Take a break from the heat with a delicious ice-cold treat, home-made. It’s really not hard to make a batch of rich, bend-your-spoon thick ice cream without breaking the bank. FACT’s Elanur Sengel shows you how…
All you need are… …
2 cups whole milk
1 cup sugar
¼ cup fat-free powdered milk
8 eggs (yolks only needed)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– toppings (fruits, whipped cream, nuts, chocolate chips)
… and 10 steps to follow.
Prepare your ice cream maker cream maker’s gel container. For this, just put your gel-container in the freezer. Models vary, but usually, the time needed to freeze the unit is between 6 – 22 hours. To know whether the bowl is frozen enough, just shake it. If you don’t hear the liquid moving, it’s frozen.
Heat the milk, sugar and powdered milk Let the games begin! Mix the milk, sugar and powdered milk in a large pot. Bring the mix to a low simmer over medium heat and stir to dissolve the sugar, then turn the heat down and just keep it warm.
Separate the egg yolks and whip them until they thicken Separate the egg yolks from eight large eggs and put them in a medium bowl. Whisk until they are thickened.
Slowly add 1 cup of the hot milk mixture to the egg yolks While constantly whisking, slowly add the hot milk mixture to the egg yolks. Whisk until it is blended.
Pour the mix back into the large pot Now, pour the mixture back into the pot you used for the hot milk and increase the heat to medium. Stir the mixture constantly with a wooden or plastic spatula, until the mixture has thickened. Make sure the mixture registers around 170 to 180 F (check with an instantread thermometer).
Add the cream and vanilla extract and refrigerate Stir in the whipping cream and vanilla extract. Cover and put into the refrigerator for at least six hours before continuing to the next step.
Topping-time! Now, it’s time to decide what kind of ice cream you want! Kinder Chocolate taste? Crumble the chocolate and melt it over a low simmer until you have a liquid version. If you want your ice cream to be fruitier, just blend your favourite fruits together (again, a liquid version is needed). Whatever flavour it is that you crave (it’s all possible), make sure you have a blendable version of it.
Mix your flavours with the cream Stir the cream mixture together with the pureed fruit (if you’re making chocolate ice cream, don’t mix it yet). Stir it up well. Now take the freezer bowl and pour the mixture into it. Then, put the bowl into the ice cream maker.
Work that ice cream maker! Turn the ice cream maker on and let it work until your ice cream has thickened (around 20 minutes). If you’re making chocolate ice cream, this is the time to add the melted chocolate. The ice cream is ready when you hear the motor straining as the ice cream freezes.
Relish! You just made delicious, homemade ice cream — don’t let it melt! 😉