Back in April, after our first warm spell, my youngest grandchild asked my husband, “Paw Paw, is it summer enough to make your ice cream? I think I can do it all by myself this year. You know I’m 10 years old now!”

Yes, it’s summer for real now and definitely home-made icecream time. Nothing says summer like cranking ice cream on the back porch surrounded by grandchildren anxious to make claim to that first lick of cold, creamy deliciousness!

A good vanilla ice cream is the measure of all ice creams. We like our’s rich, creamy, and easy to make.

4 large eggs

1 1/2 cups sugar

4 cups heavy cream

2 cups whole milk

1 T vanilla extract

Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually whisk in sugar a little at a time on low, then continue beating till light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Pour in the cream, milk, and vanilla and whisk on low just until blended. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions. If using a small countertop electric ice cream maker, half the recipe. We like using the old fashioned, back porch, large tub variety of ice cream churners. 

What are your favorite toppings??

Crushed Oreos

Bite-size Twix bars or any other favorite candy

Fresh Berries

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Chopped Pecans or Peanuts

Favorite Toppings

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