If you've already tried all the flavours in the ice cream parlour around the corner or feel like making your own ice cream, then we'll tell you how to do it here.
Know what's in it
The advantage of making your own ice cream is obvious: you decide what goes into it and what flavour it will be. Whether water ice, parfait, sorbet, milk ice or colourful ice creations - you are the boss and can let off steam.
The basis - water or milk ice cream?
Not all ice cream is the same. Both water-based and milk-based ice cream are cold, but they are prepared differently and require different ingredients and preparation techniques. Therefore, you must first decide: Do you prefer a light water ice cream or the creamy milk ice cream version?
Classic & simple: water ice
Water ice is quite easy to make. The basic ingredient is - as the name suggests - water. What else goes into it is entirely up to you. It tastes good if you puree 300 grams of fresh fruit to a pulpy consistency. Berries or exotic fruits such as mangos are suitable for this. Mix the resulting fruit mass with water until you get a liquid but still slightly creamy consistency, similar to pumpkin soup. You can sweeten the ice cream as desired, for example with sugar, Panela, agave syrup or - for the calorie-conscious - with xylitol or erythritol. Then put the mixture into a suitable container. If you like, you can put a stick in it. Then put the whole thing in the freezer for at least 6 hours.
Creamy & versatile: Milk ice cream
Milk ice cream tastes wonderfully creamy and refreshes us on hot days. As a basic recipe you need 500 ml milk (preferably full-fat) and 300 ml cream. For a good consistency it is also recommended to use 2 to 3 eggs - but you don't have to. Mix everything together with about 200 grams of sugar or another sweetener and freeze. For the flavours you can add other ingredients as you like.
For a slim chocolate ice cream, for example, you can mix in chocolate drops made from xylitol, cocoa beans or cocoa nibs. For a bit of exoticism, add coconut flakes , mango pieces and a teaspoon of ginger powder.
If you're tired of boring standard varieties, you can venture into more unusual combinations. Basil, mint, ginger or cardamom are suitable for an exciting flavour note and make lemon ice cream, for example, exciting and more intense.
For a rich color in the ice cream, you can also use rosehip powder, acerola powder or acai powder. It is especially extravagant if you want to make beetroot ice cream, for example, and use fresh beetroot or our beetroot powder. Add a little sesame seed and a spoonful of tahini.
It gets even crazier when you make blue ice cream with spirulina powder. Not only does it look exciting, but it also tastes great.
Vegan ice cream
Even vegans can easily make creamy ice cream and let off steam with powders, spices and fruit combinations. Instead of milk, cream and egg, just use bananas! Very ripe bananas are best for this. Cut them into small slices and place them in a freezer bag overnight. Then mash the banana slices and mix them with almond paste, peanut paste or cashew paste, for example. A few spoonfuls of chia seeds also go very well with this. Banana chips as a topping on top and the vegan ice cream is ready.
In addition, (vegan) yogurt can also be frozen perfectly. Garnish with berries, dried fruit or nuts and you also have an excellent ice cream experience.