Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Homemade Ice Cream!

Summery ice cream recipes to try! We have a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker which will make ice cream in about 20 minutes.

We have tried different types of milk (coconut, almond, etc), but you really can't compare to the creaminess that heavy cream will bring to the ice cream. The other types of milk will create an icy ice cream.

You can use either heavy cream or whipping cream. Whipping cream is a bit lighter and creates a fluffier texture. You can also use less cream when using whipping cream.

2 cups of milk + heavy cream yields 2 pretty large sized servings for 2 adults. The ice cream is also richer than you would get at most ice cream places.

Combine ingredients then put into the ice cream maker for 20 minutes or until thickened to the right consistency.
Espresso Ice Cream
2 shots espresso
1 cup 1% milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 sugar (Stevia)

- Combine all ingredients and chill for about an hour

Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup 1% milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
A smidge under 1/4 cup sugar (Stevia)
1/4 - 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
1 - 2 graham crackers (broken up, optional)

- This one reminds me of a Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie!

Graham Central Station (adapted from Bruster's Ice Cream)
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup 1% milk
1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar (Stevia)
1/4 light brown sugar
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (pulse in food processor)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks / chocolate chips

Strawberry Ice Cream
1 cup 1% milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups Strawberries, pureed/chopped small
1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar (Stevia)

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