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Delicious Homemade Blackcurrant Ice Cream

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Here is an ice cream recipe which you can make at home with ease and requires no ice cream maker. You can use ice cream maker if you have one but this recipe will give you rich smooth and creamy ice cream even if you freeze it in your refrigerator.

Here are the ingredients:

1. Blackcurrant flavour powder 100g ( Weikfield Freeze recommended)

2. Full cream milk – 400ml

3. Heavy milk cream – 350 gms

4. Sugar – 95 gms (~7 tablespoon)

5. Banana – 2

6. Vodka – 2 teaspoon (optional)

 

Method:

In a deep pan pour the milk and add 100g of blackcurrant ice cream flavour. Heat this mix on slow flame first and stir, then increase the flame and bring it to boil. Make sure there are no chunks of flavouring powder left. Take the pan off the stove and let the mix cool down.

In a separate pan take the heavy milk cream, add sugar and whip it using a hand blender. If you don’t have the blender then you can also whip it in mixer grinder. After whipping the volume of cream will almost become double.

Now add the milk (make sure its cooled down) to the cream and whip it again. You can add two teaspoon of vodka in your ice cream mix to make it more creamy. Science behind soft ice cream is that your ice cream mix should be whipped well and have least amount of water which is possible only with best quality of milk and cream. Alcohol mixes with water that may be present in your ice cream mix and stops ice crystal formation because alcohol acts like antifreeze here. Commercial ice creams have chemical antifreeze like propylene glycol which makes commercial ice cream so easy to scope out. We are not adding this in our recipe because its not very healthy stuff to add.

IMG_20140323_132922Now cut banana into small pieces and add to the ice cream mix. Banana adds nice flavour to the ice cream and compliments blackcurrant flavour really well. You can also add other fruits like grapes etc but do not add fruits which have strong flavour like pine apple otherwise it may ruin the original flavour of your ice cream.

Now put your ice cream mix in refrigerator (not in the freezer yet) and let it cool down. When its cold enough, put it in freezer for about 30 mins so that its half set. After 30 mins take it out and whip it lightly using spoon so that any ice crystals that may be forming can break. Now keep it in freezer and let it set fully.

Enjoy the delicious ice cream!

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Hacking into people’s mind

psychologyAfter completing my MCA, I was so happy, not that I would now get a job or something but that now I have a PG degree and I can relax and concentrate on more important things in my life. My web design work which started as a hobby when I first voluntarily made a website for my friend’s computer business, web design has become an important thing in my life. Time passed and it was some time since I touched any book but soon I started actually missing books. I ordered a thick programming book online on Android and it felt great when it arrived and the tantalizing effect of freshly printed book, I knew I always loved reading but realized only when I was studying this book not for clearing any exam or any kind of grading but just for knowledge.

If I get a chance to study something, I would go abroad and study psychology. It will sound odd for a computer guy going into this subject but to me this can be a great thing to learn. Psychology can be really useful in everyday life, understanding the behavior of people around me. It can be helpful in many situations and give me an edge when dealing with clients. I also think that I will be able to understand client better that what they want in their website and create exactly what they like. It will be like hacking into people’s mind. Overall it would be easier to deal with people and understand them better. UK will be a good place to study this subject, it’s a nice place to live and study. There are plenty of prestigious science colleges in UK and hence chances of getting admission into one is good.

What I am not getting this new year and still happy about it

Not much, it’s the same old me who spend New Year browsing funny images and watching shows on the internet. Everything is same but there are few things that I won’t see this year that I had to see in 2013 and I am very happy about it. Here goes the list:

Exams: I am so happy that I won’t have to see the face of examination hall now, completed my MCA in 2013 and that’s it. I quit studying because honestly I just hate cramming books for passing exams, I like to learn from real world and things that are actually useful in life. I hated algebra (well anything in math’s subject that included English alphabets and special characters) and I have never found any use of it till now in real life. I am looking for expanding my business or maybe get a job for some time and plan the expansion while doing the job as a backup.

Stupid people: Till late 2013 I was in company of few stupid people and I am glad that I realized their stupidity and its bad consequences on me. I don’t like breaking contacts so I have created a limit on interactions with these people and hope I won’t see them often now onwards.  These people always tried to bully, cheat, annoy, do conspiracy and what not. Good riddance!

Sore throat: Credit goes to my friend Dr.Smita for prescribing me an antibiotic which worked great for my sore throat problem which always occurred in winters. Earlier I tried everything, consulted many doctors but this sore throat has always made my life hell. But thanks to this new medicine, sore throat is not an issue anymore.