5 Can’t Miss Recipes for Homemade Ice Cream
Have you ever wanted to make your own ice cream but all your machine has ever seen was basic boring vanilla and chocolate? We’re going to fix that! One of the best things about homemade ice cream is the ability to craft flavors that you can’t get easily in the store. After all, if you’re going to go through the hassle of setting up the ice cream machine, you might as well make something fancy!
Here are a few recipes gathered from around the web that show off the versatility of an ice cream maker. Let’s start with two recipes from realsimple.com:
Salted caramel ice cream: The secret to this recipe is in the caramel sauce and the custard base. You can use the custard base as the source for other very rich ice cream flavors. If you’ve never made caramel before, it’s easier than you might think. The secret is to avoid stirring it between the time it melts and the time you add the cream.
Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans: A simpler recipe than the previous one, but just as good. This is a basic recipe that will teach you how to infuse coffee into your base. Once you have this down, you can branch out into tea-flavored ice creams. Green tea ice cream is a big hit in Japan and growing in popularity here too.
Here’s a recipe from Country Living:
Butter Pecan Ice Cream: Butter Pecan’s flavor really does come from extra butter and brown sugar melted together in the milk and egg base. Butter Pecan also normally has more egg yolks for a richer flavor. This recipe will also teach you how to candy pecans. Once you have that down, you could candy any nut and throw it into your mixes.
Here are some amazing ice cream recipes from Southern Living:
Banana Coconut Ice Cream: To make this recipe really shine, try these tips. When you get your coconut milk or cream, get a good brand from a Thai store or Asian market. When you do the bananas, peel them all, chop them, mash them, and then let them sit out in the open for a couple of hours. They’ll turn brown, but the flavor will be far richer.
No-Cook Fig Mint Ice Cream: Finally, we have a no-cook ice cream that uses two popular ingredients from the Mediterranean to make a smashing dessert. Mint and figs go very well together. The best part? You won’t have to cook an egg base before you pop this into your ice cream maker.
So break out of the mold of boring vanilla and chocolate by trying one of these five flavors. If you follow the links back to the magazines, you can find lots of other exotic recipes to try in your home ice cream maker. Don’t let the cold weather keep you from enjoying the taste of ice cream. Isn’t it time to treat yourself now that you’ve made it through the holidays?
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