Some Ice Cream Recipes To Get Things Going

Ice cream recipesSeriously, who does not like that taste of a chilled bowl of fresh ice cream? If you are one of the smart dessert fans out there who has gone out and purchased their very own ice cream maker then you know what a wonderful appliance this is to have in the kitchen. Whenever you get the craving you can make a batch of your favorite frozen treat. For those that have not tried one of these machines, you just don’t know what you are missing. We will give our favorite ice cream maker reviews in another article, but suffice it to say, the convenience and ability to indulge whenever you choose is a real game changer. Below are just some of the fun recipes that you can try when you finally get your own.

Instant Fruit Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of Splenda granular
  • 1/3 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 cups of frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup of milk or 1/2 cup of cream

Preparation

  • Pulse the frozen berries using a processor until they are chopped fine
  • Add sugar or Splenda as the fruits are processing
  • Add milk, cream or vanilla
  • Process until the mixture achieves the required consistency

Serves 4 people

Fun Fruity Ice Cream

The recipe is designed for older ice-cream machine models that yield about a gallon of fruity ice cream. A countertop model requires you to scale down the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of chopped strawberries
  • 2 14 ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Preparation

  • Combine the condensed milk, cream, salt, milk, vanilla, and fruit in a freezer canister of the ice cream maker
  • Freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Prep time is 15 minutes. It will be ready in an hour.

Can make up to 32 servings.

Passion Fruit Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups passion-fruit pulp (thawed and frozen)
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of heavy cream

Preparation

  • Whisk the sugar and eggs together
  • Heat the cream over a heavy saucepan (2 1/2 to 3 quart) over moderate heat until it gets to a boil
  • Add hot cream to the egg mixture in a slow stream. Keep whisking.
  • Pour the custard into the saucepan
  • Cook it over moderately low heat. Stir constantly until 170 degree Fahrenheit on a candy thermometer
  • Pour custard via a fine sieve into a clean bowl.
  • Cool it completely.
  • Stir in the passion-fruit pulp
  • Chill when covered
  • Freeze the custard in an ice cream maker
  • Transfer it to an airtight container
  • Put it in a freezer to harden
  • Yields around 2 quartz

Vanilla Fruit Blend

This fruity ice cream recipe is a bit taxing. You will need to prepare the fruit blends first:

a) Mixed berry blend

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fresh raspberries
  • 4 cups of fresh strawberries (quartered)
  • 1 cup of sugar

Preparation

  • Process all the ingredients in a food processor for about 30 to 45 seconds.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl
  • Cover and chill for 2 hours or more

This yields 4 cups

b) Nectarine-and-Toasted Almond Blend

You can place nectarines in a paper bag to speed ripening

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of silvered almonds
  • 5 cups of peeled and sliced nectarines (around 2 3/4 lbs.)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt

Preparation

  • Process the nectarines and sugar for 30 to 45 seconds
  • Transfer to a large bowl
  • Cover and chill for 2 hours
  • Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a skillet
  • Add the almonds and salt
  • Cook the almonds for 3 to 5 minutes or until they turn golden. Stir frequently.
  • Pour the nut mixture through a fine strainer. Shake to remove excess butter and salt
  • Stir the almonds into the nectarine mixture
  • Cover and chill until you are ready to use it

Makes about 4 cups

Preparation of vanilla ice cream with fruit blend

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • Mixed berry blend
  • 3 eggs (large)
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk (2% reduced-fat)
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Nectarine and toasted almond blend

Preparation

  • Beat the eggs at a medium speed using an electric mixer until they are frothy
  • Mix sugar, salt and flour via stirring them together until they get well blended
  • Add the sugar mixture gradually to the eggs and beat until it thickens
  • Add the milk gradually and beat until it is blended
  • Cook the egg mixture in an oven over medium-low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir constantly. The mixture should be thick so as to coat a spoon.
  • Fill a large bowl or pan with ice
  • Place Dutch oven in the ice
  • Stir occasionally for 10 to 15 minutes until the custard cools completely
  • Transfer the mixture to an airtight container cover and chill 8 hours
  • Stir in whipping cream, the fruit blend and vanilla
  • Pour the mixture into a freezer container of a 1 gallon electric ice-cream maker
  • Freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions

This recipe yields 1/2 a gallon. Serve it right out of the ice cream maker’s container. You can also freeze it to ensure a firmer consistency.

If you prepare the fruit blends beforehand, you will need 10 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to cook, and 15 minutes to cool. Chill time is 8 hours.

Start Making Your Own Ice Cream

The amount of different recipes and combinations of fun flavors is almost endless with the only limit being your imagination.  We love to make our own frozen desserts and encourage everyone to go out and get an ice cream maker for their kitchen.  You will be surprised just how affordable they are which makes them an exceptional value for what they can deliver.  Treat yourself today to something that you and your family deserve.