Summer is a great time for homemade ice cream: your children are at home, and they get bored pretty quickly, but you can invite them to help you in the kitchen with some delicious recipes. They’ll have fun and they’ll feel useful! And the most important thing, they will enjoy a healthy and delicious snack with the good quality ingredients you brought home.
How can we make homemade ice cream? The easiest way is with an ice cream maker. Electric ice cream makers have many advantages, and even when you need to invest some money at first, if you make use of them, you’ll see they are worth every penny. You’ll even end up saving in the long run. First, because you can make whatever flavor you -or your kids- want. How about some exotic recipes, like mango and rum, maple syrup or cinnamon? You can even prepare vegetable ice cream, as tomato or carrot, to be served as an original side dish. You can try anything that you think will go well, even if you’ve never seen it made before! Or perhaps you go for traditional flavors such as vanilla or strawberry. Either way, as long as the ingredients are available, you can make any ice cream you imagine in less than half an hour!
If you don’t want your kids getting stuffed on sugar and other junk food, think that the best ice cream makers allow you to use organic ingredients, low fat milk or yogurt, that you won’t always find in the ice cream shop of your neighborhood. Making homemade ice cream guarantees that you control your family allergies.
Even if you don’t own an electric ice cream maker, you can still enjoy homemade ice cream with an old fashioned manual machine. It doesn’t matter which machine you use because as long as it works, the treat will turn out the same. And still, there are other options as well. For example, you can easily make popsicle sticks in any freezer with the appropriate tray, or you can even make the ice cream in a bowl, stirring every hour until it’s done.
Do you want more ideas for improving your homemade ice cream experience? Alright, how about organizing an ice cream party at home? Let each guest of your dinner party choose their own ice cream flavor! It won’t take too long. Invite them to add some toppings as well: nuts, sprinkles, M&Ms… Provide them with cones, bowls and sundae glasses and let them pick their favorite! Getting your guests involved in the making will make yours a memorable and fun party. You can also experiment some other recipes, such as fried ice cream (popular in Japanese food): roll the scoops in batter and freeze them before you deep fry them -considering you should serve it immediately afterwards.
As you can see, you can prepare delicious homemade ice cream from scratch with little or no effort using the best ice cream makers available on the market. Enjoy!