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Making Ice Cream Without Heavy Whipping Cream

February 19, 2011

How do I make homemade ice cream without heavy cream?

By hazel from Opelika, AL

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February 19, 20112 found this helpful
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We often make ice-cream using canned milk like Carnation evaporated or a store brand. It's rich and very good. It adapts very well to any flavor and even using canned fruit like peaches, the results are great.

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February 22, 20112 found this helpful
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I have a sherbert recipe that we love that I got from Southern Living magazine many years ago. It calls for raspberries but I use whatever fruit I have in the freezer or fresh. It is as follows:
2 cups fruit, 1 cup sugar, 2 cups buttermilk (I keep powdered buttermilk on hand just for this recipe), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Put all of this in a blender or food processor, then pour into a Cuisinart ice cream maker.(Don't know how this will work with other ice cream makers) It will be done in about 35 minutes. It will be a bit soft, but you can put leftovers in the freezer and next time you can have it a bit more firm. There won't be too many leftovers though. No guilt either!

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February 23, 20111 found this helpful
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I've used fat-free half & half and even non-dairy creamers. The ice cream has a texture more like ice milk, but is still very flavorful. I, also, have used evaporated milk.

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February 23, 20110 found this helpful
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Substitute with plain yogurt but not with low fat yogurt.

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July 10, 20183 found this helpful

2 tablespoons of cornstarch to 1 cup of milk and stir, allowing the mixture to thicken.

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July 10, 20180 found this helpful

I have used frozen bananas to great effect. Not necesarily in an ice cream maker, though. Some folks mix banana + avocado to get even more special texture

for other vegan options, you can use Silk tofu + soy milk (mix in equal parts)


coconut cream is another great one - in fact one that seems to work great in the ice cream maker is coconut milk + corn starch, recipe found here www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-vegan-ice-cream-cooking...
(caveat: it will inevitably taste coconutish , here's an alternate take that's lighter on the coconut www.thekitchn.com/recipe-3-ingredient-healthy-ice-cream...)

here are 20 more www.culinarynutrition.com/.../

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July 24, 20180 found this helpful

Pls will this work well for ice cream

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March 2, 20190 found this helpful

You can use this to make ice cream bye hand

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I am looking for recipes for making ice cream in an ice cream maker. Everything that I have found so far asks for heavy whipping cream, and it is so expensive.

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