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Make your own ice cream

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  • Pink.
    Pink. Posts: 17,675 Forumite
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    Hi savingmad,

    This thread has lots of recipe suggestions:

    Make your own ice cream

    I'll add your thread to that one later to keep the recipes together.

    Pink
  • jem1276
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    with no ice cream maker so the old fashioned 'keep getting it out and mixing it up way.'

    It is coconut as it is my hubby's favourite flavour but I cannot find it in any supermarket so made it myself. Am so chuffed with myself as I am usually rubbish at anything like this :j
  • Sunnyday
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    OOH that sounds lovely, well done :T

    I`ve never made ice cream before but i have saved a recipe that i found ages ago for some. When the weather improves i`ll give it a try, you`ve inspired me as i don`t have an ice cream maker either but we don`t eat it often so it would be a waste to spend money on one.

    Thanks again.

    SD
    Planning on starting the GC again soon :p
  • mrsr
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    was it easy to make sounds yummy
  • jem1276
    jem1276 Posts: 396 Forumite
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    250ml milk
    1(425g) tin cream of coconut, such as Coco Lopez (sold in Lakeland LTD)
    350ml double cream
    100g desiccated coconut (optional)
    Combine the milk and cream of coconut in the container of a food processor or blender, and mix thoroughly. Stir in cream and desiccated coconut.
    Make sure you have a bowl that’s 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).
  • mrsr
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    jem1276 wrote: »
    250ml milk
    1(425g) tin cream of coconut, such as Coco Lopez (sold in Lakeland LTD)
    350ml double cream
    100g desiccated coconut (optional)
    Combine the milk and cream of coconut in the container of a food processor or blender, and mix thoroughly. Stir in cream and desiccated coconut.
    Make sure you have a bowl that’s 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).

    Thanks a lot i will try it
  • zippychick
    zippychick Posts: 9,364 Forumite
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    Hi Jem1276, congratulations! Something i would like to try making myself :)

    There is a thread about home made ice cream, so I have added your thread to keep all the suggestions together.

    Thanks

    Zippychick :)
    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men :cool:
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  • wssla00
    wssla00 Posts: 1,875 Forumite
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    There is a book which I bought for my ice cream maker, but all the recipes are for non ice cream makers IYKWIM this is the book what's good is it's 35p from amazon market place :)
    Feb GC: £200 Spent: £190.79
  • wssla00
    wssla00 Posts: 1,875 Forumite
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    oh- and if you look inside (that thing amazon does) you can see the vanilla mixed berry and strawberry recipies for free :)
    Feb GC: £200 Spent: £190.79
  • sandraroffey
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    i have made my own ice cream for something like 40 years but have only had an ice cream make since last september.

    it make much lighter ice cream and is a lot easier but i cant make the quantity i used to make so have to keep doing it in batches. which is fine.

    before i had the magic machine i always made a huge batch of blackberry ice cream at christmas, made from the berries me and the kids had spent weeks picking. one year it was 12lbs of blackberries. and thats a lot of ice cream. and it was lovely.

    there are a lot of old fashioned books in charity shops etc, on making ice cream. i swear by mine. and ice cream made with oranges and cointreu added, is to die for.
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