Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ice Cream Performance Art: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

My husband makes wonderful ice cream. Instant gratification ice cream. How does he do it? A large bottle of liquid nitrogen!
4 cups unsweetened cream
1.5 cups half & half
1.75 cups sugar (or sugar-substitute)
1/2 tsp vanilla
dash salt

liquid nitrogen, which can be obtained from, well, I don't know where he gets the stuff. You have to have an appropriate container to house it. Good luck with this part. I don't know about these things. Good thing I'm married to a nerd.

Tim measures ingredients.
He split the ice cream into 2 batches: one with sugar and one with sugar-substitute

stirring all the ingredients together.
You must use a metal or plastic bowl, and preferably a wooden spoon.
The liquid nitrogen will shatter some tools.

Pouring the liquid nitrogen into the cream-mixture.
Begin stirring as soon as liquid nitrogen is added.

The mixture freezes almost instantly

Delicious ice cream!

1 comment:

  1. HI Leslie:
    I am thinking that the photo above is Tim's "Mad Scientist" look, and certainly appropriate for instant ice cream dream!
    Looks like quite a scientific process! Mr. Wizard where are you now?????