In a recent food.com article, author “Budget Bytes” gives the reader a brief rundown on how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker. This simple tutorial gives you some basics to get started, but omits a few key pieces to the puzzle.
The article begins by briefly describing what makes good ice cream (tiny ice crystals versus big ones) and how to do it. The process begins with building a base, which the author partially explains, but, for some reason, does not provide a recipe. As it turns out, the article links to a recipe written by another user at the very end. The target audience seems to be people who do not generally make ice cream, so it’s a little confusing as to why the author would not give a full rundown on how to make the base.
The rest of the article gives a step-by-step on what to do after making the base and why. Next, you chill it in a container with a large surface area before freezing. After that, you throw it in the freezer and let it solidify slightly before pulling it out, mixing and repeating the process. Alternating between mixing and freezing breaks up larger ice crystals that might be forming to create a smooth ice cream texture.
The article delivers a smart, concise guide to making ice cream without a maker though, it would be more helpful with a recipe for ice cream base within the body.