Monday, June 21, 2010

High-Cal Food Chronicles: Ice Cream (Mommy Edition)

I'd been searching for an ice cream recipe to make at home - regular ice cream has so much junk in it, and the organic stuff is $6/container! My friend Kat tipped me off to this ice cream recipe - it requires no machine! Since I'd been to the farmer's market and picked up heavy cream, it seemed the perfect time to try it out.

Yields: 1 quart
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1/4 cup of sour cream
1 1/4 cups of heavy cream

Mix condensed milk, vanilla, salt and sour cream until well combined. To it add…

for CHOCOLATE variation: add 5-6 tablespoons {or more to your liking} of chocolate syrup

Mix your heavy whipping cream on high {it would love a cold bowl and cold whisk too} until stiff peeks form {3 or so minutes}. Whisk some of the whipped cream into the condensed milk mixture until incorporated and then gently fold the rest of the whipped cream in. Place in an airtight container and freeze 6 hours before serving!

The results:
I added the chocolate sauce, but it was too sweet for us. I think coco powder would be a better alternative. The mouth-feel is a bit icy due to not using a machine, and I think I could have whipped the cream a little bit more stiffly, but frankly, it's delicious! A great way to control what you are eating... if you can control yourself from eating it all!

I did buy a can of sweetened condensed milk before finding this recipe to make your own... a little bit of work, but worth it to skip the BPA laden canned stuff.


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