How to use an Ice Cream Maker

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Greetings once again – another question that came up from the community is how to use an Ice cream maker so please take a quick look here if you need to find out the best ways to use an ice cream maker.

First of all, make sure to have your Ice cream mixture prepared which should take only 20 minutes. For a simple 2 ingredient ice cream, get 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk and 2 cups or 16 ounces of whipped cream. Make sure they are both chilled. If you wish, add some vanilla essence to the cream and a small quantity of salt or even use some double cream to extra taste.

Or if you wish to make a standard bowl of simple 2 ingredient ice cream mixture, follow these simple steps…

  • Get 2 simple Ingredients for basic ice cream, pure double cream and sweetened condensed milk
  • Add 600 ml of Pure Cream and whip or beat it until it becomes stiff. If you would like to have some flavors such as vanilla, add a tablespoon before you start to whip it.
  • Then add 400 ml of sweetened condensed milk and pour it all in on top of the whipped cream.
  • Next you should mix the full mixture until you have a fine texture.
  • As mentioned already, if you wish to have additional flavours, add a tablespoon of vanilla extract for example to the pure cream before you start whip or beat it.

These basic steps should be taken when starting to use your Ice Cream Maker…

1, If your ice cream maker comes with a freezeable bowl, please place the ice cream bowl into the freezer for between 24 to 48 hours to make sure it has been fully frozen. Also, have it in the centre of the freezer where the temperature is most constant.

2, After this time, add the ice cream mixture to the freeze bowl along with the paddle and then switch it on. The paddle is also called a dasher and fits inside the container that holds the ice cream mixture.

3, If your ice cream maker has a built-in freeze, simply add the ice cream mixture and then switch it on. Many electric ice cream makers use ice and table salt to line the canister and the power then turns the canister.

4, Your ice cream mixture should be prepared by now - then add it to the frozen bowl and mix using the paddle provided – the temperature of the mixture will be lowered and air is added to remove ice crystals from forming. Without the air, the ice cream will become rock solid.

5, Generally, after 30 minutes you will have nice soft ice cream that you and your family can enjoy. If it has become too soft, then it can be added to the freeze again for 2 to 4 hours to firm up the mixture again so you can get nice ball like scoops.

6, Before serving allow it to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes or at refrigerator temperature for 30 minutes. If your ice cream maker machine has a built-in freezer and motorized paddle all you need to do is pour the ice cream mixture in.

Advantages to using the Ice Cream Maker:

When using the motorized paddle, all the hard work of mixing is done for you and you will always see better results with a more consistent mixture. Instead of having to select the ice creams in your local store, you can make your own mixture to your own liking and also make healthier ice creams and add in fruits and berries or even make healthy frozen yoghurts for your kids as well.

You can also choose to select a lighter recipe cream to ensure a lower level of calorie intake but generally the nicer the ice cream mixture – the more calories it will have. One safety tip then is that you should never refreeze melted ice cream as it could possibly cause food poisoning.

 

In addition - A selection of Ice Cream Makers which are very popular at present are also outlined below – if you wish – feel free to compare prices or view larger by clicking on any of the images provided below…

Finally, it would be greatly appreciated by the community if you can share your own tips of using an Ice cream maker by leaving a comment in the comment box below – So that people in the community can learn also!

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