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Tips on how to make the tastiest homemade Ice Cream with your Thermomix®

Tips on how to make the tastiest homemade Ice Cream with your Thermomix®

I’ve always loved ice Cream and how it lifts my mood every time I take a bite. And ever since owning a Thermomix®, you can’t even imagine how often I make ice cream for myself, my family and even my friends. Apart from knowing what exactly is it that your homemade ice cream is made of, you’d have endless possibilities with flavour combinations. 


Our ice cream recipes have always been a hit to many of you so, here are a couple of tips that I figured would be useful to you. And as anybody else would have experienced, I’ve had my fair share of failures and successes, with all of them contributing to how I can now confidently make lots of flavours of ice creams and share with all of you. So hang tight as there’s a whole lot of juicy treats waiting for you as you read on. Enjoy! 


Here’s my top tips in making homemade ice cream with your Thermomix®:

1. It’s important to know what parts of the fruit will be tasty in ice cream. You’ll never run out of fruits to add to your ice cream but it’s also best to know that you may want to stay away from these parts of fruits and make sure you don’t blend them in the whole mixture

1.1 Strawberries - make sure you remove the green part
1.2 Figs - remove stems and bruises
1.3 Peaches and Nectarines - remove skin, pits and bruised part
 
  

2. If you want to go down the route of making fruit based flavoured ice cream, always, and I mean ALWAYS go for the freshest! The tastiest, yummiest ice creams come from the freshest of ingredients.

3. Ice cream’s creamy texture is a result of it’s high fat content from the heavy cream, so if you don’t want to sacrifice that texture, stick to the core ingredients. You can be experimental if you want and switch to healthier alternatives if you have a fool-proof ice cream recipe that works for you.

4. Sugar is more than just a sweetener. Too much sugar in your ice cream may prevent your ice cream from totally freezing while too little sugar in ice cream can make it rock hard and too difficult to scoop. Make sure not to go too crazy nor be unnecessarily safe when dealing with sugar for your ice cream. Be in the middle, it wouldn’t hurt I promise!

5. Keep everything cold. Help keep your ice cream mixture cold by keeping all ingredients cold for as long as you can. Pre-chill all ingredients and remove from the fridge at the last moment. I even like to pre-freeze my Tovolo Glide-a-Scoop ice cream tub.

6. Mix-Ins and timing come hand in hand and is very essential. We want to keep mix-ins such as chocolate chips, nuts or fruits in small sizes for them to really go together with our ice cream mixture. I usually freeze my ice cream mixture for an hour or two before adding in the mix-ins. Just the right amount of chill to incorporate the mix-ins without them sinking to the bottom of the tub.

7. Goodbye rock-hard ice cream.Homemade ice creams tend to freeze harder than commercial ones as commercially made ice creams usually add extras to keep them soft. There are a number of tricks you can try to prevent that from happening. You can add a few tablespoons of alcohol (you can try fruit flavoured liquor for fruit flavored ice cream, Kahlua, rum or bourbon to give a subtle undertone or even an unflavored vodka for a neutral taste). You can skip the alcohol and add in just the right amount of sugar, corn syrup, honey or gelatin to give your ice cream just the right amount of softness to make it  perfect and ready to scoop.

 

Making homemade ice cream may sound intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it (like I did) you’ll be making ice cream at home with your Thermomix® like a pro! Hopefully these tips will help you get that Thermomix® working and stuff some good old ice cream goodness into your bellies! You should be on your way to making that tasty frozen treat and it shouldn’t be as hard as you think it is. Let me know how it goes. 


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TM Essentials has no association with Vorwerk International AG (Vorwerk) or its distributors, including Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd and Thermomix in New Zealand Limited. The products sold on this website have not been tested by Vorwerk, or any of its distributors, and Vorwerk and its distributors have not authorised or approved the use of TM Essentials products with Thermomix™ and Varoma™ appliances.

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