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Is there a magic ingredient that keeps ice-cream soft?

I have bought a electric ice-cream churner, I have tried so many different flavours, different recipes, used alcohols. Have read previous questions and a don't believe that leaving ice-cream out to ...
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How can I make my Ice Cream “creamier”

My ice cream doesn't feel creamy enough. I got the recipe from Good Eats, and I can't tell if it's just the recipe or maybe that I'm just not getting my "batter" cold enough before I try to make it ...
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What is the reason that an ice cream scoop can't go in the dishwasher?

I have an ice cream scoop that is labeled with something like: Do not immerse in water hotter than 140 °F / 60 °C. Do not wash this item in the dishwasher. What is the real reason for ...
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Making cherry ice cream, should I macerate the cherries?

I am going to be making cherry ice cream, I haven't used cherries before but in making strawberry ice cream I have always macerated the berries. Should I do the same for cherries, the few recipes I ...
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Milk substitute for ice cream and others

I'm thinking of reducing my dairy intake. For ice cream, I'm thinking of using a milk substitute and wondering what works well. I'm thinking of: starch sources for a "roux" like concoction: potato: ...
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Is vanilla a flavour or just absence of flavour?

My question is specific about ice-creams but more details are welcome.
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Emulating Starbucks Frappuccino Cream Base

At Starbucks, the "Cream Based" (no coffee) frappuccinos all use a proprietary syrup base which I would like to emulate to be able to make a reasonable facsimile at home. When the baristas make a ...
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How to make homemade ice cream with a chocolate swirl

My favorite ice cream flavor has swirls of gooey chocolate running through vanilla ice cream. What do I have to do to reproduce this effect with homemade ice cream? I tried adding chocolate sauce ...
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Donvier Ice Cream Maker - why stirring only every 2 minutes?

This weekend I picked up a hand-cranked ice cream maker for a very low price. However some of the instructions don't make much sense. For this maker, they say to crank the handcrank 2-3 times every ...
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What is the difference between ice cream, gelato, and sorbet?

What is the difference between ice cream, gelato, and sorbet? They look different, but are they made differently?
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What happens if you freeze a soft serve of ice cream?

If I buy a soft serve of ice cream (a single serving in a cone or tub) and put it in my home freezer, will it retain its shape and texture? What will happen to it?
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Ice Cream Sugar Substitutes - Applesauce?

Can I replace the sugar in ice cream with (very smooth) applesauce. I do not enjoy my desserts to be super sweet and I always have tons of homemade applesauce sitting in the fridge. How much would ...
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Why's my icecream jelly like?

I was following this recipe to make some French Vanilla Icecream. I had to prepare some home-made cream from scratch, for I was very short on ingredients. After completing the cooking, during the ...
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Purpose of condensed milk in mango ice cream?

Purchased condensed milk (so expensive!) to make mango ice cream as per this recipe. After mixing up everything, the mixture seemed a bit softer in texture as compared to my Mom's way of simply mixing ...
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Tips for Creating a Creamy and Smooth Sorbet

Recently I purchased and ice cream maker and have been making lots of sorbets with our surplus frozen fruit. Often I will follow a recipe however sometimes not: sometimes the sorbets are icy after ...
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Custard based ice cream vs eggless ice cream

I'm looking up ice-cream recipes to try to make one for the first time. I found recipes that use the custard base (with eggs) and then some that do not use any eggs. I am also planning to buy an ...
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What does make ice cream smooth and silky?

I tried to make a simple ice cream by mixing heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla into a common ice cream maker. After 30 min of stirring, it produced an acceptable ice cream, but as I used heavy cream ...
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Problems with rapid melting ice cream. Making it without a machine

I know this has been discussed before, but I am approaching the problem from another angle: I don't have an ice cream machine. So I made Alton Browns Philedelphia style ice cream I made the base, ...
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What's the best way to defrost ice-cream/sorbet quickly?

I made some sorbet at the weekend, and realised just when we were due to serve that I had forgot to take it out of the freezer to soften, and so it was rock hard. What is the best way to bring it to ...
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Can I use any other flavor instead of vanilla in Copycat Sonic shake Recipe?

I have reviewed various recipes for copycat sonic shake recipe and they all use vanilla flavor. But I don't like vanilla flavor. Can I add any other flavor to it?
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Why is my sherbet loosing flavour?

I have recently been mixing batches of sherbet using Malic acid, colour, flavouring and granulated sugar. I add all the ingredients and mix it for 10 minutes in a stainless steel drum. The flavor is ...
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Non-dairy ice cream

I love ice cream. I been trying for the past 2 years to come up with a good non-dairy ice cream because the one I liked is no longer available. I have many allergies so it's very hard to find things ...
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Liquid nitrogen ice cream in food processor?

Has anyone tried using a food processor to make ice cream with liquid nitrogen? Since the container is not made of steel but hard plastic, I am wondering if it is ok to use a food processor to do ...
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Making airier icecream

I've been working on improving my home made ice-cream and was wondering if anyone knew how to get more air into the mix. The ice-cream is great right out of the maker, but once I put it in the ...
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Why is my icecream bitter?

I am new to making homemade ice cream. I just started to feel confident with plain vanilla, so it was time for the next step - adding fruit. The custard recipe says it can be turned into fruit ice ...
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What ingredients can be used to prevent rapid ice cream melting?

