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For the Love of Ice Cream: How to Make Your Own Pure Frozen Delight

Updated on June 19, 2013
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Ice Cream Basics

Making one’s own ice cream will permit the cook to control ratios of ingredients, plus the fact that you will not be eating preservatives. I ran a poll about a month ago on respondent’s favorite flavors and came up with an assortment of recipes that will both tickle the palate and please the connoisseur. These recipes will have to be varied to some degree, as an ice cream maker’s bowl is a certain size, so know what yours is, or you might have to waste ingredients. Never overfill that bowl, or it will not operate properly. Feel free to use an electric model, or the old fashioned hand crank. For you first timers that haven’t purchased an ice cream maker yet, be sure that you are getting the size that you want—not too large, and definitely, not too small. You will need to freeze the bowl before you use it in many electric models. It will be frozen enough if you don’t hear the liquid within when it is shaken. So without wasting any more time, enjoy these recipes. They use milk and cream, and the cream will be giving you a beautiful texture. I use organic ingredients, but you don’t have to do that.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

2 1/3 cups heavy cream

2 1/3 cups whole milk

1 whole vanilla bean(about six inches long)

3 large eggs

4 egg yolks

1 cup sugar

2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Combine milk and cream in medium saucepan. Use a sharp knife to split vanilla bean lengthwise, and use blunt edge of knife to scrape out to seeds. Stir seeds and pod into the milk/cream mix. Bring to slow boil over medium heat stirring continually, then reduce to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Combine eggs, the yolks, and sugar in a mixing bowl. You can use a hand mixer or stir by hand for about 2 minutes until mixture is smooth and thick. The color will vary from pale to deep yellow, depending upon your egg source.

Remove bean pod from mixture and discard same. Measure a cup of this liquid, and with mixer on low speed( or mixing by hand), add the cup of hot liquid in a slow, but steady stream to the egg mixture. Don’t add at once, or you will cook your eggs. When combined, pour egg mix back into the saucepan with the rest of the milk/cream and stir to combine. Cook by stirring constantly over medium-low heat until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. It won’t take a long time. Transfer to a bowl, stir in the vanilla extract, cover with a sheet of plastic wrap, and chill completely, about 2-3 hours.

Pour chilled custard into freezer bowl, and mix until thickened, according to manufacturer’s directions. The ice cream will be soft and creamy, but if you want it firmer, place in an airtight container and freeze for about two hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

If you wish, you could add chocolate chips, nuts or fruit to the ice cream while mixing, usually five minutes before it is done.

Coconut Ice Cream in a Coconut Half
Coconut Ice Cream in a Coconut Half | Source

Coconut Ice Cream


1 cup milk

1 can cream of coconut(I used a 15-oz can of Coco Lopez)

1 ½ c. heavy cream

1 c. sweetened flaked coconut

Combine milk and cream of coconut, mix well. Stir in cream and flaked coconut. You might even wish to try a little shredded pineapple, too. Pour into freezer bowl of ice cream maker and freeze per manufacturer’s instructions. Also, check to see how small you need to chop your nuts or fruit, per manufacturer.

For a variation on this recipe, you could roll frozen vanilla ice cream balls in toasted coconut. To toast coconut, bake on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes, stirring once or twice, in a 350 degree oven. If you use sweetened flakes, stir more often, since the added sugar causes irregular browning.

Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa made this!
Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa made this! | Source

Chocolate Ice Cream


1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder(I used Ghiradelli), but Dutch process is preferred

2/3 c. granulated sugar

½ c. firmly packed brown sugar

1 ½ c. whole milk

3 c. heavy cream

1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract

Place cocoa and both sugars in medium bowl, stir to combine. Add whole milk and hand mix on low or whisk to combine until cocoa and sugars are dissolved, about one or two minutes. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla. Pour into freezer bowl and allow to mix until thickened, as per manufacturer’s instructions. If you wish to add chopped nuts, tiny marshmallows or fruit(I tried maraschino cherries), add them during the last five minutes of mixing. Check your instructions to see how small they have to be chopped for your ice cream maker. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If you wish it to be firmer, transfer it to an airtight container and place in freezer for at least two hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream | Source

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


2 large eggs

¾ c. sugar

2 c. heavy cream

1 c. whole milk

2 tsp pure mint extract(whatever your favorite mint is)

5-6 oz. chocolate chips or chunks

Whisk eggs until light and fluffy, about 1 ½ minutes. Whisk in sugar, a little at a time, then whisk an additional minute to thoroughly mix sugar in.

