“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.”
― Don Kardong
There are oodles of ice cream choices in the supermarket, drug store and even gas stations, but nothing beats homemade, slow churned ice cream made right in the kitchen. The best thing about homemade ice cream is that you know what’s going in the ice cream and can savor your finished creation.
How to Make Homemade Ice Cream
1. First, You will need an ice cream maker. DealDash.com has TONS of auctions for ice cream makers, over 15 types – no joke!
Hamilton Beach Half Pint Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker in a variety of colors.
What’s so great about this little machine is that it’s perfect if you just want a bowl of ice cream or a serving for two. You can make it and serve it in the same bowl! No rock salt or special ice cream mixes needed. All you have to do is put the bowl in the freezer over night (or for like 8-10 hours) and make your ice cream the next day. Ice cream can be made in this little powerhouse in as little as 6-12 minutes! It’s cordless and runs on batteries (included). Buy it now price on DealDash is just $24.99 or you can bid and try to win for less!
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing.
Now we’re talking… 4 qts. vs. 1/2 a pint, I’d be in an frozen sweet treat heaven :-p.
This ice cream maker features an electric motor that does the churning for you. Just add the ingredients, press the rocket switch and enjoy! Buy it now price is $29, bid and maybe you will win it for less!
Now this is a great idea if you already have a Kitchen-Aid Mixer. If not, you can also bid on one on DealDash Buy it now price is $80 – the last one sold for just $1 (100 bids by all bidders!). You’ll be able to make batches of frozen desserts up to 2 quarts.
Nostalgia Electrics Mix `N Twist Ice Cream & Toppings Mixer
Move over ColdStone! With this soft serve ice cream mixer all you have to do is add ice cream and toppings and push a button and you will have a creamy, delicious soft serve concoction.
Cuisinart Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker
What could be even better than ice cream? Creamy gelato! Make luscious ice cream and gelato with this commercial grade Cuisinart ice cream and gelato maker. The buy it now price is $299.99, but try to win it for less and start making fancy desserts! There are paddles included for both ice cream and gelato. You can also add in mix-ins from the see-through lid and there’s even a keep cool function to keep the gelato cool.
Ice cream is an excellent beginning to any apology.
Healthy Foods Yonanas Ice Cream Maker, Black/Silver
This one has to be the healthiest and easiest ice cream maker on the planet! It’s the YoNanas banana ice cream maker! I’ve made banana ice cream before with a masticating juicer, but this is made specifically for banana ice cream and let me tell you if you’re lactose intolerant, trying to lose weight and eat clean or just love frozen treats and bananas, this is the machine that you need to have! All you do is freeze bananas, maybe some strawberries, mangos, raspberries or any fruit that you love and put it in the top of the machine and plush the plunger attachment down– out comes creamy frozen goodness! What better way to get your servings of vegetables than this! The bananacream comes out like a soft serve ice cream. You could even go real crazy and add ingredients like chocolate, honey, cayenne pepper, nuts, caramel sauce or anything else that you love. Buy it now is $50.
2. Now that you know about a few, there really are over 15 different types of ice cream makers on DealDash, it’s time to learn how to make ice cream!
Each ice cream maker is more than likely to come with a recipe book, but here’s my all-time favorite homemade ice cream recipe direct from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream – a chain of gourmet ice cream shops that started out in Ohio.
Jeni’s Ice Cream Base – Recipe Source: Saveur Magazine
MAKES ABOUT 1 QUART
- 2 cups milk
- 4 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp. light corn syrup
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 3 tbsp. cream cheese, softene
In a bowl, stir together 1/4 cup milk and the cornstarch; set slurry aside. In a 4-qt. saucepan, whisk together remaining milk and the cream, sugar, syrup, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 4 minutes; stir in slurry. Return to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Place cream cheese in a bowl and pour in 1/4 cup hot milk mixture; whisk until smooth. Then whisk in remaining milk mixture. Pour mixture into a plastic bag; seal, and submerge in a bowl of ice water until chilled. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker; process according to manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer ice cream to a storage container and freeze until set.
Mix-in topping combination ideas:
- -Almond + Swiss Dark Chocolate Shavings
- -Frozen raspberries and caramel sauce
- -Mexican Chocolate & Cayenne Pepper Powder
- -Chocolate covered cherries
- -Walnuts and cherries
- -Island Style Mango, Passionfruit, Raspberry
- -Vanilla Bean
- -Lavender Honey
- -Peach & Pecan Praline
The possibilities are truly endless!
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