Ice Cream is everyone’s favorite food, especially on hot summer days. One of the best things about ice cream is that it is so easy to make! Creating your own ice cream enables you to be really creative with the flavors to make something really really special.
Here is our guide to 5 amazing homemade ice cream recipes.
1. Classic Vanilla
Vanilla is the standard of ice cream and every great ice cream and gelato chef in the world knows how to make the perfect classic vanilla. The experts at this URL explain that the secret behind vanilla ice cream is getting the perfect balance between richness and sweetness. To ensure that in this recipe, we have been careful with how much sugar we have added.
- 6 eggs
- 250ml unsweetened fresh milk
- 200g sugar
- 0.5liter of milk
- 1 cup of vanilla essence
- 300ml of cream
Step 1: Bring fresh milk to the boil then turn the heat down
Step 2: Separate the eggs and use an electric mixer to beat the yolks together with sugar.
Step 3: Add the eggs and sugar to the milk and turn up the heat again, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
Step 4: Stir in the vanilla essence.
Step 5: Filter the cream mixture through a sieve and let it cool before whisking by hand or putting in the gelato maker.
Step 6: Add 300ml of cream and whisk together.
Step 7: Freeze
You can serve this classic vanilla ice cream with fresh fruit or in a cone with a chocolate fake, UK style!
2. Avocado Ice Cream with Chocolate
This one is a bit of a hipster recipe, but who doesn’t love avocado?!
- 4 ripe avocados
- 50ml of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 cups of fresh milk
- 120g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
Step 1: Add the avocado, milk, and condensed milk to a blender until smooth. After blending, check the sweetness, and add honey as required.
Step 2: Pour the mixture into ice cream molds until the tray is full. Put a popsicle stick in each mold and put it in the freezer for at least 4 hours until the ice cream is totally set.
Step 3: Melt the dark chocolate over a water bath. dip the frozen popsicles into the chocolate until they are covered evenly.
Step 4: Return to Freezer
These are a really imaginative summer treat and are actually surprisingly healthy due to the avocados and dark chocolate.
3. Mango Ice Cream
Mango ice cream is the perfect tropical treat to whisk you away to white beaches and blue seas.
- 2 mangoed
- 250ml whipping cream
- 60ml of condensed milk
Step 1: Wash, peel, and chop the mangoes into small pieces and blend.
Step 2: Put mangoes in a pan over medium heat until concentrated. Add half the condensed milk.
Step 3: Whip the cream in a bowl. Add the rest of the condensed milk and whisk gently being careful not to over whip the mixture.
Step 4: Stir the mango into the whipped cream and milk mix.
Step 5: Freeze for 7 hours
Mango ice cream is delicious served with sliced pineapple and strawberries or just on its own with a glass of something bubbly.
4. Strawberry Ice Cream
The perfect fruity treat for kids and big kids alike!
- 200ml whipping cream
- 250ml unsweetened milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 cups of salt
- 120g sugar
- 200g strawberries
- ½ cup of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of condensed milk
Step 1: Pour lemon juice over strawberries and put in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
Step 2: Take strawberries out and blend.
Step 3: Beat the eggs in a bowl and add 50g of sugar, 2 tablespoons of condensed milk, 1 tablespoon of salt, and whisk.
Step 4: Add all the ingredients to the bowl and mix.
Step 5: Put in the refrigerator for 50 minutes, take out and mix again. Repeat three times until smooth.
Strawberry ice cream is delicious with some whipped cream, or if you are feeling a little exotic, pour some rum over the top for an ice cream daiquiri.
5. Banana Ice Cream
This is the simplest recipe on the list but the trick with this one is to use bananas at their perfect stage of ripeness!
- 100ml condensed milk
- 150ml of coconut milk
- 300ml yogurt
- 50g crushed roasted peanuts
- 10g grated coconut
- 4 bananas
Step 1: Cut bananas into 4 small pieces. Mix coconut milk, condensed milk and yogurt in a bowl
Step 2: Put the mixture into a tray. Add 1 layer of bananas, sprinkle a layer of peanuts and grated coconut, and repeat these alternating layers until all the bananas are used up.
Step 3: Freeze for 4 hours until ready.
Simple but so, so delicious!
With summer finally here, what better way to celebrate and enjoy some fun in the sun with some delicious homemade ice cream? Try these amazing recipes and you will have a happy belly all summer long!