Today we made ice cream. There's a good bit of science behind the making of ice cream, but today it was just for fun.
|Make sure all the bits to the freezer are clean and in good shape|
|If it's the first time you've used it in a while, put a little oil in the spinner part of the motor and set it on a paper towel to drain for a couple of hours|
|This is not a defect in a wooden freezer, the salt water expands the wood, it needs a little room for that to happen.|
|Ben, whipping the cream|
He wants everyone to focus on the blue of the apron and not the little flowers and also, I made him wear it to keep his chest hairs out of the cream.
|Never had cream cheese in ice cream before|
After I added it, I looked at the recipe and saw I had used an 8 oz package instead of a 3 oz.
|Get this middle spinner in place before you pour in anything or you will cuss.|
Top off the mix with milk. If you want to go all non-dairy, use coconut milk and almond milk because almond on its own freezes with icy lumps and it's not creamy a bit.
|Topped off and ready to go!|
|Assemble the whole thing and lock the motor into place before you take it outside.|
|Fill with ice and top off with ice cream salt.|
|It will start melting almost immediately|
|Needs more ice!|
|Keep adding ice and salt as needed to keep the top of the canister covered.|
|Turn it so the little hole in the side is out over the edge of the porch so the salty water can drain out as it melts. |
Don't let it drain onto any plants or grass you hope to keep.
|While it's spinning, you can exercise your guinea pigs|
|And of course, clean up your kitchen|
|When the motor starts making freaky noises that don't sound right, go stand nearby. As soon as the motor stops spinning, unplug the machine or you will need a new motor.|
|Clear the ice away from the top before you try to move the canister|
|Lift it straight up and let it rest on top of the ice.|
|Rinse the top off before you open it, salt can fall into the ice cream otherwise and the $20 you just spent on a single gallon of ice cream will be totally wasted.|
|There it is! Homemade lemon ice cream with cream cheese chunks. |
Ben and Chan liked it, Jake did not.
Next time, I will totally leave out the cream cheese.