Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

August 18, 2010

Last weekend I realized I had yet to make ice cream this summer...so I had to fix that. I personally have never liked custard type ice cream, it is just to thick and the taste doesn't work for me. I can spot a egg based homemade ice cream a mile away. Yuck. The recipe I use is my Mom's, I think my grandmother also make ice cream this way. So this is just how we do it. My ice cream maker is also a 5 quart, so my recipe is for that quantity.

Homemade Ice Cream::
makes 5 quarts
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 gallon milk
1 quart heavy cream

Mix all ingredients in a 5 quart ice cream maker. Follow directions on the machine for freezing. 

I also crushed up two Butterfinger bars and mixed in at the end, next time I am adding in three. You can also add anything you like, this is just the base recipe I use.