What do you do when your four year old goddaughter sleeps over? You gotta pre-plan your activities so she doesn’t associate your house with Saturday School! So I figured kids love ice cream; let’s make some homemade ice cream. What kind of ice cream? Well she’s only four so you can’t reach for the Kahlua, and Rum Raisin was an easy elimination. So let’s go with a simple classic, vanilla! We use a cusinart ice cream maker because it’s really easy to use. With the help of my goddaughter assistant we were able to make fresh, homemade vanilla ice cream, which complimented the blueberry pie quite nicely!
- 1½ cups whole milk
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- pinch table salt
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1½ tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed or whisk to combine the milk, sugar and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
- Turn the Cusinart Ice Cream maker on; pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl (frozen bowl needs to left in freezer for 12 hours prior to making ice cream) and let mix until thickened, about 30 to 35 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an air-tight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.