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Cream and Ice = Genius

December 19, 2011

My sister recently gave me an ice cream maker because I’ve been constantly bugging her for it and ever since i’ve received it, all i’ve been doing is creating different flavours and taste combinations i always had in my head but never attempted to try. See, im on of those people who always says, “he should of done that with this dish” or “he should of tried adding this to his cream…”, but im also one of those who says if you think you can do it better, or if you have an opinion to express, make sure you can back it up and do it yourself. So this is me doing it myself.

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but there’s something about the combination of cream and sugar that just seems so festive to me. I believe it dates back to the time of strawberries and cream, such an old school, classic, rustic dish that we dont see much anymore. When i was younger, all it took for me to manage a smile was big bowl of sweet juicy strawberries and a well balanced side of whipped cream. That grainy residual sugar after taste that ensued would be worth it all. If i close my eyes, i can feel and taste it easily. Food memories are that strong.

One of the other reasons i wanted an ice cream machine is that i love distributing food to friends and family so that they can have a taste; unfortunately with salty food, its quite tough to give away, since it might dry out or wont be heated properly and basically wont taste the same as what it set out to be. I could do cakes, cookies, breads and other dry items, but those can take quite a long time and are not my forte, especially to produce big quantities of. So i found my solace in ice cream, the ultimate comfort food. I make it, freeze it, deliver it. That’s it.

As with many things, i become a little obsessive compulsive and a little too excited, creating different flavours in excess and being left with lots of stock in my already-too-small freezer. Which is why for a limited time i decided to put them up for sale at a friends booth in Rockwell @CasaSanLuis. They told me that we sold out on the first day! how great is that? Well i’ll be making some more at night after work, so hopefully there will be a minimum stock amount there for you guys to try out until Christmas. This is all really in good fun, i have no intention of becoming a professional ice cream maker, its tough work!

Here is some pure indulgence food porn dyi ice cream, for you with a very She and Him Christmas music. Happy holidays everyone! i hope you’ve done all your shopping (i know i haven’t)

You can actually make ice cream without an ice cream maker. The problem is when you make some you are basically bringing something from a liquid to a solid (ice) state, meaning that if you don’t monitor it properly it’ll just be one massive block, which isn’t what you want at all! Here i show you how to do it at home without a maker:

1. first find the perfect base for you.

2. for about 2 litters, i use 1 cup of whole milk, 3 1/2 cup of whipping cream, 1 cup of sugar, 3 eggs and 1/2 cup of whatever flavoring you  are using (smashed fruit, chocolate powder, etc… – Go online there are some great ones out there, just let your imagination go wild)

3. Start by whisking together 2 whole eggs and one yolk with your sugar. While heating the cream, flavouring and milk in a  separate pot until hot.

4. Take one cupe of the hot liquid and mix it in vigorously with the egg mixture, this is to make sure that your eggs dont curdle and become weird. Once its heated you want to transfer the eggs into the hot pot with the rest of the mixture, very carefully, again making sure it doesnt curdle.

5. Once the back of a spoon can be coated with the mix, you’re good. Chill the mix completely overnight in the fridge.

6. The next day transfer the chilled custard into a freezer proof bowl and put it in the freezer. Every 30mins take out the mix and bash it up with some elbow grease and a strong armed whisk. Do this every 30-40 minutes, until the desired “ice-creamy” texture is obtained.

Let me know how it goes!!

44 Comments leave one →
  1. December 19, 2011 9:48 am

    the video seems a little too french. for some strange reason.

  2. December 19, 2011 10:34 am

    YUM!!! Can’t wait to try your ice cream, kuya!! Promise to get myself some! Will let my family try too! Perfect for Christmas! ❤

  3. December 19, 2011 11:25 am

    Always been intimidated with icecream making. Happy to find a recipe for those without the gear. Thanks, Erwan! Will try plain vanilla first or something with leche flan – wish me luck!

  4. Anonymous permalink
    December 19, 2011 11:45 am

    What song did you use for the first part of the video? 🙂

  5. Mariella permalink
    December 19, 2011 2:51 pm

    One of my finest finds is the book The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester. Part cookbook, part whodunit, part scholarly work. It’s a cracker of a read! Absolute madness! I should imagine you’d love it. Go read.

    I shall not spoil it for you but this entry called to mind the chapter in said book: A Luncheon on the Theme of Curry (of Eggy Curry, Prawn Curry, Condiments, Mango Sorbet), where the writer’s recipe for the sorbet made me laugh out loud:


    Ahhaha. I agree! Fatkid, going without an ice cream maker is just too much trouble! 🙂

  6. Mariella permalink
    December 19, 2011 2:55 pm

    One of my finest finds is the book The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester. Part cookbook, part whodunit, part scholarly work. It’s a cracker of a read! Absolute madness! I should imagine you’d love it. Go read.

    I shall not spoil it for you but this entry called to mind the chapter in said book: A Luncheon on the Theme of Curry (of Eggy Curry, Prawn Curry, Condiments, Mango Sorbet), where the writer’s recipe for the sorbet made me laugh out loud:

    “As to the mango sorbet, you should 1) buy a sorbetière, 2) buy some mangoes, 3) follow the instructions.”

    Ahhaha. I agree! Fatkid, going without an ice cream maker is just too much trouble!

