The other day, well a few other days ago, I went on vacation before I could post this, was President Thomas S. Monson’s birthday and one of his favorite foods is ice cream. So, I made up a quick batch to celebrate.
He is the current president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
My double Cuisinart ice cream maker. It looks a little dirty but it’s not, I amazingly spilled paint on it when I was painting my ceilings. It was a huge mess.
This is probably the easiest ice cream recipe out there. Cold milk, vanilla, sweetened condensed milk, and cream. The original recipe calls for salt but I leave it out so feel free to add some if you want.
I decided to make one mint chocolate chip. I chopped up some chocolate chips and added them to the ice cream.
Mixing all together. I added half a tablespoon of mint extract, perfect amount.
The other flavor? My husband requested. . . root beer. I used the extract to get a stronger flavor without diluting the ice cream. Turned out so yummy.
Here they are together looking delicious.
So, here is my tip for the ice cream. I don’t actually use cream, I use half and half. The main reason? It’s cheaper. No other reason really, just cheapness. Feel free to use either one. Another tip, home made ice cream freezes really hard so I find it easier to put the ice cream in Tupperware so I can microwave it before I scoop it out.
1/2 cup cold milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 pint cream
pinch of salt (optional)
Combine milk, vanilla, condensed milk, cream and salt. Poor into ice cream maker or put in freezer until it freezes.
If you want a flavor other than vanilla substitute the flavor in for the vanilla. If you are making two different kinds of ice cream use 1/2 tablespoon for each.