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Cream and Ice = Genius

My sister recently gave me an ice cream maker because I’ve been constantly bugging her for it and ever since i’ve received it, all i’ve been doing is creating different flavours and taste combinations i always had in my head but never attempted to try. See, im on of those people who always says, “he should of done that with this dish” or “he should of tried adding this to his cream…”, but im also one of those who says if you think you can do it better, or if you have an opinion to express, make sure you can back it up and do it yourself. So this is me doing it myself.

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but there’s something about the combination of cream and sugar that just seems so festive to me. I believe it dates back to the time of strawberries and cream, such an old school, classic, rustic dish that we dont see much anymore. When i was younger, all it took for me to manage a smile was big bowl of sweet juicy strawberries and a well balanced side of whipped cream. That grainy residual sugar after taste that ensued would be worth it all. If i close my eyes, i can feel and taste it easily. Food memories are that strong.

One of the other reasons i wanted an ice cream machine is that i love distributing food to friends and family so that they can have a taste; unfortunately with salty food, its quite tough to give away, since it might dry out or wont be heated properly and basically wont taste the same as what it set out to be. I could do cakes, cookies, breads and other dry items, but those can take quite a long time and are not my forte, especially to produce big quantities of. So i found my solace in ice cream, the ultimate comfort food. I make it, freeze it, deliver it. That’s it.

As with many things, i become a little obsessive compulsive and a little too excited, creating different flavours in excess and being left with lots of stock in my already-too-small freezer. Which is why for a limited time i decided to put them up for sale at a friends booth in Rockwell @CasaSanLuis. They told me that we sold out on the first day! how great is that? Well i’ll be making some more at night after work, so hopefully there will be a minimum stock amount there for you guys to try out until Christmas. This is all really in good fun, i have no intention of becoming a professional ice cream maker, its tough work!

Here is some pure indulgence food porn dyi ice cream, for you with a very She and Him Christmas music. Happy holidays everyone! i hope you’ve done all your shopping (i know i haven’t)

You can actually make ice cream without an ice cream maker. The problem is when you make some you are basically bringing something from a liquid to a solid (ice) state, meaning that if you don’t monitor it properly it’ll just be one massive block, which isn’t what you want at all! Here i show you how to do it at home without a maker:

1. first find the perfect base for you.

2. for about 2 litters, i use 1 cup of whole milk, 3 1/2 cup of whipping cream, 1 cup of sugar, 3 eggs and 1/2 cup of whatever flavoring you  are using (smashed fruit, chocolate powder, etc… – Go online there are some great ones out there, just let your imagination go wild)

3. Start by whisking together 2 whole eggs and one yolk with your sugar. While heating the cream, flavouring and milk in a  separate pot until hot.

4. Take one cupe of the hot liquid and mix it in vigorously with the egg mixture, this is to make sure that your eggs dont curdle and become weird. Once its heated you want to transfer the eggs into the hot pot with the rest of the mixture, very carefully, again making sure it doesnt curdle.

5. Once the back of a spoon can be coated with the mix, you’re good. Chill the mix completely overnight in the fridge.

6. The next day transfer the chilled custard into a freezer proof bowl and put it in the freezer. Every 30mins take out the mix and bash it up with some elbow grease and a strong armed whisk. Do this every 30-40 minutes, until the desired “ice-creamy” texture is obtained.

Let me know how it goes!!

53 COMMENTS

    1. Michelle chin December 19, 2011 at 9:48 am

      the video seems a little too french. for some strange reason.

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    1. caca (@pinkfANNEatic) December 19, 2011 at 10:34 am

      YUM!!! Can’t wait to try your ice cream, kuya!! Promise to get myself some! Will let my family try too! Perfect for Christmas! <3

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    1. Alma H December 19, 2011 at 11:25 am

      Always been intimidated with icecream making. Happy to find a recipe for those without the gear. Thanks, Erwan! Will try plain vanilla first or something with leche flan – wish me luck!

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    1. Anonymous December 19, 2011 at 11:45 am

      What song did you use for the first part of the video? :)

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    1. Mariella December 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      One of my finest finds is the book The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester. Part cookbook, part whodunit, part scholarly work. It’s a cracker of a read! Absolute madness! I should imagine you’d love it. Go read.

