Friday, June 09, 2006

More on Making Ice Cream

*Basic Vanilla for the Electric Maker*

In a blender, whizz:
1 c. whole milk
3/4 c. sugar

Gently stir in:
2 c. cream
2 t. vanilla

Freeze as usual.

This is a fantastic base which will support the addition of pureed or coarsely mashed strawberries, peaches, or raspberries (use those straight out of the freezer if necessary).

Moving on to the big ice cream maker, usually pulled out for larger festive occasions such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, or Fourth of July; but first a side note on custard-based ice cream: I don't like it. I don't like finding bits of egg in my ice cream, it's harder and more complicated to make, it takes longer, and I don't think it tastes as fresh. There, I have that off my chest.

*Big Batch Raspberry Ice Cream*
(makes 4 quarts)

2 c. milk.

Stir in:
1 3/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
until dissolved.

2 c. half and half
1 T. vanilla
4. c. cream
1 pkg. frozen raspberries.

Freeze in crank freezer.

*Big Batch Chocolate Ice Cream*
(makes 4 quarts)

2 c. milk
6 sq. semisweet chocolate
over low heat, stirring until melted.

Remove from heat and stir in:
1 3/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
until dissolved.

Stir in:
2 c. half and half
1 T. vanilla
4 c. cream

Make sure it's thoroughly chilled before cranking in freezer. Prepare to hand out copies of recipe.


Lilya said...

Those icecream recipes sound wonderful.
I'm Lilya from the S&S board and I really enjoy reading your blog.
I wanted to ask you about the dress your daughter Daisy is wearing in your post from Dec. 15. Did you make it and if you did, can I ask what pattern you used?

Pam said...

Thank you for the recipes. I found out, after searching my basement that my husband gave my big ice cream maker to Good Will. I've purchased a small countertop electric one, and wondered if you could batch prepare ice cream with the smaller one? Could you make several batches one after the other, or would you have to have a separate ice cream canister in the freezer? Or should everyone have two ice cream maker appliances in their home? One for the big jobs and one for the small fix?

Wondering... Thanks for the info!

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