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(Mental Floss)   Finally some science we can use: how to make delicious ice cream at home with just four ingredients and a mason jar   (mentalfloss.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Sugar, frozen dessert, Flavor, ice cream, Vanilla, Milk, Ice cream, Butterfat  
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2022-07-03 10:56:48 AM  
I've done this before. It's very good ice cream, and the shaking is a fun activity for kids or if you have people over. You need to shake the mixture until it has a completely whipped consistency, which takes longer than you think.

HOWEVER, there is a big caveat that this article doesn't mention, which is that this dessert is extremely timing dependent. After approximately 3 hours in the freezer it's a spectacular, light, whipped dessert. Don't wait long enough and it's soupy; wait a couple hours longer and it's hard as a rock. Plan accordingly.
 
2022-07-03 1:23:37 PM  
Why not put the ingredients in a blender?
 
2022-07-03 2:23:25 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: HOWEVER, there is a big caveat that this article doesn't mention, which is that this dessert is extremely timing dependent. After approximately 3 hours in the freezer it's a spectacular, light, whipped dessert. Don't wait long enough and it's soupy; wait a couple hours longer and it's hard as a rock. Plan accordingly.


Yeah, I've tried the linked method and found this out.  I'd rather stick to the more traditional method.  My ice cream maker was about $65 a year ago (roughly the same price today), and it's been used almost every week since.  It's easily paid for itself because making a premium style ice cream is far, far less expensive than buying it from the store, especially when you're someone like me who has leftover milk every week that would go to waste.  It's still cheaper after having to buy some heavy cream to go with the milk.  Takes surprisingly little time, too.

Bonus is that I get to try flavors that you won't find in a grocery store.  Gingerbread ice cream with chopped up pieces of gingerbread brownies was fan-f*cking-tastic.
 
2022-07-03 2:26:35 PM  
I don't understand why you need to shake the cream in a mason jar. Is there a reason using electric beaters wouldn't work?

I've made ice cream with beaters with a mixture of cream and sweetened condensed milk. The consistency is a bit off compared to store-mixed ice cream, but it's fine, and it lasts months in the freezer. You just need to let it sit out for a few minutes before trying to scoop it.
 
2022-07-03 2:42:39 PM  
You give it to your wief
 
2022-07-03 2:55:11 PM  
I've never ground up a Mason jar into homemade ice cream before. That sounds...crunchy.
 
2022-07-03 3:07:46 PM  
Replace the mason jar and freezer with a mixer and liquid nitrogen.

Much faster, and the resulting ice-cream is remarkably smooth.
 
2022-07-03 3:10:39 PM  
Our little ice cream maker isn't the slightest bit finicky. Turn it on and pour the ingredients into the pre-frozen tub.  I guess having to turn it on first can be considered finicky.  We buy dehydrated heavy cream, so we can adjust the milk depending on what kind of ice cream or sorbet we want.  It's also a good way to use frozen berries.
 
2022-07-03 3:33:51 PM  
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Delicious and kosher.
 
2022-07-03 3:37:12 PM  
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2022-07-03 4:08:50 PM  

Be polite walk on the right: You give it to your wief



She can attach it to her Shaek Weihgts?

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2022-07-03 4:41:48 PM  
Great if you're making ice cream for two, but for family gatherings, I recommend these...

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Get the hand crank kind and make all the kids take turns if they want some ice cream.

Helps tire the little buggers out so they'll crash early and the adults can enjoy a tasty beverage (or two) around the fire in peace & quiet.
 
2022-07-03 4:43:02 PM  
and elbow grease

Eww, don't ever invite me to your house.
 
2022-07-03 4:47:07 PM  
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One ingredient,
Egg Nog

/ducks
 
2022-07-03 6:23:02 PM  

gopher321: Why not put the ingredients in a blender?


Because you risk making butter.

I can't do dairy any more, but I have a food processor sorbet recipe from my god mother:

2 cups frozen fruit, pulse a couple of times
1/4 tsp xantham gum, sprinkled over, then pulse two more times
Add sweetener (flavored syrups, sugar, etc) if the fruit needs it
Turn on the food processor, then add some fruit juice (orange, pineapple, etc) and blend until slushy.  (Exact amount depends on how watery the fruit is; usually 1/2 to 1 cup*)

Eat immediately, or put in the freezer to firm up.

It might work in a blender if you started with the liquid

*working from memory, and it's been a few years since I last made it
 
2022-07-03 8:17:11 PM  
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2022-07-03 10:02:16 PM  

bughunter: Be polite walk on the right: You give it to your wief


She can attach it to her Shaek Weihgts?

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your wief has shaekweights?

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2022-07-03 10:07:31 PM  

olrasputin: I've never ground up a Mason jar into homemade ice cream before. That sounds...crunchy.


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2022-07-04 2:35:08 AM  

fat boy: [images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 247x300]One ingredient,
Egg Nog

/ducks


Are you serious? Egg nog ice cream on dutch apple pie topped with dulce de leche is like crack.
 
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