How To Make Tempered Chocolate For Ice Cream
I decided that making tempered chocolate was long overdue. I've seen it made a few times on cooking shows and it looks pretty awesome when it's done right. It can go wrong if the heating process isn't accurate so be sure to have a good quality thermometer before starting this.
What is tempered chocolate?
If you ever buy a nice box of chocolates, order a dessert at a fancy restaurant or go to a quality bakery, you might see chocolate that's extra shiny. In fact, you can often see your reflec...
Why Are Eggs Used In Ice Cream?
Have you ever noticed how some ice cream will turn into a runny mess within seconds on a warm day? Others will maintain their shape for what seems like forever! When making homemade ice cream, a major reason for this is the use of a magical ingredient, egg yolk.
What role does the egg yolk play in ice cream?
Stabiliser - By adding yolks you extend the shelf life of your ice cream in the freezer as it inhibits thawing.
Emulsifier - The lecithin in egg yolk creates a really rich, creamy ...
10 Tips to Improve Ice Cream
There are so many ways to improve the flavour and texture of your ice cream. When I first started out I found this website was a big help and I enjoyed the science behind the ideas. However, here I'm going to keep it simple without deep diving into anything too serious - this is the how, rather than the why. I'll just give you . They're simple, but they do help.
Tips to improve ice cream
Don't overfill your ice cream machine and, if possible, keep your ice cream base below the maximum ...
A Quick Guide to Ice Cream Overrun
What is overrun?
Ice Cream overrun refers to the amount of air that is incorporated into ice cream during the churning process. A higher level of overrun will result more ice cream being produced at the end of churning. Ice cream manufacturers love overrun. It means they can sell a tub of ice cream; half of that being air! It's a great way to reduce costs. Governments, however, regulate how much overrun can be incorporated into commercially made ice cream to ensure customers aren't "ripped ...