When done right, homemade ice cream is far superior to store-bought one. However, making it that way can be quite a challenge. For most people, making ice cream at home is a hit or miss, and because of that, some give up on it entirely. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Avoiding a few common mistakes can get you a long way to having a perfect homemade ice cream.
Not Waiting Until the Ice Cream Machine is Cold
Some people get jumpy and don’t wait until their ice cream machine is cold enough. They believe it won’t matter if it’s not completely cold. Well, it does matter as it has to be “ice cold,” according to Bon Appetit, to give you the perfect ice cream.
Using Low-Fat Dairy
The dairy fat is the thing that gives ice cream its creaminess. You can opt for low-fat, but don’t expect anything special in that case.
Opting for Low-Quality Ingredients
Beware of the additional ingredients that you add to your ice cream. Opt for quality chocolate chips and fresh fruit if you want the ice cream to be full of flavor.
Overfilling and Over-churning
Doing too much of anything is usually not good and that is the case when it comes to making ice cream. Avoid overfilling your ice cream machine and stop churning at the right moment if you don’t want more ice than ice cream.