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How To Make Your Own Ice Cream

Learning how to make your own mouth-watering ice creams is a great way to impress friends and family at summer gatherings. Making your own ice cream gives you more control over what goes into your dishes, perfect for people with dietary requirements, allergies and specific tastes. There are many ways to create your own ice cream, we've compiled a few of them and some yummy recipes for you to try out.

 

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Different Methods

The simplest way to make ice cream is using an ice cream maker. An ice cream maker will allow you to add the ingredients and will then do all the hard work for you.

Another method is combining your ingredients with a whisk (an electric whisk will make this step easier), placing the mixture in your freezer and then check on it every 30 minutes to stir it well to ensure ice crystals don’t form.

An alternative to this is to use frozen fruit. You can buy packs of frozen fruit from most supermarkets, or you can freeze fresh fruit at home. Add the frozen fruit, some double cream and icing sugar into a blender and serve immediately or put in the freezer for later.

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Recipe ideas

Vanilla

Ingredients:
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 2 egg yolks
- 50g sugar
- 400ml double cream
For this recipe you'll need a whisk, a mixing bowl, a saucepan and a freezable tub or baking tray

Step 1 - Add the vanilla and cream to the saucepan and bring to boil

Step 2 - Add the sugar and mix until dissolved

Step 3 - In your mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks and then add to the saucepan

Step 4  - Add the mixture to your freezable rub or baking tray, place it in the freezer and check on it every 30 minutes to stir

Step 5 - Move it to the fridge 5 minutes before serving

*Note – This recipe is easily customisable, feel free to mix in some Nutella, chocolate chips or cinnamon to add some extra flavour

Vegan Strawberry

Ingredients:
100ml maple syrup
1 can of coconut milk
200 grams strawberries
For this recipe all you'll need is a blender and a freezable tub or baking tray

Step 1 - Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until the mixture has a creamy texture

Step 2 - Add the mixture to your tub or baking tray and place in the freezer

Step 3 – Mix every 20 minutes until frozen

Step 4 – Enjoy! This method is super simple way to create your own tasty vegan treat

Want to explore more home cooking? Check out our Four Scrumptious Summer Salad Recipes or our Five Deliciously Simple Brunch Ideas.

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