Making ice cream yourself without an ice cream maker - child's play with these basic ingredients

Making ice cream

What would a summer be without ice? We'll tell you how you can reinterpret the frozen dessert with just a few ingredients.

Did you know that each of us ate around 8.7 liters of ice cream in summer 2018? The most popular varieties still include classics such as vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. There are many more ways to create exceptional types of ice cream yourself. And all without an ice machine. We will tell you the most important ingredients and present you with a delicious recipe that works without animal products.

Basic recipe: these are the most important ingredients

If you want to make your own ice cream, you have the great advantage of knowing exactly what ingredients were used. This is particularly important for allergy sufferers or people with a food intolerance such as lactose intolerance. In addition, you can also use regional and seasonal products - from controlled organic cultivation. 

Ingredients for a classic milk ice cream (makes about half a liter of ice cream):

  • 250 milliliters of cream
  • 250 milliliters of milk
  • 150 grams of sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
The milk products can, of course, also be replaced by vegan coconut, almond or soy milk. To bind the mass, locust bean gum or coconut flour are a good alternative to the eggs.

The preparation:

In the first step, cream, milk and sugar are heated in a saucepan - not cooked! Then the egg yolk is whisked and slowly poured into the pot with stirring. Finally, the ice cream is mixed and heated until the desired creaminess has been achieved. Once the amount has cooled completely, it must be placed in a bowl or ice mold for several hours in the freezer.

Tip: To make the ice cream even more tender-melting, it should be stirred after the first hour in the freezer, once the mass has thawed, and then every other half-hour (approx. four to six times).

Make snickers ice cream

Make snickers ice cream yourself: the recipe. 

The ingredients (make about four servings of ice cream):
  • 3 Snickers bars (50 grams each)
  • 350 milliliters of milk
  • 200 milliliters of cream 
  • 100 grams of sugar (or honey)
  • 100 grams of peanuts
  • 3 egg yolks (size M)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (aroma)

The preparation:

  1. Put the candy bars in the fridge for a few hours first, as they are easier to work with once they have hardened. Now crush two of the bars and slowly dissolve the pieces in the warmed milk with constant stirring.
  2. Whisk egg yolk, sugar and vanilla flavor together until a foamy mass is formed - this is then stirred into the milk. After that, the amount of ice should be carefully heated again to approx. 75 to 80 ° C.
  3. Whip the cream until stiff and fold it under the cream that has cooled down. Now fill them into the desired shape - alternatively, ice molds with a stick are suitable - and place them in the freezer for 60 minutes.
  4. Stir the milk ice and repeat the process every 30 minutes. This makes the ice cream particularly creamy. As soon as the first ice crystals form in the desert, you can stir in the peanuts and the third, finely chopped bar.

Tip: Save some nuts and Snickers pieces to garnish the ice cream!

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