      I shall not spoil it for you but this entry called to mind the chapter in said book: A Luncheon on the Theme of Curry (of Eggy Curry, Prawn Curry, Condiments, Mango Sorbet), where the writer’s recipe for the sorbet made me laugh out loud:

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      Ahhaha. I agree! Fatkid, going without an ice cream maker is just too much trouble! :)

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    1. Mariella December 19, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      One of my finest finds is the book The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester. Part cookbook, part whodunit, part scholarly work. It’s a cracker of a read! Absolute madness! I should imagine you’d love it. Go read.

      I shall not spoil it for you but this entry called to mind the chapter in said book: A Luncheon on the Theme of Curry (of Eggy Curry, Prawn Curry, Condiments, Mango Sorbet), where the writer’s recipe for the sorbet made me laugh out loud:

      “As to the mango sorbet, you should 1) buy a sorbetière, 2) buy some mangoes, 3) follow the instructions.”

      Ahhaha. I agree! Fatkid, going without an ice cream maker is just too much trouble!

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    1. Cassie December 19, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      You should open up a stall at the Salcedo Market. Great place for foodies to get a taste of your concoctions.

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    1. ninezparedes December 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      i so love your blogs and tweets!i made an account just to have you follow me on twitter. i can’t post a comment on your tweets because of my privacy settings. i can only reply to your tweets if you would also follow me, will you please do? that’s one of my christmas wishes, hehehe. i’m just starting reading your blogs and i’m loving you already..nyahhh!! keep it up fat kid! i’ll definitely have your ice cream soon..:)

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    1. klumi December 20, 2011 at 2:20 am

      im so hooked and madly in love with gelato/ice cream.. sweet tooth attack.
      Finally i found a blog on how to make ice cream without the maker. thanks much much much
      like to try lemon bar ice cream. such a sucker for lemons “,) Hope i could make it right hehehe… Should pay a visit to rockwell to have a taste of ur creations. the flavors looks yum….

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    1. Chabeli December 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

      Shooot! That looks so good! Where can I get one? Hope I’ll be able to get one when I get to Manila.

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    1. Windell Basilio (@mariebiskwit) December 21, 2011 at 10:22 am

      I wonder what song is played in the inro? :D hehe

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    1. Princess Joy M. (@princess_joy27) December 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

      I want to try it kuya!!… Give me some!. :)

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    1. Hannah December 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      Dude, your videos rock! I wasn’t able to view your blog till now @_@ and I am very impressed! I used to maintain a video blog before – very intense it’s very difficult! but kudos to you… I think YOU are the winner for the Nuffnang blog awards Nuff said!

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      1. Erwan January 27, 2012 at 3:14 am

        thanks Hannah, yes its time consuming!! i like yours as well!

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    1. apple December 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      gonna try your recipe.thanks.

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    1. Gil Adia (@DISisGIL) December 23, 2011 at 4:00 am

      I never thought making ice cream is as simple as that…MERRY CHRISTMAS ERWAN, for sure masarap ang Noche Buena nyo.. :)!!!

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    1. Jaime Tayag December 23, 2011 at 9:24 am

      I don’t think your flavor combos need tweaking. They’re original, and interesting. Curious about the texture though. Hard to get too-large ice crystals from forming if you haven’t got an industrial, air-injecting ice-cream maker.

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      1. Erwan January 27, 2012 at 3:13 am

        yes it is tough, but not everyone has one of those at home, so this is a good alternative.

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    1. Julia December 24, 2011 at 9:13 am

      Hi erwann, where did you buy that ice cream maker? :)

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      1. Erwan January 27, 2012 at 3:12 am

        Ansons i think

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    1. S December 24, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Erwan! My bf and I are in love with food. Since we’ve been together he has gained 20+ lbs and I about 5lbs or so (that’s huge on a 5ft small boned girl) I’ve been trying to get him to read your blog because I want him to realize that there is still hope for him to lose the excess weight.

      Anyway, I really just want you to know that I love you and your love for food. I have been comparing you to Jamie Oliver (my crush to end all crushes) mostly because your take on food is modern yet rustic, healthy but not in a snobby granola hippie way.

      Do you visit foodporndaily.com and foodgawker.com? You should.

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      1. Erwan January 27, 2012 at 3:12 am

        Thank you very much! Just let him know to keep pushing forward until he is happy with his body! yes those sites are my wholy grail (ooo play on words, im an idiot sorry…)

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    1. Angel January 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Casa San Luis is located at Rockwell right?on what floor?I never see it after several times that I’ve been in rockwell.

