I LOVE to make my own ice cream. I like knowing what is and isnt in it, I like the flavor, I like the sense of accomplishment, I like the variety.
I don’t like puttering – and I dont like making my own ice cream with eggs, and I dont like cooking the base and waiting for it to cool before I put it in my ice cream machine. I like to Mix it, dump it, turn it on, and put it in the freezer. One note – You should put the insert from your ice cream maker in the freezer the night before so it is EXTREMELY cold and frozen when you start to mix.
First my Equipment. I have a Krupps 1.5 qt ice cream maker I got at Goodwill for $4. I don’t think they make this model anymore, so find one you like, that doesn’t cost a fortune – especially if this is your first machine. I love mine, it was brand new when I got it from Goodwill, and it works great. You don’t need a $200 machine to do this – honest.
This recipe is really easy – don’t blink, you’ll miss it 🙂 Here goes:
- 3 Cups Half-and-Half
- 1/2 C Heavy Cream
- 1/2 C Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon GOOD Vanilla (you can also scrape a bean in if you want "vanilla bean" ice cream
- tiny pinch of salt
- Mix all this up in a bowl
- Turn the mixer on
- Dump it in
- Churn for about 20 minutes or until it starts to pull together