Homemade Ice Cream

Preparing delicious ice creams and sorbets without artificial colors and preservatives is easier than you think. Find your sweet inspiration here…

Custard Base Ice Creams

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Prep in 15 Minutes or Less

Seasonal Fruit Tip

When fruit is in season, not only does it taste better, it also has more health benefits. Seasonal fruit that is allowed to ripen naturally is exposed to the sun longer, which makes it sweeter and richer in antioxidants. Sweeter fruit needs less added sugar. Each season offers an array of fresh produce, buy fruit at its best and freeze in batches to use in a quick ice cream or sorbet. For more benefits of summer berries and cherries, and how to use them, read the article.

Berries & Cherries

Summer Fruit Ice Creams

Quick tips

Freeze fruit in separate pieces: Cut fruit in pieces if needed, spread out on a tray in a single layer, freeze, then use frozen fruit in a recipe or transfer to a freezer bag for later use.

Reduce calories: Choose sorbets. For fruit ice creams, use ripe fruit and reduce or omit the sugar. Replace cream with yogurt or milk and the whole milk with low-fat milk.

Make it dairy-free: Replace dairy ingredients with nut milk, rice milk, coconut milk, soy milk or yogurt.

Make it smoother: Add an egg white or a ripe banana to give a smoother texture to your ice creams, or insert the butterfly whisk and whip for a few seconds on speed 4.

Reduce ice crystals: For a softer consistency add sugar syrup, glucose, honey, golden syrup or alcohol. These ingredients stabilze and reduce ice crystals.

Store it well: Store ice cream or sorbet in shallow freezer-proof containers and cover the surface with cling wrap. Place in the coldest part of the freezer as quickly as possible.

Alternative Ice Creams

Customizable

Try adding your favorite mix-ins, fresh fruit, chocolate, nuts, candies, brittle, cookies, brownie pieces or even granola. Add spices or herbs to create exciting new flavors. Enjoy in a cone, softly swirled into a sundae or sandwiched between cookies.

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