Monday, July 15, 2013

How to Make a Single Serving Cup From Homemade Ice Cream. [a picture tutorial]

Who can resist a scoop of homemade ice cream? Not I. In fact, every time I have made salted caramel ice cream in the past, I had the hardest time stopping. Recently, I discovered a delicious strawberry ice cream recipe that I absolutely adore. To make it, follow the directions to make vanilla ice cream, but omit the vanilla bean. Take 1 lb of fresh strawberries and slice and dice into tiny pieces. Add 1/4 cup of granulated sugar (or more/less depending on how sweet the strawberries are), mix, and let it sit overnight in the fridge with the vanilla custard base. The next day, mash the strawberries with a potato masher until it's at the desired consistency. I don't like using the blender, because I enjoy my strawberry ice cream with texture. Mix the strawberries into the vanilla custard and freeze in ice cream maker.

Whenever I go to the grocery store, I have a tendency to purchase single serving ice cream flavors. I pondered and wondered if there was a way to make one portion sizes with homemade ice cream. With my stubborn ass, I figured out a way and you can follow along in this picture tutorial.

Materials: saran wrap, plastic hair ties, 2oz plastic sample/portion cups (aka jello shot cups)

Pour freshly churned ice cream into all the containers and leave in freezer while you attach the cover. First, Take saran wrap and place over top of container. Secondly, take a hair tie and stretch it over the opening.

Viola! A perfectly sealed container.

When you are ready to enjoy ice cream, simply peel off the saran wrap like the covering for the store brought ones.

Mmmm...enjoying my sweet treat.


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