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Get the Scoop: Ice Cream 101

Beat the heat with simple, yet elevated recipes for our favorite nostalgic summertime treat.

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Tutorials in this course: 8
Total viewing time: 49 minutes
Total course time (including prep and cooking): 3 days 22 hours 10 minutes

For many of us, ice cream is reminiscent of those hot summer days from childhood. It is one of the most nostalgic treats, that can be as satisfying in its simplest form as it is in its most elevated form. With the growing artisanal ice cream movement and modern flavor combinations created by high-end chefs, ice cream is no longer just for kids.

Just in time for summer, this course will teach you how to make delicious, creamy, and unique ice cream flavors all in the comfort of your own home. Once you master the use of an ice cream maker, the possibilities become endless. Learn how to use refined ingredients like horchata and lemongrass to step up your ice-cream game, or step back into your childhood with flavors like breakfast cereal infused ice cream. Either way, ice cream making is an essential summer-time skill to master, and the techniques you’ll learn in this course can then be applied to myriad recipes and ingredients.

Chef Instructors

Chef Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall is the chef and owner of Apis Restaurant & Apiary, located outside of Austin, Texas. Taylor specializes in making elegant seasonal fare, inspired by a deep appreciation for the natural food cycle.

Chef Susana Querejazu

Susana Querejazu is the pastry chef at the James Beard nominated Odd Duck restaurant in Austin, Texas. Complimenting the farm-to-table focus of the restaurant, Susana draws inspiration from Texas seasons and local ingredients to create desserts that are delicately balanced and artfully composed.

Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley

Marjorie Meek-bradley is the executive chef at the casual upscale DC restaurant, Ripple, and acclaimed gastropub, Roofer's Union. In addition to many industry accolades and an impressive list of former kitchen stomping grounds, Marjorie is currently showcasing her talent as a contestant on Bravo TV's Top Chef.

Chef Kwame Onwuachi

At just 24 years old, Kwame has already made a name for himself within the culinary community. His Nigerian lineage combined with his refined, fine dining skills makes for an eclectic and exciting dining experience.

Chef Tim Ma

Tim Ma is the owner and chef at several Washington D.C.-area eateries. Tim uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, creating modern American, globally influenced dishes that are at once familiar and novel in flavor and presentation.

What You Need


- Ice cream maker

- Saucepan 
- Whisk 
- Mixing bowl 
- Rubber spatula 
- Sheet tray 
- Chinois 
- Deep container
- Digital thermometer
- Digital kitchen scale
- Airtight container
- Rubber spatula 
- Small bowl 
- Medium bucket
- Small bucket 
- Popsicle mold 
- Popsicle sticks 
- Plastic wrap 
- Small knife
- Parchment paper-lined baking sheet, chilled
- Blender
- Chinois
- Sheet pan

- Large pot
- Large bowls
- Ice cream scoop 

- Small chef’s knife 
- Ladle
- Large spoon
- Heavy saucepan 
- Food processor
- Plastic container 
- Stand mixer with paddle attachment
- Bowl for stand mixer 
- Dry ice


Ingredients are listed within each respective tutorial  


How to Use a Home Ice Cream Maker

Taylor Hall

Professional-quality ice cream can easily be prepared at home with the help of this basic kitchen tool.

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Using Dry Ice to Make Ice Cream

Kwame Onwuachi

This technique is innovative, fun, and easy, and can be used to make your favorite homemade ice cream.

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Horchata Honey Ice Cream

Taylor Hall

This ice cream is infused with the warm aromas of toasted rice, ground cinnamon, and fragrant honey.

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Sweet Cream Cranberry Ice Cream with Gingersnap Cookies

Marjorie Meek-Bradley

This perfectly soft and creamy homemade ice cream is ribboned with tangy cranberries and topped with a fresh, spicy gingersnap.

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Breakfast Cereal Infused Ice Cream

Kwame Onwuachi

Breakfast cereal ice creams are as playful as they are delicious.

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Lemongrass Basil Ice Cream

Tim Ma

This uniquely flavored ice cream builds on a custard base with the bright tastes of basil and lemongrass.

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Cantaloupe Sherbet Popsicle

Susana Querejazu

A cantaloupe sherbet popsicle is a creamy and refreshing summer dessert.

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Mango Sorbet

Susana Querejazu

The bright, tropical flavor of fresh mango shines in this creamy sorbet.

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