As I am on this domestic pursuit, I want to show you that even a girl like me, who still has a cleaning lady, can conquer this homemade thing. It’s not as hard as you think, trust me. I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t easy. In fact, I don’t do anything if it’s not easy. Remember that when you’re reading my blog.
Just slice some strawberries, blend some heavy cream, whole milk and lots of sugar together…
Add it to the ice cream machine and let it churn for 30 minutes. I put a little napkin over it because I’m majorly paranoid “something” will fall in. I also bought freeze extreme food containers for this occasion. And yes, my Dymo labelmaker sure comes in handy for this process as well.
Success! Stawberry ice cream! Recipe here.
I was inspired by one of my best friends who has her own cooking blog called TSP: The Stocked Pantry (you can subscribe via email like I do). She also answers all my dumb cooking questions when I’m in a panic. Love you MB!
I bought a (1) Cuisinart Stainless-Steel Ice Cream Maker for $80. Then, I had to get cute little (2) pint frozen dessert containers! I want to give some away as hostess gifts so I bought some (3) disposable pints too. I’m also thinking this (4) Ultimate Ice Cream Book might come in handy too and serving it with this (5) Ice Cream scoop would be fun.
And just wait, one more…
Yes, a little bowl that says “Ice cream” embossed on it! Stop it. $14 at Terrain.
There are really only 5 ingredients for ice cream – fruit, sugar, whole milk, heavy cream, lemon juice, oh and vanilla extract (so make that 6). There might be a few extras here and there if you want different varieties, or to make gelato or sorbet. But nothing crazy. There’s a recipe booklet that comes with the ice cream maker. You mix/blend the ingredients, turn on the ice cream maker and let it run for 25-30 minutes then put it in a container in the freezer if you want it a little more frozen. Otherwise, you can enjoy it right away as soft serve.
If this girl who has almost caught her house on fire from microwaving a frozen taquito for 5 minutes cam do it, you definitely can too! I already made strawberry ice cream the next day because it was that easy. Guess I’ll be adding ice cream to my regular to-do list this summer.
Diana Elizabeth says if it’s easy and it’s worth it! So yummy, trust her.