Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is sooo good and it is really easy to make if you have an automatic ice cream machine.  We made two kinds of ice cream at my slumber party - Heath Bar ice cream and Vanilla.  It was fun to make the banana splits with the vanilla ice cream.  We just at the Heath Bar Ice Cream.   You can use this recipe in an old fashioned ice cream maker, but it will require that you use ice and salt; it isn't as easy as the new automatic ones.  Grandma keeps the freezing cylinder in the freezer all the time so that she can make ice cream whenever she wants to or when I come over and ask to make a new flavor.

Ingredients and Equipment Needed:

3 eggs, or equal amount of pasteurized egg substitute

1 1/2 cups milk

1 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups heavy cream

Automatic Ice Cream Machine
(make sure the cylinder has been in the freezer long enough to be completely frozen)


Large glass measuring cup
Assorted small measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Large bowl
Rubber Scraper
Airtight Container to freeze ice cream

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream:

1.  Crack the eggs into a cup, then pour each into a bowl.  That way, if there is some shell, it won't get into the whole batch. 2.  Whisk the eggs until they are smooth. 3.  Now pour in the milk while whisking so it mixes up.

 

4.  Whisk in the salt.

 

 

1.  Now whisk in the sugar.  You'll need to whisk quite a lot so that the sugar will be dissolved in the mixture. 2.  Add the whipping cream.  This is what makes it taste so good! 3.  Measure in the vanilla.  It should be the real stuff - not that cheap fake stuff.  It really makes a difference in the taste.  Now whisk until the mixture is smooth.

 

4.  When everything is mixed, pour the mixture into the frozen cylinder of the automatic ice cream machine.  Put the dasher in and the lid on.  Turn the machine on and let it run.  You can do other things while the ice cream churns.

 

 

1.  We are actually making two kinds of ice cream at our party, so here we broke up a couple of heath bars to make Heath Bar ice cream.  Candy Bars are really good in homemade ice cream. 2.  Just before the ice cream is done, pour in the candy bar pieces. 3.  When the ice cream is thick and sticks to the dasher, it is ready to be spooned into another container with an airtight lid.  Then put it in the freezer to "ripen" (that is just another word for sit in the freezer to let the flavors blend) until it's time to eat it.  This is the vanilla ice cream that we will use for our banana splits. 

 

4.  Chelle was the lucky one and got to lick the dasher.

 

 

This ice cream tastes much better than the store-bought kind.  It was just really hard to wait! 

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