Tuesday, November 11, 2008

How to "Ripen" Homemade Ice Cream

This tip comes a day early for a non-dairy ice cream recipe I'll share tomorrow, but a tip nonetheless.

When making homemade ice cream, no matter how you make it, if you eat it immediately, it tends to be a little soft and runny. With some recipes, it tastes just fine that way. When you want to have hardened ice cream for that classic look or even to scoop for cones, you'll want to "ripen" the ice cream first.

All you need to do is to take your homemade ice cream and put it into a covered container in your refrigerator freezer (or deep freezer) for about an hour (or more for larger amounts) to harden. Depending on your ingredients, you may need to take it out for a few minutes before scooping.

This also helps to make strong flavors a bit more mild... Like the Peanut Butter Banana Chip Ice Cream recipe I'll share tomorrow!

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