My Goodness! I didn’t realize I had not shared this summer favorite on my BLOG. Our family uses this recipe for plain old VERY rich vanilla ice cream, and we also add fresh fruit to it. My favorite (or course) is peach. It is great for making banana ice cream, strawberry ice cream, blueberry ice cream, or coconut ice cream. (Listen, to me! I sound like Bubba from Forrest Gump). If you make coconut ice cream, I would use coconut milk instead of condensed milk and then add fresh coconut. I hope you enjoy this basic ice cream base. It is one of my treasured recipes from my father’s mother.
Grandma’s Ice Cream
2 cans condensed milk
1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons vanilla flavoring (extract)
whole milk (this is really important that you use WHOLE milk)
Beat eggs until thick and light colored. Beat in sugar and condensed milk. Add vanilla and enough milk to fill can to fill line. Freeze in crank type ice cream freezer until hardened. Fresh peaches, bananas, blueberries, or strawberries, which have been crushed or sliced into small bites, can be added BEFORE filling to the fill line with milk. Makes 1 1/2 gallons.
I also have a wonderful recipe (somewhere) for my grandmother’s Orange Crush Ice Cream. I’ll post it as soon as I find it. Kids love it!
Ya’ll have a HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!