Anyway, the thing is, despite all that great ice cream and great time eating the chunks from the ice cream, guess what I'd say my favorite ice cream flavor is? No, not Chubby Hubby, although that is a close second. It's vanilla. Nothing fancy, nothing special, just vanilla. You can add whatever toppings you want, or none at all. It's delicious any way you scoop it. And as far as vanilla ice cream goes, pretty much nothing tops homemade. There's just something fresh and creamy about homemade ice cream. Sadly, though, my husband and I have never owned an ice cream maker, and I don't foresee the purchase of one in the near future. I just have way too many kitchen gadgets and way too little extra cupboard space. That's why when I found this recipe a few years ago I got really excited. It claimed to make delicious chocolate ice cream without a machine and it looked super easy. Could it really be true? Could it be modified to make delicious vanilla ice cream? The answer is, oh boy yes it's true, and my mouth is so much happier for it.
Ice Cream - Without a MachinePublished 05/04/2010
- 2 tablespoons milk (optional)
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups heavy cream - hey, I never said this was a healthy recipe
- In a medium bowl, mix the sweetened condensed milk with vanilla, salt and milk (if using. If you like your ice cream slightly soft when you take it out of the fridge, add the extra milk. If you like it harder then omit it.)
- With an electric mixer, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form.
- Take 1/3 of the whipped cream mixture and stir it into sweetened condensed milk mix. Don't skip this step. It lightens up the milk mixture so you don't deflate the whipped cream completely when you add everything together. Fold this mixture into the whipped cream and pour into a freezable container.
- Freeze at least 6 hours or until firm, then enjoy!
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 6 hours Yield: 6 servings