Making Great Ice Cream with Dry Ice
Have you ever had homemade ice cream before? It is much tastier than store-bought, isn’t it? Making ice cream with dry ice is a nice alternative to using an expensive professional ice cream maker. By using this method, you will obtain smooth, creamy ice cream while minimizing the formation of ice crystals.
How Does It Work?
As you may know from keeping up with our blog, dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide, kept at temperatures below -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit. The extreme cold temperatures allow the temperature of the ice cream base to be brought down very quickly during churning. The faster ice cream is able to be frozen, the smaller the ice crystals that are formed and thus the creamier it turns out. The dry ice will sublimate from solid to gas while leaving no residue. The result is delicious, creamy, instantly frozen ice cream!
For every quart of ice cream you want to make, you’ll need about 4 to 5 pounds of dry ice. Make sure to follow proper safety techniques when handling it! Before starting, keep the dry ice in its plastic bag, cover with a cloth over a hard service, and use a hammer to break it up into smaller chunks. Then use a blender or food processer to blend the dry ice chunks into a powder form. Make sure not to leave the lid closed for too long so you don’t cause a pressure explosion! Put the ice cream base in a bowl for a stand mixer and equip the mixer with a paddle attachment. Begin stirring the base at medium speed and slowly add scoops of dry ice. Add a scoop after the previous dry ice has fully sublimated. The ice cream is ready once the temperature has dropped to 23 degrees Fahrenheit. Place it in a container, cover with plastic wrap touching the top surface, and store in the coldest part of your freezer to harden. And now you have delicious homemade ice cream!
Dry Ice Corp: A Dry Ice Supplier in Maryland
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice products and customized delivery services in the Northeastern United States, from Virginia all the way up to Maine. And because our dry ice is supplied by manufacturing plants located right here in the Northeast, we can guarantee freshness. Other suppliers, meanwhile, get their dry ice from manufacturing plants as much as 1,000 miles away, which has a direct impact on product freshness. Ready to get your dry ice? Click here!
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