Saturday, April 13, 2013

Its an Ice cream Day - Homemade Strawberry ice-cream

Wowza.... Thats what I thought when I managed to snag this amazing ice cream maker at this amazing price. All the features and details are in the link so please have a look.The link also provides a small video.Ok so lets get the facts straight , I bought this cause
  1. Ive been dying to get my hands on an ice cream maker and let loose creatively for my sweet toothed duo - The hubs and the baby 
  2. Wow... Organic ice-cream , Rose , Kulfi and did anyone say low fat and gelato - I'm sold
  3. Cuisinart - Do I say more..Its the creme de la creme 
  4. It works ...Ice-cream in less than half an hour
  5. Soft serve consistency right away and firmer consistency after ripening an hour or two in the freezer
  6. Its soooo simple to use..... Even the baby can do it 
  7. Its fun to watch.. Hubby had too much fun.. A kid in an ice-cream shop
  8. Easy to clean as well
  1. Just a bit noisy but hey leave it on and forget about it for 20-25 minutes
So I was fully satisfied with it and for the price and convenience I'll give it 4.5 stars out of 5

Enough said lets put our money where our mouths are ie lets start with the fresh strawberry or any other berry ice cream. I have the recipe booklet and this is straight off from there.For a 1.5 quart ice cream lot here's the recipe courtesy Cuisinart 

1½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled
¾ cup whole milk
²∕³ cup granulated sugar
pinch salt
1½ cups heavy cream
1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract


Put the strawberries into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the chopping blade. Pulse strawberries until rough/finely chopped (depending on preference). Reserve in bowl. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed or whisk to combine the milk, sugar and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Stir in reserved strawberries with all juices. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

Its too easy - Make sure ur freezer bowl is chilled atleast overnight and so are all your ingredients. Place bowl on base and add paddle (it doesnt lock) .Finally cover with the lid and pour through spout .I churned it for extra 5 minutes ,It came out much more creamy 

 - Buy and Try .... Its too good 

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