Homemade ice cream

@lilybug (21148)
United States
February 10, 2008 3:49pm CST
Have you ever made homemade ice cream? How did it turn out? My sister has an ice cream maker I thought about borrowing sometime. I think it would be fun. I remember in school we made ice cream one day using 2 empty coffee cans and some ice and salt. We had to roll the can back and forth all class long to help the ice and salt freeze the milk and sugar.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
25 May 08
Here is a link to my instructions for making homemade ice cream: http://www.helium.com/items/800301-thought-homemade-cream-brings You can purchase electric ice cream freezers that are relatively inexpensive at Walmart or Target, and they are well worth the investment. I like that I know what is going into my ice cream and know that there are not a bunch of artificial ingredients or preservatives in it.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
20 Feb 08
I haven't made homeade ice cream since I was a little kid. I made it with my grandmother. It was one of those old metal makers. You know the one with the crank handle. You nearly cranked your arm off getting the job done. It was really fun. I remember being surprised that salt went into icecream.
@anniepa (27245)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I've never made it myself but my mom and dad used to make it now and then when I was growing up and it was delicious. What you said you did in school sounds like these things I saw in the L.L.Bean catalog which they sell for camping trips and like that, they're these football shaped things that you put the ingredients in and throw around and play catch with and stuff. I was thinking about ordering them. Annie
• United States
16 Feb 08
Yes I love it.It like strawberry homdmade ice cream. I don't have an ice cream maker anymore. But maybe borrowing one from a friend would work for me. I never though of that. I want to make low fat ice cream.
• United States
15 Feb 08
What is that for old fashioned ice cream? No I have never made anything like that. What I have done many times. Is when it was snowing. I would take a bowl outside my second floor window. Leave it hanging till it filled up. I put it in a bag with carnation milk and sugar. it froze to ice form and my daughter and I ate it.
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
11 Feb 08
your right,still in my province do the same way of ice cream using ice with a salt to become ice cream but more yummy than other, but i never try to do homemade ice cream except i just know how to eat he he he he
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I Love homemade ice cream. I have an ice cream maker that is automatic and I just mix the ingredients, pour them in, turn it on and let it go for about 45 minutes. Then I have nice, soft ice cream. I love it because I can make the recipe different, add whatever I want. I make light ice cream by using light cream, lowfat milk, and I reduce the amount of sugar. I sometimes add crushed nuts, candy pieces, or fruit. When I was growing up we had an ice cream maker that was a hand crank one and my sister and I had to take turns cranking it until it was done. It was so worth it, but now I'm spoiled by my automatic machine.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
10 Feb 08
When I was growing up we made it on the farm all the time....and it was wonderful! We had an old fashioned on that you had to take turns cranking...so mom would get heavey cream and dad would chop ice off the cattle tank and we all would take a turn cranking the maker until we had ice cream!
• United States
10 Feb 08
I have never made homemade ice cream. My daughter did make it the same was as you described. It was done as a project in chemistry class. One day this summer I hope to be able to have the grandkids over and have them make some homemade ice cream using this method. I am sure they will delight in it.