It is revolutionary! It is scrumptious! It is SO easy!!! Who would ever think that you could make ice cream at home with so few ingredients and under 10 minutes of prep time! Well, I’m here to show you that you can. Not only can you do it, but you can come up with at least hundred ways to put your own signature on it and make it creative!
Though I have an ice cream maker, I have very rarely made homemade ice cream for whatever reason. Well, that will definitely be changing this summer! Yesterday, we invited Kelli & her husband Justin over for a cookout to celebrate the end of the school year. Knowing how much Justin loves ice cream, I thought this would be a great dessert to make. Well I have trouble doing things in small ways, so I ended up with 3 different ice cream flavors to suit everyone’s taste! I made Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, Strawberry, and Chocolate Mocha! Each was SO good! I whipped it up in the morning and let it freeze all day. It couldn’t have been easier!
So the basic ingredients are heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk.
That’s it! I told you it was easy! You whip the cream, mix your toppings with the sweetened condensed milk, and fold it all together. That is all there is to it!
Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine
2 cups heavy cream
1 (14 oz.) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
Whip heavy cream to stiff peaks in large bowl.
Whisk sweetened condensed milk in large bowl with add-in flavors.
Fold this mixture into the whipped cream.
Pour into a 2-quart container and cover. Freeze 6 hours or until firm. Store in freezer.
Reeses’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream:
I roughly chopped 18 regular size peanut butter cups. I started with half that amount, but decided that I wanted it much chunkier. Use the number that sounds good to you.
Strawberry Ice Cream:
I used 3 cups of fresh strawberries that I had run through the food processor. I don’t like big chunks of hard fruit in the ice cream.
Chocolate Mocha Coffee:
I dissolved 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules into 3 tablespoons of water. I added that into the cream mixture, followed by 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips that I had chopped into smaller pieces.
Other add-in ideas that I can think of that would be great are: Nutella with Peanut Butter Chips, Mint Chocolate, Blueberry-Coconut (that’s for you Kelli), Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Banana/Nut, Chocolate Carmel, S’mores (crushed graham crackers/marshmallows, & Hershey bar), Cookie Dough, Oreo, Candy Bar, Brownie, Crushed Malt Ball, Strawberry Cheesecake, Cinna-bun, Pecan Pie………..
What interesting flavors can you think of?