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How do I make ice cream w/out an ice cream maker?

2 cans full fat coconut milk
2 to 2 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (about 1 pound)
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

This is what I plan on blending. Is it as simple as just freezing it or does an ice cream maker have some magic to it?

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jus1jess

Asked by jus1jess at 3:12 PM on Feb. 11, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • They have a Kick the Can ice cream recipe that you use coffee cans and kick them or roll them around the floor until it is made. Here is one link but there are many more. http://crafts.kaboose.com/ice-cream-in-a-can-or-kick-the-can.html
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 3:14 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • An ice cream maker turns the mixture while freezing it. It helps to emulsify the fat and water molecules and gives the creamy texture. You can puree the ingredients then freeze it in ice cube trays then reblend it in the blender. It will be like a slushy.

    Super premium ice cream uses special mixers to break up the fat into the smallest possible bits-- single fat chains. That's why the texture is so good.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 3:16 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • Well there's the shake it in a ziploc bag method. Of course, that makes a very small amount at a time.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • put it in a big bowl with a lid and shake every half hour or so.....
    mommawhite08

    Answer by mommawhite08 at 3:42 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • an ice cream maker stirs it as it freezes to keep it creamy, but mommawhite gave you a great method to use instead. you can also open the bowl and just stir.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:43 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

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