The Untold Secrets To Making Homemade Ice Cream

Written by Beth Scott

Have you ever wondered if there was a healthful alternative torepparttar sugar and preservative filled ice cream you buy inrepparttar 151086 supermarkets?

If you have or if you would truly like to try homemade ice cream then this is for you. I have a recipe for vanilla ice cream, that will knock your socks off when you taste it.

The first thing you need to know is how to make your own 100% healthy and natural vanilla extract which is a basic ingredient in almost any ice cream.

You might buy this from a good quality store if you can find an unadulterated brand. But to make your own you’ll need about a quart of milk, a vanilla bean (available at most health food stores), and a teaspoon of honey.

You pourrepparttar 151087 milk in a saucepan and heat on high while you slicerepparttar 151088 vanilla bean lengthwise and in half.

Then putrepparttar 151089 halves ofrepparttar 151090 vanilla bean intorepparttar 151091 milk. Boil for around 15 to 20 minutes, then cook on medium heat for a half hour or untilrepparttar 151092 milk has a thin sheet of film on top.

Stirrepparttar 151093 mixture constantly as it cooks to prevent burning. Coolrepparttar 151094 extract and freeze in several small plastic bottles or containers.

This extract will last you for quite awhile since recipes call for only a few teaspoons each. You should-if you plan to makerepparttar 151095 ice cream anytime soon- save a half cup ofrepparttar 151096 extract in a container in your refrigerator.

Chinese Eight Treasure Rice Pudding

Written by Jacklyn Chen

The eight-treasure rice pudding is a well known traditional Chinese dessert, cooked with sticky rice and 8 different freshly dried fruits (typically called dates here in general) and nuts. This food has been through several thousand years and spreadsrepparttar entire nation. The ingredients used in each place are largely identical but with minor differences. The eight-treasure rice pudding from south of Yangtse River is one ofrepparttar 150955 most well-known varieties and has become a delicacy in Chinese traditional banquet.

Ingredients: a). For step 1 & 2:

  • 2 cups (320g, or 11 oz.) glutinous rice (sticky rice)
  • 2 cups (400 cc) water
  • 1 tablespoon lard (another key ingredient, do not replace it with other oil)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
b). 8 treasures:
  • lotus seed
  • candied cherries
  • dried dates

    Small amount for each, or any amount you prefer

c). For step 3 - 6:
  • 300g (10 oz.) red sieved bean (mashed bean)
  • 3 tablespoons lard

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