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Old 28.07.2010, 11:07
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Homemade Icecream

I know for some of us (maybe "most"?) the weather is a bit cool today to think about ice cream or other frozen treats BUT according to the forecasts I peek at, it seems we can expect it to get warm and beautiful in time for the weekend.

Since it's a holiday weekend, I thought it might be a good time to share a website I found that has some ice cream recipes... some of them look quite tasty!

Ice Cream and Ices

Those who have kids, may appreciate some fun science experiments... I think the "hard" part here may be coming up with the ice to begin with but that's why thinking about it now is a good idea - so you can find (or make) some ice.

How to make ice cream in a baggie.

Or, instead of baggies, cans work also... when I was young we used two different sized coffee cans.

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Old 28.07.2010, 11:47
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Re: Homemade Icecream

Thanks for that, not only kids enjoy it

I always was under the impression you needed one of these expensive ice cream machines.

Ill be testing that one this week
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Re: Homemade Icecream

I make a strong brine and put it into two ziplock bags and freeze. Then I can sandwich another bag of ice cream mix in between , and then have ice cream in about a half hour.
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Old 28.07.2010, 12:32
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Great thread, but I'll be honest with you - I simply cannot eat ice cream in hot weather...a chocolate scoop on a cone when it's snowing is the best! When it's sweltering I'd much rather have a lemon ice lolly or a granita.
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Great thread, but I'll be honest with you - I simply cannot eat ice cream in hot weather...a chocolate scoop on a cone when it's snowing is the best! When it's sweltering I'd much rather have a lemon ice lolly or a granita.
I love icecream when it is cold (but let's face it when it is warm too) it actually clears up my nostrils for a while when I have an allergy triggered runny nose
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Re: Homemade Icecream

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I always was under the impression you needed one of these expensive ice cream machines.

I though it as well... and am still a little bit sceptical. But I will try it today afternoon, as soon as I've picked my daughter up from her kindergarten. This one looks particularly delicious: http://www.joyofbaking.com/WatermelonBombe.html

Thanks for the link!!
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Re: Homemade Icecream

Thank you for the link.
Anybody has the ice cream maker? Can someone please give me some comment, review of which brand,type to buy?
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Re: Homemade Icecream

I have one of those expensive machines (although I didn't pay much for it!) and so far have not been overwhelmed by the quality - results are good straight from the machine, but after final freezing I still get quite an 'icy' finish, but have not experimented a great deal.

However, a quick tip for those without - take a few ripe bananas, skin them and freeze them. Once hard take them out, leave for 10 mins or so to slightly soften, then place in a food mixer with a good sharp blade. Pour over some creamy coconut milk and a drop of dark/golden rum - pulse then blend for a short while (condensed milk, cream, plain milk can be substituted according to taste). After a short while you have a thick, creamy ready-to-eat (and reasonably healthy) ice cream, which can be enhanced by stirring in some rum soaked raisins or cherries. I was stunned with the results.
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Thanks for that, not only kids enjoy it

I always was under the impression you needed one of these expensive ice cream machines.

Ill be testing that one this week
The ones without a compressor are cheap:

http://en.toppreise.ch/index.php?sea...schine&sRes=OK

You need to pre-freeze the cooling-unit and have the ingredients pre-cooled, too, of course.
But unless you're in the business of making ice-cream, that's more than enough for the occasional ice-desert
Works best with fresh fruit, yogurt and real cream.

BTW: commercial ice-cream is probably one of the most "watered down" products in any store. Just read the list of ingredients while you're in the supermarket....
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