Ice cream is something kids of all ages enjoy. Making homemade ice cream is something everyone will enjoy even more! If you are going to make homemade ice cream using an ice cream maker, there are a few things you have to keep in mind.
Before attempting to make any ice cream, be sure that you have read both the recipe and the users manual of the ice cream maker properly. There are ice cream makers that need to have the bowl chilled before making the ice cream.
Make sure also that you have all the ingredients that you need for your recipe. It would be a bother, and would put a damper on your ice cream making festivities, if you are missing one or a few ingredients.
Also make sure that after making the ice cream base, be it a custard mixture or non-custard, you let it cool fully. The ice cream mixture has to be chilled and aged properly before putting it through the freezing process. Larger ice crystals can form on your ice cream mixture if it is not aged properly.
There is a chance that homemade ice cream can get too hard if there are some things you do not do properly. Using too much sugar can make your ice cream too hard. So be sure to follow the recipe to the letter.
If you are using a manual ice cream maker, remember that the faster you churn, the better. Slow churning will cause large ice crystals to form making your ice cream too hard.
There is also a chance that the ice cream will be frozen solid after a couple of hours in the freezer after the freezing process. It is best eaten after the initial hardening time. Leaving it on for too long might give you a tougher ice cream to eat. If you are going to serve it at a later time, be sure to remove it from the freezer at least 15 minutes before you serve it.
In making ice cream, a little alcohol can help as well. It can keep your ice cream from becoming too solid. Alcohol does not freeze so putting a small amount in your ice cream will keep it from that. You can even experiment with different spirits and liquors and see which one you can use. Vodka is generally more preferred because of its odorless and colorless appearance.
One of the most important things to remember when making homemade ice cream is to have patience. Making ice cream is not a fast process, as you have to wait for the mixture to cool before you freeze it and churning time varies on the type of machine you will use. But don’t worry; being patient definitely has its rewards.
Making homemade ice cream is a lot of fun. Trying to recreate your favorite ice cream flavor can be a hoot! You can also try to come up with your own, one of a kind flavor with the help of an ice cream maker. Just be sure not to get too selfish and share what you made with your family.
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