Add cream, milk, and mint extract and STIR, do not WHISK. You don’t want to add air to the eggs. It will affect the texture.

Transfer to your ice cream maker bowl. Add chips or chunks, size per manufacturer’s instructions during the last five minutes of mixing. If you like, you can add 10-12 drops of green food coloring now, too. Freeze in airtight container for four to six hours, depending upon how you like the consistency.

Ice Cream Sundae with a Flair
Ice Cream Sundae with a Flair | Source

The Sky's the Limit!

Hopefully, you have found a recipe in here that you like. If you would like me to do another batch of recipes, do tell, and I will get to work on those. Don’t be shy, I can give you recipes for sorbets, ice cream pies, ice cream sodas, or whatever else you might enjoy. This is only the tip of the iceberg(or ice cream).

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, you can per spy, and be assured that you get the best of ingredients, too. Wo wants chemical 'ice cream' that won't melt?

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      Perspycacious 2 years ago

      Wow! Look at all these comments. You hit the jackpot.

      And I always knew you are cool.

      I can make ice cream in my Blendtec Blender, fast, easy, and yummmm!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I had a wonderful Christmas, Kenneth. Glad that you enjoyed the ice cream. Opening a new door is always a good thing, as we learn something new by doing so. Cheers!

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dec. 26

      Aviannovice,

      Once again, I find myself in awe of such a talented wirter as yourself. One of the marks of a good writer is making the reader not just see, but believe your topic. And with your ice cream, I actually tasted it.

      I hope you had a Merry CHRISTmas and will have a Peaceful New Year.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks for saying so, Tami.

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      Tami 2 years ago

      The abltiiy to think like that is always a joy to behold

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      @ aviannovice,

      Cornell? You go to Cornell? Did you know that "Andy," Ed Helms, of The Office and the Hangover movies went to Cornell, but only in his Andy character in The Office?

      Wow! What an intelligent person you are.

      And I truly understand how tough it would be to try and send me some of your delicious ice cream.

      It is the though that counts.

      Thanks anyway, dear friend.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Move to OK…it might be easier for me being on foot to make your ice cream on request...

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      aviannovice,

      Yummy. I am going to rush out and buy a big size vanilla ice cream from our local Walmart Supercenter thanks to you.

      Kenneth

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You are very welcome, Vishakha Bajaj! I just found your comment, which had been in the HubPages spam folder. Sorry that I didn't answer you 14 months ago...

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      So sorry, Kenneth. I don't have a car, so it isn't as conducive to getting around quickly, especially with 10-14 hour days sometimes. As a matter of fact, I'm on a 9-day stretch right now, then at the beginning of September, a trip to Cornell regarding an ornithological matter.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      aviannovice,

      You mean to tell me that there are no friendly hubbers who would ship me a few gallons of ice cream and let me pay them?

      Oh what would Adam West think of this?

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Gosh, I wish I had time to do it for you. My work schedule has been changed AGAIN.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Each time I read this hub,

      I remind myself that I may be a "glutton for punishment,"

      for right now, at this juncture in time and space . . .

      I am OUT of ice cream, so what friendly hubber would just ship me a few gallon, flavor no issue, of great ice cream and I will

      ship you a check for the amount with a five-dollar tip.

      Any takers?

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Carbon dated, nothing, Rolly. I drank milk in a glass gallon jar from the cow, and I am no worse for it. I believe that unpasteurized milk gives us antibodies to fight disease.

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      Rolly A Chabot 2 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Deb... We used to make this when we were kids, back in the day when we drank milk right from the cow... lol... now I am carbon dated...

      Hugs and blessings

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      So true, Kenneth, so true, as long as it is made from natural ingredients, like cream.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Keep up the great work, aviannovice! Ice cream is one food that brings us all together.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Kenneth! Anyone that can eat sweets is definitely someone that I will get along with. It's getting to be fudge season, isn't it?

