This caused the flavor and 'mouth feel' of ice cream to slowly degrade. It wasn't as good as it used to be, but we didn't notice because the trend was slow.
Then some companies like Ben & Jerrys and Hagen Das started making regular old-fashioned ice cream without artificial ingredients and people said 'Wow, this is great!' They were either too young to remember what it used to be like, or else they had forgotten what real ice cream tasted like. So maybe they shouldn't call it 'super premium', they should just call it REAL ice cream.
With that in mind we're going to make REAL ice cream. It doesn't depend on what kind of machine you have ( Automatic or manual, frozen container or rock salt style ), it depends on what you put into it and how you prepare what you put it into.
Okay, let's get started...
Step 1: Bill of Materials
What you'll need for this:
An ice cream machine. As you can see I'm using a Cuisinart although any style of ice cream machine will do. You'll need a machine of some sort.
Sugar - 1/2 cup
2 egg yolks
1 cup milk - optional
2 cups heavy cream - If milk it omitted use 3 cups
Fruit or flavoring - I'm using fresh strawberries which have been washed, hulled and quartered.
You'll need a medium sauce pan, a spoon and a mixing bowl.