How is homemade ice cream made?
The process of making homemade ice cream can be extremely simple, with some individuals only using two or so ingredients to make it happen. This may involve combining some heavy-whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk. With fresh ingredients from home, great sugar alternatives can be used to avoid an overdose of sugar in the mix.
The ice cream-making process can be kickstarted by whipping up the cold cream for more or less 2-3 minutes until soft peaks can be seen forming from the whipping action. Once the cream is thoroughly whipped, the sweetened condensed milk can be added. The cream and condensed milk need to be very cold when they are mixed.
The temperature allows for the mixture to blend perfectly. For a traditional homemade ice cream taste, vanilla extract can be added followed by more whipping for another 2-3 minutes – store in the freezer and enjoy.
Whipped cream as an ingredient for ice cream around the world
Ingredients may be called by a different name from country to country. The United states refer to heavy Whipping Cream while the British refer to it as either Whipping or Double Cream.
In the Philippines, it is also known as Whipped Cream or in some cases, it is called Heavy Cream. The Netherland folk call the cream “Slagroom”. Some forms of cream that undergo a heat treatment also originate from Nestle around different parts of Asia.
Homemade ice cream with origins in China?
Some clever historians first recorded a form of frozen cream being blended around 200 BC by none other than the Chinese. They’re being no freezers back then, they must have somehow left it out in the frozen climate – using ice and salt to create the dessert’s tasty debut.
There is another notion that historians have investigated which involves stories of iced dairy products being brought to the West by journeymen making their return from the East. Many other great legends revolve around the history of ice cream.
Homemade ice cream taking the world by storm
Since those ancient times, ice cream certainly took the world by storm. Ice cream shops have opened up in their thousands over the past couple of decades. International brands like Milky Lane opening their doors around the late 1950s.
Today most cities around the world have some sort of market for ice cream – allowing consumers from all walks of life to get a taste of an ice cream delight.