Make Ice Cream at Home

Nothing makes a hot summer day complete like a big bowl of homemade ice cream.

Few things can touch the pure, sweet joy that ice cream brings to little kids (and big kids) on a hot summer afternoon. There are countless ice cream novelties and frozen concoctions available to buy, but nothing beats the flavor of real homemade ice cream.

A home ice cream maker creates delicious ice cream at the touch of a button, using simple ingredients like milk, cream, sugar and flavorings. You can also use it to make fruit juice slush, sorbet, frozen yogurt and icy cold beverages. An ice cream machine makes it so easy to whip up a cool treat for your family, any time the mood strikes.

How can something so wonderful be so easy to use? Just follow these easy steps:

1. Inside the ice cream maker, seated in its belly, are storage containers. You will pour your blended ingredients into this storage container.

2. The mixture is drawn from the storage container into a freezing chamber edged with refrigerant liners.

3. Next, electric motors attached to agitator blades of the mixer fluff up the ingredients to make them creamier.

4. As the ice cream begins to firm up, and sets in the refrigerated chamber

5. At serving time, just raise the handle on the dispenser unit, and the ice cream falls into your bowl.

Ice cream-making used to be a real chore involving entire families. Fresh ingredients were placed into a metal container that was kept cool with ice and salt. Everyone in the family would take turns stirring the mixture with a wooden paddle, or turning a crank connected to paddles. It was a lot of work, but the results were so sweet. Ice cream makers evolved over the years, with such advancements as motorized paddle agitators. Now, making fresh, delicious ice cream really is as simple as gathering the ingredients and pushing a button.

If you love ice cream on a hot, sunny day, just wait until you try your first taste of home made ice cream. There's really nothing quite like it.

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About The Author, Garnett Foards
Contributor Garnett Foards is a regular columnist for numerous popular web sites, on family portrait and home interior subjects.
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