Homemade Ice Cream

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Introduction: Homemade Ice Cream

To make ice cream at home is an easy task.
This instructable intends to show you how easy is to obtain a good ice cream at home.
I decided to make vanila ice cream because is very easy to flavor but you can try other flavors.
Hope you like this instructable. Try it and enjoy making ice cream

Step 1: Ingredients

We will need:
1 1/2 cup of milk whole or non-fat (I used whole milk)
3/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of whipping cream
4 egg yolks
4 tablespoons of vanila flavor
Yellow colorant (optional)

A medium bowl
A large bowl
Electric mixer
A medium saucepan

Step 2: Ice Cream Mix (1)

1. Place the whipping cream and the large bowl in the freezer for 30 - 45 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, pour the milk into the sauce pan and add the 4 vanila flavor tablespoons. Heat until 55 - 60 C (130 - 140 F). Set aside and let it cool until 40 C (104 F)

3. In the small bowl stir the egg yolks until light.

4. Add sugar gradually and continue mixing until spreading consistency

5. Add the milk to the yolks and continue mixing until you have an homogeneus mix.

Note: These are extra steps added to prevent any Salmonella risks due to the raw egg and is strongly recommended to do it. Moreover, if you are going to make ice cream for your kids you must do it.

However, if you feel comfortable knowing that you are going to consume raw egg, you can skip the following steps but do not tell me later that I didn't warn you about the risk.

6. Heat the mix up to 65 C (140 F) for 10 minutes. Do not forget to stir the mix with a spoon while heating and do no let the temperature rise too much. Try to keep the temperature constant. A tip is to heat up to 75 C (170 F), then turn off the stove and continue stirring with the spoon by 10 minutes. After 10 minutes the temperature should be more or less 65 C.

7. Cool the mix up to room temperature. Do not forget to continue stirring with the spoon while cooling.

Step 3: Ice Cream Mix (2)

It's time to use the large bowl and the whipping cream we have on the frezzer

1. Pour a cup of the whipping cream into the bowl and beat it with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
2. Fold milk mixture into whipped cream
3. Continue mixing at a low speed for five minutes more.
4. Cover the bowl and freeze it for two hours

Step 4: Finishing the Ice Cream

After two hours, the edges should be hard.

1. Using a spoon, break the edges and incorporate it into the mix.
2. Stir gentle with the electric mixer and freeze again

After an hour, repeat the above steps and continue freezing for 4 hours more or until the ice cream hardens completely.

Congratulations, you have made ice cream. Enjoy it!

A final note: The freezing times may depend on your freezer. It is advisable to let the ice cream rip for 24 hours before serving. However if you do not want to wait, you can enjoy it as soon is hard enough for scooping.

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does this make a dense ice cream? or is it like whip cream?

 this recipe disappoints a vegan a like like me

I don't think the title is misleading. Why would you assume it would be vegan friendly? Ice cream is traditionally made with cow milk.

even then, soy ice cream still has EGG in it. coconut milk ice cream has EGG in it.

I still don't understand vegans... how can they survive on just corn and beans?(only real way to get protein from veggies... that I know of...)

I'm not vegan, but there are actually a lot of plant sources of protein. Quinoa and amaranth, some very delicious grains, are a complete source of protein and have lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Nuts are good sources of protein and healthy fat.

Legumes are also good sources of protein... and they're more than just plain beans. :)

A vegan diet can be incredibly diverse, tasty, and healthy.


I do like bacon, though... so vegan is out for me.

you are 100 percent right

you have to boil water , put eggs in bowl , place bowl for short time in boiling water and then the eggs well have less chance of having salmonella

Sorry! I work in a ice crem shop!
If it is egg cooked there is the risk of "salmonella". Also it is not recommended for pregnant women!