How to make delicious ice cream yourself
For the precooking stage, start by cooling your bowls and beaters overnight in a freezer. Also, chill the cream and condensed milk in a fridge. Don’t use a refrigerator on the two if you want the best results. Once you are past the prep stage, transfer your milk into a mixing bowl, add vanilla extract, and set this aside.
In another bowl, pour chilled cream and whip it with an electric beater or hand mixer. Mix it until soft. Add at least two scoops of this solution to the condensed milk and stir gently and allow it to mix evenly.
Once done, add this solution to the remaining whipped cream. Star uniformly, minus deflating the whipped cream. Lastly, wrap this solution using a cling wrap and transfer it into a freezer for at least 8 hours.
Pro tip: the cling wrap must touch the solution to prevent ice crystals from forming on your ice cream.
Add a solution of milk and cream together in a measuring cup. NB Use whole milk of about 1 – 2% for the best fat results. Once your solution is ready, add your preferred taste, either vanilla or strawberry, to the solution.
After that, add half a cup of sugar until everything is dissolved. Once everything is ready, transfer the ice cream solution into an ice cream machine or a homemade “ice cream maker.” Yes, you are wondering, what is an ice cream maker and how do I make one. Well, it’s simple, transfer your ice cream solution into a bag and zip it tight.
Half fill another oversized bag with ice cubes and a quarter cup of rock salt. Salt lowers the melting point of ice hence resulting in super cool water to chill the ice cream. Note that this bag is our “ice cream maker.”
Now that your “ice cream maker” is almost done, insert the smaller bag (the one containing the ice cream solution) into the ice cream maker. From there, add the remaining ice into the ice cream maker covering the smaller bag on both sides. Seal the ice cream maker and shake it for five. And there you have it, homemade ice cream made in minutes.
Pro tip: Cover the bag with a towel to avoid cold hands. You can either reduce your shake to three minutes for a soft serve or prolong the shake to 8 minutes for a hard serve.