Making ice cream at home in only 5 minutes

Bowl of Haagen-Dazs coffee ice cream, photo provided by Haagen-Dazs
Bowl of Haagen-Dazs coffee ice cream, photo provided by Haagen-Dazs /

Can you make soft serve ice cream in 5 minutes?

Is there anything better than ice cream? It’s smooth, cold, and sweet. It the ultimate summer dessert. Or…let’s be honest, it’s good any day of the year. It doesn’t have to be hot outside. Ice cream is the ultimate comfort food, but making it at home is definitely not the easiest thing in the world. Usually, you need an ice cream maker and it takes time to make it and then freeze it before it’s actually ready.

But what if you could make it in only 5 minutes? Doesn’t sound possible, right? I’m a little skeptical too, but let’s take a look at this recipe from the Institute of Culinary Education via The Daily Meal. It’s a peanut butter and jelly soft serve ice cream and you need 10 ounces of frozen raspberries, a half cup of almond milk, six tablespoons of sugar, and one tablespoon of peanut butter.

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Put all the ingredients in a mason jar or a bowl and use an immersion blender to combine everything together until it’s to the thickness you prefer. Once you’re done blending, transfer it to a serving dish and enjoy. It’s that easy!

Ok, there are a few issues with this recipe. One: you need an immersion blender. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have one of these lying around. I’m betting a regular blender or a food processor would work, but you’d have to give it a try.

Using an immersion blender, you can make ice cream in 5 minutes

This also isn’t exactly soft serve ice cream. You’re not freezing it or even putting it in the refrigerator. Without cream, how thick can it really get? Could it really go in a cone and not spill everywhere?

If you’re in a pinch and really craving something cold and sweet and don’t want to leave the house, this is definitely an option. But saying it’s soft serve ice cream is pushing the limits of what ice cream is.

If you’re really looking for the creaminess of ice cream, you might just want to head to the grocery store and pick up a pint or two.

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