Thursday, July 21, 2011

#62- Homemade Ice Cream

I've been wanting to make homemade ice cream for YEARS, which is exactly why it made it onto my 101 in 1001 list almost two years ago. I don't know why we hadn't made it--we have more than one ice cream machine. Anyway, yesterday I mentioned to Renee and Payton that it would be fun to make ice cream together this summer. They agreed, and then went home while Lizzy went down for a nap. While she was napping, I got the bug to make ice cream right then...and I wanted to use a recipe that I hadn't ever used before, so I figured it would make sense to test it out before we make a big batch (i.e. I really wanted ice cream).

Anyway, the idea of either cooking the custard first or using raw eggs is just not something I get excited about. So when I came across a recipe on The Kitchn that used a can of sweetened condensed milk instead of making a base, I decided to give it a go. This time, I just went for plain vanilla instead of adding the Meyer Lemon.


We churned the ice cream for about 45 minutes in the maker during dinner.


The above photo has nothing to do with ice cream--Lizzy was just asking to say grace again during dinner. Melt. My. Heart.

Anyway, after churning the ice cream, we stuck it in our deep freeze for about an hour. It wasn't long enough, but we just couldn't wait any more. So we ate our ice cream as it was--just slightly thinner than soft-serve consistency. But it was delicious. And after being in the freezer overnight, it's frozen quite solid.


Justin said that this recipe (which makes a quart) was NOT enough, and has requested that I make this again for Friday night. Done.


  1. what a coincidence! we just used our ice cream maker for the first time a few weeks ago! we made root beer ice cream and it was absolutely delicious! yum, I bet Lizzy loved it!

  2. Mmm. Homemade ice cream is the best.

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  4. Yummy! Did you find the ice cream any thicker or sweeter than recipes with eggs? I'd love to get away from the raw egg option but haven't been a little scared :)

  5. Yummm! Did you already have the machine? I'd love to get one someday as well.

  6. Yumm!! I would love to make our own Ice Cream... I have a maker on my amazon wish list. Lizzy saying grace is the most perfect thing ever.

  7. Chad and I have made a lot of ice cream lately. We make ours with coconut milk and it's so yummy. Perfect summer treat!

    Also, this post reminded me that I need to post my 101 in 1001 cause my end date has come and gone!

  8. Homemade ice cream is ridiculously delicious!!


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