Mom’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
My mom has used the same recipe for fifty years. I published my mom’s homemade vanilla ice cream recipe that uses eggs on July 4th. Last week, I published a homemade vanilla ice cream recipe with no eggs
What Kind of Milk Should I Use?
I was thinking this morning that I’ve tried everything including two cups of heavy cream, unpasturized milk from a local farmer’s cow, pasturized whole milk from the grocery store, 2% pasturized milk from the grocery store and soy milk.
Low Calorie or Richer, Smoother Taste?
It’s all up to you. The lower fat milks will give you a product that’s more of an ‘ice milk’ product. It’s a little icier. The higher fat milks result in a creamier ice cream. My mom’s rule of thumb is, “If you want lower calorie ice cream, use 2% milk. If you want richer ice cream, use half and half.”
What About Fruit Flavors?
The other night, when I was asking my mom for her recipe, I asked what she does for other flavors. The ones she addressed were the fruit flavors. She said you just mash whatever fruit you want: bananas, peaches, strawberries, and add it to the mix.
How Much Fruit Should I Add?
Mom my said she uses anywhere from a pint to a quart of mashed fruit in her ice cream recipe. Keep in mind, this is for a one gallon recipe. So, you can adjust the amount as needed. She adds the fruit to the basic recipe, pours it into the one gallon freezer can, and then finishes filling the can with milk.
Easy Blueberry Ice Cream
I like blueberry ice cream. I also like blueberries in milk. I tell the children it’s polka dot milk.
My Polka dot milk recipe:
Fill a tall, clear glass with frozen blueberries.
Pour milk over it. Smile. The milk has polka dots.
The blueberries also are covered with icy milk,
and they’re cold and ice-milk-like and sweet and tart.
You can see why I’d like blueberry ice cream. It’s really easy to make.
My Blueberry Ice Cream Recipe
Take the bag of frozen blueberries out of your freezer.
Pour frozen blueberries into the mixed vanilla ice cream ingredients.
(Pour the blueberries in still frozen and stir to prevent a frozen clump.)
If you don’t like the slightly tart taste, add a little more sugar.
Triple Bear Tracks Ice Cream
Okay, now for a child favorite in my family. I’ve been naming the various flavors with ‘bear’ names.
This is the variation we call Triple Bear Tracks.
Use either of the vanilla recipes
Add chocolate chips, pecans and peanut butter.
In my little 1.5 quart maker, with the ‘dump in the ingredients’ chute at the top, I usually add these extra ingredients after it’s been freezing for a few minutes. The chopped chocolate chips and broken pecan pieces are easy.
For the peanut butter, I dip out little blobs from the jar and drop them into the ice cream maker one at a time.
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