Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Donvier- Ice Cream on Demand

Ice cream on demand.
My mom gave us her Donvier ice cream maker that
she no longer uses.  We downloaded the instructions
along with several recipes on line, purchased some
heavy cream and had our first attempt last night.

We selected the no cook recipe which requires
 eggs, sugar, cream, vanilla and milk.
No electricity is needed but you have to freeze the 
inner container for at least 7 hours. We kept our in the deep freeze.
Don't touch the frozen inner container with wet hands.

Mix the eggs and sugar and add the remaining ingredients.

You give it a few quick turns at first and then turn every few 
minutes for about 15-20 minutes.  

We found it was a bit milky at first so we let it sit longer.

The sides were frozen pretty hard, the middle similar to
fresh churned homemade but a little runnier.
It was still good to me, I don't like thick ice cream,
in fact I favor soft serve so homemade ice cream is the
best on the first day for me.

I froze the remaining ice cream for later.
I would recommend the PINT recipe, we had too much
with the full recipe.  Maybe we had too much in the container
which is why it took longer.  

All in all it was easy and quick plus does not need electric
other than to freeze the inner container.



That does look so good! What a treat to have the ice maker and one that doesn't have to have electricity.

LindaG said...

What a great gift. Congratulations. Glad to hear it turned out well!

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

Didn't you get an ice-cream maker a couple of years ago? I could have sworn you mentioned one before.

Sandra said...

I love homemade ice cream! Enjoy!

Harry Flashman said...

We used to make home made ice cream when I was a little boy. Haven't had any in decades though. Actually, I didn't know anyone still made it.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I want one!
I haven't been eating much ice cream for all the sugar, fructose corn syrup and junk... it just makes my blood sugar whacky! We bought a new flavor this past week and I had to try some-- it was Sea Salt Carmel Truffle ... OH MY WORD! it was sickeningly DELICIOUS! I only had about a 1/2 cup... but it made me spike.
I want to copy some of the favorites using Kefir, and coconut oil and good junk... You think this would work for something like that?
I'm going to find one of these online and give it a WHIRL!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I think you could make ice cream with kefir in the Donvier, I see ice cream int the stores made with it.

I think my brother in law/sister in law have the ice cream maker which may have been my in-laws. We don't have it at our place but we live next door. This one makes just the right amount for a dessert. My mom made the recipe you have to cook in advance so maybe I'll try that one too.

Michelle Dellene said...

That looks like fun. I've never made ice cream from scratch before so I'm a little jealous! :)

Powell River Books said...

I'd love one of those for the cabin. I'll have to look around. I have a ball you roll around to make ice cream, but it's more of a toy than a tool. - Margy