Diy Dessert: How To Make Your Own Ice Cream

Making this creamy cool treat is easy and fun, includes tasty recipes.

Are Ben and Jerry's prices getting you down as you walk down the ice cream aisle? Is the Coldstone delight you just purchased just not making your night? Do you find the portions at Friendlies not so amicable? Take matter into your own hands if this is the case. Making homemade ice cream is not as hard as you may think, and may prove to be a very satisfying procedure.

So, how does one make his or her own ice cream? There are several methods for producing your own frozen treats. You can purchase an ice cream maker or you can do it with the use of plastic bags.

Regardless of which method you use you will need to do some shopping. Find a suitable recipe and take a visit to your local shopping center. Here is what you will need if you do not use the ice cream machine. You will need crushed ice, rock salt, zip-lock bags (quart size and sandwich size), milk, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla. Prepare your area with measuring cups, several small bowls, and of course, some spoons.

First put two cups of crushed ice and ¼ cup of rock salt into the quart-size zip-lock bag. Next, pour the milk, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla into the smaller zip-lock bag. Seal the bag very tightly. Place the smaller bag in the larger bag. Slowly and gently squeeze out the air and seal the larger bag. Keep squeezing the larger bag gently for about five minutes. Drain the water from the larger bag and roughly two more cups of ice. Take some more rock salt""about ¼ cup and put it in the large bag. Seal and squeeze the bag until the mixture becomes extremely thick. Once the solution is nice and thick you are ready to remove the small bag. Cut one bottom corner off the small bag and squeeze the mixture into a bowl or on a cone for your frozen treat. If you want to try a flavor other than vanilla simply find a recipe and follow the directions. For instance adding cocoa or syrup to this recipe will produce a nice chocolate desert, and a few blueberries with some blueberry juice will give the ice cream a nice fruity flare.

If you choose to use an ice cream machine the process is a little easier and quicker. Once you find a recipe you like all you do is add the ingredients to the ice cream maker and mix until smooth. Here are some recipes below for you to try out with your friends and family.

Homemade Green Tea Ice Cream

2 egg yolks

2 tablespoons of dry green tea

1 tablespoon of sugar

½ vanilla pod

1 ¼ cups heavy cream

¼ cup caster sugar

1 ¼ cups milk

2 tablespoons boiling water

Take the dry green tea and soak in boiling water with the tablespoon of sugar for 10 minutes. Put the vanilla pod into a saucepan and add milk. Bring the solution to boil and pour it over the tea. Leave the tea to stand for 5 minutes. Beat the egg yolks with the ¼ cup of caster sugar in a separate bowl. Strain the milk mixture into the bowl. Transfer this mixture to a saucepan and heat it gently. Constantly stir the solution until it is thick. Let it cool. White the heavy cream and fold it into the cooled tea mixture. Transfer all the contents to the ice cream maker, follow the instructions on the machine and enjoy.

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

5 tablespoons of cocoa

1 large can of condensed milk

½ pint of milk

Mix the condensed milk and regular milk together. Dissolve the cocoa in a little hot water. When it is fully dissolved stir it into the milk solution. Transfer the contents into an ice cream maker, follow the instructions for the machine, and enjoy.

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