Wed 15 Apr, 2009
Visits to Granny were always a treat because of the creamy homemade ice cream. I know she always has on handy ready to be served. We all enjoyed and relished the taste of those different flavored treats we easily devoured minutes after she served them. Little did I know then that those homemade ice creams, we are all crazy about, were products of long and tedious process.
Ice creams are always part of our family celebrations and holidays so when I started my own family, I just go on and continued the tradition. When the kids were young, any grocer bought ice cream is enough for them but after they have acquired the taste for my mother’s or sisters’ homemade ice cream; they started demanding for ice cream like “those yummy ones granny make” and thus my trouble began.
My first few attempts at making homemade ice cream resulted to either too soft or too hard products. I know I followed every one of those detailed instructions and have made sure that all measured ingredients were exact and added or mixed as per instructions and yet, my homemade ice cream doesn’t even warrant a lick form my own kids.
I really did literally sat down and think really hard where things went wrong. And then I realized that ice cream making is not only about measuring and mixing but everything depends on proper timing. A homemade ice cream maker should know when to churn, when to chill and age and when to finally freeze the ice cream.
Knowing when is the right time to do all these little steps will ensure a soft, creamy, mouth watering homemade ice cream anytime, anywhere… just ask my kids. They make their own homemade ice cream from scratch.