The first time I made this ice cream was in 6th or 7th grade and I wanted to impress myself I guess. It was also a super easy recipe that I had found thanks to our dial-up modem and which my father was printing from his office. And now, of course, it's the 58th day of lockdown due to the coronavirus and I was like - why not eat some ice cream! I didn't want to order online because honestly I don't want to worry about washing the ice cream carton with soap because it will just be messy.
It's literally the easiest, fastest ice cream you can make and it's rich, creamy, and smooth. No need to have an ice cream maker, no need to keep churning it or taking it out of the freezer to re-churn it - none of that. And you only need 3 very readily available ingredients for this. Mix the 3 well and place them in the freezer. Boom, 5-6 hours later you can eat chocolate ice cream. Now, this is not a "healthy" or "clean" recipe, but sometimes you have to live well! It's got dairy, lots of fat, lots of sugar, but it's also ice cream that tastes like ice cream and makes you feel really good. The only good thing about this recipe is that you've done everything at home so you know exactly what's going on in the ice cream you eat - it's clean in a hygienic sense and to be honest when you do. a heavy dessert. like that yourself and considering all that has been done to make it, it tends to make you more aware of the portion you are eating and encourages you to eat smaller ones at a time - compared to a brick of ice cream or a jar that you buy from the outside and eat how your heart desires, because it's easier to ignore everything in it when you haven't seen it put on makeup up close. Do I have a meaning here? Anyway, I digress. Let me give you the super simple recipe.
It's basically heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk, and then you add any flavors you want. I went for chocolate because it's my favorite even though it tends to give me acne with just a slight over-moderation.
1 can of sweetened condensed milk. I use the Milkmaid.
2 tetra packages of 200 ml each (400 ml in total) of crème fraîche. I use Amul cream for this.
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. You can use 1/2 cup if you consume sugar regularly. Since I don't prefer my desserts to be less sweet, I used a little more cocoa powder. It was also a little too sweet for me and I loved it 🙂
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
a generous pinch of salt (this really helps bring out the chocolate flavor)
Mix the condensed milk, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt in a bowl in which you will freeze the ice cream. Put aside.
Whip / beat the cream by hand or with a hand mixer until it puffs. If it forms steep peaks, that's perfect! If not, that's perfectly fine too. One way to make it swell is to refrigerate your cream a day before and whip it in an ice bath (basically keep the container you beat it in, partially submerged in ice water. water enter of course)
Fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk mixture slowly by hand until everything is evenly combined. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap for about 6 hours or better - overnight.
Your brand is unique and so is the audience you are targeting. For fashion and apparel, interior design, beauty, and other similar industries, a lookbook should be created as a high-end representation of what your is offering. Lookbooks are a great visualization tool for showing off your brand, building a crowd of loyal ambassadors, and generating excitement for your upcoming spring or fall product line.
What is a Lookbook ? Firstly, it’s important we define what a lookbook actually is. According to Wikipedia : A lookbook is a gamme of photographs compiled to show off a model, photographer, style, stylist, or clothing line. Usually, bloggers or vloggers will ' model ' fashionable looks for that month or season. This gives viewers ideas on how to style outfits, or to show what the latest fashions are.
While this definition mainly focuses on the fashion and apparel industry, it can be applied to all other industries creating seasonal product lines. No matter the industry, lookbooks generally have a consistent ' look ' to them. Unlike a catalog that displays pricing and generally contains a more complete display of all available products, lookbooks are more artistic and selective. They contain grande, high-quality photographs with minimal text that reinforce the brand and vibe of the product line. Refer to the chart below for the main differences between lookbook and catalog printing.
Professional photography is a must for lookbooks. Each product photo should be modeled in a way that shows its functionality or appeal to the potential customer. For example, an apparel lookbook should be able to reveal the fit, matière, and benefits of the piece of clothing easily in one image. tera make the desired impact, the lighting and photography equipment used by professional photographers will be necessary. Cell phone photos will likely not cut it for a lookbook.
You should also note the word “model” in the Wikipedia definition above as lookbooks should go beyond standard boring product imagery and really expel excitement in the product. This is where photography will play a essentiel role in producing a quality lookbook. Think grande photos with empowering subjects. Think of your lookbook as someone’s actual daily life and create those lifestyle shots that make a connection. For this reason, it’s important to find a model that mirrors the same qualities of the collection.
The photographer should acknowledge the season of the fashion lookbook as well. As lookbooks go, they are usually focused on either winter, spring, summer or fall collections. Engaging with the seasonality of the clothing will make it easier for the end-user to relate to the product, which leads to more sales. If you’re a small brand or limited on budget, spending dollars for a talented photographer will be worth it !
It’s important that your brand is well represented in the lookbook as well. Your logo should be seen in several of the images on the clothing or product. It should be subtle and not overwhelming when using the logo within the pages. However, at the beginning or end of the lookbook it is recommended that the brand be prominent. Adding your logo or mission statement in the front of the book can help set the stage as the altérer flips through the pages. Your brand should be positively reinforced through the professionalism of the photographs, layout design, and products themselves.
Most lookbooks are a standard 8. 5x11 which makes it easy to portray standing or réactive models. The photos should take up most of the page with the text out of the way. Don’t be afraid to keep it SIMPLE. The product you are selling is the most important element on the page and should attract the whole attention of the reader. Placing a model photo on the left side page complemented by close-ups of the clothing is a great way to display the gamme.
With our free photo book maker, designing your lookbook is extremely easy ! Once you have your images, all you have to do is upload them and drag and drop them into premade photo layout templates ! Or, to knock out two birds with one stone, you can : 1. Upload your lookbook images into a Facebook photo album for some easy social media advertising. 2. Start a Lookbook design on the Photo Book Maker, select a theme, connect to your Facebook, and fermé the lookbook photos ! These will be placed into the theme’s layout, and your Lookbook will be done in minutes !
Once your lookbook is designed and it’s time to order, there are more things to consider before placing your order. Below we have listed our recommended product specifications for lookbooks : Binding : Perfect BoundPerfect binding is the ideal option for lookbooks because they are our most professional binding option. Not only do they appear crisp and professional, you can print on the spine ! This means that you can add the product line name, season, and year to the spine for easy book shelf navigation. We also offer saddle stitch, spiral, and wire-o bound books if perfect binding doesn’t seem like the right fit for you.
Lookbooks should have a cohesive look. The selection of models and their looks should be aligned with what the brand wants to communicate their target group. When choosing the theme for the lookbook, design it around the emotions and vibe that the client wants to convey.
With clothing line photos, focus on how the person wearing the clothes will appear and the quality and details on the clothing. Full body shots will let potential customers visualize how they’ll look wearing the clothes. And to emphasize the details and quality of the products, you can take images that are up-close using tight focal lengths like 50mm, 85mm, or even 100mm.