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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February 1, 2012 Flag
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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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February 3, 20120 found this helpful
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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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February 2, 20120 found this helpful

Microwave it for 30 seconds.

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July 27, 2010 Flag

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

Ingredients:

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.

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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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July 28, 20100 found this helpful

This is similar to the ice-cream my grandmother made except she put fresh peaches that had been peeled, cut up and left "sugaring" in the refrigerator all night. It was the best ice-cream I've ever tasted.

Thanks for sharing.

MisMachado

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March 8, 2006 Flag
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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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March 12, 20060 found this helpful

It is the sweetened condensed milk. ;-)

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March 16, 20060 found this helpful

Great Grann Vi, This is just what I'm looking for. I want to make strawberry ice cream for a friend who is dying of cancer. I took the freezedried strawberries out of 5 boxes of strawberry cereal and will use those. Thanks so much!

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September 2, 2010 Flag
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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.

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February 5, 2012 Flag
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This ice cream will stay soft and it contains no eggs.

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March 7, 2006 Flag
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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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February 15, 2006 Flag
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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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January 12, 2012 Flag
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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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January 13, 20120 found this helpful

Suggest you go to www.google.com & type in "low fat ice cream recipes". I found these 2 sites right immediately:

http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_c ... y_cooking/healthy_homemade_ice_cream

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/640206

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January 14, 20120 found this helpful

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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March 25, 2007 Flag
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How do you make ice cream?

AMANA.S.H. from INDIA

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March 27, 20070 found this helpful

My favorite is peach ice cream. I have one of those 20 dollar machines from Walmart and have made it twice. HOWEVER, you have to buy a lot of rock salt and ice to get it going. I have a gift certificate to William Sonoma that I am going to use to buy this freezer ball contraption that you store in the freezer and then when ready put your ingrediants in it and makes it quickly.

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March 30, 20070 found this helpful

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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April 25, 2011 Flag
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How long does it take to make homemade ice cream?

By Dede

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April 27, 20110 found this helpful

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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August 13, 2008 Flag
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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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March 7, 2006 Flag

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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February 16, 2006 Flag
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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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September 2, 2010 Flag
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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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July 27, 2010 Flag
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How do I make homemade vanilla ice cream?

By toolipps from Orlando, FL

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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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July 20, 2009 Flag
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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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Homemade Ice Cream Advice

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

Homemade Ice Cream Advice

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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July 20, 2009 Flag
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Homemade Ice Cream
By Beth Scot

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. I have a recipe for vanilla ice cream, that will knock your socks off when you taste it.

The first thing you need to know is how to make your own 100% healthy and natural vanilla extract. You might buy this from a good quality store if you can find an unadulterated brand. To make your own you'll need about a quart of milk, a vanilla bean (available at most health food stores), and a teaspoon of honey. You put the milk in a saucepan and heat on high while you slice the vanilla bean lengthwise and in half.

Then put the halves of the vanilla bean into the milk. Boil for around 15 to 20 minutes, then cook on medium heat for a half hour or until the milk has a thin sheet of film on top.

Stir the mixture constantly as it cooks to prevent burning. Cool the extract and freeze in a plastic bottle or container. This extract will last you for quite awhile since recipes call for only a few teaspoons each. You should-if you plan to make the ice cream anytime soon- save a cup of the extract in a container in your refrigerator. Whenever you want to make more ice cream just get the extract out of the freezer and thaw in the refrigerator until a few tablespoons or so are thawed, then refreeze the rest before it thaws out.

Now I'll give you my vanilla ice cream recipe, follow the instructions carefully and you'll get wonderful results.

Vanilla Ice Cream

You'll need: 3 eggs, with the egg whites and yolks separated, 1/2 cup honey, 4 cups light cream, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

  1. In a medium size bowl beat the yolks until smooth. Gradually add honey, beating until well-blended and thick. In a different small bowl beat the egg whites until stiff, stir beaten whites in with the yolk and honey.

  2. Then add the cream and egg mixture together in a saucepan, cook on medium heat, stirring constantly for 15 minutes.

  3. Stir in vanilla extract, and either process in an ice cream maker or just freeze in a bucket container overnight. Serve with an ice cream scoop.
This ice cream is rich, creamy, natural, and very healthy I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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Homemade Ice Cream

I've mixed condensed milk and cream cheese until smooth and froze it. It was so good, creamy and rich! (08/28/2006)

By Meredith

Homemade Ice Cream

I'm wondering why sometimes my electric ice maker sometimes takes 20 minutes to freeze a recipe and sometimes (using same amount of salt/ice) it will not freeze hard in an hour. Someone mentioned the amount of sugar might be the problem, but I use the same recipe each time. (08/04/2007)

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July 20, 2009 Flag
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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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July 20, 2009 Flag
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Recipes for making homemade ice cream.

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July 20, 2009 Flag
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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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August 10, 2008 Flag
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