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OMG I Made Ice Cream

20 November 2009

OMG I Made Ice Cream

I was a little bored last weekend, and I happened to find an easy ice cream recipe.

Ice cream has always been in my “I’m too lazy to try it” category.

I don’t have a fancy ice cream maker. I’m not particularly interested in separating eggs, or shaking zip lock bags of ice or splitting vanilla beans. It all sounds like hard work. And I’d rather just pay $5 for a tub in the supermarket.

But this one was SO EASY! And the texture was amazingly the same as normal ice cream.

The funny thing is that I don’t usually give ice cream to my children. They probably only eat it once a fortnight, when they go out with the grandparents. They might have it when we are at a party or have it for a very special treat when we go out. So the portion I made was probably a little too much for us.

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

600mL of pure fresh cream
200mL of condensed milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

1. Use an electric mixer and whip the cream until soft peaks form.

2. Slowly stir in condense milk and vanilla with a spoon.

3. Pour into an empty 2L ice cream container (or a lay baking tray lined with baking paper).

4. Freeze for 12 hours. Then ready to eat!

Recipe Notes

The original recipe was for a 300mL can of condense milk, but I used 200mL instead. The result was still pretty sweet. I think I might use even less next time.

This recipe makes just under 2L of ice cream. I probably should have halved the portion to make a smaller batch of vanilla, as my first test. Next time I want to make smaller portions and experiment with fruit, berries, chocolate chips or nuts.

If anyone is going to experiment with this recipe, please let me know! I’d love to see the results!