It’s lovely to take advantage of the warm weather and visit artisan ice cream shops to enjoy a cone (or two!) topped with your favourite flavours. Or there are plenty of ice cream options available from your local supermarket. But there’s a better way to get into the summer ice cream spirit: making your own ice cream at home.
We realise that at first glance it might seem a bit daunting. Where does one start? With milk, obviously, but what else?
HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
Well, eggs, caster sugar, double cream and whole milk, then depending on the flavour, other ingredients such as a vanilla beans and chocolate come into play. Recipes differ and experts introduce their own modifications such as using corn starch to thicken the ice cream, an addition that many swear by.
The Artisan Stand Mixer Ice Cream Maker attachment allows you to make homemade ice cream as smooth and as simple as possible. Liquid within the double walls of the innovative freeze bowl provides even freezing throughout the mixing process.
The attachment produces up to 1.9 litres of soft consistency ice cream, sorbet, frozen treats and desserts in 20-30 minutes; for firmer consistency, store ice cream in the freezer for 2–4 hours. The mixer’s plastic dasher/churning paddle mixes and scrapes ice cream batter. To enjoy homemade ice cream at a moment’s notice, store the bowl in your freezer and pull out as necessary for a scoop or two whenever you want it.