Tag Archives: Dairy

Lemon Kefir Ice Cream

12 Sep

This Ice Cream is the best Ice Cream I have ever tasted hands down & thats saying a lot. In my previous life I used to have one of those pink loyalty cards for Mr Baskin’s in my wallet – I think I have  tried all 31 flavours several times.

And this ice cream beats all 31 – hands down!

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Think rich, sweet, creamy lemon curd – but in Ice Cream – eat your heart out Mr Baskin’s

The bright citrus burst of lemon works perfectly with the effervescent nature of the tangy kefir cream. It produces a dense rich ice cream that will keep you coming back for more & more & more

My “Miss Two” loves this ice cream just as much as me, so it’s an all-round winner!

To make the Kefir Cream  – ferment your kefir as normal just use cream instead of milk & ferment it for 48 hours to ensure it is well fermented & has thickened nicely. (only use pure cream, not thickened).

This ice cream is so easy to make, all you need is 4 ingredients & an ice cream maker & hey presto you will have yummy ice cream.

Lemon Kefir Ice Cream a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 2 c kefir cream
  • 1 lemon zested & the juice
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1 T Vanilla extract

Whisk all of the above ingredients to combine.

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Follow your ice cream makers instruction & pour into your ice cream maker & wait for the magic to begin.

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Enjoy this ice cream with our yummy honey dumplings – they go perfectly together!

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Enjoy & just call me, Mrs Baskin’s

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Easy Home made butter in your blender

30 Aug

I am lazy, a somewhat sad, but ultimately true fact!

The other day while discussing our favourite Organic brands with another Mum, I happened to mention that I like a certain type of store brought butter, to which the other Mum replied that she never buys butter & makes all the butter her family consumes.

A bad bout of Mummy guilt ensued!

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I don’t buy some of my butter, I buy ALL of my butter. So off I went to the supermarket in pursuit of pure cream to churn into butter – to dampen my Mummy guilt.

Home I came with my cream, excited to have a go. Only to consult the internet & find that making butter is a multi-step process that requires special butter bats (Whatever they are?) & lots of rinsing & kneading & other fun stuff.

Did I mention I am lazy??

So my cream languished away in the fridge, while I mustered the enthusiasm to get up close & personal with it & knead it into submission (butter).

Then I had an idea surely I could get my blender to do all the work, while I supervised! Thus this butter recipe was created. I find that this butter lasts just as long as butter made with lots of washing & kneading – just without all that time & effort!

Easy Blender Butter a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 600mls Pure Cream – make sure it is just 100% cream, no thickeners etc
  • Salt, I use about a teaspoon –  but you can do it to taste – I like it salty

I made my butter in Bella (my Thermomix knock off).

To start pour in the cream & beat at the highest setting for two to three minutes. The fat (butter solids) separates from the buttermilk & the fat ends up above the blades.

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Pour off the buttermilk (saving it for baking, pancakes etc) all the while kneading & pressing the butter solids against the edges of the blender jug to squeeze out as much butter milk as you can.

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Once you have pressed out as much buttermilk as you can. You can add your salt & refrigerate your butter as is  – but it will only last a few days.

Or, you can wash your butter by adding water to cover your butter & a few ice cubes to your blender & blending for 30 seconds – this will wash & knead your butter for you :). You can omit the ice cubes if you live in a cold climate, they are just to keep the butter solid.

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Pour off the water, squeezing & kneading your butter with your spatula to remove all liquid, if your water is quite milky you can repeat the process until your water runs clear.

Then add your salt & put it into your container & viola you will have homemade butter and be the envy of all the other mums, without all the effort !!

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It will be our “Little Secret”

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