Momma Told Me: Blog POP! Big Boss Ice Cream Maker #Giveaway + Sweet Corn Ice Cream Recipe

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Blog POP! Big Boss Ice Cream Maker #Giveaway + Sweet Corn Ice Cream Recipe

I received the following item in hopes I would share my genuine opinion here on the blog. All photos and thoughts contained below are copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2014.
Momma Told Me: Your dad and his machines!

For as far back as I can remember, from the first 'da-da,' my father was 'the ice cream man.'

Well, not literally a man who drives around in an ice cream truck, of a cone mascot at a Foster's Freeze; no, he has worked for a company called Taylor Freezers for over 25 years. There have been times where our family has run into old acquaintances and we've had to clarify what that meant. One such hilarious occasion had a friend of my mothers thinking my father was involved in cryogenics. No, Taylor Freezers does not deal in people freezers, but actually a variety of restaurant food-service equipment ranging from frozen beverage machines to 'Quarter Pounder' grills. It is my father's job, as a service technician, to travel a very broad service area visiting establishments of an equally wide range, solving a variety of mechanical puzzles.
Why am I telling you this? You see, for as long as I can remember, despite my comprehension of what my father did for a living, he has always been the magical ice cream man to me. As a curly headed little girl I'd peer up and over the counter as my dad was magically handed free ice cream. (We could hardly walk into a local restaurant without the management recognizing and fawning over him.) Then, there was the magical year my father expanded from his small appliance bread maker fascination into a glorious machine I still covet to this day. Almost 20 years old now, and still running as good as ever, this metallic wonder was a shining beacon of my childhood. Carefully my Pop and I would measure out ingredients, patiently counting down until the mixture had chilled enough- then I would stare, in awe, as the liquid turned into creamy, sweet, ice cream.
There simply is nothing like fresh, home-made, ice cream. Whether you're doing it by hand in a tumbler, or with a small counter top machine like the Big Boss 2 QT Ice Cream machine. The freedom to control the type of dairy, and the diverse flavors is as fascinating as taking a tour of the Ben and Jerry's facility, itself. And don't get me started on the best part- licking the quickly melting, creamy, mixture of of the agitator blade, much like Momma's mixer blades when baking! This is one appliance every home can afford and should have whether it's for a last minute 2-ingredient sorbet, or a beloved slow churn family recipe.
Speaking of family recipes, Momma's Sweet Corn Ice Cream is one that has long fascinated all who have tried it. While some modern recipes call for straining of the sweet corn, after emulsion, I enjoy the light texture left behind when freezing it in. This is a custard based recipe that scoops nice and smooth after post-freezing (transferring it to a serving barrel or bowl and storing in the freezer) and melts like a rich pudding on the palette. I especially enjoy pairing it was goat's milk caramel sauce and caramel corn for an indulgent treat that would make a wonderful new addition to the holiday table dessert line up.
Not only have I been thrilled with the ease of clean-up, and the quiet operation of my Big Boss Ice Cream Maker, but I can enjoy my own custom blend of ice cream in just under 20 minutes. Now, if you've never owned an ice cream maker before, be warned, there are a few unexpected aspects of working with a mid-range, small output machine like this. For starters, you will have to prepare your mix a minimum of 2 hours in advance (Pop always did this the night before we planned on making ice cream). If the mix is not chilled thoroughly the bucket will defrost much quicker and not freeze as efficiently.
Using whole milk and heavy cream will always yield the best texture, cutting out the fat with soy or 2% substitutes is possible but will result in more ice crystals when freezing (meaning a harder product). Choosing a custard base, such as this Sweet Corn Ice Cream recipe will tend to chill faster in barrel based units like the Big Boss 2.5 Qt Ice Cream Maker. Lastly, always add any mix-ins last. Mix Ins will bring down the product temperature dramatically, and tend to clump at the bottom of the barrel if the mixture is not frozen enough.
It can be exciting to watch your recipe take form, as it freezes along the sides of the barrel, through the top of the unit. Just remember that pulling the shield off, or stopping rotation will dramatically lower the core temperature and set your ice cream back several minutes in the freezing process, so patience is the key to a successful texture! You will also want to have a 2.5 Qt tupperware or ice cream crock on hand to scoop your product into and send straight to the freezer once it has reached a firm frozen (soft serve) texture.
Most at home ice cream makers, like the Big Boss 2.5 Qt, come with a 'base' recipe book, that is great to get started. You can also find a wealth of recipes online, and several books dedicated to home made ice cream recipes. I like to find a favorite base and work on modifying it from there. If you find a great vanilla, it really is nothing but fun from there on out- the sky is the limit! We've already enjoyed several successful batches of homemade ice cream with our Big Boss unit, what would you make first with yous?

What Daughter Says: Homemade ice cream is more practical than ever, invest in a counter-top machine today- you'll wonder how you lived without it!


Sweet Corn Ice Cream
Click here for printable Sweet Corn Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients:

1 14 OZ Can Cream-Corn
1 1/2 C Half And Half
1/2 C Sour Cream
2/3 C Sugar
5 Large Egg Yolks
1/2 TSP Vanilla Extract
Caramel Corn To Top

Directions:

1. Whisk the corn, half and half, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. 

2. Lightly beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl.

3. Slowly whisk about 1/4 cup of the warm egg mixture into the beaten egg yolks, then pour into the saucepan and return to medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens and coats the spoon (about 5 MINS.)

4. Transfer the hot custard to a blender and pulse until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl or pitcher and stir until it has reached room temperature. Place in the fridge to fully chill 2-3 hours before adding to your ice cream machine.
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Big Boss 2.5 Qt Ice Cream Maker
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42 comments:

  1. I would die for the Big Boss Insta-Mop! I hate mopping, and it looks like I might not hate it quite as much if I had that product!!

