Sunday, July 7, 2013

Home Made Ice Cream (No Ice Cream Maker)

I have been looking around at different recipes and methods for making ice cream and I also have general knowledge about how ice cream is made anyway and I am an expert on how it should taste - yummy!

So I am not sure I'd really call this ice cream, it's definitely it's own but it is icy and it is made from cream, just no slow churning required and it's kid-friendly!

You can use a bag full of ice, you can use an auto ice cream maker, you can do the ever so taunting process of removing the mix from the freezer, mixing it then returning it every two hours or you can be lazy - like me...

Easiest Ice Cream Ever! (6 8oz Servings)

You will need:
One Pint Whipping Cream
8oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
Vanilla Extract

The above ingredients are your base ingredients.  You can really put whatever you want in there, fresh fruit, coco powder, shaved chocolate, vanilla beans, sprinkles, etc.  Also remember that you can substitute the vanilla for other flavors like coffee, mint, almond, etc.  I used vanilla because I wanted this to only be a $3 project and that's what I had on-hand.

Hand Mixer, Stand Mixer, Stick Blender, Blender or just a whisk (if you're ambitious)
6 8oz Freezer Containers - you can also use a big piece of Tupperware to make one flavor or small Tupperware.  I used the Ball Freezer Jars (in the canning aisle) because they are one serving, plastic, leak proof and we decided to make a bunch of different flavors.  They also stack nicely :)
Large Bowl (unless using a blender)

How to:
In your large bowl, whip the cream until you have soft peeks (about 3-4 minutes on medium).  Careful, whipping too long will make butter...gross.  Once you have soft peeks, add in 8oz Condensed Milk and 2 tsp Vanilla Extract (or other flavor).  Whip again until all mixed in and soft peeks return (about 30 seconds-1 minute).

If you are making one flavor, add in whatever flavoring you'd like now.  For the smaller batches, I used a 1 cup measuring cup to scoop out approximately what would fit in each jar and mixed each in a separate bowl with a spoon.

Scoop the mixture into your containers and put them in the freezer for 2-4 hours for the small and 4-6 for the larger batches.


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