The Coromoto Ice Cream Shop in Venezuela holds the record for the most flavors ever sold in one store. If you ever want to try hot dog or trout ice cream, then this is a must-visit location. But did you know that even the most seemingly normal of flavors can be very easy to make? Most ice cream comes down to one basic recipe, on which others are built. Read on as we give the easiest homemade ice cream recipe and a few others to keep you experimenting.
Easy Vanilla Homemade Ice Cream Recipe
Undoubtedly, the best ice cream recipe for beginners is vanilla. You don’t need to add too much, and this recipe is one of the simplest. Preparation can be done in around ten to fifteen minutes.
Start by pouring a cup of thick, heavy cream into a saucepan. Add three-quarters of a cup of sugar, then a small dash of fine salt. Take a vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the cream.
Follow this by adding the vanilla pod itself. Place the mix on the heat and stir until the sugar dissolves entirely. Keep stirring, and add in one and quarter cups of milk, another three-quarter cup of the cream, and a tablespoon of vanilla extract.
Stir them until they are well mixed and place them in the refrigerator. Leave it for around three hours, then take it out and remove the vanilla pod. Whisk it again and pour into your ice cream maker.
Cookies and Cream
This is one of the best recipes for those who love the classics. The best thing about it is you can mix and match whatever your favorite cookies are. Firm favorite likes Oreos work a treat, or you can go off the wall even using salted, savory cheese crackers.
Start by mixing three cups of double cream, one cup of whole milk, 3/4 cup of sugar, and half a teaspoon of salt. Bring them to a simmer over medium heat, whisking as you do so. Beat five large egg yolks in a bowl, keeping them at the side.
Whisk one cup of the mixture into the egg yolks, and pour this into the large mix. Once the mixture thickens, then strain it into your container. Keep stirring while it cools, then chill it for around three hours with a plastic wrap over the top.
Take your chosen cookies, ideally around four ounces. Place them in a plastic bag with a sealed top, then crush them using a rolling pin. Add the cookie mix and the custard to your ice cream maker.
The trick is to make sure your cookies are evenly spread throughout the ice cream. You may want to add them in layers, creating a layer of custard, sprinkling cookies, then repeating. It will take around about another three hours to finish.
Rocky Road Ice Cream
Rocky Road is one of the best recipes ideas if you want to get rid of leftover chocolate and candies. It is fantastic after the holiday season when you want to purge all those tempting sweet treats left around the home. Simply combine them in this ice cream and freeze until a later date.
Start by adding three cups of whole milk to a saucepan, followed by three cups of thick cream. Heat them and add chocolate chips, stirring until they are dissolved. Add two and a half cups of sugar, three-quarters of a teaspoon of salt, and do not remove from the heat until the sugar dissolves.
Transfer this mix to a large bowl. Keep stirring and add six tablespoons of vanilla extract along with 6 cups of whipping cream.
At this point, you can add in your chosen ingredients. Around three cups of miniature marshmallows are essential in any Rocky Road. After this, chopped nuts, chocolate candies, and any other sweet treat can be thrown in.
Make sure they are all mixed well and spread evenly. Press plastic wrapping onto the surface to prevent skin forming, then chill it for around thirty minutes. From here, you just need to add the mix to your ice cream maker and get the most exciting recipe possible.
Sweetcorn Ice Cream
Sweetcorn ice cream may not sound like the most inviting flavor, but it is one of the most popular recipe ideas in Latin America and has been for some time. As corn is naturally sweet, you need less sugar. It also has a beautiful, vibrant yellow coloration.
Start by adding 550 grams of sweetcorn along with a pinch of saffron to a pot. It is the saffron that will help the color blossom. Then mix in 500ml of milk, 500ml of thick cream, and 100 grams of sugar.
Stir this mixture over the heat, bringing it to a boil, then remove. Place the whole thing in a blender and puree it. Let it stand for an hour afterward.
Bring it to a simmer once again over the heat and turn it off. In a separate bowl, add 50 grams of sugar and ten egg yolks. Whisk them until blended, adding a splash of the mixture as you go.
Stir the main mixture and add the yolks a bit at a time. Bring the heat back and let the whole thing thicken. When it sticks to the spoon, sift the custard through a fine sieve discarding any solids.
Let the mix cool, then cover it with plastic wrap to stop skin forming. Place it in the refrigerator and chill for around four hours before placing it in your ice cream maker.
Finding an Ice Cream Maker
If you are looking to use this homemade ice cream recipe or any of the others in your store, you may need to upscale. Not only does this involve more ingredients, but it could require a new ice cream maker.
Your first stop should be Lancaster Manufacturing. We have a wide range of machines, equipment and can even offer to finance the equipment. Contact us here to discuss your plans and see how we can help.