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I was recently bought an ice cream maker with bowls that I put in the freezer. I was given a recipe book that came with the machine and the recipe for making my own custard is fine but when I tried the recipe where I use ready made custard I found it was too thick and froze to the side of the bowl. It only churned for about 5 to 10 minutes and then was so thick I had to remove it. Would it be okay to thin the custard as I find it’s easier to use that when my grandchildren make ice cream as I keep cartons of custard in the fridge so I don’t have to wait hours for my own custard to chill in the fridge.
Hi there Ollimae!
Welcome to the forum. Which ice cream maker are you using? Are you using the recipe for the custard base that came with the machine? Doesn’t sound good if it is so thick that you have to remove it after 10 minutes.
You can thin the custard by adding more milk but this will increase the water content in your custard, which may cause coarse texture if the water content is too high. Try adding just a very small amount of milk to thin the custard and see how that goes; the less milk the better.
Let me know if you have any problems.
All the best,