A few years ago I was walking through Sam’s Club when I spotted an incredible deal – a bright orange ice cream maker for only $14.99! It was the middle of summer, and it was so unbelievably hot, so I snatched it up and came right home to start looking for ice cream recipes.
I quickly ran into a problem – I couldn’t find any ice cream recipes that were simple enough for my (then) three-year-old to help make. All of the recipes I found either called for eggs, needed to be cooked, or both. Now, I don’t know about you, but I have found eggs to be the absolute worst kitchen mess to clean up – and my kid has a knack for dropping them on the floor. Plus, try telling a kid you’re going to make ice cream, but you need to wait five hours for the mixture to cool. See how well that one goes over…
After searching the internet and not finding a recipe that was doable, I decided to experiment. That is when I came up with a super delicious and super easy no cooking and no eggs required homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It’s a winner every time.
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
2 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Stick the mixture in the freezer (if you have room – if you don’t, then stick it in the fridge) for about 20 minutes. This helps make sure the mixture freezes in your ice cream machine – especially helpful on hot days when you REALLY want ice cream!
Pour the chilled mixture into your ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.
The Goose loves to add special ingredients to our homemade ice cream – we’ve added chocolate chips, miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, even chunks of leftover brownie! If you want to add something special to your homemade ice cream, just wait until the mixture is almost frozen and then toss the special ingredients in.