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Old 10-30-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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Ice Cream freezing problems

Hey guys! I've got some... Ice cream problems

So basically, i made Alton Brown's recipe for ice cream. I did everything correctly from cooking to cooling. After it finishing in the ice cream maker, i gave it a taste and it was DELICIOUS , then i put it in the freezer, when i took it out again, it was gross . It had frozen ice crystals in it and it wasnt at ALL smooth. So where did i go wrong? Please help!!

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Old 10-30-2006, 09:38 PM   #2
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Ice crystals are usually a sign of slow freezing. What kind of freezer did you use and how did you use it?
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:43 AM   #3
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There may have also been some moisture or excess air in the container you put the ice cream in. Is your freezer cold enough?
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:49 PM   #4
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hm, it looks like my freezer just wasnt cold enough... ill be sure to turn it on high and tell you how it turns out next time! thank you :)
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:54 PM   #5
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The day before I make the ice cream, I put the tub into the freezer so it has 24 hours to chill. I also make the mix and chill that for 24 hours in the back of the fridge.

Then I start the motor on the ice cream maker and pour the mix into the turning tub. Don't try to compensate for a under chilled tub by churning longer, you'll end up making butter.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:59 PM   #6
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Try putting the finished product in an airtight freezer bag. The leftovers are better that way.
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