Want to know how to make ice cream at home without having to spend too much money and doing it with completely natural products? For this, you will only need the ingredients, some ice cream molds, wooden or plastic sticks, and a freezer, nothing more.
Making homemade ice cream is quite simple. If you use fruits or juice, you can add sugar to orange or strawberry, for example. You can lower a fruit’s acidity with a little cream, which will give the ice cream more creaminess and a very balanced and delicious flavor.
How to make ice cream with yogurt?
If you choose to make a frozen yogurt ice cream, you will only have to stir the product well, pour it into the mold, put the stick in the middle, and put them in the freezer for 4 or 5 hours. If you want to make them a little more special, you can add pieces of fruit or even dried fruit, which will give them a soft or crunchy texture.
How to make fruit-flavored ice cream
For fruit-flavored ice creams like lemon or watermelon, it’s recommended you use seasonal fruit. To do this, you must put half a liter of mineral water in a saucepan and add four or five tablespoons of sugar, although you can also use a sugar substitute like stevia or saccharin.
When the sugar has dissolved is when you must add 200 milliliters of natural fruit juice of your choice: lime, orange, grapefruit, pomegranate, etc. You will mix everything well until it is homogeneous, you let it cool, pour it into the molds, without forgetting to put the stick in the middle and leave it in the freezer for three or four hours.
In case the chosen fruits are not acidic, you can do without the sugar or sweeteners since it would be enough with the own fructose that the fruits have. A delicious ice cream is melon or watermelon, ideal for summer. If you want them to be creamier, you can add spreadable cheese, cream, Greek yogurt, or milk.
For the fruits that you cannot put in a juicer due to their shape, you can always use the blender, although there are ice creams in which the pulp of the fruit can give it a different flavor and texture.
Dare to use the healthiest seasonal fruits!
How to make chocolate ice cream
For those with a sweet tooth, ice cream with chocolate is delicious! You can also use any kind of chocolate. For this, you must melt it in a saucepan, and when it is ready, pour it into the molds together with pieces of dried fruit or homemade caramel. Insert a popsicle stick and place inside the freezer for about 4 or 5 hours.
Take your imagination to the limit to prepare homemade ice cream of any flavor yourself.