We have a church party today. A few weeks ago, in a moment of insanity, I said that I would make homemade ice cream for this party. Hmmm.
As I sent the kiddos to the garage to get the ice cream freezer (you know, the old-fashioned kind that you add ice and salt to freeze), I was thumbing through "Woman's Day" magazine. I saw a recipe for easy ice cream that you don't use the specialized freezer with. You just whip it up and put it in your freezer until it is hard. I thought I would try it.
It is fantastic!
Easy. 10 minutes labor, tops. I made 6 gallons. Vanilla, fresh peach, oreo and banana.
When I followed the recipe exactly, it was a little too sweet. That was fine for the vanilla and peach flavors, but I decreased the sweetened condensed milk for the oreo and banana flavors. One quart of cream makes one gallon of ice cream. I doubled the recipe - hello 6 gallons - but you can do what you want.
2 cups heavy cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
Beat until stiff.
Place in a freezer safe container.
This is really a rich ice cream, emphasis on the cream.
You can add any flavor you want.
I added things after I beat the cream, before I put in the container.
What I added:
peach: 5 chopped and slightly mashed ripe peaches
banana: 4 mashed bananas (I was going to add chocolate chips to this one, too, but didn't have any)
Oreo: oreos (duh), about 1/2 a container, broken into pieces