Do you love some tasty ice cream? Well, you should try making walnut ice cream at home and enjoy it with your family and friends. These recipes are easy to follow and use readily available ingredients. This section discusses two ways to make the walnut ice cream; you can make it yourself with or without the machine. Let’s get straight into the recipes to yield three ice cream cups.
Recipe 1: Without a Machine
• 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
• 1 cup of milk
• 2/3 cup of walnuts
• 1/2 cup of sugar( you can add more depending on your taste)
• 1 egg yolk(you can add the white too)
• Chopped walnuts
Steps for Preparation
Take the two-thirds cup of walnuts and soak them in water for approximately thirty minutes. This is primarily to soften them and ready them for paste preparation.
Break the egg yolk in a pan and gently mix with half a cup of milk. Add all the whipping cream and the sugar into the mixture. You should then continue stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Boil the mixture on low heat for approximately fifteen minutes while occasionally stirring it. The low heat makes the egg safe to eat.
You can now drain your soaked walnuts and grind them for one minute on high speed. The result should be a smooth paste.
Remove your ice cream mixture from the heat and strain it into a bowl. The result should be a smooth texture paste.
Add the walnut powder into the mixture and stir it well.
Strain the ice mixture once more into a clean glass container to remove the huge chunks of walnut (if you love it chunky, you can skip this step).
Freeze the ice cream mixture until hardened. After every three to four hours, you should get it out and stir with a fork to make it smoother.
When hard enough serve into cups and add the chopped walnuts on the top.
Recipe 2: With an Ice Cream Machine
The main benefit of using an ice cream maker is that it takes less time. The ingredients are the same, and you will follow the recipe until step 7, but this time, you strain the mixture into a canister. Most ice cream makers come with specific canisters.
Place the canister into the ice cream maker and secure the machine at the top.
You can then put a layer of ice and rock salt around the canister and fill it on the top.
Start the motor and let the ice cream churn until it’s ready. It may take thirty minutes to one hour, depending on the quantity and desired consistency.
Take out the canister’s ice cream and put it in a Tupperware container, close with an airtight lid, and store in the freezer.
Serve chilled and add the walnut toppings.
With these simple steps, you can quickly quench your thirst on a hot day. Try it today.