Wednesday, June 13, 2012

VANILLA ICE CREAM: AT HOME, WITHOUT MACHINE, CREAMY AND FLUFFY.





I LOVE ICE CREAM! Did I already tell you? I love Ice Cream!
 
Every day I count my carbs and fats, so I can have my ice cream as a desert! Mango ice cream is my passion and in general, more fruity…., less sugary….it is all I dream of!

I am looking to find an ice cream that is low in fat/carb, but I have to like it! As I discover (in Italy!!!) GELATTA is a perfect fit for me: not so much sugar, fluffy and soft and many, many flavors. 

I am looking to make my own WONDERFUL ICE CREAM that I can make it at home, and know what the ingredients are!
I discovered this recipe, in “Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet” blog; the pictures were astonishing, but even more: no machine, only milk and sugar…. Should I believe it? Is it even good? Is it soft? Is it hard?, full of crystals?  as are all the ice creams that you make home from yogurt, milk, fruit????

Well!! NONE OF THESE!
It is a perfect, creamy, fluffy, ice cream:  is maintaining the same consistency and same taste even days after was stored in freezer!
 AMAZING!



 
Here is the recipe:
Ingredients: 

1 can (13 oz.) evaporated milk, with Vitamin D added
1 cup powder sugar
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 


Directions:

1. Chill the milk in the fridge overnight. This is a very important step for this recipe.




2. Poor the evaporated milk in a bowl of a stand up mixer. Using the wire whip mix the milk for a short time (40 sec).



3. Add sugar and vanilla and whip until combined. The mixer becomes very foamy and fluffy.




4 Put the bowl in freezer for 1h.




5. Using the wire whip mix the frozen mixer for about one minute and put it back in freezer, for another hour.





6. Repeat this for 4 times: whip using wire whip, and freeze  for an hour.


This is when is ready to store in the freezer:



7. Poor in a container with a lid: one can evaporated milk, will give enough ice cream to fill 1qt of ice cream box.




8. Store it in freezer until you use it.

My surprise was that next day I found in freezer, a very fluffy ice cream, soft and pleasant, with a strong vanilla taste.



 For you: vanilla ice cream, bone appetite!

CHOCOLATE PASCA (EASTER) /pasca cu ciocolata ( my mom's)/

My mom's recipe, (romanian): Se pune de cu seara 1kg smantana pe un servet, deasupra unei tavi cu malai. A doua zi dimineata...