Cooking at home is a rewarding experience. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of satisfaction as you watch your friends and family tuck into a meal you’ve prepared. Cooking is a labor of love that many people enjoy. While it’s fun whipping up a roast dinner on a Sunday afternoon – preparing food isn’t limited to wholesome meals.
What about dessert? Making a tasty, creamy treat for your family is as rewarding as fixing them a meal. Without a doubt, ice cream has to be one of the most popular desserts on the planet. The smooth, creamy texture of this delicious confectionary makes it a favorite for many.
While most ice cream recipes are easy enough to prepare, many fail at producing a batch that’s worth eating. If you attempt to create this dessert always ends in disaster, here are 15 ice cream secrets to preparing the perfect batch.
Secret #1 – It’s All About the Batter.
How you make your batter forms the foundation to a perfect ice cream recipe. A mixture that’s too thick leads to an ice-cream brick that you’ll never be able to scoop. A thick batter binds all the ingredients into a seemingly indestructible mass. Even if you let the ice cream thaw, the chances are that you’ll find it to be too thick to enjoy.
On the flip side, a batter that’s too thin tends to freeze poorly. If you make it too runny, then you can expect freezer burn to ravage you attempt to make a delicious dessert, you’ll most likely end up with more ice in your ice cream and less of a smooth consistency.
Once you put together a perfect batter, make sure that you give it time to chill and set up in the fridge overnight. We prefer to let our batter chill for at least 24-hours before making our batch of ice cream.