August 12, 2010

Homemade Ice Cream

Help!!!!  I'm completely addicted to homemade ice cream!  My sister suggested checking myself into ice cream rehab.  For the sake of my waistline, I may look into that.  I found this little ice cream maker at Target a few weeks ago on clearance for $12.  It's the kind that doesn't require the use of rock salt.  You just keep the canister in the freezer and use it when you have a craving for ice cream (which for me is like every night). 
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I've been using this recipe I found online.  It's incredibly easy and unbelievably delicious!  I cut the serving size way down since our ice cream machine is small and it provides just enough for the two of us.


Here's the recipe:


1 cup Half & Half
2 T Whipping Cream
3 T White Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt


Mix together and pour into ice cream maker.
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Since we are big Shatto Milk fans, I decided to swap out the half and half and use Shatto's flavored whole milk instead and boy did we hit the jack pot!!  AMAZING!  My favorite so far is the strawberry, but the banana was wonderful too.  If you live around the Kansas City area you HAVE to try Shatto Milk.  Everything I've tried of theirs has been superb and their dairy farm is just a short drive away.
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We like our ice cream topped with toasted walnuts.  Yum!  This is the perfect treat to end a hot summer day.
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32 comments:

Katie said...

Oh wow...I love homemade ice cream, too! I will have to try your recipe. You really can't go wrong with homemade ice cream.

Brenda said...

I love that little ice cream maker you found!! We don't have Target here in Canada but I'm always travelling to the States so I'll look for it. Thank you for sharing!

Mama Thompson said...

Ohhhh how I need one of those:) YUM!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I really need to get our ice cream maker out! This recipe looks great. Shatto Milk sounds really yummy!

Dagni said...

I've been craving it too, ever since you introduced me to it last week!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I just got an ice cream maker this summer too! I posted Mocha Latte the other day-have fun!

Lori said...

Ohhh could be very dangerous. Love homemade ice cream.

The Starr Family said...

Would love to share a pint with you... of ice cream that is! Blasted, Kansas is so far from Ohio. 3 scoops for whole milk! :)

Mass Hole Mommy said...

Yum! I am your newest follower!

Amy said...

I have always wanted to make ice cream, but I always thought it was too difficult! I have to try this! Great blog! visiting from NFF!

Rachelle said...

YUM!

Julie @ My Life...Inspired said...

Yum yum yum! I've been telling my husband all summer that I want an ice cream maker, I'll have to make a Target run to see if they still have any :) Thanks for the recipe!

Entertaining Women said...

My ice cream maker is sitting in the freezer right now. I've copied your recipe, and I'm going to try it out. Thank you for sharing it...I thank you....my hips thank you...my husband thanks you! Cherry Kay

Cara said...

Yum, this looks scrumptious!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness...that looks delicious! I have an ice cream maker and two summers ago I made all kinds of ice cream and gelatos. It was wonderful until my clothes got tighter and tighter! I think I need to reserve this for special occasions - which does not include 'oh, this would be a fun day to make ice cream' :-)

Alyssa said...

I've been making homemade ice cream too - it's so yummy! Especially the recipes that don't require any cooking - love it!

Suzanne said...

What a find :) ice cream is my favorite. Try my recipe of blackberry cheesecake which you can use strawberries instead if you like those better. BTW your blog is lovely!

christi @ grey umbrella said...

i love ice cream! i keep saying i'm going to buy an ice cream maker ... here we are in august and i still have not bought one!

Melissa Miller said...

It looks delicious and yummy. Love walnuts too!

misc.alaina said...

That really looks amazing! I may just have to break out our ice cream maker for the first time this year after reading this post.

Emily @ Finding My Aloha said...

Yummmm! I have been on the hunt for an ice cream maker. I just had the yummiest gelato today and I really wish I had a machine so I could try my hand at it!

I gave you the Blog With Substance Award today on my blog! I just love your blog! :)

Dredd said...

Your homemade ice cream looks sooo yummylicious, the color and consistency reminds me of Ben and Jerry's strawberry cheesecake :)) but am almost sure yours taste more healthier.

Gina @ The Cannary Family said...

Wowie, that looks good! we have an old electric ice cream freezer we never use - i just never think to use it. I'm gonna go dig it out right now and give it a whirl! Thanks!

SnoWhite said...

that is my favorite ice cream recipe too -- love it!

Greta said...

Yum! Homemade ice cream is the BEST! I wonder how it would be with even lower fat milk? Might be worth a try!

Alison @ Hospitality Haven said...

I've been seeing so many ice cream recipes lately - and it makes me wish even more that I had an ice cream maker!! One day... :)

lisaj said...

that looks so good and easy....my 2 favorite things in the kitchen. now i just need to get an ice cream maker thingy!!!!

alicia said...

Sounds delish. I love homemade ice cream. When I was a newly wed we got the hand crank one for our wedding and made some, but ugh. Hand crank! And then we lost a part in a move. Haven't updated yet, but we really should. What a fun summer treat. Thanks so much for sharing and linkin up for tasty tuesdays.

Melinda said...

We just made home made ice cream last week with the salt and the ice and the whole mess. That ice cream freezer is now on my wish list!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

I live in South Kansas, but I haven't seen that milk before. I bet it made the ice cream absolutely scrumptious!!

Thanks for sharing!
Sherry

Brenda said...

I would love that if I could make frozen yogurt, I have to watch my fat intake. The little machine is really cute!

Hannah said...

I love homemade Ice cream too! It really is the best! I posted a recipe on tuesday for awesome chocolate ice cream you should try it!