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Ice making FAQ

Easier than many think? Do not give up!

Making ice cream yourself or making ice cream is a recognized profession in some countries, i.e. making ice cream needs to be learned or practiced.


Sometimes it just doesn't work right away and questions remain unanswered. Why is this and that happening and what am I not doing right.


I get a lot of questions and have summarized some here in this EIS FAQ. There are a few things you should know before you start making ice cream, why does egg actually get into the ice cream, what does the sugar in the ice cream do, how does my ice cream not get too hard when it freezes?


Of course I will continue to answer every request, but maybe these answers will help you.


It is always the case that the ingredients should be fresh, have a high percentage of fat and be cold, that the sequence should be adhered to and that the love of ice cream should not be forgotten.


Why does egg get into the ice

➡ There is lecithin in egg yolks and this is exactly what serves as Emulsifier (combine immiscible liquids). So the eggs are used as a binding agent for the ice cream. The egg, yolk or eggs combine the fat and the water, plus the egg for one creamy consistency to care.


In industry, e.g. locust bean gum, guar gum or various artificial additives are used as emulsifiers. With egg yolk you can do without thickeners, gelatine or artificial emulsifiers when making your own ice cream.


If you always pay attention to the freshness and quality of the eggs, you can make an ice cream with eggs and without additives with a clear conscience.

Why does protein come in the sorbet

➡ Egg white in the sorbet ice cream loosens the sorbet and makes it creamier. Without protein, it quickly becomes watery after being made.


Beaten Ice snow loosens iceas does the trapped air in the whipped cream.

Why is the ice bucket freezing or not turning?

➡ This question is easy to answer. It has already happened to me, the ice cream is ready and you cannot get the "ice cream container" out of the machine. Then was the container or the chamber not really dry. The moisture in the case naturally freezes and does not let go of the container so quickly in sub-zero temperatures.


Especially on the wheel (seen from the outside at the bottom of the ice bucket) which is placed on the motor and with which the stirrer is then rotated, moisture likes to remain from cleaning. This freezes and the stirrer no longer turns. If the container is damp, it can also freeze at the edge and you cannot take it out. (Wait)


If you want to make ice cream yourself again immediately after cleaning, you can blow the bike through, free from moisture, otherwise always rub the container and the chamber thoroughly dry.

The ice is too hard or the ice is too soft

➡ The egg yolk, chocolate and cream make ice cream soft and creamy. Eggs and chocolate contain lecithin. Cream usually consists of 30% fat and fat does not freeze as hard as water. The higher the proportion of egg yolk, cream and / or chocolate, the creamier and softer the ice cream.


The right amount of sugar or honey will keep the ice cream from getting too hard.


Alcohol can also be added to the ice cream as a “plasticizer” (if it is not for children). Liqueurs, fruit schnapps, wine or sparkling wine are used, especially when the ice cream is to be stored in the freezer "Antifreeze". Especially with types of fruit that contain a lot of water or juice and therefore become very hard in the freezer. The alcohol is only added to the ice cream when it is almost ready in the ice cream machine, otherwise it would take a long time to make the ice cream.

Why is cream and or milk boiled?

➡ Boiling dairy products before making them will keep the ice cream in the freezer longer.


With chocolate ice cream, this is how the couverture or chocolate is melted.


With vanilla ice cream, the pulp of the vanilla pod is boiled down so that the full aroma can develop.


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