Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Homemade Ice Cream

At Christmas time, I received this ice cream maker off my wish list. I went with the one that had the best reviews and that I had heard great things about from friends also.

I also got the Ben & Jerry's book with tons of recipes and tips, you can find that here

After you make the ice cream, you can NOT save it in the freezer bowl that comes with the maker. So, I highly recommend getting these to save your ice cream in. 

The kids and I had the best time making ice cream. We made French Vanilla, but there are so many others we want to try. It was super easy and the kids LOVED being in the kitchen. I am going to share the French Vanilla recipe we used today. 

Happy Summer!

To make the ice cream, you must freeze the freezer bowl in advance. I popped it in a couple days before we were actually making it. Then, once you are ready to make ice cream, it's ready to go. You can also store the freezer bowl in the freezer for any spur of the moments. :)

Shopping List
2 eggs
3/4 cup of sugar
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of milk

In a bowl, whisk the eggs about 1-2 minutes. Add in your sugar a little at a time, whisk about 1 minute once you have added all your sugar. Then, add the remaining ingredients and whisk together. 

Place your paddle inside your freezer bowl and place the cover on the maker. Turn on your ice cream machine and pour your mixture inside of it.  Time varies, depending on the consistency you like your ice cream. We let ours mix a full 20 minutes. 

Remove, serve and enjoy! We added sprinkles to ours. 

I placed our left over ice cream in a plastic, air tight container. However, I am going to order one of the containers I listed above. The ice cream was more like a soft serve right out of the maker. Once it sat in the freezer overnight, it was just like regular ice cream. 

The consistency right out of the maker. 

The consistency after being frozen. 

Happy Summer!

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy! I use to have a smaller freezer like that, but I sold it in a garage sale. In other news, I'll be posting my Butterfinger Ice Cream recipe tomorrow.


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