American ice base

The Philadelphia style, also known as American Ice base known, is another method of making ice cream that is characterized by its simplicity and light texture. Unlike the Custard base, the Philadelphia style ice cream does not contain eggs, which results in a less rich and simpler taste.

The main ingredients for a Philadelphia style Ice base are:

  1. Sugar
  2. Milk
  3. Cream

To make a Philadelphia style Ice base follow these steps:

  1. Dissolve the sugar: Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat and add the sugar. Stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved. It is important that the milk does not boil, so as not to affect the taste and texture of the ice cream.
  2. Add the cream: Once the sugar is dissolved, remove the pot from the heat and add the cream. Stir the mixture to evenly combine all ingredients.
  3. Cool and add flavors: Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before placing it in the refrigerator to cool completely. During the cooling phase, flavors such as vanilla extract, chocolate, fruit purees or other desired flavors can be added.
  4. Freezing and Stirring: Once the mixture is completely cooled, place it in an ice cream machine to perform the freezing and stirring process. Stirring during freezing creates a smooth and creamy texture with small ice crystals.

After the Philadelphia style Ice base has been transformed into ice cream, it can be served directly from the ice cream maker or placed in the freezer for a firmer consistency before serving.

Because Philadelphia-style ice cream is less rich than custard-based ice cream, it is particularly well-suited for fruity ice creams or for people who prefer a lighter, less heavy dessert.