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear aviannovice,

      Sorry for my late response, but you may be right. And I do have half a carton of ice cream in my freezer as I am a "ice cream pack rat," naaah. I am joking. I will share my ice cream with anyone young or old.

      I do enjoy your hubs.

      And I enjoy your sweet spirit.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Absolutely, Barbara. Most of the ice cream made commercially now, doesn't even use cream. Some of the Walmart ice "cream" doesn't even melt...

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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      These sound delicious. I've never had an ice cream maker, but my Mom used to use her mixer. I notice the one does this. I need to try it.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, kenneth! Perhaps you'd best fire up the ol' ice cream maker. Cream is best always kept in the refrigerator of an aficionado!

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, aviannovice,

      I have to agree with you 100%. I still love YOUR recipes for ice cream and what you can do with it.

      To show you how much your hub affected me . . .I ate half a tub of vanilla, chocolate and napoleon flavor ice cream last night and was it good. Yumm. I wish ice cream was the national food of the United States.

      I do.

      Take care and keep in touch with me.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, kenneth! Most people like ice cream, so there is something out there for everyone. Rumor has it that if you peruse other countries, you just might see some totally out of character things that are totally wonderful.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Fantastic hub. Wonderful read. You are a writer after my own appetite.

      Voted up and all of the choices and I would have voted "perfect," if HP had provided it. Keep up the great work.

      And thanks for making me hungry.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Peg, you are so welcome. I just made an organic pumpkin cake for my breakfast, but I am waiting for the cupcakes to cool. I've already been to the lake, and got a few nice pics of Downy Woodpeckers. I think a couple of them together may have come out well. Cross your fingers.

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      That vanilla bean recipe sure does sound delightful. Those pictures are making me hungry and it's only breakfast time. Thanks for the instructions and wonderful recipes.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, torrilynn. These are all excellent recipes for first timers. They're easy.

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      Making ice cream yum yum. I like the variety of recipes. Voted up.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, JPS! Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at the recipes. You will certainly enjoy these.

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      JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      This is heaven indeed. I will certainly try this out. I love ice cream and surely from the looks alone, this will be delightful. Up for this one.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, DDE! Welcome, and have fun with the recipes. You'll be getting pure cream and milk in your diet with these recipes, and none of the fake materials that are in so many less expensive ice creams. Many of them don't even HAVE dairy products. Once you try these, you'll never want store bought again.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      For the Love of Ice Cream: How to Make Your Own Pure Frozen Delight incredible recipes here and looks such a treat.I like all of these recipes

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, mathira. I think you'll enjoy it. I've made it a few times.

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      mathira 3 years ago from chennai

      avian, yummy yummy ice cream recipes. My preference has always been chocolate ice cream. I will try yours.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Vellur, you are so welcome!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      These recipes are delicious, thank you for sharing.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Benjamin! I just made more coconut ice cream, and this time it only lasted two days. Fortunately, I walk everywhere, so I can ben it off without any problem.

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      Benjamin Chege 3 years ago

      Hi Deb Hirt. Can't wait to try the recipe. Thank you for sharing. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Good luck, Jatinder, ad may you find a favorite among them.

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      Jatinder Joshi 3 years ago from Whitby, Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for that re-assuring bit, about the cream. Will try the recipes.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Jatinder, to allay your fears, cream has less fat than whole milk. Many ice creams on the market are made from vegetable oil and whey powder blends, thus a higher fat content. I use organic products, and honestly, I am getting much better quality and healthfulness.

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      Jatinder Joshi 3 years ago from Whitby, Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for sharing these recipes. Seems simple enough to make ice cream at home; the drool from my tongue shows that my brain can already picture it being yummy, and also really 'fatty', with all that cream.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      iloveyoujenny, you will have a fabulous time. All of these recipes are simple. Tomorrow, I will be making coconut...AGAIN.

