Request: KH Sea Salt Ice Cream
Did you know that Kingdom Hearts was my first video game love? I’d played Mario Brothers, Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time at friends’ houses, but had never really been interested enough to get a console of my own. And then, in middle school, a classmate was toting around a gaming magazine, talking to his friends about the “new Disney game”. I. WANTED. IT. SO. BAD. It was the catalyst for my entire interest in video games from that point on.
This recipe was requested by asktherappinroboyfriends and booooy have I gone down memory lane in the making of this recipe. /sigh
Well, onto the recipe! The twist for this: no ice cream maker, no stove, no problem!!!
Let’s do this!
- 2 cup Milk
- 4 tbsp. Sugar
- 2 tsp. Vanilla
- 2 tbsp. Evaporated Milk
- Sea Salt, to taste
- Blue and Green Food Coloring*
For the “ice cream maker”**
- 1 Quart-sized freezer bag
- 1 Large Mixing Bowl
- Ice, as needed
- ½-¾ cup Iodized or Kosher Salt
- 1 Towel
*At the time of shopping for this recipe, I could only find NEON food coloring in the store (weird right?). I think it worked out for the better, but you can use normal blue and green food coloring as well.
**While a formal ice cream maker is not needed, you do need to emulate the conditions of an ice cream maker. Luckily, this is possible for <$10.
Step 1.) Leak check the freezer bag by pouring a small amount of water into it. If you find no holes, pour out the water and add all the ice cream ingredients EXCEPT the salt and food coloring.
Step 2.) Press the air out and seal the bag. Shake slightly to make sure the ingredients are mixed together.
Step 3.) In your mixing bowl, pour in about 2-3 cups of ice and the salt, and mix together. Place the bag with the ingredients in the bowl so that it is nestled in the ice. Lay the towel over the top of the bowl and let the ends drape down the sides (you will want some insulation because the bowl gets SUPER COLD!)
Step 4.) Gently shake the bowl for about 15~ min. This is the part where having friends over to help is a really good idea. If this seems like a daunting amount of time for you, the recipe is easily halved and shaking will only take 5 - 8 min.
(Optional step: appreciate your new-found bicep muscles.)
Step 5.) When the mixture has taken on a decidedly ice-creamy texture, scoop the ice cream out of the bag and into another bowl (pouring it out risks contamination from melted salt and ice.)
(oops inside lighting ^ D: )
Step 6.) Quickly stir in the food coloring: I did a ratio of 3 drops Blue, to 1 drop Green, and got pretty close to the in-game color!
Step 7.) Even more quickly because your ice cream is starting to melt: start adding in the salt. Go only ¼ tsp. at a time, stir, and taste. It is VERY important that you taste to make sure it is a level of saltiness that you like. For me, it was when the vanilla ice cream base began to taste more like cake batter.
Step 8.) Pour the ice cream into popsicle molds, or just dump it into a tub to scoop out later! Allow to freeze for at least 4-5 hours. Serve chilly and awesome!
Refreshing and easy to make: my two favorite things! Would recommend for a nerdy summer party anytime! Hope you enjoy it!
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