What’s Cookin’ Cube? [#4] Ice Cream!
Awhile back I posted about purchasing an ice cream machine. Well, finally over the weekend my Mom and I made some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream using a recipe from the Food Network. Big mistake.
First off, the machine we got was meant for bigger portions, and being that this was our first time ever using it, we thought using a recipe from the Food Network would be okay – since there was no recipe on how to make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream in the manual that came with the ice cream machine. Other recipes were in the manual though – such as Vanilla, Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, and several others. But I wanted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream!
So we started making the ice cream at 4:30pm on Sunday. First we made the cookie dough (which did not take very long) and then we put it in the fridge. Next we made the ice cream base by heating milk and creamer (which was a mistake, a we should have used whipped cream as the manual lists this ingredient in all their recipes but not in Food Network’s recipe we used.
So we heat up the liquids, add in 9 egg yolks. Afterwards, pour liquid into can.Refrigerate for 3 hours. Then we took out the can, put the motor on top, and turned it on. We had to add ice cubes and rock salt in layers. Let it spin for about 40 minutes.
After the process we put it in the freezer. Then we took it out and added the cookie dough. But of course, the texture of the ice cream was not good since we did not use whipped cream. So in the end, we get kind of an icy ice cream. And did I mention not much? This recipe only has about 8 servings!
We had leftover cookie dough, so we made cookies – which were awesome since it was the first time I had made them with butter. So good! So in the end, we got one thing done yummy – some cookies. Next week, hopefully, we will try again next week using whipped cream and probably a different recipe. But I’ll save the cookie dough part. I loved the cookies! : )
Bottom Line: The machine seems to be alright once we get the recipe down. I did not have much trouble with the machine, it was mainly just the recipe. I’ll post another article in the future letting everyone know how the second go-around went with using whipped cream. Total time spent on making ice cream: 2 hours. The rest was just waiting while things were being chilled, frozen, or churned.