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??
Bite-size Twix bars or any other favorite candy
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
Chopped Pecans or Peanuts