With the right tools, I’m really amazed at how easy it is to make quality ice cream at home. I had ordered a Cuisinart ice cream maker from Cookware.com last week... and it arrived within 2 days! I was in Bliss! I couldn’t wait to get out and buy ingredients to make my first batch of ice cream. I looked through the little book that came with the ice cream maker and decided to go with the basic vanilla recipe and dress it up as mint chip for the kid.
2 cups whole milk
1 cup cream
3/4 cup sugar
½ tsp peppermint extract
½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Really, that’s all it took.
With the maker that I have you have to freeze the freezer bowl (for at least a few hours, but I do it overnight)
in a separate bowl mix together the milk, cream and peppermint extract and pour into the freezer bowl, attach the lid, flip the switch, add the chocolate chips in the last few minutes and then in 30 minutes you’ve got a mixture that clearly resembles ice cream but is in no way ready to be consumed by the masses.. So I took it out of the ice cream maker, poured it into a freezer safe covered bowl and into the freezer it went for another 2 hours or so and then I was ready to eat it.. The kid on the other hand will eat ice cream soup.. So he tried it straight out of the mixer and said to me “OMG, mom, it tastes JUST LIKE Breyers” so.. I call that a total WIN!
I have a feeling there will be many different ice cream creations coming out of my kitchen this summer and I'm really, really excited!