ice cream


This ice cream is for later. Presently in soft form it will harden as it chills further.
This photo is repeated down there ↓ where it belongs. The only flavor is vanilla. 


The fake ice chunk is in the freezer for a whole 24 hours.

The slurry is made in advance too. It needs to cook to dissolve the sugar and denature the single egg inside, so a custard then, and chilled to near freezing. That's a rather long time needed to go from so hot to so cold.

*2 cups heavy cream
*1 cup whole milk
* sugar as you like it up to 1 cup, this is 1/4 cup.
* 1 tablespoon corn syrup to prevent the formation of large crystals, this is 1/4 cup.
* 2 teaspoons vanilla
* a pinch of salt because everything this saccharine needs a touch of salt
* one whole egg

This is the loosest ice cream mixture I ever made. Everything else up to this point was thicker than this. So I had my doubts.

The egg is dumped in and whisked. No straining, No egg separation, no fuss at all. It's barely a custard with only one egg, but as they say in France, one egg is un oeuf.


The motor is on the side so that it doesn't heat the ice cream

The fat clumsy black gear is the thing that turns.

The bowl has a big fat plastic gear-shape on the bottom that fits over the gear on the base. 



The frozen ice block fits into the bowl and over the big fat black plastic gear, locking it into place with the bowl. So the black bowl and ice block will turn.





But oddly, the blades will not turn. They will be locked into place and the bowl turn around them. The blades will scrape the top of the fake ice block as the fake ice block turns underneath them. It is counterintuitive. You expect the blades to turn and the bowl to stay put but this is the reverse of that.


The ice cream slurry was prepared far in advance and chilled to near freezing. 

It's the first thing that is started besides freezing the fake ice pack. The idea is to take as much of the load off the machine as possible. If the slurry is cold enough it can be further chilled aerated within just a few minutes. This took longer, but I was still surprised how much it froze and nearly doubled in volume. 


The entire assembly is chilled to give it the best advantage, except for the motor.






ice cream turning animated GIF



I debated about buying this machine years ago through eBay. It is little more than a toy. It was thirty dollars then. Would I use it? Would it sit there idly hogging up storage space? It turned out to be the handiest little thing and I use it all the time. 

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