If you have a good ice cream maker and follow these tips, you can make great ice cream at your home. Prices for ice cream makers range from less than $100 up to more than $500. The most expensive models have built-in freezing compressors. The cheaper models can be used in the home.
You will need to buy a model that uses rock salt or ice if you plan to make large quantities of ice cream. You can consider buying soft serve ice cream equipment for making ice cream easily at home.
Canister models can only make 1.5 quarts of ice cream at a time. You can make ice cream as a family activity by choosing the hand-crank model. This will use rock salt and ice. Each family member can have a turn, but the crank must be manually turned for a long time. The electric crank is much easier than manual crank models.
The bowl rotating at a constant speed will ensure consistent results. Many electric crank ice cream machines will include an automatic cut-off feature. This will turn off the motor once the ice cream has reached the desired consistency. The resistance of the bowl turning while it is being made determines the consistency.
Once you have decided which type of ice cream maker is best for you, it's time to choose the right ice cream recipe. The faster ice cream freezes, both for the best taste and smooth texture. You can prepare all the ingredients ahead of time and let them chill for several days before you put them in the ice cream maker.