Last summer we had friends stay as house guests for several days. We had an especially wonderful visit…and even sweeter memories.
One day we were sitting pool side when Beth announced, “I know what I’m doing for you. I’m getting you an ice cream freezer.” She raved about her Cuisinart countertop appliance. I remembered her family made exotic ice cream flavors at Thanksgiving, so I was interested to see what it would be like.
Well, it turns out this month’s recipe isn’t just a recipe, it’s a recommendation to buy a Cuisinart ice cream freezer! The freezer is easy to use, and you can make a batch of ice cream in less than 30 minutes…start to finish. Plus, I know exactly what’s in the ice cream…no added chemicals.
Sweet Cream Vanilla Ice Cream is our favorite, but we’ve made all kinds of flavors.
Since it makes two quarts of ice cream at a time, and we have a family of 10, I purchased a second freezer bowl. I keep both bowls in the freezer, so they are ready to go at a moment’s notice…like when someone says, “Mom, do you have a dessert planned tonight? Could you make ice cream?”
When I thanked Beth for the gift, she said it made her so happy to know we were enjoying it. Enjoy it, we have! And you should too! If you don’t have one, you really ought to consider it!
Until then, don’t despair. You can still make this recipe in an old-fashioned ice cream freezer. Double the recipe, and you’re ready to go. Occasionally we get out our old-fashioned ice cream freezer. It’s electric and noisy, and you need ice and ice cream salt, but you know…Ice Cream!
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 Ice Cream Freezer Cuisinart is what I use
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a mixing bowl beat eggs well.
- Slowly add in the sugar whisking until well combined.
- Stir in the cream, milk and vanilla.
- With the ice cream freezer turned on and running pour the cream mixture into the freezer bowl.
- Churn the ice cream for 23-25 minutes. Transfer the ice cream into a storage container and store in the freezer.
- To make different flavor combinations churn the ice cream for 21-23 minutes. Then slowly add up to 1 cup of add-ins (chocolate, nuts, cookies, etc.). Churn an extra couple minutes to combine everything.