How to Make Ice-Cream at Home

How to Make Ice-Cream at Home

Ice creams are to die for and homemade ice creams are a healthy way to satisfy your sugar cravings. You don’t need an expensive fancy looking equipment to make ice cream at home. With just minimum ingredients that can be easily found at the supermarket, you can easily make your favorite ice cream. The entire process takes no longer than 5 to 10 minutes.

This method of making homemade ice cream is quick and easy to make the delicious creamy scoop of this frozen dessert. Follow the method below with our secret ingredient to enjoy homemade ice cream.

The ingredients that you need to make ice cream are milk, sugar and vanilla essence. You will need 2 to 3 cups of crushed ice or ice cubes, 1 small ziplock bag, 1 large ziplock bag for ice and our secret ingredient: coarse salt for freezing the ingredients.

To begin with, you need to add sugar (as needed) in a cup of milk. Pour half a teaspoon of vanilla essence into this. Once the sugar has dissolved, pour this mix into the smaller plastic ziplock bag. Make sure you seal it tightly after removing any trapped air inside the plastic bag. Put the ice in the large ziplock bag and add about one-third cup of coarse salt into it. Place the bag with milk into this large bag and seal it properly.

Now all you need to do is continuously shake the bag for five minutes. Since the bag is filled with ice, it will be too cold to handle with bare hands so you can wear gloves or wrap it with a thick cloth. After vigorous shaking, the liquid starts to harden and turn into ice cream. Once it has completely hardened, place it on a flat surface and allow it to settle for a few minutes. Open the bag and enjoy your homemade ice cream.

Wondering how this happened? All thanks to the coarse salt. When ice is mixed with salt, its freezing point lowers by 2 degrees. This makes the liquid freeze quickly when compared to freezing it with just ice.

For making more ice cream you only need to double up the ingredients. And to make different flavors, you only need to add different essence. You can also add any fruit to the liquid to make it a fruit ice cream or add chocolate chips to it.