Easy, Four Ingredient, Homemade Ice Cream
Total time: Prep 5 min. Process: 20 min + freezing
Ingredients: 2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups half-and-half cream
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups Berries (optional)
Makes: 10 servings
Nutritional Facts: ½ cup: 308 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
This recipe for homemade ice cream is delicious and easy. With only four ingredients and a cooking time of 25 min. + freezing period, you can whip up cold treats quick. This recipe can be done with or without an ice cream maker so no need to worry about getting extra supplies. You can make either vanilla ice cream or by adding your choice of berries, the ice cream can be flavored naturally.
Here’s how to do it:
With an ice cream maker:
Combine all ingredients, stirring to dissolve the sugar completely. Fill cylinder of ice cream maker no more than two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. (Refrigerate any remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Can be served immediately or store in covered containers in freezer. Yields: 1-1/4 quarts.
Without an ice cream maker:
Place a 13x9 in. dish in freezer until cold. Prepare cream mixture as directed; transfer to prepared dish. Freeze until edges of mixture begin to set, 20-30 minutes. Using a hand mixer, beat mixture until smooth. Freeze, covered, until firm, about 3 hours longer, beating again every 30 minutes.
Side note: to make blackberry, strawberry, etc. flavor:
Substitute 2 cups fresh or frozen berries for 1 cup of half-and-half cream. Puree berries in a blender or food processor; stir into the other ingredient before freezing.
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