A few weeks ago I found a lovely surprise in the envelope of my credit card statement (I know, I know, that sounds counter-intuitive) – a booklet saying I had a ton of credit card points and a link to a site where I could redeem them. Sweet! I didn’t even know I had credit card points.
While browsing through the online catalog I kept returning to the same entry over and over again: the 1 1/2 quart Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. Hrm…ice cream, eh? I DO love ice cream. I DID grow up eating homemade ice cream. This might just be the thing for me. So I ordered it, it arrived, I made ice cream and boy am I happy!
I figured plain old vanilla would be the best for a first experiment (and my folks were coming over and Dad is partial to vanilla) so I Googled “Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe.” I’m not sure where I found this one, but it was super easy and quick and way delicious.
Simple Vanilla Ice cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/8 cups sugar
3 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Mix milk and sugar on low speed with a hand mixer. Add in the cream and vanilla and mix briefly. Pour mix into ice cream maker and voila, ice cream.
Mom, Dad, G and I all enjoyed this simple treat and I will SO be making ice cream more often. I’ve already spied some lovely recipes on the Cooking Light website, so get ready for some frosty deliciousness in the future.