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How to Make the Best Snow Ice Cream

by Daisy Dairy Foods

I suppose I should have known I was tempting fate when I declared our last snow/sleet as the Last Hurrah of winter. We got about 4 inches of perfect, fluffy snow last night, and today had snow ice cream written all over it. Encouraged by one of my brothers (who got about an 8″ snowfall […]

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Easy Homemade Sour Cream

by Daisy Dairy Foods

1. Put 4 tbsp cultured buttermilk in a bowl (introduces protective, delicious, lacto-bacteria found naturally in all unpasteurized milk.) 2. “Splash in” 2 cups half and half. 3. Cover and leave out 12-48 hrs to achieve desired thickness and sourness. FOR THE LOVE OF PETE DON’T STIR IT!!! 4. Refrigerate to stop lacto-bacteria growth and […]

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Spreadable Butter

by Daisy Dairy Foods

I love butter. I’ve heard you can leave it out in a crock safely or in a special bell-like contraption which holds it under water, but that isn’t going to happen in my house where resides a refrigeration enthusiast. So I really like spreadable butter but rather than pay more for diluted whipped butter from […]

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Effortless Clotted Cream

by Daisy Dairy Foods

Seriously. This stuff takes no effort. All you need is a coffee filter, funnel, and some heavy whipping cream. If you can only find ultra-pasteurized, like me, it takes WAY longer than it would with anything else.Do this with it:Leave in the fridge for two hours. Scrape cream off sides of filter. If, however, it […]

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Easiest Cream Cheese

by Daisy Dairy Foods

Frankly, there are about 385 million ways to make a basic cream cheese, but this is the one that I think is most accessible to the average W-mart shopper. Easiest Cream Cheese 1. Buy a quart of plain, active culture, one ingredient yogurt. Even if it says ORGANIC, still check the back. 2. Plop in […]

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Easy Homemade Yogurt

by Daisy Dairy Foods

To make yogurt, you have to have yogurt or a store-bought culture. THAT was a big disappointment to me. I like doing something from SCRATCH-O-LA. But, then I learned why. It’s not because the art of yogurt making is lost. It’s because we pasteurize in this country. The naturally occurring, beneficial bacteria that are born […]

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Quick Creme Fraiche

by Daisy Dairy Foods

Creme Fraiche is sour cream’s understated, elegant cousin. CF is less sour, much creamier, and would never have the word “light” on her container. There is no such thing as reduced fat creme fraiche. Or if there is such a thing, it’s an abomination. Quick Creme Fraiche 1. Warm 2 cups of heavy whipping cream […]

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Quick Homemade Cheese

by Daisy Dairy Foods

Welcome Stumblers! If you enjoy this post, please check out our follow-up post Fast Fresh Jam. And be sure to remember to subscribe before you surf out. We do stuff like this all the time. You won’t be disappointed. Ivory’s Totally Yummy Soft Cheese 1/2 Gallon Whole Milk (Goat or Cow) 1/4 cup white vinegar […]

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Homemade Butter

by Daisy Dairy Foods

Homemade butter is one of those things that you make for TASTE. You haven’t really lived until you’ve had butter that’s less than hour old. Mmmmmm…. Fortunately, making butter is really easy! All you need is whipping cream and a way to agitate it. I used a mixer. HOMEMADE BUTTER[Yields one pint of butter (just […]

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Vanilla Custard Ice Cream with Homemade Vanilla Extract

by Daisy Dairy Foods

I have been trying to decide on the perfect recipe for trying out my homemade vanilla extract which has been steeping for several days now. The vanilla extract is on the right and the glass on the left contains brandy only, so you can compare before and after. Quite a bit darker and more vanilla […]

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