Influenced by cousin Pauline who is always on the lookout for ‘simple recipes’ (she happens to be a culinary whizz though is very humble about it all), we have been experimenting with Homemade Ice Cream – without the use of an ice cream machine) – and putting on a few extra pounds along the way.
Some say it is easier to buy luscious, creamy ice-cream off the supermarket shelves — but there is a certain sense of achievement in making it at home, especially without the use of a machine (as we don’t have one).
After experimenting with several recipes, the simplest ones boil down to the following bases, to which you just add the flavours of your choice:
1) Whipping or heavy cream + sugar (2 cups cream: half – 1 cup sugar OR to your taste) 2) Whipping or heavy cream + condensed milk (2 cups cream: half – 1 cup condensed milk OR to your taste)
The favourite so far, by popular poll (yes our friends and neighbours have helped share the calories):
Coffee + Kahlua Ice Cream (adapted from the following) http://therapeuticcrafting.blogspot.com/2011/07/easy-homemade-ice-cream-without-machine.html
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup strongly-brewed coffee (or to your taste) 3 tablespoons kahlua (or to your taste)
Whip the cream in bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, coffee and kahlua. Gently fold the milk mixture into the whipped cream.
Pour into a container and cover. Freeze at least 6 hours or until firm (please refrain from tasting it every half hour otherwise there will be nothing left by the time its ready for your guests). Serve with a biscotti or chocolate wafer (or anything else you might prefer).
Other recipes using cream and sugar, from these links might be of interest….
We tried the Lemon Ice Cream – yummy too …..http://thestonesoup.com/blog/2010/12/2-simple-secrets-to-making-luscious-ice-cream-without-a-machine-5-ingredients/
This recipe from Nigella – looks good….http:/www.nigella.com/recipes/view/no-churn-margarita-ice-cream-32