My head says go to the gym, my heart says eat more ice cream!
That's right! There was some moment I care nothing about my calories, I just want to dive into the world of desserts. While browsing thru Youtube, Gemma's tutorial "Homemade Ice Cream with only 2 Ingredients" just pop right out, I watched it and I tell myself OMG I HAVE TO MAKE IT TOO!
I am always a big fan of her, I have tried many recipe from her baking tutorials, it's is so easy to understand and never fails!
Before starting, I just want to quickly show you my phone case, isn't it lovely? I love to dress up my phone case very often and this one I got from Taobao but sadly they discontinued this model. If you are curious about my nails, they are from Madam Glam!
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My pretty red nails were from MadamGlam, in shade of Voulez-Vous?
They were actually chameleons gel, it change colors when it meets cold or warmer temperature. It can lasts up to month and very pigmented upon first layer.
Let's get into ice-cream making now!
You can read Bigger Bolder Baking for full details of ingredients and recipes for different flavors.
I gathered all the ingredients by hitting my local groceries market, all you need is 400ml of sweetened condensed milk, place sweetened condensed milk in the fridge to keep cold.
I use F&N and I think I should probably go for fat-free next time because it will reduced the sweetness.
Next ingredient is 450ml of whipping cream, I use Anchor's but I find it's a little bit pricey than regular one! This one comes in 250ml per pack so I have to bought two.
Beat whipping cream on mixer until stiff peaks form.
Turn down the speed of mixer and pour the condensed milk into the whipped cream. Then, whip until the mixture is thick and to stiff peaks. That's all as an base for the ice cream. It taste awfully good and I swear I could eat them just like this!
Meanwhile waiting for it to whip, I prepared fresh strawberries and blueberries. Owww I love strawberry, I just love fresh fruits.
I blend it all together in a fruit blender to make 1/2 cup of strawberry & blueberry puree. They look alike my nail color!
Pour into the base of ice-cream.
Starts creating marble effect by swirling around using chopsticks.
When it's done, just pour into a paper cup.
I added some blueberries on top as a decorations.
Cutting square baking sheet and wrap it with elastic band then cover with hemp rope I bought from Daiso.
Fridge in freezer for few hours, and it's time for decorations.
I wish to decorates it into zakka (雑貨) style, so I used hemp rope to tight vertically.
Cut off excess.
I got this melting wax set from HERE, I had cut my seal wax stripes into little cubes for easier melting. I bought this while there's a huge sale on their webpage, I choose light pink, deep red, and golden for my wax and alphabet W as my stamp.
Hopefully next time when I finished my seal wax I would get it in smaller cubes which I wouldn't need to cut, something like THIS (image above).
After cutting into smaller cubes, I place and let it melt slowly with tea candle. This is the part I enjoyed the most, watching wax melts and think of nothing by staring into the light.
By the way did you noticed how much have my nail growth with that nail color? It's been 2 or more weeks since I apply my chameleons gel, I think I should have get my manicure done very soon but it just stays like it doesn't wanna leave it's blanket on morning!
It is melting!
When it turns liquefied, pour it onto the cup.
I think I shouldn't melt it too much or least wait for few second before I pour. It's too runny, my wax is running all around!
Quickly take my stamp and stamp on it.
Here is it!
Lastly, ice cream can be stored up to 2 weeks, but I could finish it in few days because it taste so good! I've mixed all the color of wax I have and created some unique stamp colors.
The chances of failing is almost impossible, you don't need to use any fire or heating machine (especially if you are afraid of fire like my sister, she doesn't even cook!), only if you don't have any electric mixer you could always beat with hand mixer.
With few ingredients and tools, it is a great gift to give to someone special, easy to make, and fun to share.
You should definitely give it a try and create your own recipes!
You can find all the flavors, full instructions and ingredients HERE on Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking.
Best time for ice cream is ALWAYS! Do you agree? (wink)