Saturday, June 16, 2012

Homemade Ice Cream

I remember having this as a child and it was a rare treat because it was so much work!  You had to churn the ice cream maker by hand and mess with salt in the ice around the metal container that holds the ice cream to keep it from melting.  I just got an electric ice cream maker for $50 and it's a life changer!

Ben & Jerry's Sweet Cream Base

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk

Beat eggs on medium for 90 seconds, until light and fluffy.
Gradually whisk in the sugar until fully blended, about 1 minute more.
Add the milk and cream.
Add to your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturers instructions.  Mine took 20 minutes and it did all the churning itself!

I added some chopped oreo cookies to make cookies and cream, but the possibilities are endless - fruit, other types of cookies/candy, nuts, etc.  I don't think I'll ever buy a $6 gallon of ice cream again!

1 comment:

  1. That is tempting to do, but I still like the old-fashioned painful way for some reason! Maybe, can't teach an old dog new tricks or just love the family tradition! The recipe looks great!