When I searched Untrained Housewife for “ice cream,” I was amazed there were no articles here! Oh my word!! Homemade ice cream has been a summer staple in my life since I was a little girl, (before electric ice cream makers were invented), watching the “old” men sittin’ outside, hand-cranking the ice cream.
The process is SOOOOO easy!
#1 – Go out and buy an ice cream maker!!!
Beware: Wal-mart has a tendency to stock up for the coming season and not re-order items they run out of for the current season. So, you may have to shop around. Do not forget to check out the local hardware store.
#2 – Obtain necessary ingredients.
Here is my favorite list (for 6 qts – why make any less?):
4 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tbls vanilla
Fill to “fill line” in ice cream canister (part of the ice cream maker) with milk, cream or any combination thereof.
#3: Put ice cream maker together
With canister inside the bucket, put on the lid to the canister, attach the motor and plug in.
#4: Fill space between canister and bucket with layers of ice and rock salt.
Keep adding ice/salt combination until the motor stops spinning.
#5: EAT! (Duh!)
If you made a lot, like I hope you will (Very good, Grasshopper!) put the extra in the freezer and finish it when the children go to bed!
Here are some other recipes:
My absolutely, #1 all-time favorite:
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Use the ingredients as listed above, add 10 tbls cocoa and a bunch of peanut butter. A couple of big globs. Perhaps 2 cups.
To add fruit, add about 1 cup per quart of ice cream.
Add chocolate chips, or piece of cookie dough, or peanut butter chips . . . use your imagination!
Here is a link to an Ice Cream Recipe Website that I found! http://www.ice-cream-recipes.com.
Have fun, stay cool, and, oh, by the way, if the temperature outside is over 90 degrees, homemade ice cream has no calories!