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I have just bought a ice cream maker!

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christmashope Wed 05-Nov-14 12:32:26

What's your fool proof recipes??

Inselaffe Wed 05-Nov-14 12:34:27

The Ben & Jerry's ice cream book grin They have one in there for raspberry ice cream, which is honestly the best I have ever eaten. Unfortunately the amount of cream, sugar etc. that goes into home made ice cream has put DP right off and I haven't had any for about two years sad

NannyR Sat 08-Nov-14 11:05:54

Cheesecake ice cream! The easiest ice cream I've ever made in my maker and tastes gorgeous. Very rich, you only need a small scoop!

230g full fat cream cheese
1 lemon
240g sour cream
125ml single cream
130g sugar
Pinch of salt

Zest the lemon into a blender then add everything else. Blend it until it's very smooth. Chill it until it's really cold then put it in the ice cream maker.

(from "the perfect scoop" David lebovitz)

Marianne33 Sun 09-Nov-14 21:43:03

I really want one of those, I do make ice cream myself but have been doing it the hard way lol. Can anyone let me know if they're any good and are they worth the money? I've also been making flavoured ice cream using bubblegum syrup (the kids just love it). I also use those Costa ((www.a1coffee.co.uk syrup sets)) coz you get a few different flavours. Any advice on what brand of machine to go for would be appreciated.

BirdhouseInYourSoul Sun 09-Nov-14 21:48:22

I second the ben and jerrys book.

But honestly, it's certainly made it a very guilty pleasure now I see what goes into it!

Marianne33 Sun 09-Nov-14 21:51:47

That was supposed to say syrup sets.

I've seen a really nice looking Kitchenaid ice cream maker, but the reviews are mixed. If anyone has one, please let me know if they're any good? Thanks.

TheSpottedZebra Sun 09-Nov-14 23:17:22

www.davidlebovitz.com is the Lord of Ice Cream. He really is.

His book is amazing (PP mentions it too), and his website is worth a gander also.

Marianne33 Mon 10-Nov-14 18:57:23

Thanks, his site looks really good. I think I'm going to take the plunge and buy a machine in the January sales. Thanks for info.

Wyfee Mon 10-Nov-14 20:37:16

Get used to making a basic ice cream and simply add a fruit coulis or other flavours, such as coffee or chopped up confectionary.
I make the basic custard with 300ml whole milk, 4 egg yolks and 125g sugar. I make and cool custard, add 300ml lightly whipped cream and combine and then add my fruit.
There's an amazing Jamie Oliver recipe for very rich, dark chocolate ice cream where you melt the chocolate into the milk before you start.

cakewitch Mon 10-Nov-14 20:49:17

You cannot get enough fruit into a custard to get a good flavour, and not change the consistency/texture when frozen. The very best way to make fruit ice cream is equal quantitys of fruit puree, stock syrup, and cream.

Marianne33 Tue 11-Nov-14 09:59:50

I can see me having to go jogging to burn this off smile

feetheart Wed 12-Nov-14 22:47:02

It doesn't have to be all ice-cream, I make a lot of sorbets too that are super easy and devine.
Seville orange sorbet is one of the best taste sensations EVER smile

This is my bible.

Marianne33 Thu 13-Nov-14 13:50:30

Can you make sorbets in an ice cream maker - do they turn out OK? That's a brilliant idea!

feetheart Thu 13-Nov-14 14:21:20

Oh yes grin
Have made loads over the years and they have all been fine, off the top of my head I've done lemon, strawberry, apple (different apples, different flavour), and the amazing Seville orange. Only warning is that shop-bought will never taste the same again and you will become a complete snob about it but then that happens with the ice-cream too smile

feetheart Thu 13-Nov-14 14:27:53

My ice-cream maker is one of these
It is the third one I've had as I do use it a lot and have burnt the motors out of the others shock This one is probably 7 years old and still going strong. Just make sure that the bowl fits in your freezer, mine does...just but if I had a bigger freezer I'd get the 1.5l machine as that makes even more ice-cream smile

And then you have to make an ice-cream bombe for Christmas instead of yucky Christmas pudding - we did chocolate and strawberry ice-cream and orange sorbet last year., it was yummy smile

Marianne33 Fri 14-Nov-14 17:15:45

Love the sound of the Seville orange one, I'll be trying that one first as soon as I get the machine. Found loads of syrup flavours online so I'll never run out of ideas. I guess it's just trial and error once I get the machine, quite looking forward to it smile

HaventAbaldy Fri 14-Nov-14 21:00:36

Yes to the Ben & Jerry's book.
I've just made pecan butter ice cream and it's incredible!
The only thing is the recipes are American so I had to work out what a 'stick' of butter is.
I've made a few from the book - my other fave is the peppermint oreo one. Wow.

HappydaysArehere Mon 17-Nov-14 17:00:41

I have a Magimix. Lovely ice cream but was concerned as all the recipes in the accompanying book stated the use of raw eggs and no cooking! Keep meaning to try the custard based ones for this reason. Yes sorbets are easy and great if you are a fan. NannyR 's recipe doesn't contain eggs but sounds good.

angeltreats Sun 23-Nov-14 07:05:10

I know this thread has gone quiet but just wanted to second the recommendation for David Lebovitz. His book The Perfect Scoop is amazing.

We have a 1.5l Magimix jobby which I found in a charity shop brand new for a tenner, luckily our freezer drawers are deep enough, and have found it a lot better than the smaller ones as a lot of the recipes in books made ever so slightly too much mixture to churn in one go. The recipe someone posted above using 300ml each of cream and milk is very similar to my go-to recipe and makes exactly enough to fill a Carte D'or or similar tub.

I'm lucky enough to have a Thermomix so I can whip up a batch of custard in no time with no effort, so making ice cream really isn't a faff and I can experiment quite a bit. Although I did still do it a lot pre-Thermomix. Currently in our freezer we have strawberry and white chocolate, and orange Matchmaker which has gone down very well. And I always make meringues out of the leftover egg whites.

Eastpoint Sun 23-Nov-14 07:21:18

The icecream recipe I use doesn't have any eggs, it's from the Gaggia icecream machine book. For chocolate use 5oz of high quality dark chocolate (I use 70% Lindt & 85% Lindt) 8oz milk & 8oz double cream & 5oz sugar. Melt the chocolate & then add the milk, stirring so it doesn't go grainy. Then add the cream & sugar. V quick. There are lots of cheats you come across, I saw a recipe on a Waitrose card which used their made Madagascan vanilla custard as a shortcut. I love raspberry ripple, the recipe is either Nigella or from one of the River Cafe books.

christmashope Tue 25-Nov-14 21:45:17

I'm excited now with all of these recommendations.
The ice cream maker is a Christmas pressie so will start making some tasty Xmas over festive period. Thanks for ideas

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