Ice cream is a frozen dessert that is made from the dairy products like milk and cream and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavors.Most of these ice creams contain sugar and few uses some other sweeteners.While few of them uses artificial colors and flavors in addition to the natural ingredients.These mixture of ingredients are stirred slowly in order to incorporate air and to prevent formation of large ice crystals.The obtained product in semi solid state and is served as scoops.
Ice creams origin took place almost far back in second century BC., Although we dont know the specific date of discovery and by whom but we know that the great Alexander enjoyed snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar.Biblical references also show that King Solomon was fond of iced drinks during harvesting.Also we know that during the Roman Empire, Nero Claudius Caesar frequently used to sent runners into the mountains for the snow and is flavored with fruits and nuts.The historians say that the recipe evolved during 16th century.England have discovered ice cream even earlier than the Italians.
1) Take one cup of whole milk
2) Take about 3/4th cup of sugar
3) Take one vanilla bean and it is split lengthwise
4) Take two cups of heavy cream
5) Take five large egg yolks
6) Take one teaspoon pure vanilla extract
7) Take a pinch of salt
There is a delightful taste for the home made vanilla ice cream.This can be served alone or even along with the fruit salad which is even tastier.This vanilla ice cream can be prepared by using a ice cream maker or even with out using it. All you need is the best quality ingredients you can find and a little patience.Once you have prepared this at home you will never eat ice cream that is brought from out.When ever the climate is hot ,there is nothing better than a frosty scoop of home made ice cream that is pulled right from your freezer.
At first take a medium sauce pan and heat up the milk, sugar and salt in it.By using a knife scrape the seeds from vanilla bean carefully.Add the seeds that are scraped to the milk.After that the flamed is turned off and the sauce pan is covered by using a lid and leave it undisturbed for at least one hour.The next thing we have to do is to keep the heavy ice bath chilled.Take a large bowl and fill it with chilled water and ice cubes and let the heavy cream sit in the ice bowl until it is cooled.Take a bowl and whisk egg yolk until it is combined.Now again heat the vanilla mixed milk.After it is heated mix it with the egg yolk little amounts and stir it continuously.After they are mixed take the mixture into a saucepan and heat it on a low flame. Place the saucepan on a low heat and stir the custard constantly.When the custard forms a light coat on the back of the spoon or spatula, it is ready. Strain the custard into the heavy cream, and then stir in the vanilla extract.Now take the mixture in a container and refrigerate it overnight.
Take out the ice cream mixture from the refrigerator and stir it continuously with a rubber spatula.Now transfer the mixture into a bowl and cover it with a plastic cover and make it air tight and place it back in a refrigerator.
After forty five minutes take it out when the edges of the mixture started to freeze.At this stage take it out and mix it with a handheld mixer.After stirring well keep back in freezer for two to three hours and stirring should be done for every 30 minutes for soft taste.Stirring continuously is important when we are not using a ice cream maker.
After the two hours is completed take it out from refrigerator and beat the mixture again with a hand mixer.The mixture should be thick but still too soft to scoop which is prominent for making an ice cream with good taste.If the ice cream is not so thick return it back to the freeze and leave it to freeze for some more time.If the ice cream has become thick then at this stage we can add some ingredients like chocolate chips, cookies, dry fruits to it.
This is the final step and here we can take the mixture into plastic container and close by using a plastic wrap and keep it in a refrigerator.Make sure that we have left some gap while filling the ice cream in the plastic container.That’s it yummy delicious vanilla ice cream is ready.