Don't laugh, I've been playing at making ice cream today. I have no idea what goes into ice cream, apart from probably milk. I love ice cream but I regard it as a treat, the only time I buy it is when I'm out and about and I have a Magnum. I dare not buy big tubs of it from the supermarket, because I know once I get it home, it won't last more than a few hours, because I would scoff the lot. I am sure it is full of calories and sugar, and all manner of stuff I shouldn't be eating. There must be a way of making a healthier option at home.
All my cooking is made up, I use what I already have, because to follow a recipe means having to go out and buy the right ingredients for it. So, the first thing I did was to chop up a banana and put it in the blender jug. Then I added some diluted evaporated milk, don't ask me how much, and what was the ratio of milk to water, it was a guess.
Next I thought I might add some chocolate. I bought this cheap bar of plain chocolate from Tesco for 30p, I thought I might add some squares to a drink of hot cocoa, to make it a bit more chocolatey. So, I need to crush a few squares to go into the icecream mix.
Here is the ideal gadget to do that. It's got blades inside, which plunge up and down on a spring when you press down on it.
Here are a few squares crushed into crumbs.
Add it to the mix.
Then I thought it needed something else, so I crushed some mixed nuts with the gadget, and added those, and whizzed it all together. Then I shared it out between four plastic recycled pots. Put the lids on, and now they are in the freezer.