2 cups- half and half cream
1 cup- heavy cream
1 cup- whole milk
1/2 cup- sugar
1 tbsp- vanilla
To this base you can basically add anything you want. Here are some ideas:
1/2 cup- Carob or chocolate powder and 1/2 cup walnuts
2 cups chopped strawberries
1 cup blended mango
1/4 cup maple syrup and 1/2 cup pecans
1 cup chopped peaches
1/2 cup pineapple and 1/2 cup strawberry
1/2 cup chopped pistachios and 3 drops green food colouring
the possibilities are endless!
You can even play around with the type of milk you use. You can simply use half and half however, whipping cream alone is far to heavy.
Next, mix your base ingredients, fruits and/or powder to begin and place in freezer bowl. Nuts should be added at the end, when the ice cream is almost ready.
Follow the instructions for your machine and enjoy! :)
To get a harder consistancy you will need to freeze your ice cream for about another 2 hours or so.