When I was a kid, every summer, my dad would make homemade ice cream. We would buy bags of ice and a big bag of salt. My mom would make the mix in the kitchen and carry it out to the garage where my dad would carefully pour it into the ice cream maker. It made a big mess and took a few hours but it was so good. This recipe for homemade ice cream isn’t quite the same…but it’s pretty close. Plus there is no ice, no salt and no churning.
Just three simple ingredients and about 10 minutes is all it takes to have fresh, homemade ice cream in your freezer. I found this recipe on marthastewart.com but adjusted the ingredients after making it the first time. It has a very rich, creamy taste and great texture.
- 2 1/2 c. heavy cream
- 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 t. vanilla
- Beat the heavy cream on high for 3 -4 minutes until stiff peaks form.
- While cream is beating, combine sweetened condensed milk and vanilla in a large bowl.
- Fold in beaten cream with a spatula. Gently stir until completely combined.
- Pour into freezer safe container.
- Freeze 4 - 6 hours before serving.
Optional: add diced fresh fruit, mini chocolate chips or any other preferred item.
This would be the perfect dessert for a dinner party because it’s completely made ahead and ready to serve. I think it would be very impressive to tell your guests you whipped up some homemade ice cream for dessert. Give it a try…it is really easy and so good.
On a side note…a few of you asked where I got my 3 tiered basket that is in my entry. Here’s a pic from Christmas.
It’s from Decor Steals and they are offering it again right now. I hope there are some left…if you want one check it out HERE.
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