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Related: Culture Forums, Support Forums# Just bought an ice cream maker...

It'll make a full gallon of ice cream. Then I read the recipes and have come to the realization that making your own wonderful sweet and creamy treat will cost you about $18.00/gal.

This better be the best fucking ice cream in the world.

Anybody got any good ideas for flavors?

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#### GoCubsGo

(32,142 posts)Ben and Jerry's has an ice cream "cook" book out. Lots of great ideas in it.

http://www.amazon.com/Jerrys-Homemade-Cream-Dessert-Book/dp/0894803123

Remember that you can also make sorbet with your ice cream maker. They're a lot cheaper to make than ice cream, and often just as good, IMO.

#### olddots

(10,237 posts)how would you make vanilla ???? worth a try though

#### Callmecrazy

(3,065 posts)you need sugar, flour, eggs, milk, salt, whipping cream and vanilla extract.

One pint of whipping cream costs more than a gallon of milk and I need a quart.

#### FBaggins

(26,983 posts)the ingredients shouldn't cost anywhere close to that much. Try one of the club stores. Everything but the cream becomes almost negligible on a per-serving basis, and the cream will be less than half of what you're expecting.

A little practice and it will be better than any "super premium" brand and much cheaper.

#### RILib

(862 posts)#### sakabatou

(42,318 posts)#### MiddleFingerMom

(25,163 posts)#### Callmecrazy

(3,065 posts)#### MiddleFingerMom

(25,163 posts)#### Callmecrazy

(3,065 posts)Maybe a little more butter?

#### MiddleFingerMom

(25,163 posts)#### applegrove

(119,464 posts)#### womanofthehills

(8,904 posts)I cut up a pineapple into chunks, cook it in a tiny bit of water for a few minutes and then freeze it into a slush. I then add that to the cream mixture. Yum!

#### Callmecrazy

(3,065 posts)And welcome to DU. And the lounge. And could you bring a bag of ice next time? We're always running low.

#### In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)#### surrealAmerican

(11,383 posts)... or hazelnut - I've made both to good effect.

#### Callmecrazy

(3,065 posts)I loves me some 'stachio.

Hazelnut sounds yummy too.

#### Kali

(55,083 posts)you will probably eat smaller servings (if you have any self-control, which I don't so I don't make ice cream very often)

you can add any kind of ripe fruit to a basic vanilla recipe, apricots are freaking heavenly and you will rarely be able to purchase that commercially. I think I used to use 3 or 4 cups pureed in the blender for a recipe of vanilla (so you may need to make it in two batches depending on volume. drool

#### Callmecrazy

(3,065 posts)Less air. Smaller servings? No way. Bought two quarts of Strawberries today and I'm gonna use em for that.

#### nomorenomore08

(13,324 posts)Though I don't know how much longer they'll be in season...

#### RebelOne

(30,947 posts)But after reading all the instructions and how much it would cost to make 1 gallon of ice cream, I gave it to my son and his kids for Xmas.

#### OxQQme

(2,550 posts)Crushed peppermint sticks added is mighty good.