heat and gently cook until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 170 degrees on an instant-read thermometer).
• Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Cool mixture to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Churn
Chef Awesome! Thank you! That sounds very similar to a recipe I used in the past for Peanut Ice Cream.
Chef Does this make for a smooth texture ice cream? My wife thinks i am nuts as i just dont care for homemade ice cream but its due to the texture not the flavor. I always love the Flavor!
Cabelas90 Looking at the recipe this one is a frozen custard with the addition of eggs. That should help make a richer and smoother texture/mouth feel (Jonathan). The ice crystals in the product are what can give ice cream a grainy texture. The larger the crystals the grainier the texture. Keep things cold and fresh.
Cabelas90 This recipe does produce a very smooth and creamy texture, but one of the tricks is to insure a constant churning. Keeping the inner blades moving helps prevent larger crystals from forming. Hand cranking is difficult to keep uniform, but with the electric ice cream makers, shouldn’t be an issue. YooperDog is right, have all ingredients cold before churning. again, that will prevent large crystals from forming
Biggest problem is finding a good electric ice cream maker without breaking the bank
Every one I looked at has a dasher which doesn’t touch the sides of the can
This causes an ice buildup on the can sides which in turn insulates the rest of the mix
Figured this out after churning for over an hour and ice cream still not ready
glen My Wifes Brother ran into this issue just last week with theirs. He was not Impressed but i felt like it was creamier that way.
The August/September 2019 issue of Cook’s Country had a great bit on “no churn” ice cream (“no churn” is in quotes because you still whip it up in a blender). We made the dark chocolate version, and it was quite good, although too sweet for my tastes, so much so that the sweetness got in the way of the chocolate. Personally, I would cut the sugar back to just 1 tbsp, but I’ve copied the recipe faithfully from the magazine.
Vanilla “No Churn” Ice Cream (and Dark Chocolate variation)
2 cups heavy cream, chilled
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tbsp sugar (consider cutting it back to only 1 tbsp)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp table salt (we used a heaping 1/4 tsp of Morton’s kosher salt)
Process heavy cream in a blender until you get soft peaks (probably about 20-30 seconds). Scrape down the sides and process to get stiff peaks (about another 10 seconds). Stir in the remaining ingredients and process until everything is thoroughly incorporated. (The recipe states to use a rubber spatula to stir in the ingredients, but I haven’t the slightest idea what makes a rubber spatula so special.)
Dump everything into a loaf pan, smooth out the top, press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the mixture, and freeze for at least 6 hours.
For the Dark Chocolate variation: Reduce the vanilla extract to 1 tsp. Add 6 oz. of melted bittersweet chocolate and 1/2 tsp of instant espresso powder (add everything with the condensed milk mixture).
That’s it. Freezing for 6 hours resulted in firm but scoopable ice cream. After another day in the freezer, the ice cream was too hard to scoop initially, but it softened up quite nicely after only 5 or 10 minutes.
TexLaw Wow, that does look like a sweetness bomb!
Cabelas90 I picked up an Ice Cream maker last weekend and I’m stoked to try all sorts of recipes!
glen Yeah, between the condensed milk, the corn syrup, and 2 tablespoons of sugar, it makes my teeth hurt just thinking about it. I am most certainly halving that sugar the next time we make it and see how that goes. I wouldn’t be surprised if we end up cutting the sugar back even more (or just cutting it out altogether).
TexLaw I made a test batch the other day using Monk Fruit Sweetener instead of sugar and it turned out great. The drawback is that it is pretty expensive stuff. I made an “Irish Coffee” ice cream. Standard Coffee Ice Cream recipe with a touch of whiskey! Alcohol is also said to aid in a creamy texture.
I made an “Irish Coffee” ice cream. Standard Coffee Ice Cream recipe with a touch of whiskey!
That sounds terrific. I love coffee ice cream, and that touch of whiskey could be a lot of fun.
It reminds me of a Chimney Sweep. That a dessert where you take top vanilla ice cream with Scotch (preferably a smoky Islay one) and a healthy sprinkle of ground espresso or instant espresso (preferably the former). I love those things.
It will sound crazy but the smoked ice cream we did was actually really good! We both cold smoked it and put in some hickory smoke powder. I think I liked the smoke powder version a little better but honestly, both were delicious! Video here for anyone interested https://meatgistics.waltonsinc.com/topic/496/ice-cream-will-it-bbq
Jonathon That is beautifully wacky. I love the idea of adding the smoke powder for consistency and final quality. Ice cream just isn’t the same if you try to refreeze it after even just a little bit. That powder can be mixed in at the very beginning.
My mind is going a little crazy, now. Fun!
4 cups milk
4cups heavy cream ( 2 cans Eagle brand condensed milk)
2 tbs vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 vanilla bean (optional)
Tex_77 I just received this book last night. Looking forward to diving right into a new hobby!
Joe Hell Nice! I have a few old ice cream cookbooks I’ve found, but nothing that looks that serious.