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      1. Erwan February 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm

        bakers dozen :)

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    1. Angel January 28, 2012 at 11:38 am

      Kuya,,Casa San Luis is located at Rockwell po dba?on what floor po?:)thanks.=)

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      1. Erwan February 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm

        ground floor. its a little stall, bakers dozen

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    1. Max January 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      We made ice cream in our Chemistry class when I was in high school. We melted goya chocolates and it served as the flavoring. We put the full cream milk and cream in a bowl and the melted chocolates. we added a pinch of salt. we mixed it then put it in a small ziplock. we sealed it then we put the small ziplock into another ziplock which is larger and it has ice. We held em and shaked it. We noticed that the mixture became thicker and we were all amazed. well to sum it all up, making ice cream is something very easy and affordable and when you come up with the finished product, it tastes really good that it won’t make you think it’s that easy to make, :)

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      1. Erwan February 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm

        haha that’s great! never thought of it like that, but yes all you need is movement and cold application

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    1. kriza January 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      what’s the title of the intro song? btw, it looks really yummy! :)

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      1. Erwan February 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

        its from grouplove,

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    1. Char January 31, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Hey its you Mr Bourdain’alike. I lost your url before. Love all the videos.
      Not a great idea to salivate and watch last thing at night. The gluttonous craving just kicked in and now Id like ice cream for midnight snack. PS. They have Twinings in the PI? i spent 3 weeks there craving some good old english brew and nada!! PPS: love to try the earl grey! nom nom. =P

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      1. Erwan February 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm

        thank you! its the best idea to salivate! of course they do, twinings is all over the world

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    1. Lesh February 1, 2012 at 7:22 am

      Hmmm.. yummy. I just fell in love with your blogs. It made want to try making desserts, cooking, etc. Good luck! :) Thanks Erwan :)

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      1. Erwan February 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        glad you like it!

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    1. Shelumiel Delos Santos March 6, 2012 at 5:57 am

      Yum! Looks like a clip from one of the TLC shows I watch. You’re genius! Keep it up man. Your website is such an inspiration ☺

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      1. Erwan March 12, 2012 at 3:58 am

        haha thank you so much!

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    1. Kat May 23, 2012 at 12:27 am

      Hi Erwan! I’m kat and I’m 12 and I always dream of becoming a chef and would like to study somehow in Paris of french food. Mostly at home I make pasta like fettuccine, linguine,and of course my specialty at home deep fried tomato beef ravioli. Can You cook ravioli that’s my suggestion. Thanks!

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:37 am

        Hi Kat, thank you for all your comments haha, you are a very persistent 12 yr old. I’ll work on a ravioli recipe for you

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    1. Kathrine May 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Hi Erwan I’m kat and I’m 12. I always dream of becoming a chef and I want to study cooking at Paris. I like to cook pasta like spaggethi,pesto linguine, and my specialty deep fried beef ravioli. Can you try to cook ravioli as my suggestion. Thanks!!!

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    1. tinkerbell May 30, 2012 at 2:17 am

      Finally a much simple recipe for an ice cream! I must try this!

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    1. tinkerbell May 30, 2012 at 2:25 am

      im gonna hit the groceries for this yummy ice cream recipe!

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      1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:19 am

        let me know how it goes

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    1. rina July 4, 2012 at 7:07 am

      hi kuya erwann, do you have a restaurant??

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 1:38 am

        nope

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    1. rina July 4, 2012 at 7:08 am

      i love watching you cooking, even if Im in the office.. :)

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:20 am

        haha while you should be working

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    1. krischelle July 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

      hi kuya erwann..you’re my inspiration!!^.^

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:18 am

        thank ypu krischelle

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    1. Jecelle July 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Hi! I want to have an ice cream maker too. What brand can you recommend? Thanks! :)

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      1. Erwan July 31, 2012 at 2:23 am

        cuisine art

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    1. Em August 6, 2012 at 5:32 am

      Jamie Oliver of the Philippines! PLEASE open a restaurant :)) Or even a small take-away shop slash cafe with limited seats! Better!

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      1. Erwan August 14, 2012 at 10:08 am

        haha he’s cooler than me

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I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.

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