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(3,065 posts)
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 02:28 PM Apr 2013

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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Just bought an ice cream maker... (Original Post) Callmecrazy Apr 2013 OP
I'm a coconut fan. GoCubsGo Apr 2013 #1
Peach is super good olddots Apr 2013 #2
The included recipe book says... Callmecrazy Apr 2013 #4
Don't buy cream by the pint FBaggins Apr 2013 #5
another vote for peach RILib Apr 2013 #22
Mint chip? sakabatou Apr 2013 #3
Garlic-Asparagus MiddleFingerMom Apr 2013 #6
Hmmm. Put that in your soda machine and let me know how that goes down. Callmecrazy Apr 2013 #9
It went down fine. Coming back up? Not so good. MiddleFingerMom Apr 2013 #11
Tweak the recipe a bit? Callmecrazy Apr 2013 #12
M-m-m-m, I had asparagus with butter & lemon the other day. HATED it as a kid, now it's my favorite. MiddleFingerMom Apr 2013 #13
We had an ice cream maker. I made peach/vanilla. It was really good. applegrove Apr 2013 #7
Pineapple ice cream womanofthehills Apr 2013 #8
Thanks. That sounds yummy... Callmecrazy Apr 2013 #10
I managed a Carvel store for years: Ask me anything. In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #14
Pistachio ... surrealAmerican Apr 2013 #15
Ahh another fan of Pistachio Callmecrazy Apr 2013 #16
yeah, but that gallon isn't all air and weird chemicals Kali Apr 2013 #17
That was my reasoning too... Callmecrazy Apr 2013 #20
Strawberry! nomorenomore08 Apr 2013 #18
Bought an ice cream maker years ago. RebelOne Apr 2013 #19
Peppermint OxQQme Apr 2013 #21


(32,142 posts)
1. I'm a coconut fan.
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 02:42 PM
Apr 2013

Ben and Jerry's has an ice cream "cook" book out. Lots of great ideas in it.


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.


(3,065 posts)
4. The included recipe book says...
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 03:34 PM
Apr 2013

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.


(26,983 posts)
5. Don't buy cream by the pint
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 04:01 PM
Apr 2013

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.


(8,904 posts)
8. Pineapple ice cream
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 04:19 PM
Apr 2013

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!


(3,065 posts)
10. Thanks. That sounds yummy...
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 04:27 PM
Apr 2013

And welcome to DU. And the lounge. And could you bring a bag of ice next time? We're always running low.


(55,083 posts)
17. yeah, but that gallon isn't all air and weird chemicals
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 05:06 PM
Apr 2013

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


(3,065 posts)
20. That was my reasoning too...
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 05:29 PM
Apr 2013

Less air. Smaller servings? No way. Bought two quarts of Strawberries today and I'm gonna use em for that.


(30,947 posts)
19. Bought an ice cream maker years ago.
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 05:23 PM
Apr 2013

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.

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