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  2. I'd like to have the 700-Watt Juicer.

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  3. Big Boss 700-Watt Juicer, 18,000 RPM Wide Mouth & Vegetable Juice Extractor- Stainless Steel looks like something I would love

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  4. I would love to have the Big Boss 9065 1300-watt Oil-Less Fryer. I have wanted one for the longest time.

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  5. I would also like the Big Boss 1300-Watt Stainless Steel Oval Pressure Cooker, 8.5-Quart

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  6. All of the Big Boss Swirlio's look amazing! I'd love to have one of those and I think the purple one is my favorite!

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  7. I'd like to try their oil less fryers

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  8. The Big Boss 9147 1300-watt Induction Cooktop - would be at the top of my list. I'm also in need oaf a new pressure cooker and the 8.5 qt model would be fantastic.

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  9. I would love to have the induction cooktop for my son.

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  10. I would like the Big Boss 9065 1300-watt Oil-Less Fryer. That way I wouldn't worry about my husband burning down the house whn he makes fries!

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  11. All I have heard is great things about the Big Boss 9063 1300-watt Oil-Less Fryer. I would LOVE to be able to give one to my mom for the holiday season

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  12. I'd love to have the Big Boss 200 Watt Power 2-Speed Operation Immersian Hand-Stick Blender/mixer with a Mix/Measuring Cup!

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  13. I think I would like to try Switlio - I looks cool. But not as cool as this bigger Ice cream maker

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  14. Big Boss 700-Watt Juicer, 18,000 RPM Wide Mouth & Vegetable Juice Extractor. I love the stainless steel color.

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  15. I would love the BIG BOSS 1300-Watt Oil-Less Fryer, 16-Quart! This would be a great way of eating food in a healthier way.

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  16. My kids would love the Big Boss 9249 Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker. So cool

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  17. Big Boss Rapid Wave Halogen Infrared Convection Countertop Oven is something I would love, a friend has one and I am jealous!

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  18. I'd also like to own their Big Boss 11 in 1 oven combo in white. I seriously need a toaster oven. I only have a regular two slot pop-up toaster now. One of these would be great for making quick snacks for my daughter.

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  19. I would love to get the Big Boss 8925 High Speed/Low Energy Digital Oil-Less Fryer. I've been curious about it since I first heard of the concept, and while I don't eat fried foods often, this would be a great way to "splurge" without going overboard.

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  20. I would love 9249 Swirlo Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  21. I'd like the Big Boss 5 Quart Stainless Steel Electric Pressure Cooker. We have a huge pressure cooker now, but as more of our children have moved out and established their own households, a smaller unit would be more useful.

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  22. I would love to have their Big Boss Heavy-Duty Masticating Slow Juicer. I have always wanted a juicer and this one looks like a really nice one.

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  23. Besides an ice cream maker, which I've been wanting for a long time now. I love the Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  24. I would love to own the Big Boss 8925 High Speed/Low Energy Digital Oil-Less Fryer, 1300-watt
    Sarah Oswald

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  25. Nicole Carter WeasleyDecember 13, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    I want the Big Boss 1300-Watt Stainless Steel Oval Pressure Cooker, 8.5-Quart. Endless what I could make with that puppy.

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  26. I would love the oval presssure cooker or the oil less fryer. These would be wonderful for healthier meals.

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  27. Big Boss 11 in 1 oven Combo RED. roasts, grills, bakes, broils, toasts, fries..yes this would be great!

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  28. I would love to have the BIG BOSS 1300-Watt Oil-Less Fryer, 16-Quart

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  29. I love the Big Boss 5 Quart Stainless Steel Electric Pressure Cooker, would be perfect for me and the hubby to have some great short ribs or stew.

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  30. I like the big boss 9065 1300 watt oil less fryer (16 qt)

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  31. I want the Big Boss Rapid Wave Halogen Infrared Convection Countertop Oven - 12 ½ Quart with Extender Ring Glass Bowl - Digital Presets! This would fit on my counter and is just what I need. I hope Santa sees this! :)

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  32. I like the Genie Electric Egg Cooker. This would come in handy when the kids visit.

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  33. I would really love to have the Big Boss Genie Electric Egg Cooker. I have such a difficult time boiling the best hard boiled eggs, this would help :)

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  34. I would love a Big Boss 700-Watt Juicer, 18,000 RPM Wide Mouth & Vegetable Juice Extractor. I love eating vegetables and fruit and have been wanting a nice juicer for a while now.

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  35. I have a neighbor who gives me oranges and tangerines from her trees every year and I juice by hand. The Big Boss 700-Watt Juicer, 18,000 RPM Wide Mouth & Vegetable Juice Extractor- Stainless Steel would be so nice to have to juice all those fresh oranges.

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  36. I'd like to have the Big Boss 15-Piece Hi Speed 300-Watt Personal Countertop Blender Mixing System. My husband can't have whole food anymore, so a personal sized blender would be awesome for him so he can blend his own food. It'd be an awesome thing.

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  37. I would love to have this one for my daughter.

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  38. I always have had thoughts of making home made ice cream but actually don't know how to make, exactly make with which device. Now I have a choice. I will think it over to have one and start my ice cream recipe. It can work with other types of cooking also so it can be the profit purchase.

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  39. This looks soooo heavenly!! But does the ice cream maker make ice cream of that quality? I mean it looks so professionally put together

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  40. I love your recipes, the pictures to go along with the step by step instructions are great. You’ve made it so easy that people actually think that I can cook now haha. Thanks!

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