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Old 10-06-06, 12:58 PM
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Ever make ice cream at home? Tips, recipes, etc.

I just bought an ice cream maker from Woot.com.

Now I'm going to make ice cream with it. It seemed to be the next logical step.

Who here has done it and can share tips, recipes, foibles, war stories, etc.?

The kids are dying for us to get started and I just might do it today or Saturday.
Old 10-06-06, 01:04 PM
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We used ours exactly twice. I did not know that you have to make the ice cream mix by cooking the ingredients first. Seemed like too much work and the result was not all that good.
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http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._31229,00.html
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Mmmmm.


The booklet that came w/the maker has a quick and easy way and the longer but better way.

I think I'll start w/quick and easy and add cookie dough.
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tried once and will get to it again someday

i have a kitchen aid mixer with the ice cream attachment

go with food network, one episode they were at this restaraunt in DC which is a 5 star place and they were using lemon thyme
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I'll have to alert the Short Bus on this. She makes it all the time. I got her a battery-operated Panasonic one that sits in the freezer. Preparation doesn't seem to be especially difficult. She's made amaretto ice cream, blueberry ice cream, creme brulee ice cream... all delicious.
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Nope, but I've made Coke Squengies outta frozen Coke!

Ummm...Ummm!

SQUENGY!!!
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I have a sweet Cuisinart IC maker that puts Blue Bell to shame. The *critical* ingredient is heavy whipping cream with the highest fat content you can find. Accept no substitutes. Doing this will ensure the creamiest IC possible; if you use milk or half & half, it will turn out like McDonalds ice milk.

Also, if you are making vanilla the easier way (using extract instead of the real bean), make sure to get the GOOD vanilla extract. Read the ingredients, because most brands sell the good kind and the regular kind, and the bottles look the same. For instance, i use Adams extract....
The good kind lists "vanilla bean, water, alcohol, sugar" [only]
The crappy kind lists "water, alcohol, glycol, vanilla and other flavors"
...but you'd never know just by looking at the bottle, but there is a HUGE quality difference.

One flavor suggestion is to make ice cream that tastes like "creamsicle" pops. Just use the same vanilla recipe, but use 50/50 of vanilla and orange extract.
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Creme brulee ice cream? Sounds good.


Orange extract? I'll try that.


The recipe did call for heavy whipping cream.
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I saw somone make ice cream with snow, vanilla extract and something else?
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I did when I was kid. Pretty darn good. I wouldn't do it now but if I had kids I probably would.
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Once when i was a kid. I never understood the Salt part of the recipe.
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Just made vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookie dough. We'll be trying it after it hardens a bit more.

It was DAMN expensive to make.

$18 for the ingredients and I did the quicker, easier recipe this time. Oi!



Ice was almost $3 and the heavy whipping cream was $10! Also I used cookie dough, a lemon, some vanilla extract, milk and sugar plus the rock salt.

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