How To Make Ice Cream

The main ingredients in ice cream are milk, powder milk, sugar, gelatin, eggs and flavoring. You will also need an ice cream maker (the machine).

Sugar is a common ingredient to use as a sweetener. It improves the texture of cream.

The gelatin helps absorb some of the free water in the ice cream and helps prevent large crystals from forming in the ice cream during the freezing process. It also gives a less watery taste.

The eggs improve the whipping ability which gives the ice cream better resistance to melting.

The best thing about making your own ice cream is adding which ever flavor you like. If you have strange taste buds and crave odd flavor that you can't find in stores, then making it is the best solution.



-Place the milk, cream in the upper section of a double boiler.

-Beat in the eggs and milk powder.

-Mix the with the sugar and add to the liquid mixture while constantly mixing. While stirring, heat to about 70 C.

-Place the container/ pan, in cold ice water for the mixture to stop cooking. Wait until cooled.



Age The Mixture

-Store the mixture in a refrigerator overnight. This improves qualities of the mixture and texture of the ice cream.

-The next day, remove the mixture from the refrigerator, and stir in the flavoring.



Freezing The Mixture

(ice cream machine needed)

-Place an empty can in the freezer bucket and inset the dasher.

-Pour the aged mixture into the freezer can.

-The can should not be filled over two-thirds full, to let the cream circulate.

-Attach the motor or crank (this depending on whether your freezer is the electric or hand-cranked style).

-Begin putting crushed ice around the can, adding salt in generously.

-Freeze the mix for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the motor or crank and take the dasher out of the ice cream.

- Immediately place the ice cream in the freezer to harden.



Pictures from step 2 and 3 were taken from www.icecream.com