Making Homemade Ice Cream

Making your own ice creams gives you endless flavor possibilities. There are a number of different methods and devices for making homemade ice cream. This is a guide about making homemade ice cream.

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I make a lot of ice cream and it is really yummy, but it is always hard to scoop out of the plastic container therefore sometimes splitting the container. I know there is a secret to soft ice cream, so could anyone tell me how to make my ice cream soft?

By R Farrow

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For soft ice cream like Dairy Queen:

Soak 2 envelopes Knox gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water. Heat 2 cups milk just to boiling point. Remove from heat, add gelatin. Add 2 cups sugar, 2 t vanilla, 1 t salt. Cool mixture, then add 2 cups cream. Freeze in electric 1 gallon ice cream maker. It will only be half full, but will whip up and expand to make 1 gallon. The gelatin is the key to the softness.

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I would like to have a recipe for a low fat ice cream to make in the Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment. Can anyone help me? I would really appreciate it.

By Carolyn M

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Raspberry Butter-milk sherbert

2 cups fruit fresh or frozen

1 cup sugar

2 cups buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla extact

Mix together in blender or food processor

The original recipe came from Southern Living Mag about a million years ago. I use powdered buttermilk because I never have any fresh in my fridge. We use this in a cruisanart ice cream maker so I don't know how it will work in anything else. Anne from North Carolina

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From the early 1950's. It doesn't require cooking.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts whole milk
  • 2 quart half and half
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1 lb. box powdered sugar
  • 1 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding
  • 4 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • egg substitute equal to 5-6 eggs (Egg Beaters)

Directions:

Add instant pudding to milk and beat in egg, adding the powdered sugar a little at a time to blend together. Add in whipping cream and half and half, mixing all the time. Stir in vanilla. Pour into freezer can that has been chilled (just stick it empty,into the refrigerator or freezer for a few hours). Follow ice cream freezer directions. Use rock salt and plenty of ice in layers to the top of the freezer. Be sure NOT to get salt in the top of the freezer.

After the ice cream is firm, take out the paddle, replace the lid , cover with ice and layers of newspapers and dish towels for an hour or two to harden. You can put left overs in freezer containers. Enjoy!

Servings: Depends on how big they are and how many want "seconds".
Time:20-30 Minutes Preparation Time
cranking time? electric about 30-45 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: DH's mom

By Great Granny Vi

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How do you make ice cream?

AMANA.S.H. from INDIA

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SIMPLEST WAY!

Purchase an electric icecream machine that comes with gel - filled freezable bowls. (I have one made by Cuisinart. About $40.oo American.) Comes with recipes. You just pre-freeze your bowl. Mix together ingredients, dump mixture into frozen bowl and turn on machine. 20 mins. later you have homemade icecream! (No need for ice or rock salt, or churning.) SUPER EASY! SUPER YUMMY!!!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon flavoring, opt.
  • 4 cups cream
  • milk to fill can almost full

Directions:

Separate eggs. Beat whites until stiff; then beat yolks. Add sugar and sweetened condensed milk. Fol in beaten egg whites. Add cream, milk and flavoring. Freeze. Makes 1 1/2 gallons.

For 1 gallon only: 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 cups cream 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. lemon flavoring Mix just like the first recipe.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups (1 - 1/2 pints) half and half
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand milk
  • 1 cup pureed or mashed strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • red food coloring, optional

Directions

In ice cream freezer container, combine all ingredients; mix well.

Follow freezer instructions. Freeze leftovers.

Vanilla Ice Cream: Omit fruit and food coloring. Decrease half and half to 2 cups; add 2 cups unwhipped whipping cream. Increase vanilla to 2 Tbsp. Proceed as above.

By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, Ca.

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How long does it take to make homemade ice cream?

By Dede

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We make ice cream in our electric ice crean maker a lot. It usually takes around twenty minutes for the ice cream to make. It is usually the right consistancy, but will get firmer if kept cold in the ice water (water that forms as ice melts).

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This ice cream will stay soft and it contains no eggs.

Ingredients:

  • 2 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt (or less)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Optional: Fruits, nuts, crushed cookies, candies, etc. You can also vary flavors by subsituting part of the vanilla with other flavors.

Directions

Soak 2 envelopes Knox gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water. Heat 2 cups milk just to boil point. Remove from heat, add gelatin mixture. Add sugar, vanilla and salt. Cool mixture, then add 2 cups cream.

Freeze in electric 1 gallon ice cream maker. (It will only be half full, but will whip up and expand to make 1 gallon.) Transfer to a freezer safe container with an air tight lid and store in freezer.

The gelatin is the key to the softness.

Servings: 16 - 8oz servings

By MSDoc from USA

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Chocolate pudding with a tablespoon of cocoa powder. (Mix with just enough hot water to dissolve lumps. Cool before adding to mix.) Mix in mini chocolate chips or chopped brownies after the ice cream is done...

