CLOVER HONEY VANILLA ICE CREAM This clover honey vanilla ice cream uses no sugar in the mix. The ice cream is sweetened with only honey. Since there are so few ingredients in this, make sure they are of good quality. Every ingredient counts.
Making ice cream requires a little time to prepare. Making the base the night before allows it to be nice and cold when it goes in the ice cream maker. Put all of the ice cream maker parts in the freezer the night before also. It will help the ice cream freeze.
Custard-based ice cream seems to be a little richer in taste. The base will have to be strained to get any solid pieces of the egg out of the mix. I have an old Norelco ice cream maker from probably back in the ’70s but it works great yet! It allows me to make smaller batches of ice cream at a time. Scott also bought me an electric ice cream maker that looks like an old crank handle ice cream maker, I use that occasionally also but it is for bigger batches of ice cream. Unfortunately, the more I make, the more I eat.
Ice cream is one of my favorite summer foods. This vanilla ice cream can be the base of many great recipes. Make ice cream sandwiches, put on top of a warm crisp, ice cream bars or shakes, the possibilities are endless.
There are some good ice cream brands on the market these days but there is just nothing that beats the taste of homemade ice cream! Give it a try, it only requires a few ingredients and is well worth the trouble.
I hope you all have an amazing summer!
Clover Honey Vanilla Ice Cream
Clover Honey Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 medium saucepan
- 1 blended
- 1 plastic wrap
- 1 fridge
- 3 Piece egg yolks
- 1/2 Cup clover honey
- 2 Cup heavy cream
- 1 Cup whole milk
- 3 tbsp Vanilla
- 1/4 tbsp salt
- Rock salt
- In a medium saucepan combine the egg yolks, honey, milk and salt. Whisk until well blended. Cook over medium heat until bubbles just begin to form around the edges. Whisking often at first then continuously as the mix begins to get warm.
- Remove from the heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla. Cool to touch and give another good stir. Cover with plastic wrap making sure the plastic touches the base, to prevent a skin from forming on the top; Chill in the fridge 6-24 hrs.
- Process in an ice cream maker using the rock salt and ice. Process until the ice cream is stiff or according to manufacturer's directions.
- Put ice cream in an air tight container and put in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight.
The Magic Ingredient: Clover Honey
The star of our show today is none other than clover honey. This light-colored, raw honey is not just a sweetener; it’s a powerhouse of health benefits. It’s known for its antioxidant properties and its ability to improve digestive health. Plus, it’s antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. Talk about a superfood!
Our Clover Honey Vanilla Ice Cream gets its creamy texture from organic raw coconut cream. This ingredient is approximately 50% coconut oil in its purest form, thanks to a delicate cold pressing process that maintains all the proteins, oils, enzymes, probiotics, and water-soluble vitamins.
Cooking Tips for Making Ice Cream
Now, let’s dive into some handy tips for making this delicious treat. First off, always start simple. If you’re new to making homemade ice cream, don’t worry about complicated combinations. Stick to quality ingredients and follow the recipe.
Remember, the base needs to be as cold as possible when pouring into the machine. This ensures faster churning and results in smaller ice crystals, giving your ice cream that smooth and creamy texture. Also, invest in good equipment. If you’re using an ice cream maker with a freezable canister, keep the canister in the freezer at all times.
Serving Suggestions for Clover Honey Vanilla Ice Cream
Once your Clover Honey Vanilla Ice Cream is ready, it’s time to get creative with serving. You could go traditional and serve it on a cone, or you could try something more adventurous. How about ice cream layer cake or ice cream dessert tacos? Or maybe even ice cream doughnuts? The possibilities are endless!
You might be wondering, “What’s so special about coconut?” Well, coconut products have made a big comeback after years of being criticized as a ‘bad’ fat. In reality, coconut and coconut oil have been staples in the diets of some of the healthiest cultures in the world. This is mainly due to the type of fatty acids found in coconut.
And if you’re worried about your ice cream melting in transit, fear not! It will be shipped in an insulated cooler with dry ice, ensuring it arrives at your doorstep still frozen.
So there you have it, folks! That’s the delightful journey of making Clover Honey Vanilla Ice Cream. Remember, the key to a great homemade ice cream is quality ingredients, the right equipment, and a little bit of patience. Happy churning!