If it’s ever interested you in learning exactly how ice cream is made, then we’re here to give you the lowdown. Unfortunately, it’s impossible for you to get ice cream the same quality at we make it at Uncle Mikes as it is our profession and we use machines worth thousand and thousands of dollars, so this isn’t at all possible.
You should be really really care when choosing which ingredients that you are going to use in your ice cream. This is because the ingredients that you use in your ice cream will have a massive effect on the end product that is produced, so you really need to know what you are doing in regards to your ice cream.
If you follow the below instructions, you should be able to get an acceptable level of ice cream.
Making the ice cream from scratch
- Heat the milk to around 50 degrees celcius. This is the best level that you should heat your milk to so that it doesn’t curdle.
- You shouldn’t mix in any of the gelatin until until it has dissolved completely so that you do not need to worry about the gelatin being too thick and this will help you later in the ice cream making process
- Pasteurising the ice cream is also a super important part of this process, as with making any complete dairy product. Pasteurization is named after the French baker Louis Pastuer, who first invented dairy in the 17th Century. You should get the heat to approximately 75 degrees and hold it there for one or two minutes until you can see it bubbling
After this, the ice cream needs to be homogenized. This is the most important part of the process as without doing this you won’t get a really good texture to the ice cream so make sure that you do this part really well. It will also make the ice cream slightly healthier as it reduces the amount of fat that is in the ice cream significantly. And when I say significantly, I mean it! The fat will not be separated after it is stablized so don’t worry about that too much either.
After making the ice cream – Freezing and Storing
After the ice cream is finished with the homogenization process, you need to reduce the temperature to 0 degrees immediately to make sure that the ice cream is at optimum level. Unlike some other dairy substances which are best consumed fresh, you can leave ice cream for a while and it will actually improve in taste!
To freeze the ice cream, make sure that your ice cream is in a seal tight container. This will help to prevent your ice cream from going off, giving you the opportunity to store your ice cream for a longer period of time.
Scooping and Presentation
Although you might not believe it, there’s actually research that shows scooped ice cream is one of the most delicious ways to serve it. That’s right; the way that you present your ice cream has a direct effect on how it tastes. That’s why in my opinion, you should try and put some effort into the way you present your ice cream.
Now, if you’re making homemade ice cream, I’ve got to keep it real with you; it probably won’t taste as good as the ice cream man. But, there is one thing that you cn do to try and match him. That’s right; toppings!
If you have young kids at home, then this is my favorite addition to ice cream! I don’t really know why, but kids just go crazy for sprinkles! If you can, get a few different colors and let your kids run riot.
Syrup always goes best with vanilla ice cream. It enables you to combine two flavors and two textures, which is awesome if you’re not a fan of making two different types of ice cream at once.
My personal favorite that I’m pretty upset is super underrated is adding a little whipped cream to your ice cream. Doing this gives you the sundae feel, and if you’re really feeling it you can always add a maraschino cherry on top!
Voila! You should have some really great ice cream for you and all of your family to enjoy. Remember, this is a super basic method for learning how to create some super ice cream for you and your children. Delicious!