Friday, May 27, 2011

Recipe #2: Homemade Ice Cream

A few years ago, my Aunt Jen shared her recipe for making homemade ice cream. We'd gone to her house to swim- and she made ice cream for us. It's a super simple recipe- and adapts itself well to the addition of things like fruit (diced strawberries are great) or chocolate syrup (yum!). You'll need a good old-fashion electric ice cream maker. Follow its instructions for the actual ice cream making part. Below are the ingredients you'll need for the canister.

 1 can of condensed milk
 1 tablespoon of self rising flour
 1 splash of vanilla (optional depending on the flavors you might add)
 About a half gallon of milk (enough milk to fill the canister to the "fill" line- it could be more or less than a half gallon. The quantity depends on how much additional stuff you add.)

I have found that this recipe works best when you mix the condensed milk, flour, vanilla, any other ingredients, with a little of the milk BEFORE putting them in the canister. The ice cream has a slight "snow cream" quality.

One of my favorite versions of this ice cream included a lot of additions:
a couple of tablespoons of banana syrup, chocolate syrup, peanut butter morsels, and marshmallows! It was pretty awesome.

If you are adding fruit, I suggest dicing the fruit finely so that it easy to eat. (One time in a rush, I only sliced the strawberries- they were just too hard to enjoy) Sprinkle a little sugar over the fruit and let it macerate until it's nice and juicy- the juice will help to flavor the ice cream.

I hope you enjoy!

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