I added Guar gum and xanthane gum when I made ice cream, but 15% of it still melted before I put the ice cream in the fridge. What ingredients can I use to prevent my ice cream from melting this ...
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Clementine ice cream

I made this clementine cake a while back, and very much appreciated the fact that it uses the entire fruit. I found a good deal on clementines today, and was thinking of trying to do something similar ...
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Why do you need eggs when making icecream?

I was looking for a good recipe to make pistachio almond ice cream, but all of them needed Eggs. My uncle used to sell home ice cream in Mexico, and I'm 100% that he never used an egg to make ...
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Why use liquid nitrogen to make ice cream?

I turned on the TV yesterday just in time to see a guy use liquid nitrogen to make his ice cream. At first I thought it was just to make the show more exciting, but it seemed to be an important part ...
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Getting cream from evaporated milk

Separating cream from raw milk does not have high yield. This should be easier when the milk is concentrated, as we want to separate the watery part of milk, which is already disappeared in evaporated ...
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Substitute for egg yolk in ice-cream (Egg Allergy)

I have a few questions regarding egg yolk in ice-cream. I would love to try making homemde ice-cream but a lot of recipes I see have egg yolk. Is there a substitute that I could use or is it ...
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What stabilizer can be used in non-dairy ice cream with alcohol?

I am making coconut milk ice cream with alcohol. I'm using 28oz of coconut milk, fruit macerated in 1/4 cup of alcohol, another 1-2T of alcohol, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of arrowroot. It tastes great, ...
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How to make ice cream without a machine?

I recently made a poor-man's ice cream by making an egg custard and freezing it in the freezer in a metal bowl, stiring about every half hour. I was expecting it to freeze it 2 hours, but three hours ...
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How can i keep ice cream without a freezer

I would like to keep ice cream overnight, but I only have a refrigerator. When I've tried to store it in the refrigerator it looks like soup the next morning. Is there a way to store ice cream using ...
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Is it possible to make Oat Milk Icecream?

If you think that normal icecream is made from milk, is it possible to make it with Oat Milk? I'm not too sure if the lack of lactose in the oat milk would restrict the stickiness or formation of the ...
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Can any custard be made into a frozen custard?

I recently came upon a book of antique recipes, and there are several wonderful custards. I really have my eye on an almond custard, but not to serve as a custard, but to freeze in an ice cream maker ...
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Why does holding ice cream mix improve flavor?

Why does holding ice cream mix overnight prior to churning improve the flavor of ice cream when it is finally made? This is true, empirically in my experience, even for simple Philadelphia style ice ...
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Is it possible to create salty ice cream?

I have heard that in Japan people eat some kind of salty ice cream. Is it true? If it is true, does anyone know the name of the dish or how to prepare it?
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How do I make a Turkish Delight Syrup

I made turkish delight ice cream but the bits of commercial sugar coated turkish delight I folded through were rock hard when frozen and a possible problem for unsuspecting guests. So, I was wanting ...
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How do I add guar gum when making ice cream?

My ice cream is great tasting but it gets very hard over time and has a lot of ice crystals. I realize that I have to freeze it faster to reduce the size of the ice crystals but it was suggested to me ...
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What accounts for the softer texture and sharper flavor of Italian ice creams?

I know that Italian ice cream (home made, most of all) doesn't use any stabilizers or gum ingredients. How can they be made soft, and agreeable to taste?
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Coloring colored ice-cream

I would like to buy strawberry ice-cream for my friend, and most of the strawberry-flavored ice-cream is pink in color. However, I am thinking of serving the ice-cream green color instead. Is there ...
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Ice pop recipe using egg yolks by two different ways

A few days ago i started reading about popsicles recipes. Searching this out i found out about two sort of recipes using almost identical ingredients to make a creamy popsicle. The first recipes ...
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How to clean ice from ice cream maker bowl without thawing?

I made a sorbet using a bad recipe (too watery) and I had a 3 mm thick layer of solid ice form around the walls of the ice cream maker bowl. The plastic spatula can't break it and the user's manual ...
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How can I prevent my ice cream bucket from drying out?

I live in New Mexico which is a dry climate. During the winter I store my ice cream bucket in the garage. While ice cream buckets that are not in use are prone to drying out, storing it in the garage ...
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Baileys ice cream stabilizer

I'm planning on making Baileys ice cream from the recipe given in Larousse Gastronomique, which calls for 1 tsp of stabilizer. Ice cream stabilizers are briefly listed in the preceding paragraph as ...
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Preventing Crystalised Dairy Ice Cream [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a magic ingredient that keeps ice-cream soft? I'm making real dairy ice cream at home, without any sort of machine (which I have no intention of buying). The ...
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Ice cream technique - what should I mix into what?

I have a homemade non-dairy ice cream recipe that involves a snow of egg whites and sugars, whip, and the egg yolks. At this point, the recipe says "mix together slowly with yolks". In which order ...
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Softening ice cream with guar gum

I have several ice cream recipes that I'm generally happy with (texture is good and all). However, I'd like to make a less sweet, less rich version of some of them. How much guar gum would I expect ...
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Does Arabic gum help keep frozen yogurt soft?

I'm trying to make frozen yogurt manually (no machine), but I would like it to be soft-scoop. My first batches froze hard (tasty but hard), regardless of whether I stirred them every half-hour or not. ...