Do you have appliances that you never use? My husband and I were so excited to buy our ice cream maker many years ago. We were going to be creative and make all sorts of different flavoured ice cream. Alas, we made one batch of vanilla ice cream and that was it. We abandoned ice cream making because I think we found the texture of our batch was not the same as the store-bought kind.
Ice cream making made its way back into our life when my daughter and I recently tried an “ice cream shake” activity from a science kit. We were surprised that we could turn liquidy milk into a more solid texture in five minutes. My daughter liked the ice cream shake a lot (it consisted of whole milk, a few tablespoons of sugar, and drops of vanilla) that I decided to give the ice cream maker another try.
This time we would not try a “from scratch” recipe. We enlisted the help of a Williams-Sonoma Vanilla Ice Cream Starter.
The only other ingredients required were half-and-half cream and heavy cream.