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Old 12-08-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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Homemade Ice Cream while Camping

In pondering Christmas presents this year, I though about asking Santa for an ice cream maker. The thought of camping and having fresh made ice cream after dinner just appeals to me. But I gotta be honest. I don't know the first thing about ice cream making, or the machines that do it, so I have a couple of questions.

#1 Is there any preferred brand/style of machine? I've seen some at Target that look like a wooden pail with a motor on the top. Price is right at about $30. Would that work well enough?

#2 Are pre-made 'mixes' worth using. I like the thought of just ripping open a package and adding milk and turning on the machine.

#3 How much of a PITA is it to scratch make your own ice cream?

Any answers/suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 12-08-2015, 10:15 AM   #2
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:19 AM   #3
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May be a PITA, but very well worth the trouble. Will PM you a good recipe.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:28 AM   #4
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Thanks, but I'll pass on that. I want something I can let run while we cook or eat dinner. If I wanted to go "off Grid" I would look at one of those old-school hand crank jobs.

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The one you saw at Target is what we have; works very well.
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I make a gallon using 2 cans eagle brand milk, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, pinch of salt and real vanilla flavoring. Add milk to full level in bucket.

Biggest problem is getting good ice. Ice cubes make coarser ice cream. Hard to get crushed ice anymore. Used lotsa of salt with the ice. Let sit for 15 to 30 minutes wrapped in towels after the motor shuts off. Yum, yum,
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The bowl is kept in the freezer. I add a can of condensed milk, some half and half, some whipping cream, and then flavored pie filling (blueberry is a favorite). Let it run until ice cream is firm, then enjoy!


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We bought a cheap one from Walmart made by Rival

We use the package mix and we get our crushed ice from a local fish market that makes its own ice all summer - best ice for machine!!
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