I've had my run with ice cream machines and gadgets. I've tried the kitchen aid ice cream bowl, which is terrible. You have to freeze the bowl in a deep freezer and it never got cold enough in the mixing stage to actually be ice cream. It was always liquid still.
And I've used an old ice cream maker that has the wooden base, and my biggest complaint was that the ice cream maker had to sit in my kitchen sink while it mixed because the ice melted and it goes everywhere. So the sink would let it melt and drain. This isn't a big deal EXCEPT when you are hosting and have a lot of cooking and need that sink!
So, I recently got the Nutrimill Artiste mixer and I have loved it. I'm easily able to get double and triple batches of bread and dough done at one time, but they also have an ice cream bowl attachment! I don't have to freeze the bowl, and it sits inside the mixing bowl so I don't have to deal with ice melting and fighting over sink space! I've made few batches of ice cream, and I am super happy with the results.
Most ice cream makers all make a soft ice cream, and you have to freeze it for a few hours to get it to harden up super well. I also feel like this particular ice cream maker is super simple and is less loud than my big wooden one, PRAISES!
The good news for you is that... from Today, September 1st-September 4th...
Nutrimill is having a Labor Day sale on the mixer, it is $100 off! They also have an ice cream bundle (not included in the sale), but it has the ice cream bowl attachment, and a waffle cone maker! But I am also running a giveaway on my instagram for the ice cream bowl attachment! If you aren't on my instagram, give me a follow and enter the giveaway!
If you have been interested in this mixer, it is a good time to check it out! The sale also includes the grain mills! So if you have been waiting for a good deal on a mill, now is great time!
Alright let's get into this ice cream recipe, and I will say...this recipe is requested a lot! By friends, by family...which is why I decided to share it on here! If you make this one, it will be the only one you need!
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
2 1/2 cups of raw whole milk (can use store bought)
1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream
3/4 cups pure maple syrup
1/2 tbsp vanilla bean paste
pinch of salt
*Ice and rock salt for the machine.
Whisk together all the ingredients and pour into the ice cream maker. I'm using the ice cream bowl attachment that goes to the Nutrimill Artiste. Pour the ingredients into the bowl, and place the bowl inside the nutrimill mixing bowl. Make sure it locks into place. Add the lid and lock it into place. Begin layering ice and rock salt all around the bowl until it is full. More salt will help the cream freeze faster so don't hold back. I do a layer of ice and a thick layer of rock salt. Turn the mixer on 2 for about 20 - 30 minutes. It will be soft ice cream. Pour it into an air tight container with a lid and freeze for a few hours for a firmer ice cream before it's time to serve! Or you can just enjoy some soft serve ice cream right then!