The hero and I love ice cream. Like really LOVE it! What we don’t love is all the extra ingredients in most commercial ice cream, the food dyes, corn syrup, the preservatives. So we decided to make our own. I inherited an ice cream maker from one of my great-aunt’s house cleanings. It’s one of those cool ones that doesn’t use the classic salt and ice. You actually put the whole bottom canister in the freezer and it has stuff inside it that freezes. I hadn’t used it yet. We decided that if not now, when? So we tried to make our own ice cream. We used a recipe from the instruction booklet of the ice cream maker and figured we could experiment later with different flavors and mix-ins. You might have to adjust the measurements in the recipe according to your particular ice cream maker. Mine has a 1 1/2 quart capacity.
Easy Vanilla Ice Cream
1 1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine milk, sugar, and salt. Stir with a wire whisk until sugar is dissolved. Stir in half and half, whipping cream, and vanilla. Put into ice cream maker and follow your particular machine’s instructions.
It came out a little liquid-y but after I took this picture we but the rest of the ice cream in the freezer and it hardened up.
It was delicious. I put cut up mint leaves from the garden in my bowl and it was so good. I can’t wait to experiment with other flavors and mix-ins.