let's have a look at the ingredients
we will need for our ice cream base. You can experiment with the
quantities a bit, especially using the stevia sparingly. After all, we
don't want to have our ice cream tasting too bitter!
to 2 eggs
1/2 to 2/3 teaspoon white stevia powder
teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
rest of the flavoring (for
example, chunks of strawberries or
ground lemon peel, ... you're only limited by your own imagination in
this) will be added in later.
now, mix the ingredients needed to
create the base thoroughly in a wide metal or plastic bowl, so it will
freeze better and allow more air into the mixture, making your end
After the ingredients are mixed together, put them in the fridge for at
least an hour, until the mixture is completely chilled. Then put it in
the freezer for 30 to 40 minutes.
After 40 minutes in the freezer, take the mixture out. It should be
frozen on the outside edges, but still soft on the inside. Beat the
mixture with an electric mixer or by hand until it is smooth again.
This process will break up any ice crystals and add oxygen to your
When the mixture is smooth, place it in the freezer again for 30-40
minutes and repeat the cycle of freezing and beating three times.
Before the last cycle you can add in your flavoring. The texture of
your ice cream should be thick enough to allow the flavoring to blend
well, and not sink to the bottom. After the last cycle your ice cream
will be ready for eating or long-term freezing.
You've now learned how to make ice cream without a machine,
using the sweet leaf stevia sweetener. Just remember that hand-made ice
cream tends to be harder than ice cream made with an ice cream maker,
so you might want to let it sit a bit before serving.