Homemade Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker

Homemade ice cream without an icecream maker – not as difficult as you might think.
By Priya Sreeram

It’s been a while since my refrigerator saw some ice-cream action. But with kids falling sick and hubby dearest itching to tickle his taste buds – the strawberries and bananas finally beckoned me and I went ahead and made 2 separate batches of ice-creams; While bananas made a happy pair with roasted almonds, strawberries gelled well with the creamy mix for another batch.

don’t have an ice-cream churner at home, nor do I get double-cream/heavy whipping cream easily in the stores, but fresh cream, cream cheese and condensed milk are a few ingredients that graces my refrigerator most of the times, and all these things go in to making a wonderfully creamy treat

Verdict:

The rush of the strawberry hit and the nutty ripe bananas got a whopping thumbs-up. As the weather swings from pleasantly cool to mildly chilly , the tingly ice-creams was a happy devouring experience.

Icecream made Easy (Strawberry & Banana and Roasted Almonds)
 
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Homemade Icecream without an icecream maker - A luscious delight !
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the Strawberry ice-cream
  • Strawberries - 250 grams
  • Condensed Milk - 400 grams (I used Nestle Milkmaid)
  • Amul Fresh Cream - 300 ml (or use double cream/heavy whipping cream)
  • Cream Cheese - 2 generous spoons (I used Brittania) ,optional - gives a richer creamier taste
  • Little Less than a pinch of salt
  • Half a lemon
For the Banana & Roasted Almonds ice-cream
  • Bananas - 6 to 7 small sized ripe bananas
  • Almonds - a fisful (Roasted till smoky & charred and roughly chopped)
  • Condensed Milk - 400 grams (I used Nestle Milkmaid)
  • Amul Fresh Cream - 300 ml (or use double cream/heavy whipping cream)
  • Cream Cheese - 2 generous spoons (I used Brittania) , optional - gives a richer creamier taste
  • Little Less than a pinch of salt
  • Half a lemon
For Garnish :-
  • Chocolate Syrup /Butter Scotch Topping
  • Roasted & coarsely chopped/grated Nuts
  • Fresh cut fruits
  • Cherries or Glazed Cherries
  • Any choice Toppings
Instructions
  1. (Same procedure for both the ice-creams)
  2. Puree the strawberries in a food processor or blender and squeeze in the half lemon. Set it aside.
  3. For the banana ice-cream, roast the almonds till a smoky hue and roughly chop the nuts , puree the bananas with a dash of lemon juice and mix with the nuts.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the condensed milk, fresh cream, cream cheese and whisk it on a medium speed with an electric beater till they are frothy , swirly & gushy
  5. Gently fold in the strawberry puree/banana puree & nuts and salt in to the cream mix and scrape them into a plastic box.
  6. Freeze it for 4-6 hours and enjoyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy !
Notes
The mix will expand when freezed, so put it in a plastic tub the right size with enough space in the top. Cover it with a cling film and the lid of the box/tub has to be shut air-tight You can add choco-chips or marshmallows too before scraping it to the tub. It is OK if the mix is tad sharper/sweeter than you wished for; as freezing tones down the flavor over time, the mix will adjust to the right taste
 

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