Here I bring yet another adventure of Mommy ‘n’ Princess “A Healthy Homemade Ice-cream”. This effort of mine came in as a result of my sister’s request to prepare an ice cream which could be healthy. First of all I wondered how would I make an ice cream! Will that be even possible? Then I thought lets give it a try. But again my thoughts were how would I make a healthy one. I wasn’t sure if I can actually make healthy ice creams. A series of discussion kept running inside me regarding healthy and non-healthy things to consider.
As I continued thinking the first thought was what could be a healthy ice cream? Probably an ice cream without binding agents and without any added chemicals. So I started with minimum available ingredients at home, such as:
2 cups full cream milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 extra tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp of salt.
1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
I mixed all the ingredients together and churned it using a hand blender. When the mixture turned into a bubbled structure I covered it and kept it in the freezer. Again when I checked it after half an hour the consistency was same and there was no ice formation. So after another half an hour I checked again and I could see it had started to freeze over the edges. Now I took my blender again churned it till the ice got turned into liquid and kept it back in the freezer. Now I started to check every one-hour as I had analyzed the freezing time of my fridge. I repeated this process 4 to 5 times.
My toughest task was to wait for an hour, as my princess would come to me asking every fifteen minutes –
“Mamma is it ready?”
She was very excited that her favorite vanilla ice cream was being made at home that too in a healthy way.
This time it took me a little while to check my ice cream, may be around two hours. So, the texture of the ice cream was hard like ice but I was able to break it easily with the blender. Again I churned it until I got a creamy texture and kept it back in the freezer. After a while when I checked again, I was so glad to see that it didn’t form an iced texture this time. Finally my ice cream was in the actual ice-cream form. Therefore, with a happy mood I served my home made healthy ice cream to my super excited princess. But my happy mood turned into a sad one pretty soon as she did not like the taste of it and started asking me if we can make some junk ice cream next.
Yes I have to agree that the taste was just fine since I just added normal milk. The taste would have been enhanced if I had used Almond milk or heavy cream. So, I further added ¼ cup of condensed milk and churned it again. After churning twice with a gap of an hour, my ice cream got its real shape and taste.
Yaay!! I was finally able to scoop my ice cream with a spoon. Ultimately our ice cream adventure came to an end.
Note: Its better to use condensed milk instead of adding extra sugar. I used Nestle condensed milk.
Ingredients were taken from below website:
In order to make it fluffier you can use heavy cream instead of milk or you can mix both. Since my intention was to keep my ice cream healthier I have only used minimal ingredients.
To make the ice cream little more interesting you can add crushed Orio biscuits, rainbow sprinkles or crushed roasted almonds. My favorite out of these are roasted almonds.
Happy ice cream day 🙂