Did you know you can make ice cream without using an ice cream maker? My kids love doing craft projects and helping cook in the kitchen, so of course they love making homemade ice cream too! We tried out an ice cream mix from the Curious Creamery that allows you to make all kinds of ice cream combinations using mix-ins you have in your kitchen!
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Homemade Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker!
To make homemade ice cream, all you need is a packet of ice cream mix from The Curious Creamery and some add-ins. Each packet needs to be mixed with a chilled liquid such as water, coconut water, milk, almond milk, juice, or chilled coffee.
Add 1/2 cup of chilled liquid of choice to one packet of ice cream mix.
Stir the mixture in a bowl to fully combine.
Whisk the homemade ice cream mixture 3 to 7 minutes using an electric mixer. We maxed out the 7 minutes of mixing. The texture should be wavy and creamy and the mixture may double in volume, also depending on the fat content of the liquid used.
Once mixed, cover and freeze your homemade ice cream for 4 to 6 hours. We froze our ice cream overnight and it was great the next day!
Making homemade ice cream from the Curious Creamery is a fun way to involve kids in making this fun dessert. You can even let your kids choose the mix-ins. We made Orange Chocolate Chunk ice cream using orange juice as the chilled liquid and adding in chopped dark chocolate during the mixing stage. An orange garnish and chocolate chunks on top transforms this ice cream into a fancy dessert, perfect for any party!
Difficulty Level: It’s very easy to make ice cream using The Curious Creamery ice cream mixes because it only involves 3 steps: Stir, Mix, and Freeze.
- Just make sure you follow the instructions and don’t add too much liquid. 1/2 cup of liquid is plenty for one packet of The Curious Creamery ice cream mix.
- If you are using a stand mixer, the instructions recommend using two packets of ice cream mix with 1 cup of chilled liquid + mix-ins to make homemade ice cream.
- If you include alcohol in your homemade ice cream, it’s important to dilute the alcohol and not use too much so the ice cream will freeze properly. After all, you want the alcohol to flavor the ice cream and not have an overpowering alcohol taste, which won’t be delicious.
Texture: The Curious Creamery finished product is kinda like gelato, with a creamy and somewhat chewy texture.
Servings: One packet of ice cream mix will easily feed 4 people. This ice cream is rich and filling, a little goes a long way!
Ice Cream Combinations
Raspberry Fudge Ice Cream: Chocolate ice cream mix + 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 cup fresh raspberries. Garnish with chopped dark chocolate and fresh raspberries.
Caramel Mocha Ice Cream: Original ice cream mix + 1/2 cup iced coffee + (after mixing) drizzled caramel sauce. Garnish with chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips.
Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream: Strawberry ice cream mix + 1/2 cup chilled coconut milk (for drinking) + toasted shredded coconut. Garnish with diced fresh strawberries.
It’s a lot of fun to make ice cream at home and even more fun to make creative ice cream combinations. Our Orange Chocolate Chunk ice cream was a hit and I’m excited to try a combination using coffee and possibly even coconut milk! How delicious would chocolate coconut ice cream be, with toasted coconut flakes and chocolate shavings on top? I definitely recommend trying out The Curious Creamery ice cream mixes; the whole family will love making ice cream!
Sweet Treat Giveaway! Ends 9/13/17
I’m excited to give away two packets of The Curious Creamery ice cream mix; (1) Chocolate and (2) Strawberry so a special winner can try these amazing flavors! Our prize set also features gorgeous jewel pattern Yummi Pouch cloth snack bags by Revelae Kids, perfect for back to school snacks!
What’s your kids’ favorite back to school snack?
This giveaway is coordinated and sponsored by Mommy Scene and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One (1) winner will be randomly chosen and contacted through e-mail, and their name displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on 9/13/17. Have fun and good luck!
Katie is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, a stay-at-home mom to three kids and a Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.