Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Absolute Best Homemade Ice Cream Ever

My friend Carrie got a new homemade ice cream maker & I promised her that I would post this recipe. My parents have been making it for years. When I was a kid we had a wooden bucket ice cream maker with a crank handle that we all had to turn turns cranking. When my sister was pregnant with her first child, homemade ice cream was one of her major cravings. We traded in the antique model for a plastic bucket maker with electric motor but we didn't change the recipe! Carrie, I'm not sure it will work in your ice cream maker, but if you can, you should definitely give it a try!

Homemade Ice Cream
For an eight quart maker:
2 cans Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup Milnot
1 gallon whole milk
4 cups sugar
5 Tablespoons vanilla
9 eggs (we use Egg Beaters)
For a six quart maker:
1 1/2 cans Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup Milnot
3 quarts whole milk
3 cups sugar
3 Tablespoons plus 2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
7 eggs (Egg Beaters)
Beat Eagle Brand, Milnot, and sugar together. Add milk and beat well again. Add vanilla & beat well. Pour into ice cream maker & let it work it's magic!
Now I realize there is nothing even remotely healthy about this recipe. If I get to have any say-so in how my family makes it we use skim milk instead of whole milk. I think it's the Eagle Brand that makes it so fabulous. If you give it a try, let me know what you think!


Carrie said...

Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!! I may be able to scale it down to work in our maker (I think ours holds 2 quarts). It sounds awesome!!

Troy & Sherry said...

hey friend-
your advice was DEFINATELY the best so far :)
i will try it and let you know.
keep us upated on the house.
i am excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Is the Milnot evaporated or condensed- I'm thinking evaporated but wanted to make sure. Thanks, Kay

Mary Ann said...

Kay -
The milk should be the super sweet condensed kind. It's what gives the ice cream its rich flavor. Yum! I hope you get to try the recipe & that you like it!