I made... Ice cream - So yum, so fun! #COOKJOHNCOLEMAN
Who knew making ice cream was so fun?!
If you have been around long enough, you must have seen his ice cream comments; whether the dessert needs ice cream, or in fact more ice cream, we all know that one of John Coleman's favourite things is this sweetened frozen food! I wanted to make my own ice cream for so long! So what better time to try my hands on ice cream making, than on our friend, FT's great community manager's birthday?!
It all started from here!
Our friend Doug proposed a fun challenge idea: Make something for John's birthday party! Although I really wanted to make a chickpea-based dish (Sorry John!), the idea of making ice cream was way more interesting! So I grabbed my scoop, and went on the internet to find a good, reliable recipe!
There are many different methods for making ice cream! Some need a lot of egg yolks, some needs a machine, our traditional ice cream (Bastani) needs Salab, and i didn't have any of these! So I chose what seemed easy, yet delicious!
This method needs whipped cream + sweetened condensed milk + whatever flavour you want! Easy, right?
I started with making my own condensed milk. It took about 1 hour (75 minutes to be exact) to turn 1200 G of milk into 500 G of condensed milk. While it was cooling down, I took the cream out of the freezer to become warm enough and whippable!
Then I simply whipped the cream to a soft peak, added the condensed milk and anything else (strawberry essence for one half and chocolate sauce for the other). Then I put them in the freezer.
If you enjoy licking the cake batter, you would love this! There is not gonna be a food poisoning risk licking this!
Some suggested taking it out and whipping it again a few times and some didn't mention a thing! So I decided to listen to the former! For the rest of the afternoon, about every hour I did it and the last time I added chocolate chips and minced sour cherry chocolate.
The next day:
After about 12 hours of resting in the freezer, the ice cream was finally ready! However, it was ice cream, it could melt quickly! Knowing that, I prepared the photo scene in advance. But my calculations weren't that correct; I ended up expending more time on taking the photo that the ice cream started to melt near the edges.
It screems "Put me back in the freezer NOW"
I was short on time so I tried to scoop some into the cone, it wasn't very successful. Therfore I put everything in the freezer again and tried to take the cone pictures later.
That is why they look a bit melted, they were out under the sun! It's my fault for not giving them enough time in the freezer to refresh themselves!!!
I loved the chocolate one (obviously!) but they both were delicious! It was a hit among the family!
However, for the next time, i want to make ice cream with the other methods! I think the texture would be better with those ways!
I loved how picking the cone, putting chocolate sauce in it, taking the ice cream out of the freezer, scooping and choosing the toppings made me feel! I felt like I was working in an ice cream shop! Every step was so fun and delightful! I think I might actually like it more than baking or cake decorating! I also loved how there is a simple base (or a white canvas if you will) and you can add anything you want!
So even if you don't like ice cream, I recommend assembling one! It is quite pleasurable!
P.S. Happy Birthday John!
What do you guys think?