Soft Ice Cream
My ice cream is softer than what I buy at the grocery store. Is this normal?
Homemade ice cream recipes use only fresh ingredients; therefore, they do not have the same consistency as store-bought ice creams which use gums and preservatives to make them firmer. If you prefer a firmer consistency, place the frozen ice cream in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for one or more hours, until the desired consistency is achieved. Homemade ice cream generally has the consistency of a thick milkshake.