I have an ice cream maker. A really good one at that. You might remember my previous attempt at making ice-cream which was a moderate success – I say moderate because I thought it was missing something in terms of texture. Again, that was because I used Amul Fresh cream in place of whipping cream. Now, fresh cream contains only 25% fat , and thats not fatty enough at all for ice creams. I used it because its a challenge to find whipping cream at supermarkets in India, with the availability being pretty erratic. I wasn’t very wowed with the results, so I hadn’t made ice-cream after that at all. Then we shifted cities, all hell broke loose, all my kitchen supplies were packed in cartons of various shapes and sizes and stocked away in different places, and I got really busy with work.
Fast forward four months, and I went shopping at our local Nilgiri’s supermarket. I was picking up my fortnightly supplies of groceries, when I happened to spot a carton of Amul Whipping Cream. Short of jumping for joy and screaming, I was extremely kicked 😀 😀 I just picked up & put two big cartons of whipping cream into my shopping cart and my mind was already furiously working out what all I could do with it 😀 Right off the bat, I decided not to go through the hassle of having to unpack my ice-cream maker and tinker with it. As it is, I live in a very humid city and my ice-cream container never freezes enough. Even if it did, all the cold is lost within ten mins of churning before the ice-cream even has a chance to set. It was too much fuss. Also, I remembered this fantastic drool-worthy recipe for Homemade Icecream without an Ice-cream maker by Kevin&Amanda. So i got right to it 🙂 I just used saffron and Tutti Fruiti for the flavouring – but you can add whatever toppings that take your fancy! It was just the right amount of sweet, and really tantalisingly creamy. I froze it for 6 hours – and it was at soft-serve/gelato stage which i completely loved !
Head to the link for the recipe – if you can even call it that – its super easy!! And the results speak for themselves – seriously creamy, super smooth and yummy ice-cream without a machine!!! Try it NOW!! 🙂