Monday, August 12, 2019

My Best Ice Cream Recipe (August Posting Challenge)

My goal last summer was to learn to make ice cream with my kids. It was so good that people wanted a place to buy it. I won't be starting an ice cream shop for now.

I wanted to share my recipe with you. This is a versatile recipe that can work with other flavors. But it is an awesome place to start.

Sweet Cream Ice Cream Recipe

  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1/2 cup of sugar. 
  • Every flavor needs 1 tbsp of vanilla. It makes them sweeter and richer
  • Warm it over medium heat in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Do not let it burn or boil. Cook it just enough that the sugar is mixed in.
  • Chill the batter.
  • Make the ice cream according to your churn's directions. But you want it to double in volume. Great ice cream has a lot of fat (this does) and a lot of air. Let it double in volume. So important.
  • Put it in a freezer-safe bowl and freeze it until hard.

Other flavors using this base.

  • Chocolate: 1.5 oz of cocoa.
  • Brown Sugar: Replace the white sugar with brown sugar. This is like the best vanilla ice cream ever.
  • Peppermint: Peppermint extract or emulsion and crushed peppermint candy.
  • Lemon Creme: Fresh lemon juice and lemon zest.

I visit a nursing home regularly and in one unit the patients often have dementia. Often they cannot remember much, but they remember "Daddy used to make ice cream."

I want my kids to have that memory.

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