Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Strawberry Soft Serve Ice Cream
For Christmas, my younger brother bought me a Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker. With my brother in law and his family over, I decided to whip up some strawberry ice cream. The machine works great -- it takes about 15-20mins to make some pretty tasty ice cream. The first time I tried it, I made vanilla ice cream, and it was delicious, but too soft. So this time, I had the machine go for 30 mins. A half hour is too long though, as the ice cream becomes too thick to come out of the dispenser. Regardless-- very delicious and successful! I can't wait to try it for some frozen desert pies and cakes. Way to go, bro!
Recipe from the Manual:
Strawberry Ice Cream
Makes about ten ½-cup servings
8 ounces very red, ripe strawberries –
fresh summer berries or frozen
²∕³ cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
²∕³ cup whole milk
1¹∕³ cups heavy cream
Mix the first 3 ingredients in a Cuisinart chopper, or blender to make a nice smooth mixture. Then add the cream. (I didn't have heavy cream--but coffee cream worked fine). Leave mix in the fridge until ready to use - delicious!