Summer time is ice time!
Who doesn't love to enjoy an ice cream as a cool refreshment on a hot day? However, if you look closely at the ingredient list of store-bought ice cream, you will often come across many artificial additives and flavors. That's why it's a great idea to make your own ice cream to make sure you're using only the finest, most natural ingredients. In this blog post, we show you how to make homemade ice cream that's perfect for summer. We will also give you tips on how to make healthy, vegan and lactose-free ice cream yourself.
Why Homemade Ice Cream?
Homemade ice cream has many advantages. On the one hand, you can choose the ingredients yourself and thus ensure that only natural and healthy ingredients are included in the ice cream. On the other hand, homemade ice cream is often cheaper than bought ice cream. In addition, you can easily add your own flavors to the ice cream and thus create unique and individual ice cream flavors. Last but not least, making homemade ice cream is also a nice activity for the whole family or friends.
Make ice cream without an ice cream maker
Many people think they need an expensive ice cream maker to make their own ice cream. However, this is not the case. There are many ways to make ice cream without an ice cream maker. A simple method is to simply stir the ice cream with a hand mixer or place it in the freezer and stir periodically to prevent ice crystals from forming. Another method is to process the ice cream in a food processor to achieve a creamy consistency.
Basic recipe for vanilla ice cream
Here's a simple basic vanilla ice cream recipe that you can customize as you like to create different flavors:
- 500 ml cream
- 400 ml condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whip the cream in a large bowl until stiff.
- Add the condensed milk and vanilla extract and mix gently until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into a container and place in the freezer.
- After 30 minutes, remove the ice cream from the freezer and stir well to prevent ice crystals from forming.
- Repeat step 4 every 30 minutes until the ice cream is firm and creamy (it usually takes about 2-3 hours).
- Voila! Your own homemade vanilla ice cream is ready!
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Make healthy ice cream yourself
Ice cream can be healthy too! For example, if you use fresh fruit and natural sweeteners, you can create a healthy and refreshing dessert alternative.
Here are some healthy ice cream recipes you could try:
Watermelon Popsicles: Cut the watermelon into small pieces, place in a blender and puree until smooth. Fill the mixture into popsicle molds and let them freeze in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
Banana Ice Cream: Peel and cut 3 ripe bananas into chunks and freeze overnight. Put the frozen banana chunks in a blender and puree until you get a creamy consistency. Optionally, you can also add other ingredients like nuts, berries, or cocoa.
Make vegan ice cream yourself
There are many ways for vegans to make ice cream without dairy. Here's a vegan ice cream recipe that's easy and delicious:
- 2 cans of coconut milk
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Heat the coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat and stir until well combined.
- Let the mixture cool and pour into an ice cream maker until creamy.
- If you don't have an ice cream maker, pour the mixture into a container and place it in the freezer. Stir every 30 minutes until ice cream is firm and creamy.
Making ice cream at home is a rewarding experience that delivers both delicious and healthy results. With just a few ingredients and a little patience, you can create your own ice cream and customize it to your liking. Whether you want to make a classic vanilla ice cream or a creative, vegan and lactose-free ice cream - there are no limits to your wishes and there are countless possibilities.
Making your own ice cream is not just a summer pleasure. With seasonal ingredients, delicious ice cream variations can also be made in autumn and winter. For example, you can add pumpkin puree and cinnamon to your ice cream for an autumnal twist, or you can add cranberries and orange zest to create a wintry ice cream.
So, what are you waiting for? Try one of the ice cream recipes or let your creativity run wild and experiment with different ingredients and flavors. You'll be surprised how easy and delicious homemade ice cream can be.