It’s finally summer here in Germany. A azores high brings us the perfect summer weather: warm, but not hot or humid. Sunshine and a blue sky with little clouds makes us dreaming about icecream.
The coffee roaster sold ice lolly forms some weeks ago, a temptation I could not resist. And to my suprise the silicon form works much better then expected. As longs a the icecream mixture is not to liquid. A fruit puree, mixed with some whipped cream has the perfect consistence. I tried some recipes already and like my peach raspberry ice cream most. To keep a slightly soft texture without big ice crystals I added some Invertsyrup. This worked perfectly, even the part of the ice cream I froze in espresso cups could be spooned right from the freezer. Delicious! Until now, this is my favourite ice cream 2013!
Summertime is Ice cream time!
Finally the temperature rose about 25°C and testing new recipes makes a lot of fun once again. Since I bought some Ice lollies forms I test different Ice lolly recipes as well. And a key component for icecream with a creamy consistence is invert syrup.
Invert syrup consists of glucose and fructose and can easily made from normal sugar (sucrose). Sucrose consists of glucose and fructose, connected by a glycosidic bond. This bond can be destroyed when the sugar is dissolved in water, mixed with acid and this mixture then is heated. The acid and the heat help to break the bond, and the water is build into the single sugar molecules.
These reaction can be done easily at home, using citric acid, sugar and water. It can be done either at the stovetop or (and that is the easiest method)in a slowcooker. A little bit chemistry for the kitchen.
The last days were really warm and humid – it seems like summer is already here. And so it is time to start the ice cream season.
In the lab we did already the first ice cream of summer, our favourite lemon yoghurt ice cream.
After we spend a lot of time in a hot train on our way home after work, the boyfriend and me needed something to cool down again. And so I inspected the content of the fridge and decided to prepare a sour cream – curd ice cream with raspberries.
I like this kind of fruit ice creams at hot days very much.
This recipe is easy to prepare and delicious creamy, with potential as favourite ice cream of the summer
It seems like we will have icecream regularly in our lab. 🙂 After we enjoy raspberry-red currant-icecream last week, everyone asked for more. We have now nice 25°C in lab, but that does not keep us from eating icecream.
This time we make a citron yoghurt icecream, that had a very nice fresh taste and would be a good refreshment on hoter days, too. I like it even more than the last one, but I am a big fan on citron icecream!
And we have a plan for next weeks icecream , too: Stracciatella. Continue reading
Sometimes I read something and then think: “I have to try this immediately!” But then time goes by and much later I remember again. One of this things is ice cream preperation with liquid nitrogen. When I read about it I thought: “What a cool idea!” But then I never thought about it up to now.
But when we were eating our last icecream at work, I remeber again and told my colleagues about it. One of them was as enthusiastic as I and so we started our newest experiment the next day, having all materials we need in our Cofferoom or in the lab.
Because we know our colleagues, we douple the “experimental instruction” not knowing that the nitrogen would froth the mixture! So we end up with icecream for two days. But when the temperature is about 30°C in lab, it is allways a good idea to have some icecream, isn’t it? 😉
The preaperation was alot of fun and a real event with a lot viewers. Continue reading