Saturday, March 21, 2009

How to make.....

Ice Cream!

Oh how I do love ice cream. I love when it's dressed up as chocolate chip, candy bar flavors, in a sundae, milkshake, over fruit, in a cone, any way you make it, I'm sure I would love it! However, nothing is better than the pure, unadulterated goodness of homemade ice cream! I always thought that my mom had the best recipe (which I still LOVE), but once I tried Marmie's (Rhett's mom) ice cream, there was no match. It tastes like heaven (or crack) in scoopable form.

So I thought I would share the recipe with you all!

First you need either this...

or this
I personally prefer the's so much easier, not as loud, and you don't have to get ice or rock salt. I have written all the instructions for the Cuisinart in this post.

Second, mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, then pour into the bowl and push the on button. Let is churn and stir all the soon to be ice cream goodness.

Third, this is an optional step. If you want to make ice cream with candy pieces, fruit chunks, nuts, etc., then about 5- 10 minutes before the ice cream is complete add to the bowl (one of my personal favorites is butterfinger). Please make sure that it is in small enough pieces that it won't overheat your machine (check the instructions so you don't break anything).

Finally, turn the machine off and enjoy the goodness that is before you either straight out of the freezer bowl or in smaller bowl.

This is what heaven/crack in a bowl looks like....

So here's the recipe:

Marmie's special Ice Cream:

(these are the basic ingredients)
2 cans Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup whippin' cream
3 cups half and half
1 tsp. vanilla

Here are some variations:
1 tsp. cinnamon added to the above mixture will yield the delicious cinnamon ice cream
3 butterfingers crushed up will give you buterfinger ice cream

the possibilities are endless...what kind of ice cream are you going to make?


Susanne, Chris and Kate said...

Oh that does sound heavenly! I think we need to buy and ice cream machine!!

Margaret said...

I love ice cream too. We haven't made homemade ice cream in years. We do have it at our church once a year though.

katie beth said...

We just got one of those Cuisinart machines as a wedding present! I'm pumped to try it!