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How to create soft served ice cream.

Don't you hate hard ice cream that you buy from the supermarket/store? This instructable will show you how to make it taste better by converting it into soft-served style ice cream.

*Video may contain profanity* Cover thy virgin ears.


 
 
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Step 1: Gather Materials

What you need for soft served ice cream (squeezed style):
1. Ice Cream (you decide on flavor)
2. Scissors
3. Ziploc Bags ® or equivalent
4. Spoon/Ice Cream Scooper (or hands at last resort)
5. Ice Cream Cones

Step 2: Scoop the Ice Cream into the Ziploc bag

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Use your spoon and scoop the ice cream into the ziploc bag.

Step 6: Pipe the ice cream

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Squeeze the ice cream from the ziplock-pastry bag into the cone.

To make it seem as if it was from an ice cream machine, try to swirl the ice cream as it goes into the cone.

Step 7: Enjoy.

Enjoy your soft-er ice cream on a cone.

Note:
The alternative way to have bowled ice cream is to use use your spoon to mash it up in the bowl.
there must be a better way! Especially home made icecream tends to get hard like a rock. I bet they put plenty of stuff in the store made which keeps it soft all the time :-/ I am happy that you had fun making the video, i like the part where the camaraman first refuses to hold the cone, it is hillarious! You are really talented guys you two :-)
you can vary the thickness by changing the amount of fat and sugar, more fat and sugar = softer ice cream but it is trial and error to find a just right % but when you find it, never forget it. there is a book by ben and jerry where they have a butterfat chart so you know what to use
i want low fat, sorry
in that case you could try googling low fat homemade ice cream
who is this google guy anyways?

http://www.instructables.com/id/1-ingredient-Ice-Cream/
lukeyj155 years ago
What about freezing a can of whipped cream
under pressure may explode when frozen
excellent, excellent indeed.

DeadlyDad1 year ago
A decade or so ago, I found a neat appliance at a garage sale. It was a tall cylinder with a crank on the top. You put hard ice cream inside, turned the crank, and soft ice cream came out the bottom. Turning the crank caused a plunger to slowly lower inside the chamber, pushing the ice cream to the bottom, where a disk with holes in it scraped thin layers of ice cream off of the hard mass, then guided it through a spout. It worked fantastically to pump out soft serve at the ice cream's original temperature... until one of my kids accidentally threw out the plunger.  >:(

If someone recognizes my description and can provide a make and model, I would be eternally grateful.
zozzen4 years ago
why do you need to waste a ziploc bag? Use microwave. Turn it to 30 second, medium fire, you will get what you need.
or a sandwich bag
adrian093 years ago
hehe, i got that idea too...
Chowmix124 years ago
3.5/5* . I like the idea, but i personally like to just heat it up in the micro wave for 20 secs, scoop it out and mash it in the bowl. I do love the idea of having it look like actual soft serve ice cream machines do or frosen yogurt machines...
lol thats coool never thought of that .
I like the idea but when the icecream is already that soft I can scoop it into a zip locker why bother?
tyckedoff (author)  icelandinthesun5 years ago
lol yeah, it never made sense to us either. we were just being stupid.
AWESOME! Not that im a fan of the idea, but i love the stupidness aspect so i'll do it anyways >.< IMMMM SOOO HAPPY!!!
That was an awesome instructable. Also, you are damn funny.
Bazzatron5 years ago
>.<
your cute in a dorky kinda way or maybe I should say your a dork in a cute kinda way... you act like a lot of my friends...my guy friends who are Filipino. are you Filipino? oh and you can make me soft serve ice cream anytime.
tyckedoff (author)  darlingscarling6 years ago
haha. i'll think of that as a compliment, in a dorky cute kind of way. and yeah, i'm filipino. and no we do not act all the same. I just happen to be every filipino you have met. I think its a little early in this relationship for me to be making you ice cream. *wink*
nice...
power5 years ago
nice.makes ice cream so yummy when it's soft. oh nice video too haha
xxk4r3nxx6 years ago
i love the guy in the video!! lol soo funni!
Hahaha the video was great!, but it pretty much defeats the purpose, because you still have to scoop the ice cream out of the tub before you put it in the bag, so you would still have the same problem of getting it out of the tub. Really the only way to do it is to wait until the ice cream melts (like you said) then scoop it out of the tub, then put it in a cone, and eat. nice job though!
waiting its not he only way, use the microwave is my preferred one.
tyckedoff (author)  TeacherOfTheWays6 years ago
haha, I know, we found out later that yeah it did defeat the purpose. btw the guy in the video. The camera guy is one who made the instructables. AKA Chinkmaster 3000. thank you btw. show your friends, *wink*
Nah, takes too long to let it melt. When the ice cream's too hard, just put the tub in the micro for a few seconds to soften it :)
Yep!
Kaiven6 years ago
at least you mention that there is profanity lol. I HATE profanity, worse than...hard icecream!
jchechile6 years ago
this instructable is titled "how to make soft serve ice cream" this is just half melted regular ice cream. there is a whole process and it's pretty involved to make actual soft serve ice cream, including adding more air to the mixture at the time of freezing when it's actually created, not to mention the drastic temp difference between regular and soft serve... i'm sorry but it was just very misleading... anyone can melt ice cream...
nanonano586 years ago
really nice :D when i have some ice cream i'll do it :D