Monday, July 9, 2012

Making homemade ice cream

Making homemade ice cream is so easy and so much fun.  Well, it does take a little bit of exercise if you make it how we do with an authentic 1920s antique hand crank machine.

However, you can cheat and use an electric machine.  We don't think it tastes nearly as good, but it's still way better than store bought.  Here's the recipe we use for basic vanilla (salt caramel to follow):

2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
a dollop of vanilla (probably like a tbsp)
a pinch of kosher salt

Put it in and let it stir stir stir.  You can eat it right away when it's like soft serve or you can freeze it and it will be the best tasting ice cream you've ever had.  Add chocolate chips and a cherry and you're set.