Hello, ice cream!
Hello, July! Hello, watermelons and hot weather! Hello, ice cream! Hello, my first homemade ice cream! There is nothing I like more than tasty ice cream in the hot summer day. I always wanted to make my own ice cream, but mom was always telling me how it is complicated, it takes long and then you need to mix it every few hours when you put it in the freezer… So I got discouraged and I never made it.
A couple of months back I was checking Facebook and I ran into a recipe for ice cream. Super simple, they said. I checked out the recipe and I made a screenshot, as I make thousands of them. I never really considered making it, but for some reason, I could not stop thinking about it. It took two months and summer already came when I finally decided to prepare it. I was scared to get disappointed, however, curiosity was stronger.
Super easy homemade ice cream
As the recipe said, ice cream could not be more simple. There are only four basic ingredients – milk, whipped cream powder (like this in Croatia), icing sugar and sour cream with 20% fat. They said it is especially relevant to use whipped cream powder which is supposed to be mixed with milk (there is also the one which is prepared with water), but I used both. I prepared them with 100 or 125 ml of milk and as the result, both ice creams turned out excellent.
First of all, prepare whipped cream in the way you combine the powder with 125 ml of milk. Mix them in the mixer for 2-3 minutes at its top speed. Add 60 g of icing sugar and 180 g sour cream and combine it well, until it gets all fluffy.
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It is that easy
Now the base for you ice cream is ready and you can add flavors. Any flavor you can think of! I was making the banana one while my dad was picking cherries in the garden. For great banana flavor, add two very ripe bananas and half lemon juice. To make nice cherry ice cream, use two handfuls of cherries, add half lemon juice and sugar to taste. Of course, if you are adding fruits, blend them first with the hand blender. Mix well base with fruits, put the ice cream into appropriate plastic containers and freeze.
Yes, it is that easy! Banana and cherry flavors were hit in our household so I made peach and raspberry as well. I got many ideas more – you can literally use anything to make a tasty ice cream. It is so simple, right?
- 1 whipped cream powder
- 125 ml milk
- 60 g icing sugar
- 180 g sour cream
- flavor of your choice
- First prepare whipped cream. Combine the powder with 125 ml of milk and mix them in the mixer for 2-3 minutes at its top speed. Add around 60 g of icing sugar and 180 g sour cream and combine it well, until it gets all fluffy.
- Now the base for you ice cream is ready and you can add flavors. Any flavor you can think of! For example, two bananas and some lemon juice for banana flavor. 125 g raspberries. 2 handfuls of cherries. 1 melted chocolate. 3 peaches... (if you are adding fruits, blend them first)
- Mix the base with fruits and put ice cream into appropriate plastic containers. Let them freeze well.
- Great tip: it is the best after 4 hours in the freezer. It is half frozen and crazy tasty.
Do you make your own ice cream or you prefer to buy one? If you have a good recipe, please share it! 🙂
Ps. Never be scared of something you did not even try. You might get surprised, as I did. Now I know homemade ice creams are not scary things. This recipe goes straight to the top of my list.
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