July is National Ice Cream month. I love making my own ice cream and today I’m sharing with you my Top 10 Ice Cream Making Supplies.
In no particular order here are my Top 10 Ice Cream Making Supplies:
Ice Cream Maker. I’ve owned this Cuisinart model for over 8 years now and I love it. It’s simple, straightforward, and a work horse in my kitchen. It’s the #1 best seller on Amazon for a reason! I’m sure it’s not *the* best machine out there, but for under $50 you can’t beat it!
Extra Freezer Bowl. Once you get started making homemade ice cream, it gets addicting. Having an extra freezer bowl comes in handy, trust me. 😉
The Perfect Scoop by David
Instant-Read Thermometer. If make custard-based ice cream (which you totally should), then you’re going to need a quality thermometer. This one is speedy, accurate, and has an automatic shutoff to preserve battery life. In the 4 years I’ve owned it, I haven’t had to replace the battery.
Mesh Strainers. You need a quality strainer when making custard-based ice cream. I love this set. It’s affordable and versatile and I use this set for sifting dry ingredients, too.
Ice Cream Tub. I just picked this one up and it’s life-changing. It fits perfectly in the freezer and it doesn’t take up too much space (it can fit on the freezer door). Its curved sides make scooping a cinch, plus they enable you to easily scoop all that lovely ice cream from the corners without leaving any behind. Awesome, right?! 🙂
Pint Frozen Dessert Containers. When I’m making ice cream to give away I store it in these containers. You can decorate them with craft paper for a festive gift, and they are useable, too–just simply wash them out and dry.
Ice Cream Scoop. This scoop is a rock star! There’s self-defrosting liquid in the handle that activates by your hand warmth to melt rock-hard ice cream as you scoop. Love it, right?!?! (Note: this scoop is NOT dishwasher safe.)
Vanilla Bean Paste. In my opinion simple, quality ingredients makes the best ice cream. I love this paste, the vanilla flavor is phenomenal plus you get luscious little vanilla seeds throughout your ice cream.
Blender. I recently bought this blender and I have to say it’s the best I’ve ever used. The three blades chop, mince, and emulsify ingredients easily. This will come in handy when making smooth purees for fruit-based ice cream.
If you’re looking for some great ice cream recipes to put my Top 10 Ice Cream Making Supplies to the test, try these:
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