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Make Ice Cream at Home

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 2

Ice cream has been a favorite treat for generations. The original recipes were originally made without additional flavorings because the sweetened cream was considered tasty enough.

There are many recipes for making homemade ice cream, sorbets and other ices. Most require simple ingredients like milk, cream, eggs, water and sugar only. Then you can add whatever flavorings you want. Making your own ice cream at home is easy, wholesome, and delicious. Once you've tasted the flavor of your own ice cream you'll never be tempted by the more expensive, commercial iced deserts with stabilizers, chemicals and artificial additives. There are a number of recipe books available to help you choose the ingredients you will use in your ice cream mix. Most mixes are thickened with eggs slowly stirred over a double boiler and chilled overnight before whipping in the special refrigerated bowl of an ice cream maker.

Here are some videos to help you make ice cream at home. (If you have plenty of time, energy and a lot of ice to keep your mixing process chilled, you can copy the process below and make ice cream without the help of an ice-cream maker.)

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Once you have prepared the liquid recipe for your ice cream, you will mix it in the ice cream maker.
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The ice cream should thicken to the consistency of a soft-serve ice cream.
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When thickened, the ice cream is ready to be poured into the final freezing container.
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Pour out your ice cream into the container in which it will be frozen. Now is the time to add any pieces of fruit, candy or other floating additions to your ice cream recipe.
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Once you've tasted your own ice cream you'll be hooked. Try out different flavors and recipes to find your favorites.


Apr 11, 2010 9:50pm
definitly have to try this! Great article!
Oct 30, 2010 7:22pm
Fabulous article. Nothing like good old homemade ice cream.
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