Homemade Ice Cream!


We love ice cream.  Like, we really love ice cream.  Mint Chocolate Chip, Mackinaw Island Fudge, Strawberry Sorbet, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, are definitely some of our favorites.  In honor of National Ice Cream Day, (yes that's a real thing!) we thought we’d make some yummy homemade ice cream!  There’s nothing more fun that a little homemade ice cream over a chocolate fudge brownie with whipped cream and sprinkles!


It takes a little advance planning (it’s not something you can just whip up in 15 minutes for a snack), but it’s really simple, and really worth it.  We have a Cuisinart 2 Quart Ice Cream Maker, and this recipe for Simple Vanilla is absolutely perfect for a hot summer day!


In addition to the Ice Cream Maker, you’ll need

    Measuring Cup

    Large Mixing Bowl

    1.5 Cups Whole Milk

    3 Cups Heavy Cream (36% Fat)

    1.25 Cups White Granulated Sugar

    2 Tablespoons Pure Vanilla Extract

    A Dash of Salt.


Before you start, make sure you’ve put the frozen bowl in the freezer at least 16 hours before you want to make ice cream (I told you there was some advance planning required!). 

Start by combining the Milk, Sugar and Salt in a large mixing bowl.


Mix, or Whisk until the Sugar is completely dissolved.


Add the Heavy Cream, and Vanilla, and stir.  Then cover the mix and refrigerate for 2-3 hours (or you can leave it overnight if you plan that far in advance)!



After 2-3 hours, remove the frozen bowl from the freezer.  It’s definitely going to be cold and frosty - which is perfect!



Add your ice cream mixture to the frozen bowl and turn on the Ice Cream Maker.



Place the cover on the Ice Cream Maker and set a timer for 25 minutes.



When you come back, the ice cream will be nice and creamy.  You can certainly serve it now, but I recommend you place it in an air tight container and freeze for at least 2 hours to let it firm up.  Again, overnight would be best!





When you’re ready, take out of the freezer and serve with your favorite toppings!



Homemade Ice Cream, with Fudge Chocolate Brownies, Whipped Cream and Sprinkles… Perfect!


You can’t buy happiness,
but you can buy ice cream
and that is pretty much
the same thing.
— Unknown