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Beat together eggs, yolks, salt, and 1/2 of the sugar. Heat remaining sugar, milk, and cream, stirring until sugar is dissolved and bubbles form around the edge of the pan...

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Combine first 3 ingredients in large bowl, mixing well. Add cream and chocolate syrup. Combine pudding mix with 2-3 cups milk in bowl. Add to cream mixture. Pour into 1 1/2 gallon ice cream freezer container. Add salt, vanilla and pecans.

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Mix together well and pour into freezer and CRANK! Let stand in freezer for about 15-20 minutes to firm up...

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Mix dry ingredients; add margarine and blend over low heat. Add milk and boil 10 minutes. Watch carefully that the mixture does not scorch. Cool. Add vanilla...

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I grew up on this stuff! We had it all spring and summer almost every weekend. Definitely a family favorite, especially my dad!

Ingredients:

  • 1 qt. whole milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 small cans Pet milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • milk to fill freezer

Directions:

Scald milk. Beat eggs; add sugar and beaten eggs to milk. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes (until mixture coats spoon). Cool overnight if possible, then add Pet milk and vanilla. Add enough milk to fill freezer about 3 inches from top. Freeze.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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How do I make homemade vanilla ice cream?

By toolipps from Orlando, FL


Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-make-vanilla-ice-cream or search for your question, good luck. (08/29/2009)

By kffrmw88

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cans Pet Milk
  • 1 can water (use milk can)
  • 1 Tbsp. Watkins Brand Vanilla
  • 1 gallon Milk
  • Ice - 1 large bag or 2 small bags
  • Large box of Rock Salt
Instructions:

Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar, stir until thoroughly mixed. Add canned milk, water and vanilla flavoring. Add some milk while mixing. Pour mixture into Ice Cream canister. Add milk to canister to the FILL line inside of canister.

Put canister into freezer. Layer ice, rock salt, ice, etc. Keep adding ice and salt as freezer is running as the ice will melt some. When motor slows and then stops - you've got Ice Cream!
(09/01/2009)

By JohnLuse

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Here is a quick and easy vanilla ice cream recipe that my kids like.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup light cream,
  • small tin of condensed milk,
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pour all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth then freeze. (09/01/2009)

By rjwilcox

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I have only tasted and loved, but never have made, homemade ice cream in a maker before. Does anyone know how to prevent that quick-melting drawback homemade ice cream has? Also, I want to use organic ingredients. Does anyone see any drawback to that? I know it can be frozen quickly in the fridge, but I remember it melting before it got to my bowl. What did my family do wrong so I might improve upon it? Any guaranteed recipes and techniques? God bless all ice cream lovers!

Lynda from TX


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I'm not sure about the organic ingredients but I use 2% milk and a friend uses 1%, so you may not have any problem switching to the organics. We hand crank ice cream almost every weekend. When we've determined that it's done, we leave it sit for about ten to 15 more minutes in the ice bucket. That last sitting helps to harden it up very well. (09/28/2006)

By Amy

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Store bought ice cream sometimes contains gelatin so it doesn't melt the same as home-made. They also have high powered churns and freezers that don't freeze quite the same as home-made. Raw goats milk makes fantastic ice cream. I know a lady that makes coffee flavored goat's milk ice cream that taste like Starbucks frozen coffee. Play around with your freezing time and different flavors (like instant coffee!) and see if you don't like it better. (09/28/2006)

By Carla

Homemade Ice Cream Advice

I used organic heavy cream and my ice cream never hardens in while turning. Is this the reason? I placed it in the freezer to see if I can save it, but it looks like milk. (06/25/2007)

By Rebecca

Homemade Ice Cream Advice

I always use organic ingredients and it turns out great. As for getting firm ice cream, it should come out of the maker like a firm-ish soft-serve. Then freeze in your freezer, airtight, for 2-4 hours for perfect texture (or eat soft out of maker).

If it is not coming out soft-serve consistency from the machine, then try chilling the mixture in the fridge BEFORE adding it to the machine. Also, if using ice and salt you may need more rock salt.

If using a pre-freeze gel canister, especially an inexpensive model, you may just need to upgrade your machine. Machines with compressors in them are the absolute best but expensive. In my opinion, though, a bucket style using ice and rock salt is superior to a gel-can.

As Amy mentions, the hand, or electric cranked ice/salt types can also harden right in the maker. Just make sure there is plenty of hard (unmelted) ice and cover the unit with newspaper or towels for a couple of hours. Perfect!

good luck! (10/01/2008)

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Have you ever wondered if there was a healthful alternative to the sugar and preservative filled ice cream you buy in the supermarkets? If you have or if you would truly like to try homemade ice cream then this is for you.

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In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups milk to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat egg YOLKS; add remaining milk and mix well.

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Recipes for making homemade ice cream.

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Whip together well. Then line a casserole dish with plastic wrap enough to cover top as well, and freeze. It will be the best, creamiest homemade ice cream you have ever eaten.

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