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Making Ice Cream without an ice cream maker – recipes for banana ice cream,fresh coffee ice cream and fresh mint ice cream


scoops of different ice cream


Making ice cream

without an ice cream maker

Step
1

Decide
on the flavor of ice cream you want to make

Step
2

Find
a suitable recipe, get the ingredients, make up the mixture

Step
3

Pour
your freshly prepared mixture into a fairly wide bowl and put in your
refrigerator to chill for between 1 and 2 hours. How long will depend upon
whether you’ve actually heated up or cooked any of the ingredients when
making the mixture.

Step
4

Remove
from the refrigerator and put into your freezer for 30-40 minutes.

Step
5

Take
the bowl out and check the state of the mixture – it should have started
freezing from the outside edges in but not be fully frozen in the centre
of the bowl.

Step
6

Place
the bowl onto a work surface and beat the mixture well, breaking up
any ice crystals and making it smooth again.

Step
7

Put
the bowl back into your freezer and wait another 30-40 minutes.

Step
8

Repeat
steps 5 through to 7

messy chef

Step
9

Repeat
steps 5 and 6

Step
10

Put
the bowl back into the freezer for the final time and check every 30
minutes or so until your ice cream is frozen and ready to eat.

Once
your mixture is prepared you can blend/freeze as you prefer.


 

I
expect you are now “itching” to have a go, so here are some
recipes to get you started. Two easy but popular varieties followed by a
couple of more unusual ones using ingredients which are normally readily
to hand.

 

Easy ice cream recipes

 

Banana Ice Cream –
Easy Recipe

a banana


The
ingredients:

3/4
pint (375ml) cream or milk

4oz
(100g) sugar

3
bananas – nicely ripe (to mash up)

 

To
prepare the mixture:

Mash
the bananas well and put into a mixing bowl. Take the cream or milk and
pour  into the bowl. Mix in well with the bananas.

a)
use an electric ice cream maker to blend/freeze your ice cream which
usually takes 20 to 40 minutes.  Always follow the manufacturer’s
guidelines.

or

b)
blend/freeze by hand without an ice cream maker See the guidelines set out
above for ice cream making without a machine


TIP
an
even easier recipe is to cut up bananas into fairly small pieces (ripe ones
work well) and then freeze.  Once frozen, place some banana pieces into
a food processor until mashed up and then eat.

 

Vanilla Ice Cream –
Easy Recipe

The
ingredients:

1/2
pint (250ml) light cream

1-2
teaspoons vanilla extract

condensed
milk (small can)

To
prepare the mixture:

Take
the cream, condensed milk and vanilla extract and pour them all slowly
into a mixing bowl. Mix gently together until your mixture is nice and
smooth.

a)
use an electric ice cream maker to blend/freeze your ice cream which
usually takes 20 to 40 minutes.  Always follow the manufacturer’s
guidelines.

or

b)
blend/freeze by hand without an ice cream maker See the guidelines set out
above for ice cream making without a machine

 

Unusual ice cream recipes
made from
easily accessible ingredients

 

Fresh Coffee Ice
Cream Recipe

Ingredients:

4
tablespoons fresh coffee (finely ground)

8
oz (200g) soft brown sugar

1
pint (500ml) milk

5
egg yolks

6
fl.oz (approx 185ml) very hot water

bag of coffee beans and a mug of hot coffee

Pour
the very hot water onto the fresh ground coffee and leave to stand for up
to 10 minutes. Important next step is to strain the mixture to get rid of
the grounds.  Use a bowl
that’s heatproof and put into it the egg yolks and soft brown sugar. Mix
them together until nice and thick.  Take
the coffee mixture and milk and whisk these in next. Then place the bowl
over a saucepan of simmering water to gently heat the mixture. Allow to
cook and stir occasionally. When the mixture is thick it’s ready to be
taken off the heat. Leave the bowl to cool.

a)
use an electric ice cream maker to blend/freeze your ice cream which
usually takes 20 to 40 minutes.  Always follow the manufacturer’s
guidelines.

or

b)
blend/freeze by hand without an ice cream maker; see the guidelines set out
above for ice cream making without a machine
.

 

Fresh Mint Ice
Cream Recipe

Ingredients: 

3/4 pint (375 ml) crème fraîche

fresh
mint (6-8 sprigs depending upon taste)

3
egg whites

5
tablespoons of caster sugar

Chop
the sprigs of fresh mint, blend together with the sugar and then stir in
the crème fraîche. Make sure all ingredients are mixed together well.
Take the egg whites and whisk until nice and stiff, then gently fold into
the mint/sugar/crème fraîche mixture. Your ice cream mixture is then
ready.

a)
use an electric ice cream maker to blend/freeze your ice cream which
usually takes 20 to 40 minutes.  Always follow the manufacturer’s
guidelines.

or

b)
blend/freeze by hand without an ice cream maker; see the guidelines set out
above for ice cream making without a machine.

More delicious recipes for
homemade
ice cream and sorbets
such as marmalade,
brown
bread, stem
ginger, cheesecake
as well as honey,
blueberry
yoghurt and Christmas
pudding