Homemade Ice Cream without Heavy Cream
If there is one thing I love about the summer it’s the delicious fresh fruit and cold deserts. Making ice from home is a lot easier than you think and uses only four simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.
- 4½ cups whole milk
- 1⅛ cups granulated sugar
- 1½ tablespoons pure vanilla
In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer and mix the milk and sugar on low speed for 2 minutes, or until the sugar begins to dissolve.
Stir in the vanilla.
Turn on your ice cream maker and pour in your ice cream mixture.
Allow the ice cream maker to prepare the ice cream for 25-30 minutes, depending upon your ice cream machine.
If you prefer a firmer ice cream, put it in a loaf pan covered with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze it for several hours until it reaches the firmness you want.
If you'd like to use heavy cream, use this combination:
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3 cups heavy cream (or half and half)