Enjoy summer the old-fashioned way–with chilly treats straight from the churn.
Churn Your Own
With today's ice cream makers (old-fashioned bucket churn or countertop freezer), it's easy to make ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and other frosty
treats at home. Start by selecting the machine that best suits your needs. Prepare or mix the base, cool it, crank it, and
put it in the freezer to "ripen" for about an hour. In just a few easy steps, you can churn out fabulous ice cream.
Pecan Pie Ice Cream
Traditional ice cream is a frozen custard (or milk mixture) with air whipped into it that delicately balances dairy products,
sweetener, flavorings, and sometimes eggs. A stove-top custard reminiscent of pecan pie filling is swirled in after churning
to create an ice cream that tastes like pecan pie á la mode.
It's important to completely cool the ice-cream mix before freezing it. To do this quickly, place the pan of mix directly
inside a large ice-filled metal bowl. In this recipe, yogurt and half-and-half combine to produce a delicious frosty treat
that is low in calories and fat.
Gelato is the Italian word for "to freeze" and is the umbrella term for any frozen Italian dessert. This 5-star recipe uses
fresh strawberries and buttermilk as flavor enhancers. Now that is bellissimo.
The difference between sherbets and sorbets can be confusing. Just remember...sorbets do not contain any dairy products while
sherbets frequently include milk, half-and-half or buttermilk. This tangy sherbet boasts a short ingredient list and easy
preparation, resulting in a cool and creamy treat.
The most important consideration to follow when freezing ice cream is to follow the ice-cream maker manufacturer's instructions
because each type of machine works differently. Try something new with our chocolate sandwich cookie and tofu ice cream. The
tofu lends a rich, silky texture while the cookies add a chocolate crunch.
One of the best things about homemade ice cream is that you try different flavor variations by adding fresh fruit, chocolate
or caramel sauce, toasted chopped nuts, mini candy pieces, or crushed cookies. In this recipe, the flavor of crushed black
peppercorns balances the tropical pineapple and rum with a gentle heat. The unlikely match creates a surprisingly perfect
Let ice cream stand at room temperature for five to 10 minutes before serving. This will allow it to soften and scoop more
easily. This refreshing sorbet uses brewed black tea in place of water for a fun flavor twist. Feel free to substitute your
favorite variety of tea.