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      iloveyoujenny 3 years ago from Illinois

      These recipes look incredible and it just so happens that I bought an ice cream maker last week! Thanks for the sharing =)

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      moonlake, once you taste your own ice cream, I promise you that you will gladly forego preservatives, unnatural colors, and additives. All you do, literally, is throw the ingredients together in most cases.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Absoliutely, DDE. I guarantee you that if you make one recipe, you will want more.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Congrats on the Hubbie Award. This looks so good I have been talking about an ice cream maker but just have not got to it maybe I should. Voted up.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      For the Love of Ice Cream: How to Make Your Own Pure Frozen Delight looks a great tasting treat and such a creative idea.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      There you go, Meldz. When opportunity knocks, seize it with all the gusto that you can muster.

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      ignugent17 3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the recipes. They all look so good. Ice cream is very much needed today. :-)

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Glad that you approve, vibesites. These are all terrific!

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      vibesites 3 years ago from United States

      Yuuuuuuummmmmmyyyyy!!!!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Wow, Jackie, that sounds really good. I just made some coleslaw a few hours ago....

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I just love a good hot dog with sweet Cole slaw, mustard and onions. I still have them; I just boil them twice so no bad could possibly be in them, lol.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That would be such a great thing during the summer, eh, Jackie? I used to eat hot dogs until they practically came out of my ears up until a few years ago.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I bet you would do well and there are always hot dogs for the ravenous boys! I always thought of having a hot dog stand cause they are so hard to find and I make such good ones and although I have dropped that dream doesn't mean someone shouldn't. You can even have my recipes. Go for it!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, dreamseeker! Show me ice cream, and I will show you a great American tradition!

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      dreamseeker2 3 years ago

      Yum! It all looks good to me!! : ) Who wants ice cream...we all want ice cream! Voted up for content...delish!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Susan! Such wonderful delectables can be so easy to make. Thanks for the vote, and have some ice cream.

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

      My mouth is watering.. Thanks Deb for sharing. Voted up.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, pstraubie! It really is so simple to make, and is so much better without additives. I guarantee that you'll be pleased.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      These recipes look so good. I have often thought I need an ice cream maker. It is my favorite dessert. YUM....I think I will be investing in one soon.

      thank you for sharing.

      Angels are on the way ps

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I have been loving it since I did the recipes for that piece. Stay tuned for more...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I do love ice cream...Great hub.. thank you for sharing..

      Blessings

      Deb

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Jackie! It isn't hard at all, it is a great passion of mine to cook, and create wonderful things. I was actually toying with the thought of opening an ice cream shop. This is a college town, so I suspect that it would do well.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I want the coconut and mint chocolate chip. Yum those look good. Mom and Dad use to make ice cream but I have never tried it. Thanks for all the great info and hard work!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I am working on the ice cream for my next segment, it will probably be in late July to early August. Stay tuned.

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      Brian Loewer 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Ooo, I bet it is... I love pineapple in icecream.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      LVidoni, the coconut IS terrific. Try it that way first, then make another batch with pineapple. Smokin'!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Audrey! Have a ball, and tell 'em I sent you!

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      Brian Loewer 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Daaaang, now I want- no- now I need an icecream maker. That coconut ice cream looks amazing. This hub is going to make me fat and happy, good work.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Delicious!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Now's your chance, CC! I'm working on a new batch this month.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 3 years ago from Western NC

      Wow! It's not hard to make! I've always wanted to learn how, ever since I was a teen working at an ice cream shop where the owner made his own ice cream. I didn't stay long enough to learn how, but I enjoyed it so much!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Theresa, you are very welcome. I am now working on more different flavors, so never fear, there will be more to choose from.

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Oh, my heavens. Just looking at all these fabulous concoctions broke my diet! :) Seriously, I may try one or two of these when the family comes over for dinner. That way there won't be any left to tempt me. :) Great Hub. My family thanks you.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Kim, it's so nice to have another Canadian friend on the circuit. I actually have several, with a few ties to Toronto. It is such a great city, and I love the transit system, which never sleeps.

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      இڿڰۣ-- кιмвєяℓєу 3 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

      Heavenly!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Cris,it sounds like I did this just in the nick of time. They will LOVE that ice cream maker, and I will have more recipes next month.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I came back to let you know I am particularly sharing this to a friend who's getting married soon and who asked for an ice cream/frozen yogurt maker (which I gave her as a gift during her bridal shower). Thank goodness for the share button, saves me from printing your recipe. Lol!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Harriette, you will love it, and WELCOME!

