Have you ever thought of using an old fashioned ice cream freezer in the modern times? Indeed, it is one of the most interesting things you can try this summer. If you have the old style ice cream freezer with you, innovate and use it again. Regardless of how old it is and what model it is, you can sue it if its condition is not damaged. There are no set of long instructions or DIY tips to use it. Simple, take it out from the cupboard and you are ready to use it. For a small plate of ice cream, like four quarts you will need a few ingredients first.
About 15 pounds of crushed ice is sufficient to help you treat. To keep the ice for a long period of time you can use either 6 cups of rock salt or 4 cups of table salt. Better the ice quality, better will be your ice-cream quality. The vintage ice cream maker has lots of uses once you understand its application properly. You can easily make some of your favorite homemade ice creams in the freezer. The dasher or the beater of the ice cream maker must be cleaned first.
Other parts like the top of the freezer must be washed. After cleaning, allow the part to cool in the beginning. Cooling of the freezer parts will help in better cooling of the cream. Put the can into the beater, make sure it fits in it properly. Pour in the mixture of the ice cream you have prepared. For faster freezing, cool the mixture also beforehand. After you pour into the can, the ice cream will be ready in less span of time. Do not fill the can up to its tip. Only fill a two-third portion of the can so that the expansion can take place properly.
The beater must be set properly in the can and the can rests peacefully on bottom rest of the beater. Attach the motor or the can if the system is hand operated. Start the motor by plugging it in. If you are using the crank, turn it to the right and avoid turning it to the left. Proper functioning of the freezer is extremely important. If you use it in the wrong way, it might create a problem for the ice cream. Improper freezing and time taking problems can rise. Hence, learn to use the device at first then make the recipe.
When using a motor run system, allow it to run for 20 to 30 minutes. You can draw an idea by checking the consistency of the cream. In most electric models the motor has an automatic system wherein it automatically switches off to prevent any damage. Also, the motor will stop if the ice cream is nearly ready to be consumed. In the hand operated system as well it takes around 20 minutes for preparing the ice cream. With such an easy system option at home, why not give it a try. It is inexpensive and many might have inherited this at home. Instead of throwing it away, make use of this lovely stuff.