For the longest time, I have wanted to get an ice cream maker because I just love the idea of making my own ice cream.
So if you don’t have an ice cream maker, how do you make your own? I mean Breyers is great, but it’s just so much more fun to make your own (and probably cheaper too). It reminds me of the time I was at Girl Scout camp and we made ice cream, but it involved putting the ingredients into a can and rolling it around a lot.
Thanks to cook.can.read, I came across this recipe that doesn’t require an ice cream maker and has to be the simplest way to make ice cream I have come across so far. Of course, I had to give it a try and share the results with you.
All you need is heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and any other ingredient you desire to give it flavor. I went with oreo ice cream. After waiting overnight for the mixture to freeze, I have to say that I am quite impressed with how this ice cream turned out. It’s very creamy and rich. The only thing I would change is the amount of sweetened condensed milk used, especially since I added crushed oreos (with the creme).
What you’ll need
2 cups heavy cream
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (although I recommend reducing it to 3/4 of the can)
1 tsp vanilla extract
After this step, you can choose to add additional ingredients or substitute the vanilla extract for other flavors. I chose Oreos.
The original recipe said to crush 5 Oreos, I think I crushed about 15 – 18 of them and ended up with this:
Next transfer the mixture to an airtight container and freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight (that’s better) until firm. Waiting overnight, I felt like a little kid again and I had to distract myself to not repeatedly check on my ice cream. But, the wait was worth it.
After trying this recipe, I highly recommend it. I know I’ll be using it again and trying out different flavors. Although, I now want to figure out if I can make sorbets without an ice cream maker too.
Have you ever made your own ice cream?