For Christmas, my lovely Hubby bought me an Icream maker, to be more specific a Cuisinart ICE100NCU Gelato & Ice Cream Professional Ref: ICE100BCU.
He knows I love a gadget, and thought I,d just showthe first time I have used it 🤗
Please excuse the junk on my worksurfaces, Hubby is fitting some new cupboards in another part of the kitchen, so I am in OCD hell till they are done 😉 I will have a lovely cooking/craft storage and work area at the end of it though 😊
The machine is quiet large, about the footprint of a small Mircowave, the instructions are clear and the booklet throws in a few recipes too.
After much discussion, we decided to make Ginger and Chocolate Chip Icecream, I used the Thermomix to ‘cook’ the base,
and added a good piece of Aldi root ginger, peeled and cut into ‘coins’, 450ml double cream, 250ml of whole milk and 150g white sugar – I also added a good glug of the preserved ginger syrup – I cooked this at heat 80 for 10 minutes on reverse speed 1, then set aside in the fridge for a couple of hours for the ginger to ‘infuse’.
At this point I strained the mixture into the Icecream makers bowl
and popped it into the machine.
I set the timer for 50 minutes and pressed start.
5 minutes before the end, I added 25g of plain Chocolate dots and 3 lumps of preserved ginger, cut up into bits.
Once mixed, using a silicone spatula I decant it into a lock and lock box and shove in the freezer before I scoff it all 😇
Not good for the diet, but this was really delicious – I am looking forward to practising and maybe will try frozen yoghurt next time 😍