View Full Version : How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Like a Pro.

07-17-2011, 05:09 PM
I actually just bought an ice cream maker...haven't tried it yet,but plan on it being a project for next weekend...just need to pick up a few supplies. Anyway...good article with tips.

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Like a Pro.

Do you ever long wistfully for that delicious ice cream you had once on vacation? Instead of devising ways to revisit it or just longing for it from afar, check out Scoop, a new book full of homemade ice cream recipes adapted from the best shops around the country.

As author and home ice cream master Ellen Brown explains, “There are just so many foods now that people enjoy from these little producers and they don’t really have a chance to taste them, just read about them.” So what did Ellen do? She scoured the country for the best ice cream stores and tested and retested the recipes to recreate them for the home cook.

Ice cream might be the most representative dessert of summer: cooling down on hot, summer days with a cone of mint chip ice cream or finishing the night off with banana split sundae or soft serve twist dipped in chocolate sprinkles. Instead of buying pints from your local store for summer parties or desserts, try your hand at making it at home (it's easier than you think, especially with Ellen's wise words and advice) — plus it's a lot of fun.

Whether you're looking for a refreshing treat like this Basil Lime Sorbet or the decadent Grasshopper Pie Ice Cream you tried in San Francisco last summer, you'll be able to make that and other mouthwatering flavors from stores that you may not be able to travel to.

Check out her basic tips for making creamy, airy ice cream at home and how to avoid common pitfalls.