بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم
As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Sweet Asiatic Black Sisters!!!
Whenever you see another Black woman, you are looking at your Sister.
Guess what I found out quite by accident? You don’t have to have an ice cream maker to make your own ice cream!
My Wali brought me some bananas after I asked him what kind of ice cream he wanted. I had never even considered making banana ice cream before so, needless to say, I was very excited!
Any homemade ice cream made from fruit has pretty much the same recipe.
2 cups sweetened fruit
2 cups heavy whipping cream
Fresh fruit is always better. I use 1/2 cup of honey and 1 3/4 cups fruit. If you want more than a quart, just increase your measurements equally.
Unfortunately, I was so excited about the bananas that I went overboard. I put in cocoa (thinking chocolate covered bananas ), vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg.
It was too much.
I also used a little milk because the recipes that came with my ice cream maker all said to use a little milk – about 1 1/2 cups cream and 1/2 cup milk. But I knew from experience that it always comes out better when I used nothing but cream.
Anyway, the power went out while I was making the ice cream. And I had to just put it in the freezer. It came alright. It had little ice chips in it because of the milk though.
So, anyway, yesterday, my Wali took me to the market and chose some more bananas. I used to buy them for my son, but I stopped liking them several years ago – after years of growing up with a Chiquita sticker always on my forehead. 😉
THIS TIME, I missed it with the cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, and just used 3 bananas, about 3/4 cup of honey and filled my quart measuring cup with cream. Past the marker. Almost to the rim.
As I was preparing to hook up my ice cream maker Allah Said, “Don’t use it. Just put it in the freezer.”
I disagreed and hesitated. Astaghfirullah But did it anyway.
It came out so fresh and creamy! No ice chips or anything. I couldn’t believe it!
Anybody can make homemade ice cream! All you need are the ingredients, a bowl and a freezer.
Stop buying that ready-made ice cream and giving the manufacturers your money for something you can make yourself. Don’t be lazy.