The next method for making homemade Ice Cream is the Canister type ice cream machines. The cannister type come with a canister with coolant in it, you store it in your freezer for 24 hours, then it goes with a motor and a paddle, so you pour in your ingredients and the motor stirs the mixture while shaving in tiny little ice crystals. This is easier than the old-fashioned way above, it would take about an hour to make a soft serve ice cream.
There are also compressor Type Ice Cream Makers these are awesome because you do not have to prechill the bucket, the ingredients do not have to be ice cold. All you do is pour in the ingredients and press start and the machine shuts off when there is too much resistance on the paddle which means your ice cream is done. This is what I have at home, I love it, but it is big, and it is heavy, and they are expensive, however if you love frozen confections like myself you will never be without it.
However, if you want to make homemade ice cream and you don’t have one of these awesome machines, you can make ice cream using dry ice and your ice cream will be done in minutes.
Simply make your ice cream base recipe, I have included one below. You will use ¼ of crushed dry ice adding it in slowly to your base while mixing, in a matter of minutes your ice cream base will be frozen and creamy. You do need to use precautions when using dry ice. Dry Ice according to Wikipedia, “ is the solid form of carbon dioxide. It is used as a cooling agent; it has a colder temperature than frozen water it is typically -109-degree farenheight so the burn you get if it touches your skin is frostbite. Always use gloves when handling dry ice, and when using it to make ice cream it is important the there are no big chunks. I always use a food processor and pulverize the dry ice. If you have extra dry ice the kids will have fun if you put it in water it will make smoke, always a crowd pleaser. Making this as a family is like science and culinary arts at the same time with a very fast delicious payoff. Click on the link below for the video.