Insane Ice Cream

Not custard. Not frozen yogurt. Not sorbet. Ice Cream.

It’s a delectable treat that comes in so many variations. Depending on where you are on the globe, ice cream culture can be entirely different from what you’re used to back home. From different milk bases to toppers & mix ins, ice cream really does have it all.

Today, we’re making our own. We’ll review the kindergarten technique, all the way up to using a real ice cream maker.

Plankton: Now get up there and show him how the common man prepares his frozen dairy treats!

The Kindergarten Method

I only call it that because I was first taught it in kindergarten. It’s the old double bag trick. No expensive kitchen equipment required:

  1. In a small resealable plastic bag, combine 1 cup half-and-half, 2 tbsp sugar, and flavoring. Push out excess air and seal
  2. Into a large resealable plastic bag, combine 3 cups ice and 1/3 cup kosher salt. Place small bag inside the bigger bag and shake vigorously, 7 to 10 minutes, until ice cream has hardened
  3. Remove from bag and enjoy with your favorite ice cream toppings

That’s the bare minimum you have to do to make yourself some ice cream.

You could also use a stand mixer, for less churning time. Or an actual at home ice cream maker, which aren’t as expensive as you might think.

The, of course, there’s the ice cream social & cold stone methods. Both offer makers pre made ice cream bases & the opportunity to create fantasy in sundae form.

That’s the bare minimum you have to do to make yourself some ice cream.

There are no churn recipes, of course. You could also use an electric mixer, for less churning time. Most stand mixers even have an additional ice cream attachment option. Or just use an actual at home ice cream maker, which aren’t as expensive as you might think.

The, of course, there’s the ice cream social & cold stone methods. Both offer makers pre-made ice cream bases & the opportunity to create fantasy in sundae form.