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      Harriette Schwartz 3 years ago from Fresno

      Yum...love ice cream...thanks for showing me how easy it is to make! New hubber..Harriette

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      precy anza, some of them do, perhaps the larger ones. I got mine at he natural food store, for under $1.

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      precy anza 3 years ago from San Diego

      Looks yummy. I like ice cream and all those other cold stuff during the hot days of Summer. :) Thanks for sharing us this ice cream recipe Avian. :) Would most grocery stores carry the vanilla bean?

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Marion, I am so glad that you stopped to take a look, and I do hope that you will fire up the ice cream maker and simply have a ball!

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      marion langley 3 years ago from The Study

      Scanning through these cooking articles made me realize what a difference that first picture makes....i wasn't even looking at headings, just looking for something yummy!!!! Your pic looked so delicious - captured the simplicity and richness all with great contrast! I had to stop and read.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      ishwaryaa22, you will definitely enjoy these. Coconut is terrific! You like macroons, too?

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      An engaging hub filled with delectable recipes! I am a big fan of ice-cream and I would like to try all the recipes mentioned above, especially coconut ice-cream. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Vishakha Bajaj, you are so welcome. Life's simple pleasures are some of the best, aren't they?

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      Vishakha Bajaj 3 years ago

      Nice .Great selection of ice cream flavor.I love ice cream.Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You know, Cris, once you get started and see how easy this is, you will prefer to make your own. I first tried coconut back home in Maine at a local dairy's ice cream stand. I found I preferred it over chocolate! This is my version of that.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Yum! And this is only tip of the iceberg. Hmm....I wonder what's next? It's so difficult to choose but I'd like to start off with the coconut ice cream.

      Voting up and sharing. Dang, no pin button! Okay, bookmarking it then.

      Thanks for sharing your skills with us. This is great!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, KoffeeKlatch Gals. The egg makes the ice cream so much richer and robust.

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      Susan Haze 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a great selection of ice cream flavors. They all sound delicious. I have never made ice cream with egg in it, like the vanilla recipe, but it intrigues me. The egg and the heating of the cream, milk and vanilla bean are new to me. I definitely will be trying it. Terrific hub.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      ChitrangadaSharan, thanks for giving me a few details on your ice creams. Most of the ice creams here don't require the eggs. Yes, now is definitely he time to enjoy this dessert.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Well, thanks for your interest in Indian flavors.

      There is not much difference as such--- Vanilla, Mint, Cocoa and Coconut flavors are popular here too. But normally we do not add eggs in ice cream, since many people are vegetarians.

      We have some interesting flavors such as Kesar-Pista (Saffron-Pistachio), Butter Scotch, which has caramelised sugar, Mango, Pineapple, Strawberry and other fruit based ice creams, which are my favorite.

      I thoroughly enjoyed going through your hub, especially because it is Summer season, most appropriate for enjoying the frozen desert.

      Thanks!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      ChitrangadaSharan, these are definitely American recipes. Can you let us have some of yours?

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Anita, that became my favorite, placing chocolate at number two. Enjoy, and definitely pass this on for others to enjoy. Life's simple pleasures need to be shared with friends and family.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Careermoomy, I have Pinterest off. The reason I did that, us because they take the ownership of private photos. Definitely make your own ice cream if you can. It is one of the easiest desserts out there, and you won't be using dyes and other things that your family doesn't need in their food.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      All the flavours look interesting and yummy in this hub. I do make ice cream but this looks different and I am going to try all of them.

      Many thanks for sharing!

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      Anita Saran 3 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Yum! I was addicted to coconut ice cream - I had to have it everyday. Not any more, but I'm sure I'll be back. Nice hub. Well written. Thanks. Voted up.

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      Tirralan Watkins 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I remember back in the day when I needed to use an ice cream maker to make frozen treats like this. I can't believe how easy this is. I'm definitely pinning it.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      teaches, all it takes is the ice cream maker and a few ingredients. I'm sure that we could easily come up with something that you would enjoy!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      We used to make ice cream years ago and I miss the wonderful pure taste of a homemade flavor. I am drooling over the sundae pic you posted and now want to have some. Great article.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Nell, it was sure a lot easier than I thought that it would be. It takes longer in the machine cooling the mixture than it does to put it together. It is fast. I also got an 18-piece Snapware set, which has a lifetime warranty to store the ice cream in., which is specifically for freezing

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I love the sound of the chocolate one, and the coconut one, well all of them really! lol! great recipes, I should really get an ice cream maker and have a go, nell

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Rose! Pull it out, wash it up, and try these recipes out. If you have anything else that you have a hankering for, I'll figure out the recipe. Glad to help out your sweet tooth.