  7. December 19, 2011 3:28 pm

    You should open up a stall at the Salcedo Market. Great place for foodies to get a taste of your concoctions.

  8. December 19, 2011 4:23 pm

    i so love your blogs and tweets!i made an account just to have you follow me on twitter. i can’t post a comment on your tweets because of my privacy settings. i can only reply to your tweets if you would also follow me, will you please do? that’s one of my christmas wishes, hehehe. i’m just starting reading your blogs and i’m loving you already..nyahhh!! keep it up fat kid! i’ll definitely have your ice cream soon..:)

  9. klumi permalink
    December 20, 2011 2:20 am

    im so hooked and madly in love with gelato/ice cream.. sweet tooth attack.
    Finally i found a blog on how to make ice cream without the maker. thanks much much much
    like to try lemon bar ice cream. such a sucker for lemons “,) Hope i could make it right hehehe… Should pay a visit to rockwell to have a taste of ur creations. the flavors looks yum….

  10. Chabeli permalink
    December 20, 2011 2:32 pm

    Shooot! That looks so good! Where can I get one? Hope I’ll be able to get one when I get to Manila.

  11. December 21, 2011 10:22 am

    I wonder what song is played in the inro? 😀 hehe

  12. December 22, 2011 9:30 am

    I want to try it kuya!!… Give me some!. 🙂

  13. December 22, 2011 1:38 pm

    Dude, your videos rock! I wasn’t able to view your blog till now @_@ and I am very impressed! I used to maintain a video blog before – very intense it’s very difficult! but kudos to you… I think YOU are the winner for the Nuffnang blog awards Nuff said!

    • January 6, 2012 2:12 am

      thank you! its tough, and i’ll be making more, its all in good fun. it was great to meet you!

  14. apple permalink
    December 22, 2011 5:24 pm

    gonna try your recipe.thanks.

  15. December 23, 2011 4:00 am

    I never thought making ice cream is as simple as that…MERRY CHRISTMAS ERWAN, for sure masarap ang Noche Buena nyo.. :)!!!

  16. December 23, 2011 9:24 am

    I don’t think your flavor combos need tweaking. They’re original, and interesting. Curious about the texture though. Hard to get too-large ice crystals from forming if you haven’t got an industrial, air-injecting ice-cream maker.

    • January 6, 2012 2:12 am

      if you have strong arms its possible. But yet an ice cream machine makes the difference. Air Injecting is way to serious for me though haha.

  17. Julia permalink
    December 24, 2011 9:13 am

    Hi erwann, where did you buy that ice cream maker? 🙂

  18. December 24, 2011 8:19 pm

    Hi Erwan! My bf and I are in love with food. Since we’ve been together he has gained 20+ lbs and I about 5lbs or so (that’s huge on a 5ft small boned girl) I’ve been trying to get him to read your blog because I want him to realize that there is still hope for him to lose the excess weight.

    Anyway, I really just want you to know that I love you and your love for food. I have been comparing you to Jamie Oliver (my crush to end all crushes) mostly because your take on food is modern yet rustic, healthy but not in a snobby granola hippie way.

    Do you visit and You should.

    • January 6, 2012 2:10 am

      haha i love this comment. Just tell him straight he needs to shape up, its always best to here it from loved ones!

  19. Toni permalink
    December 27, 2011 8:32 am

    looks yum. do you use flavorings such as Torani?:)

  20. December 27, 2011 8:51 am

    Really enjoyed your videos! Plus the music, I love She and Him! It’s my first time to stumble upon your blog– I never knew you blogged. 🙂 By the way, you just gave me an idea for an ice cream flavor… ever thought of creating bacon flavored ice cream? 🙂

  21. Joaquin R. permalink
    December 27, 2011 10:27 am

    Hi Erwan!

    My special someone is dying to try your Rum Food for the Gods and Earl Grey Cinnamon Peanut Butter Cookie Dough flavors. I know it’s after Christmas and I don’t expect any bazaars at Rockwell anytime soon, but is there any chance I can get buy a pint/tub or two anywhere else?

    Keeping my fingers crossed for a favorable response.


  22. December 29, 2011 7:07 pm

    Hi Erwan, met you at Nuffnang Blog Awards few weeks ago and just wanna give some feedback on your blog layout as the navigation bar is repeating itself and Nuffnang ads wasn’t show properly too.

    You can correct it and start earning extra cash =) Anyway, nice to meet you at NAPBAS! I personally think you are potential in winning Best Fashion Category in future if you share more about fashion

    • January 6, 2012 2:04 am

      yup, thank you! im currently underoging design renovations, that why things are messing up. should be fixed by next week! haha im not sure about the fashion

  23. hyesha permalink
    December 31, 2011 8:02 am

    Your genius creation suits my new year’s dessert. I need to have my own ice cream maker. Thanks for the idea chef!

  24. January 2, 2012 10:58 am

    Hi kuya!!! was able to try your ice cream! Caca (@pinkfANNEatic) shared it with us! So delish!!! Hope you make more and sell it not just this holiday season! wanted to try the other flavors too! 🙂

    • January 6, 2012 2:02 am

      i make different flavours all the time, never the same haha, i guess im sightly ADD

  25. January 2, 2012 11:24 am

    Hi Kuya!! Thank you again for the ice cream!! SO DELISH!! 🙂 I shared it with the fANNEatics and they loved it too! Hope you put up an ice cream parlor soon! ♥

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