September 23, 2023

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Healthy Home Made Ice Cream With an Ice Cream Maker

When summer comes, ice-cream is a big hit, both with adults and children. Sure you can go to the shops and buy ice-cream but you are limited in the flavors and many of the additives in it are known to be unhealthy and not good for you.

One of the best alternatives is to make your own at home with an ice cream maker. Ice-cream makers aren’t expensive and are easy to get hold of these days. They are also very simple to use and it won’t be long before you are making some delicious ice cream you’ll enjoy a lot.

Using one of these makers isn’t particularly hard. The more expensive electronic ones are much better because they are easier but you can still make ice cream with the manual versions.

The real benefit of home made ice cream is that you know exactly what has gone in to it. You are not eating ice-cream full of additives and suspect substances. You are eating good, wholesome ice-cream made from healthy ingredients which you know where they came from.

For many of us with children, this is very important because we want to ensure our children eat a balanced healthy diet. With allergies on the rise, more and more children are allergic to one or more ingredients of ice cream.

Of course, the other big benefit is that you can make ice-cream of any flavor you want. This is your chance to really experiment and produce flavors that are incredibly unusual and you’d never see in the shop.

Some of the more unusual flavors include avocado, cognac and even balsamic vinegar! Of course, you don’t have to stick to one flavor, you can mix them up. What about a peanut butter and jelly flavored ice-cream?

All you do is use the base syrup and custard mix and then you add your ingredients to the mix. You then freeze it, wait a couple of hours and there you have it… delicious frozen dessert!

Of course, you don’t need to come up with exotic flavors, you can stick to the good old favorites such as vanilla or chocolate or strawberry. If you have children you could also indulge them and make some from their favorite flavors which they will really enjoy.

Home made ice cream with an ice cream maker isn’t difficult to make and can provide you and your family with hours of fun. Making your own at home, particularly if you experiment with flavors, will impress your family and friends. It makes a perfect addition to any barbeque or dinner party.