Wheat and I redeemed ourselves on the ice cream front this past weekend. We decided to try a basic vanilla ice cream in our new ice cream churn. I am SO glad we did! And yes, there is such a thing as easy and homemade ice cream.
After looking at tons of recipes for vanilla ice cream and knowing that we didn’t want to fool with any eggs or pre-cooking, this is what I mixed up.
Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (makes 1 quart of ice cream, or six scoops)
– 1 cup heavy cream
– 1 cup whole milk
– 1/3 cup sugar
– 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (for lots of vanilla flavor)
That’s all I put in it! And it was amazing.
We even used my homemade vanilla extract. It was so, so, so good. The perfect summer Saturday treat.
Note: This time, we took Aimee’s tip and Wheat placed the canister in the freezer a couple hours before making the ice cream (I mix, he churns :). The ice cream froze perfectly and the machine stopped in about 15-20 minutes. Wheat then packed more ice on (after a quick taste test, obvi) and let it sit and freeze (without churning) while we ate our supper. This would have been the perfect recipe to try the first time we made ice cream. It was a piece of cake! And would be great with some cake…