I was very surprised to be invited to share in the upcoming class given by Hungry Chicken Homestead about all the things you can do with your milk share. Since Bonnie is a milk share customer of Easter Egg Acres, I was thrilled to help. I even volunteered to make ice cream to share. There are alot of steps in making ice cream but it is so worth it all. You can make large batches and save in single serve cups for later too. Even people who are lactose intolerant can eat ice cream made with goats milk.
To start with you must make a custard or a milk based slury. This is a slury that does not contain eggs but I will be giving out our recipe for both the custard or slury in the class tomorrow night (May 9th, spots are still available). A vanilla bean is used in making the slury and cookies are to add later to the finished frozen mix.
I prepared my ice cream freezer (purchased at Walmart for around 20$) and began to load it with creamy goodness. The parts are the base tub, the motor, the paddle, the lid, and the drum. Place your cream slury in the drum, insert the paddle, and place the lid on top.
Stand the drum in the center of the base tub (there's a hub for it to set on in the bottom center) and begin to layer rock salt and ice around the drum. Only place one layer of salt then a layer of ice in the tub before securing the motor on top. Plug in the motor starting the drum rotating so you can layer the rest of the ice and salt with it turning. This keeps the drum from getting stuck and makes it begin the freezing process much faster.
Continue to do layers of salt, then ice, then salt, then ice till the base tub is full. Then let it run until you hear a definate slowing of the motor as it has a harder time turning the drum with the frozen ice cream inside. Add ice and salt as needed until the drum sounds like its thicker. The ice will melt and there is a drain hole on the base tub so I leave it in the sink so if the saltwater gets too full it can drain away as it keeps freezing.
Then as it happily grinds away you blog about the experience till it's done!