Tuesday, June 16, 2009

TWD: Honey Mango Ice Cream

This weeks pick was made by Tommi of Brown Interior. I just happened to pick up a new ice cream maker so I was excited to make this! I've never made ice cream before so this was a learning experience. I decided to use mango's instead of the peaches because I saw some frozen mango at Trader Joe's that I wanted to try. I thought that the ice cream turned out ok. It didn't have the mango flavor I was hoping for. Next time I will definitely use fresh fruit instead of frozen stuff. I was trying to be good and use only whole milk so I left out the heavy cream and I think that was a mistake as well. It wasn't as creamy as ice cream normally should be. My ice cream had a strong vanilla flavor so next time I would add less vanilla.

There were a couple of tips that I read that I wish I had known about before making the ice cream. I read somewhere that it's better to have the machine running before pouring in the ice cream mixture. I also was reading that adding a little bit of alcohol prevents the ice cream from getting rock hard, which mine did. So both are good things to know for next time. I will definitely be making more ice cream and maybe even frozen yogurt this summer. I can't wait to try all the possibilities!

Go check out what other bakers have done this week.


Cheryl said...

I just got a new ice cream maker as well, good tips!

Melissa said...

Sorry your ice cream wasn't the best. I was actually wondering how frozen fruit would do in this ice cream. At least you learned some new things about making ice cream!

Pam said...

Great tips. The mango honey flavor sounds wonderful but I am sure you are right that using fresh mango would make it more flavorful.

Anonymous said...

Your Honey Mango Ice Cream looks really tasty! Sorry the taste of the mango didn't come through for you. It was my first time making ice cream so I read the instructions and it says to start it before pouring in the mix.

Dragon said...

There is nothing better than homemade ice cream. Well done!

MaryBeth said...

We also have gotten a ice cream maker attachment for our kitchen aid, I cant wait to use it. My husband loves mango and is drooling over the thought of this ice cream...

TeaLady said...

Well, it looks delicious.

Love these new ice cream makers - on the table and NO CRANKING!!

Kevin said...

Mango ice cream would be so good!

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