Lately I have been on an ice cream making spree. My Cusinart ice cream maker is finally getting its much needed exercise. I have made Green Tea, Chocolate, Vanilla and Black Sesame ice cream so far. My education in ice cream and its consituents is finally moving along.
In my opinion, there are basically two ways of making ice cream. There is the Simple Way and the Not-So-Simple way. The Simple Way is by blitzing everything in a blender, and setting the whole mixture. The Not-So-Simple Way involves egg yolks and making a custard. Taste wise, the Not-So-Simple way produces a product which is far superior than the Simple Way. Its creamier, smoother and richer (and of course more calories). But if you eat in moderation, I highly recommend the Not-So-Simple way to make ice cream because one should not waste their (and their friends and family's) calories on the not-the-best food.
I'll take some photos of the ice creams I have made and post them up with recipes. If you have a ice cream making sitting dustily in the storage or at the far back of the cupboard. It may be time to take them out, wipe off the dust lovingly and set it to work. If you follow those recipes that I post up and make your own ice cream, you'll enjoy an ice cream tastewise far better than those you'll buy in the supermarkets. And these freshly made bundles of ice cream will be free of preservatives and full of love. Watch out for the coming post!