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Sometimes you just can't find that ice cream that you want. There might be a certain fruit flavor you want, but the store simply does not have the type of ice cream you want. The best way around this is to make ice cream yourself. Then, you can experiment with the ingredients and come up with a combination that will be delicious.
Making The Ice Cream
The first step is to find out the type of ice cream that you want to make. Would you like all of the ice cream to be flavored or would you like the ice cream to have one flavor, but with chucks of fruit placed inside. Then, you will need to get an ice cream recipe. A sample ice cream recipe would be:
Keeping The Fruit From Freezing
If the fruit is in chunks, one of the concerns is that the fruit in the ice cream will be a hard chunk. To prevent this, the fruit needs to be cooked first. Another approach is to add sugar to the fruit, refrigerate it and then pour out the water. The sugar draws some of the water out of the fruit, which prevents it from becoming an ice chunk. Lemon juice can be used to break the fruit down. Also, adding a small quantity of vodka can prevent the fruit from freezing.
Making Puree Ice Cream
If you would like the ice cream to have the fruit flavor throughout, such as if you are making custard ice cream, you will use a similar approach to making normal ice cream, but you will want to reduce the amount of sugar because the fruit is already sweet. Determine to what extent you would like the fruit puree to make up the ice cream. 1/3 is a common ratio. Then, measure how much fruit puree you have and add dairy until you have achieved the correct ratio.
One of the great things about using fruit to make ice cream is that you are sweetening your ice cream with something healthier. The nutrients that come from the fruit will still be in the fruit when served in ice cream form. Also, the fruit is low in fat. The greater the percentage of ice cream that is made from fruit, the healthier it will be.