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    Does ice cream need sugar for texture?

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    I've been making some ice cream with stevia instead of sugar. But the ice cream comes out very soft and some spots and very hard and crystal-like at other spots. Would real sugar help with this?
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    Not that I know of. Gelatin or alcohol will help with consistency.
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    Sugar does help lower the freezing point so that the ice cream doesn't freeze as hard. But your inconsistent texture makes it sound like you're not churning it properly. As Dr. Bork Bork said, gelatin and alcohol can help. Also, ChocoTaco has a good post on here about making ice cream. In it he mentions that air also helps make it more scoopable. The easiest way to incorporate more air in homemade ice cream is to whip a portion of the cream and fold it into the custard just before churning.

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    Thanks both of you I will try both
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    If it's texture you're looking for, adding dried cranberries or sultanas or chopped up nuts like pistachios work wonders.
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    I made ice cream with my ice cream maker and subsituted the sugar with Organic Maple Syrup. It was extemely good. Cream, whole milk, eggs and Maple Syrup. Primal if you have the carbs to spare.

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