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Oh boy, these look awesome! I have an ice cream maker which I barely use but now I am going to have to take it out. Thank you so much for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      A pint of Ben and Jerry's runs me $3.48. A half gallon of organic milk is a bit more, and a quart of heavy cream is about the same. Depending upon what you wish to put into the ice cream, it is about the same, maybe a bit less. However, I know what I have in there with organic products, and the taste is not paralleled. With the way the economy is shop around on line. You can get the ice cream maker for a song and a dance.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      They look delicious - wonder if it works out more expensive than store bought ice-cream. I love eating ice-cream. Think I will have to think about buying myself an ice-cream maker. Thanks for sharing, the recipe's look simply delicious.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Kathryn! Thanks so much. i love to cook and even do it for work. Half the trick with food is to make it look good, and of course, it has to taste great, too!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is a fantastic selection of ice cream recipes. I love the directions, and that you provided photos. The coconut ice cream in a 1/2 coconut is an especially nice touch! This is an over-the-top awesome hub, so voted up, etc, and sharing!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Alicia! Yes, now is sure the time. I plan to make more interesting things and will share those later on, too.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Elias! You'll do fine with these, which will really get you warmed up for other things. Have a blast!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love ice cream, especially at this time of year. Thank you very much for the recipes, Deb. They sound absolutely delicious!

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      Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

      Great recipes and very useful as summer is already here. For starters ( and since this is going to be my first attempt) I'll stick with the chocolate and vanilla ones. Thanks for sharing. Voted and shared.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Wow, Colin, those are tall shoes that I have to fill, but yes, it is very easy to make your own. Make your favorite ice cream, place three scoops in a blender with malt powder(if you so desire), and blend with 10 ounces of milk. You can adjust as you like it. If that doesn't make a believer out of you, nothing will. The cats might like it, too.

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      epigramman 3 years ago

      Good afternoon Deb from Colin and Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada on a warm sunny afternoon where Gabe and I were just sitting down at the beach. For a cat he loves sitting by the water.

      It is currently 4:54pm and I have never thought about making my own ice cream .... until now because you make it look so easy and simple with your awesome hub presentation and no doubt you could probably put the big name ice cream people out of business too, lol.

      I pass by Hewitt's Dairy Bar everynight on the way to work and they are famous in this area for their ice cream - just GOOGLE the name with a slash - Hagersville and they have a website.

      Sending to you my friend my warmest wishes and good thoughts for your lovely work here and yes I am a big fan of milkshakes and of course your writing too.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, kashmir! Missed you. You will continue to make your own once you have experienced how good it is. I have been making it every week.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Ceres, it is so simple to make, it will surprise you. It is easier than baking a cake.

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      Thomas Silvia 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great information and awesome ice cream recipes they all sound so good and the big plus is they have no preservatives. Well done !

      Vote up and more !!! Sharing !

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      Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

      Great and delicious recipes for ice cream. I love ice cream. The images you have of all the ice cream really look great and they make the ice cream look so tasty and yummy. Now I want to have some ice cream.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Eddy! I aim to please!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You know, Billy, it's like stoking the fire. Do it once, and you can't stop. God thing I walk everywhere...

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      And thank YOU, My Cook Book. It was certainly enjoyable doing research for this piece.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Mmm this one looks delicious. Voting up and sharing. Have a great day Deb.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've never done this but would love to try one day. Thanks for the instructions, Deb....it's on my to do list. :)

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      Dil Vil 3 years ago from India

      Yummy! looks very delicious. This is simply good, i like it. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Vellur. These were just the first four that I did. My plan is for others, and I don't have to worry about chemicals any more, or the high cost of store bought. I can make four batches for a very reasonable price.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Delicious recipes, thank you for sharing. I should get an ice cream maker to try them out.

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