If you scream for ice cream (like we all do), it’s high time you tried making your own! Even a novice “do-it-yourselfer” can make homemade ice cream with the right tools, and trust us; it’s well worth the effort to give it a try. Here, we’ll give you the scoop on making sweet, creamy, homemade ice cream right in your very own kitchen. It’s our favorite way to beat the summer heat!
The Tools For Making Homemade Ice Cream
Homemade ice cream and ready to assemble (RTA) cabinets have a lot in common. Both tasks are pretty much a breeze and the results are oh so rewarding. If you can DIY a high end kitchen, you can certainly handle a batch of homemade ice cream. Like installing cabinets from The RTA Store, you just need the right tools.
Along with whisks, spatulas, a sieve, and a saucepan, an ice cream maker is a must for easy preparation. There are several good options in the less than $100 range to choose from. If you’re on a tight budget, you can find a basic, no-frills ice cream maker for around $25. Of course, if you want to splurge, you could also shell out a few hundred for a fancy model. Here’s what to look for when shopping for an ice cream maker. If you plan to make a lot of ice cream this summer, it’s smart to purchase at least a second bowl to store in your kitchen pantry cabinet.
If you’re feeling ambitious, you could skip the ice cream maker altogether and try to whip up some homemade ice cream on your own with a heavy-duty mixer. You could also go the old-fashioned route by hand mixing and freezing. While time consuming, it’s fun to try, especially if you’re a DIY enthusiast.
The Ingredients For Making Homemade Ice Cream
When just starting out, stick to simple favorites like homemade vanilla or chocolate ice cream using pure vanilla extract or cocoa powder from your kitchen pantry cabinet. Once you master these flavors, get creative with fresh, seasonal fruit and unique ingredients like salted nuts, toasted coconut, and chopped cookies and candy bars. Don’t be afraid to experiment. You can even churn up some grown-ups only ice cream using liquors from your bar cabinets! Here are some summer-inspired recipes to try:
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Chocolate Ice Cream
- Strawberry Ice Cream
- Caramel Ice Cream
- Coffee Liqueur Cookies-and-Cream Ice Cream
- Coconut Ice Cream
- Banana Walnut Ice Cream
- Rum Raisin Ice Cream
- Pineapple Ice Cream
At The RTA Store we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen bathroom, laundry room, home office, bar room or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design tool!