There are a lot of recipes for ice cream out there, but a lot of them involve making large amounts of custard creme and therefore large batches of ice cream. But sometimes you just want to make a small amount at a time, especially with a small ice cream maker. And portion control is important, too!
So, here’s a simple way to make a small amount of what’s essentially ice cream, without a lot of fuss or process:
- Combine 120 grams of half and half with 30 grams of agave nectar or corn syrup or other liquid sweetener (Torani flavor syrups might work well for this too)
- Add a pinch of salt
- Add a few drops of whatever flavor extract you want (4-5 drops of vanilla, peppermint, or orange extract) and any other flavorings you’re interested in
- Stir thoroughly (I use a milk frother or a tiny whisk)
- Churn until smooth
At this point you could also add small chocolate chips or fresh fruit or whatever other mix-ins you want.
For a simple piña colada mix, combine two 16-ounce cans of crushed or chunk pineapple (including the juice) and one 12-ounce can of coconut cream and blend until smooth. Then add a few tablespoons of lime juice.
This can be used for a whole bunch of things:
- Make it into an actual piña colada by combining 1 shot of rum, 1 cup of mix, and a bunch of ice in a blender and blending until smooth
- Combine with a splash of unflavored seltzer to make a virgin colada
- Make vegan pineapple-coconut ice cream by putting this in an ice cream maker (rum optional)
- Freeze into popsicles using popsicle molds (don’t add rum if you do this or it’ll never set)