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Hard Ice Cream
« on: February 20, 2011, 01:35:56 pm »
Does anyone have a tip to why my ice cream sets rock hard like ice? It tastes yum but difficalt to get out. My lastest ice cream made was EDC blueberry one. I used blueberries, frozen milk & cream, sugar. Tips please???

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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 08:26:28 pm »
I have the same problem Learner so will be interested to read any tips people give here.  I find taking it out 10 minutes before needed, although hard to remember to do, makes it more manageable.  I've tried the adding of alcohol but that doesn't seem to help much. Some ice-creams set a lot harder than others - JulieO's chocolate ice-cream only needs a short time out of the freezer before use. http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2085.0
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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 10:18:02 pm »
I found the same problem - until I made the salted caramel maple icecream - and remembered that adding salt lowers the freezing point.  I have previously been leaving the salt out of my icecream because I couldn't see the point in salting it - but now I add a pinch of salt to each batch and it keeps it a little bit softer and you cant taste the salt.  It is still not as soft as bought stuff though.
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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 12:50:34 am »
I 've found that the hardness varies a lot. I try to remember to take it out when we sit down to our meal but usually forget. I then put it in the microwave for 1 minute and then its better to scoop.
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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 02:16:58 am »
What do you store your ice-cream in Cookie that is suitable for the microwave.  I used to do the same until I read where a combination of plastics and microwaves are not good for you so I have stopped doing that now.
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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 04:08:16 am »
I have this problem too I don't think ice cream is all that successful in the TM thats why on Chit Chat I was reading about the ice cream makers. You mix ingredients in the TM then use the ice cream maker

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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 09:18:39 am »
I use a plastic kilp it container Judy. It probably isn't all that safe, I really wouldn't know.

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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 10:09:39 am »
Does anyone have a tip to why my ice cream sets rock hard like ice? It tastes yum but difficalt to get out. My lastest ice cream made was EDC blueberry one. I used blueberries, frozen milk & cream, sugar. Tips please???

I use icy pole molds for excess icecream.  Less stress for me ;)

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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 11:47:37 am »
Plenty of grog stops it from setting hard. 

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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 12:39:43 pm »
Plenty of grog stops it from setting hard. 
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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 07:33:13 pm »
I've tried a splash Chookie but it needs more than a splash  :-\
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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 03:37:27 am »
They always say I am heavy handed with the Brandy at Xmas time.

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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2011, 12:27:50 pm »
Bit late, but somewhere on here is discussion about using glucose instead of some sugar to help make it softer
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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2011, 12:49:01 pm »
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Re: Hard Ice Cream
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2011, 01:05:12 pm »
You're a gem   :-* :-* :-* :-*
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