I have been cooking now for so many years, and being a food blogger, I have tried cuisines other than Indian, tried my hand at baking too, but for some reason, never tried making ice cream at home. In fact, I have an ice cream maker at home, that I had bought longtime back in the US, but till now, I haven't used it at all. Even today, for my first attempt at making ice cream at home, I didn't use it. Actually, I had a can of Milkmaid ( sweetened condensed milk ) and Fresh Cream in my pantry, of course when I had bought them, I had other ideas. But, now with this hot weather, I wanted to do something that didn't need much work and the first thing that came to my mind was ice cream. This is such an easy recipe, needs no ice cream maker, an electric hand blender is all that is needed, but I feel, even without that, you can still make this ice cream. I would still try making it, the regular way, but I think, even then, this would be my first choice, the ice cream tasted so delicious, perfect texture and most important of all, takes just minutes to put together..
Need To Have
- Fresh Cream - 200 ml
- Milkmaid/Condensed Milk - 7 tablespoons
- Vanilla Extract - 1/2 teaspoon
Actually we need to blend the fresh cream (chilled ) with a hand blender till you get soft peaks, then fold it with the condensed milk and freeze. I realized this only after I had mixed together the fresh cream ( it was at room temperature ) and the milkmaid, but that didn't stop me from making the ice cream, and this is what I did.
Mix all the ingredients together, then use the electric blender to beat it for about 5 to 7 minutes, till you see small bubbles and the mixture is creamy.
Now pour this mixture in a freezer safe container, layer it with wax paper or parchment paper and freeze it till set.
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I didn't beat the fresh cream ( used Amul ) to soft peak consistency, nor was it cold but still the ice cream was perfect, that's the reason I am saying, you can make the ice cream without the hand blender too, just use the regular mixie/blender or if you have a strong arm, beat it with your hand.
We layer the ice cream with parchment paper, so that ice doesn't form on top of the ice cream.
Depending upon the temperature in your refrigerator, the freezing time varies, I left it overnight.
Gives you 3 to 4 servings, but if you are crazy about ice creams, then you can finish it all by yourself too.