January 22, 2017 at 7:02 pm #17944
Thank you sooo much for the Breville review! This along with your article on preparation tips have been a life saver.
I recent purchased a Breville and am having trouble determining the best setting (manual/auto) for my ice cream. I’ve been playing around with the bottom recipes and am wondering if a manual setting (and how long) or an auto setting (and which ice cream setting out of the three offered) have worked best for you?
Base 1 (From Jeni’s)
1 ¼ cup, heavy cream
2 cups, whole milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 ½ ounces cream cheese
1/8 teaspoon, salt
2 tablespoons, corn syrup
2 cups, heavy cream
1 cup, whole milk
3/4 cups, sugar
1/8 teaspoon, salt
1/2 cup, non-fat powdered milk
1 teaspoon, extract
Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again, Ruben! Steve
February 13, 2017 at 2:41 pm #17954
Hi there Steve!
Thanks for getting in touch and apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
Great to hear that the Breville review helped. I would LOVE your feedback on what you found helpful in the review and, more importantly, what you didn’t find so helpful/would have liked included so that I can improve it.
Ideally, you want to remove the ice cream from a domestic machine at its lowest possible temperature. In my experiments, this was -9°C after 33 minutes churning on manual mode. I would have liked to have kept it in for a bit longer to get the ice cream temperature down to around-11°C but the dasher wasn’t able to cope with the added stress and stopped rotating as the ice cream hardened. The lower you can get the ice cream temperature in the machine, the quicker it will get below -20°C in the freezer where the ice crystals will stop growing. The longer the ice cream takes to get to below around -20°C, the larger the ice crystals grow and the sandier the texture is likely to be.
I found the auto settings quite redundant and no different to the manual setting. When I used the auto settings, the dasher just kept rotating until the ice cream became too hard and caused the dasher to stop, just like the manual setting.
To answer your question more directly, the manual setting worked best for me and I just let the the machine continue until the dasher stopped.
I hope that makes sense. Let me know if you have any other questions.
All the best,