Saturday, September 14, 2013

coconut cream ice cream with 3 ingredients (egg-free)

this ice cream was kinda inspired by Laura Vitale, while i was looking for a recipe to use my unsweetened can of coconut cream. her recipe calls for a type of coconut cream that is sweetened which i haven't seen or used because here in Greece you can only find the unsweetened type, so i thought i'd add the sweetened condensed milk and the outcome was simply amazing!
i put the cans and the carton in the fridge beforehand and of course a day in advance remember to put the ice cream maker bowl in the freezer so they are all nice and chilled.
of course there are other ways to make ice cream without the maker so if you do not own one, you can google something like "how to make ice cream without icecream maker" or such and thousands of suggestions and ideas, videos and photos will come up.
anyway, enough with the blabbering! let's get down to business...

you will need:

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

1 can of unsweetened coconut cream

1 small carton of heavy cream (200ml)

1-2 tsp vanilla essence (optional)

how to:

take these 3 ingredients out of the fridge and pour them in a metal bowl, stirring them well for 1-2 minutes with a whisk (add the vanilla too if you wish).
after well combined i put the bowl back to the fridge for some minutes just to make sure they are chilled.
start the ice cream maker and start pouring the contents of the bowl in.
when the ice cream is done, pour in a medium container and put in the freezer until is set.

it yields about 3 servings so if you need more just double or triple the ingredients.

i tried to make it without the ice cream maker and it is still soft and easy to serve, i didn't even stir it every 30'-60' as you are supposed to...nope, it stays nice and smooth on its own. try it!

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

the Recipe of Nutella! (the BEST I have ever tried)

and it is so simple!

easy as 1-2-3-4!

you only need 4 ingredients and it yields 1 large mason jar or 2 medium.

here you are:

100gr grinded hazelnuts (or leave them to bigger bits, depends on your taste)

200gr dark chocolate 52% cacao (you can find them in Lidl)

300gr butter

400gr sweet condensed milk (a can)

how to:

break the bar into pieces and put in a bain marie.
when melted, put the butter and after it has incorporated, pour the condensed milk and stir!
in the end stir in the hazelnut powder or bits.
put in jars or containers.

ta da!

it couldn't be easiest and its taste is the closest thing to nutella I have ever tasted.

you can preserve it in the fridge for 2-3 weeks, but I doubt it if it lasts that long!

when colder it gets harder, kind of the texture the nutella has when it is put in the fridge.

UPDATE: i put the mixture in a bain marie again and then in the blender and the texture became more velvety smooth, here's a new picture:

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