Baby it’s cold outside…. so lets us make ice cream! I do not have an ice cream maker so I used the instructions given at ice-cream-recipes.com for making it without! Yum!
- 1/2 pint milk
- 1/2 pint heavy cream
- 3oz sugar
- 5oz plain chocolate (grated)
Place the milk and sugar into a saucepan and heat gently, dissolving the sugar. Place the milk to one side to cool and when cold, stir in the cream.
Transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions BUT remember to add the grated chocolate as the ice cream begins to thicken.
Without Using An Ice Cream Maker
This method of making ice cream requires quite a lot of time, effort and patience but for those who don’t have an ice cream maker it means you can still enjoy homemade ice cream.
Once you have selected your ice cream recipe and have all your ingredients ready, make up the mixture following the recipe instructions.
Make sure you have a bowl that is quite wide to use for the churning/freezing process that comes next.
Take your ice cream recipe mixture and carefully pour it into the bowl, then chill in the fridge for up to 2 hours, checking on it after 1 hour. The reason it can take longer than an hour is when a recipe mixture has had cooked ingredients added, therefore thorough chilling will take longer.
Take the bowl out of the fridge and transfer to the freezer for about half an hour. Then check just how much the mixture has frozen – ideally, it should have started to freeze at the edges but not fully through to the centre.
Take the bowl out of the freezer and beat the ice cream mixture until it’s creamy once again (to dislodge and break up the ice crystals that have formed).
Put it back in the freezer for another half hour, then remove and once again beat with a whisk.
Do this again so that you have beaten the mixture a total of 3 times whilst freezing in between.
Put the mixture back into the freezer for a final time until it’s ready to eat. This can take anything from 30 minutes upwards, depending upon the quantity and type of ice cream you’re making and also how you like the consistency of your ice cream (some people like it softer, some harder).
(Recipe and instruction via Ice-cream Recipes.com)