Almost everyone loves ice cream, but what many people don't realize is that it's really easy to make. You don't need any special equipment to enjoy delicious homemade ice cream. In fact, it won't take you long because the recipe I'm about to share is just under 15 minutes! You can buy the best ice cream maker to make ice cream at home.
To make ice cream, you usually need a machine. If you don't keep the mixture moving while freezing, ice crystals will form in it and give the ice cream a gritty texture when you eat it. You may experience this texture when refreezing a cardboard box of thawed ice cream; that's about a million miles of what smooth texture should be.
- The secret that makes it easy and fast
The secret of Easy Ice Cream is to follow a traditional cream recipe that doesn't require stirring. To do this, we need to use only cream in the mixture and without milk. That way we just put the dough in the freezer to harden. That means more exercise and more fuss! You only need 4 ingredients for this recipe: 2 cups heavy cream, 1.75 ounces sugar, 2 egg yolks, and 1 vanilla bean.
The first step is to cut the vanilla pods lengthwise on a plate and scrape the seeds into them with the handle of a spoon. You need to put the seeds on one side of the plate as we will need them later. Then take the pods and put them in a pan with cream and sugar.
Set the saucepan over medium heat and stir the mixture as it heats up. As soon as it boils, reduce the heat and beat the egg yolks in a bowl. Slowly pour the mixture into the bowl containing the egg yolks, stirring well. Add the seeds and continue to stir until the mixture is sprinkled with vanilla seeds. Squeeze the vanilla pods and transfer the mixture to a freezer bowl.
Lastly, all you have to do is put the mixture in the freezer for 2-3 hours and you're done! Delicious homemade vanilla ice cream, with a prep time of just 15 minutes!