General Ice Cream Information » Homemade ice cream
Home Made Ice cream fills a useful place in homes throughout any country. It is a favorite for desserts and snacks incorporating an array of many ice cream flavors variations. Ice cream contains many of the good nutrients. With the recipes provided, all would be able to enjoy some type of this tempting food. If the regular recipe does not suit your needs, there is the low calorie recipe which contains less than 4% fat for both a cost and calorie saving. The ice cream recipe using coffee whitener is a significantly less costly than a regular and also does not contain milk fat could that be your limitation. So let's mix up a batch of ice cream for anyone and that everyone to enjoy!
Here is a way to make fresh homemade ice cream by hand in much less time than it normally takes with a home ice cream maker.
The freezing time for the ice cream is much faster because we freeze each serving in its own batch of ice and salt. Another factor in freezing it so quickly is that our serving is in a thin, flat, container, so the ice and salt can contact more of the ice cream at once.
The main constituents of ice cream are fat, milk solids-not-fat (skim-milk powder), sugar, gelatin (or other suitable stabilizer), egg and flavorings.
A variety of milk products can be used: cream, whole milk, condensed milk and also instant skim-milk powder. The recipes stated below proved very satisfactory using whipping cream (33-36% fat), table cream (16% fat) and whole milk. The fat gives the product richness, smoothness and also flavors. Skim-milk powder is used to increase the solids content of the ice cream and give it more body. It is also an important source of protein which would improve the ice cream nutritionally. Use good quality, fresh powder to avoid imparting stale flavors to ice cream.
Liquid coffee whitener (usually purchased frozen) is a cream substitute in one of the recipes. It would yield a slightly different flavor which is still acceptable. The texture of the ice cream is normally creamy. Liquid coffee whitener offers the convenience of being stored frozen in any freezer and is readily available if a quick decision is made to make ice cream.
Sugar is a common ingredient to used for sweetener. It increases the palatability and improves the body and texture.The next ingredient, gelatin (or similar substance)
assists in the absorbing some of the free water in the ice cream mix and helps prevent the formation of a large crystals in the ice cream.
It also gives substance or a less watery taste when the ice cream is a consumed. The eggs are added to make the fat and also water more miscible and also to improve the whipping ability which gives the ice cream greater resistance to melting.
Although vanilla ice cream is the flavors added to all of the mixes listed below, you may add flavors’ to suit you taste.
The mix (unfrozen ice cream) has to be cooked (pasteurized). For pasteurizing the mix, it is best to use a double boiler to prevent scorching.
Place the liquid ingredients (milk, cream or coffee whitener) in the upper section of the double boiler. Beat in the eggs and the skim-milk powder. Mix the gelatin with the sugar and add to the liquid with constant mixing. While stirring, heat to about 70oC. you need toPlace the container in cold water and cool as rapidly as possible at below 18oC.