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Ice cream is fun and easy to make at home as long as you've got an ice cream maker. This video will demonstrate the steps for making homemade ice cream.See Transcript

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Transcript:Homemade Ice Cream with a Machine

In this video, you will learn how to make homemade ice cream with a machine. 

One of the easiest flavors to make at home with an ice cream machine is vanilla. Not only is it delicious, it can also act as a base for a variety of tasty ingredient additions. 

Ice Cream Ingredients

To begin, you'll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract 

Mixing Ice Cream Ingredients

First, in a large bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and the whole milk. Be sure to mix until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Next, stir the heavy cream into the milk-sugar mixture; then, stir in the vanilla extract. 

Cooling the Mixture

When complete pour the mixture into an airtight container, such as a glass jar. Cool the mixture in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes. Cold ingredients will help the ice cream thicken properly inside the machine.   

Assemble Ice Cream Maker

While the mixture cools in the freezer, assemble the ice cream machine as directed by its instructional manual. Most machines are composed of a motorized base, a cold mixing bowl, and a mixing arm. Make sure you have frozen the mixing bowl to the extent that your model requires. 

Churn Ice Cream with Ice Cream Maker

When the mixture is cold, remove it from the freezer. Turn on the ice cream machine and pour in the mixture. Allow the mixture to thicken for approximately 20 minutes. The ice cream is ready when it's thick and creamy.  

Adding Flavors to the Ice Cream

For tasty additions to your ice cream, add one cup of chopped cookies or candy to the machine five minutes before the ice cream is finished. For a healthier alternative, add chopped fruit such as strawberries or peaches to the ice cream. 

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