Is there a person in the world who does not love ice cream?! We don’t think so! No matter how old you are, you still enjoy that delicious sweet and cold taste of the ice cream!
Some stores let you buy this cool dessert in every season, but what happens when you are looking for one specific brand in the winter and you cannot find it anywhere?
Maybe you love chocolate ice cream and they only have strawberry. Buying a different thing than your favorite is okay, but it still won’t bring you the joy you want.
There is something you can do about it! Make ice cream at home! You can choose any flavor you want; you can make it as often as you want and you will have a nice dessert in your freezer every time you want.
Check out these recipes, go in the kitchen and start preparing it!
Chocolate Ice Cream
The most popular one and with this recipe you will make a very, very chocolate dessert. Here is what you need:
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
The prep time is 10 minutes and the cook time is 10 minutes as well.
Combine sugar, milk, salt, and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat, stir constantly. Bring to a simmer. Place the egg yolks into a small bowl.
Gradually stir in about 1/2 cup of the hot liquid, then return to the saucepan. Heat until thickened, but do not boil.
Remove from the heat, and stir in the chopped chocolate until chocolate is melted. Pour into a chilled bowl, and refrigerate for about two hours until cold, stirring occasionally.
When chocolate mixture has completely cooled, stir in the cream, and vanilla. Pour into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Vanilla Ice Cream
This simple but delicious ice cream requires no cooking time. It is a classic recipe that everyone loves. It is great for people who don’t want to spend too much time preparing it and you can even combine it with ice cream making machine to get the best out of it.
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Here is what you will need to prepare the vanilla ice cream:
- 2 quarts half-and-half cream
- 1/2-pint heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
The only thing you need to do next is to combine all the ingredients and put them in a freezer container or an ice cream maker. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to freeze the dessert.
Strawberry Ice Cream
This vibrant frozen dessert offers fresh berries and the flavor you will get is just to die for. The preparation time is about 25 minutes and the cooking time should take 15 minutes. Here is the list of ingredients:
- 1-quart fresh strawberries, hulled
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
Puree the berries in a blender or a food processor and set them aside.
Heat 1 1/4 cups of the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to bubble at the edge of the pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, egg yolks, remaining 1/4 cup cream, and corn syrup. Gradually pour the hot cream into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
Return the mixture to the saucepan, and heat until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, about 5 minutes. The mixture should not boil.
Strain custard into the berry puree through a sieve, mix and refrigerate until chilled.
When you are done with everything, put the mixture in an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manual.
Vegan Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream
For all the people who are following the vegan or vegetarian diet, there is an ice cream you can enjoy as well!
This is sugar-free and no-cook ice cream and the preparation time is only 35 minutes. Here are the ingredients needed to make this delicious dessert:
- 2 tablespoons roasted flax seeds
- 2 (15 ounce) cans full-fat coconut milk, chilled
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)
- 1 teaspoon stevia powder
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum, or more as desired (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan black salt (optional)
The first thing you need to do is to pulse the flax seeds in a coffee grinder until finely ground.
Combine 1 can coconut milk, blueberries, and lemon juice in a blender; puree until blueberry skins break down completely. Add ground flax seeds, remaining coconut milk, vanilla extract, coconut oil, stevia, xanthan gum, and salt; puree until very smooth.
Chill the mixture for about 15 minutes in the freezer. Then pour it into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the instructions. This should take about 20 minutes.
Transfer to a lidded container before serving.
Five Minute Ice Cream
For all the parents who are too busy to spend too much time making ice cream and for everyone who has a sweet tooth that needs to be taken care of instantly. Here is the 5-minute ice cream recipe! For this dessert you will need:
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
Combine the frozen strawberries and sugar in a food processor or blender. Process until the fruit is roughly chopped. With the processor running, slowly pour in the heavy cream until fully incorporated.
You can serve this dessert right away or store it in the fridge for about a week. You can also try different types with different berries or another fruit. Just make sure the other fruit is not too watery or too sweet. If needed put more or less sugar.
You can double the ingredients if you are expecting guests and even if they show up unannounced, you can finish this up in literally 5 minutes.
Which one is your favorite ice cream? Remember that you don’t have to blindly stick to the recipes, you can try things out and add more or fewer ingredients. Just don’t change them too much because you may end up with something you didn’t exactly want. Enjoy!