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Why do you add salt to ice to make ice cream?
So, when making ice cream with an old-fashioned hand churn, it takes some creativity to keep the ice frozen long enough to also freeze the cream. By adding salt to ice, it lowers its melting point and allows the ice cream to freeze cohesively
What happens when salt is added to ice cream?
Salt provides the solution. Similar to sugar, salt affects how water freezes and effectively lowers the freezing/melting point of water. Creating a saltwater slush and packing this around our ice cream base allows us to cool the base enough so that it starts to thicken and freeze before the ice melts completely.
How do you make ice cream with salt?
Into a large resealable plastic bag, combine ice and salt.Place small bag inside the bigger bag and shake vigorously, 7 to 10 minutes, until ice cream has hardened. Remove from bag and enjoy with your favorite ice cream toppings.