Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday's make it menu: Homemade Ice cream.

For our first Make It Monday's we made homemade ice cream last week. I usually break this recipe out to start off our summer in the right way. It is in NO WAY diet friendly but it is "oh, so GOOD" and we are celebrating here! Isn't funny how ice cream and swimming go hand and hand? It's only when I'm trying on bathing suits that I wished I hadn't indulged in so much ice cream but hey, what are you going do?! I could eat this every morning for breakfast so it's a good thing that I have plenty of helpers here to help eat it up quickly! Make this sweet treat and have sundaes for dinner, that's a special summer favorite of ours. Enjoy!

Classic Vanilla Ice Cream

1qt Heavy Cream
1 1/4 cup Milk
1 1/4 cup Sugar
10 Egg Yokes
1 TBS vanilla

Combine cream and milk in a saucepan and sprinkle in half the of the sugar. Allow the cream mixture to come to just a boil. 

You really just want to warm up the cream and milk.

Meanwhile whisk 10 egg yokes with the remaining sugar and 1 TBS of vanilla. 

When cream is heated, pour 1/3 of the cream into the egg mixture and whisk. 

Pour egg mixture into remaining hot cream and return to heat over medium heat, stirring constantly. It will be ready when the mixture coats the back of a spoon. DO NOT BOIL!

It thickens up a little bit.

Pour the cream mixture 3/4 of the way in your provided ice cream makers canister. Ice cream will expand. Chill in the freezer until cold. I waited around 2 hours. 

Insert the dasher making sure it's positioned properly. Place the canister into the bucket. Put the motor driver over the ice cream cover. Mine snaps into place at groves on the top. Plug in maker. While running, add 2 inches of ice on the bottom of bucket. Sprinkle with a 1/4 cup of salt over the ice. (my boys love doing this part!) Continue layering ice and salt until the ice levels reach the top of the rotating ice cream can. Mine has a designated line for ice.  Add more salt and ice as it melts keeping the bucket filled while it's rotating. This takes anywhere from 25-50 minutes. The can will stop rotating when the ice cream is finished.

Carefully remove the lid and dasher and pack down the cream. Place ice cream in the freezer and freeze for several hours or until hard. I think we waited 5 hours or so. Top with your favorite toppings!

Before it went in the freezer to harden.

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