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Thursday
Jul222010

Ice cream a deux

In two days this week, I made two batches of ice cream.  I have a little Krups ice cream maker that works wonders with cream, milk, sugar and flavorings.  In a little over an hour, I have ice cream with the consistency of soft serve.  And I cannot wait - I have to have a bowl right when it's ready.  I throw the ice cream in a bowl and it quickly starts to melt around the edges (you know what I mean?) and it is so, so good - almost as good as my momma's chess cake.  Anyway, after I take my bowl, I put the rest of the ice cream in a plastic container (a quart container) and put it in the freezor to harden.  And Wa-La!! you have ice cream.  I'm going to share my two recipes below because I tried two different methods to find which would give me the creamiest and yummiest.  I can tell you one thing (and I've already told Michael) - I'm never buying ice cream from the grocery store again!  This was SO easy and I can control the ingredients and Michael should just prepare himself for a freezor full of plastic containers full of wonderful goodness!

 

First Method

  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Scald these 3 items in a pot on the stove.  You want to melt the sugar.  Keep the pot on the flame just long enough to see little bubbles start around the edge of the milk.

You can put any flavorings in the cream that you want.  I had 2 bananas that were turning black so they were nice and ripe.  I took those bananas and mashed them up and put them in the milk mixture.  I also added about a teaspoon of good vanilla.  Then I just put the mixture into the Krups maker and hit a button and in about an hour - ice cream!

 

Second Method

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cup evaporated canned milk (so about a 12 oz can)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Scald these 3 items in a pot on the stove.  You want to melt the sugar.  Keep the pot on the flame just long enough to see little bubbles start around the edge of the milk.  This time I cut up (very finely) 5 or 6 peaches, put them in a bowl and sprinkled a couple tablespoons of sugar over them.  I let them sit for about 30 minutes, mixing them up several times.  After 30 minutes, I took a fork and mashed them up so that all the juices would come out.  There was still some chunkiness to the peaches.  I poured this mixture into the milk mixture and mixed it all up.  Then I just put the mixture into the Krups maker and hit a button and in about an hour - ice cream!  I really liked this ice-cream - I think I will use this milk mixture next time!!

 

I hope you make ice-cream soon and enjoy the hot sultry summer weather!