One thing my entire family requests all summer long…ice cream!! It’s super easy to make Vanilla Ice Cream at home and so delicious!
I have this hang up about taking all 4 of my kids out for ice cream….if you go to one of the specialty ice cream shops in our area it’s at least $5 per person. I can buy an entire tub of premium ice cream for that and serve everyone twice! So for the most part, unless it’s a special occasion, I try to make ice cream to have on hand at home which is super delicious after spending the evening at the beach 😉
Have you ever paid extra for the fancy chocolate sprinkles cone at the ice cream shop? Those are super easy to make at home and add a little fun to any occasion where you’ll be serving ice cream…homemade or not. Use sprinkles to match your mood or party decor and you’ll be so festive you won’t know what to do with yourself.
Make dipped ice cream cones:
Melt 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (or shortening) in the microwave at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Dip top side of the cone into melted chocolate and then into sprinkles of your choice. Place top side down on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Allow to harden before enjoying with your favorite ice cream.
This vanilla ice cream recipe is our family’s absolute favorite. I love, love, love my Kitchenaid ice cream maker attachment with a serious passion. This recipe does, however, use raw eggs. We’ve never had a problem in the many years that I’ve made this, but if this bothers you try vanilla milk gelato instead.
Vanilla Ice Cream
1 cup + 2 Tablespoons SUGAR
2 cups HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM
2 1/2 cups WHOLE MILK
1 Tablespoon VANILLA EXTRACT
1/4 teaspoon SALT
Beat eggs until frothy. Gradually add sugar and beat for 5 minutes.
Add cream, milk, vanilla extract and salt. Mix well.
Churn according to your ice cream maker's instructions. Place in freezer for 3-4 hours to freeze solid before serving.
We’re all screamin’ for more ice cream…