Monday, May 31, 2010

THROW BACK THURSDAY - Our Favourite Ice Cream Recipe and freezer

Yep!.  It is summer and almost the end of school.  (Can't always tell it by our Utah weather.)  Time for BBQs, homemade root beer and homemade ice cream.
We love this ice cream and have been making it since 1987.  It is easy and fast.  No cooking (and cooling).  No eggs...

GREAT ICE CREAM - My favourite
from Anne Sperry - 1987

Mix all ingredients well.
2 pints cream
2 cups milk (I always use 1%)
1 can evaporated milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 small box INSTANT vanilla pudding
1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar
3 - 4 tea. vanilla

Freeze in ice cream freezer! 
add in ideas
1 can drained crushed pineapple (and maybe coconut or replace some of milk w/ canned coconut milk)
fresh crushed peaches
crushed berries (maybe with smashed bananas)
broken oreos, toffee or other type cookie
chocolate syrup or chocolate chips

One kitchen piece that we really like is the DONVIER ICE CREAM FREEZER.  It is a small (non-electric) hand stir ice cream freezer. (There are other similar models.)
The DONVIER has a metal liner that you freeze.  Put it in the coldest part of your freezer for about 24 hours before using.  Fill about 2/3 full with your ice cream mix.  (My above recipe makes 3 batches.)  Put your machine together, and you are ready to start.  It takes about 30 mins. from this point, but it can be made and stays frozen (keep covered) on your sink for a few hours.  Now, ready to make it?  SO EASY.  About every 3 minutes stir 3 times for about 30 minutes!  Ta Done.  Watch tv, read a book or newspaper, pull some weeds, write a letter...  This is so easy.  The lid is see thru so you can see when it is finished.  Doug likes t evenings.o make this in the summer.
I have 3 of these.  (The metal liner MUST be re-frozen after EACH batch.)  I keep my liners in the garage freezer all the time.
Mine are from thrift stores and yard sales.  If you find one of these, make sure there are 6 pieces.  The outside base (for metal liner), the metal liner (make sure there is liquid in it (shake it) and no damage to it), a clear lid (with a hole in the centre), a coloured rubbery ring (this goes on the base after the metal ring and before the lid), a paddle (goes in the bottom of the lid before putting lid on), and the handle (fits in the paddle on the top of the lid).  Don't worry if the instructions are gone.  Use an ice cream recipe you like and now you have the instructions.  I have 3 because a regular ice cream recipe makes 3 batches.  (And because that is how many I have found:)  If I make this for Doug, I divide it into 3 containers and make each one a different flavour.  Then I just keep them in the fridge. 
note- Because there is not a lot of churning, remember to mash berries, cookies or whatever, before adding to the freezer.
This is a fun activity for children.  It is just a mix together recipe and so easy to make ice cream.  Helps teaches patience, cooking and really, it's just fun. 
Donvier 1-Quart Ice Cream Maker 


Emily said...

I love this ice cream!!!

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Lindsay Quinney said...

Oh how I love homemade ice cream!

Leslie said...

i'm looking forward to the homemade root beer that was mentioned. YUM. The ice cream is good too though:)

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