How to Make Ice Cream
Ice cream, a timeless treat loved by people of all ages, is a symbol of joy and comfort.
Heavy Cream: Provides the rich and creamy base for your ice cream. Milk: Adds smoothness and helps control the fat content.
Sugar: Sweetens the mixture and aids in achieving the right texture. Eggs: For a custard-style ice cream, eggs add richness and depth of flavor.
In a saucepan, combine the heavy cream and milk. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it’s warm but not boiling.
Gradually pour the warm cream mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to prevent curdling.
Pour the combined mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. This creates the custard base.
Place the bowl in an ice bath to cool the custard quickly and then refrigerate it until it’s thoroughly chilled.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to churn the mixture until it reaches a soft-serve consistency.
Incorporate your desired flavorings, whether it’s vanilla extract, fruit puree, or melted chocolate. Fold them gently into the churned ice cream.
Place a piece of parchment paper directly on the surface of the ice cream to prevent ice crystals from forming.
Seal the container with a lid and freeze the ice cream for several hours or until it’s firm and scoopable.
Once frozen, your homemade ice cream is ready to be enjoyed! Scoop it into bowls or cones and savor the fruits of your labor.