Hello! Jolene Navarro here checking in from my front porch, eating homemade ice cream. It’s summer so it’s time to make creamy vanilla ice cream.
If you have never made it before, it’s not difficult and so much fun. When I was growing up we had to take turns hang cranking the ice cream…that was not fun. LOL. But we would add the fresh peaches from our tree and that was worth all the work.
Today you can pick-up an electric ice cream maker for less than twenty dollars. The ingredients are super simple.
In my new series The Cowboys of the Diamondback ranch making ice cream on the back porch is a family tradition.
So I thought I would share the way I make it.
When you mix the ingredients you can use a little heat to devolve the sugar, but I don’t.
After I mix everything in a metal bowl I put it in the refrigerator to chill. I pull the metal core out of the freezer and put it in the bucket, then I pack the ice and rock salt around it. The colder the center bucket the better.
Now that my cream and sugar mixture is cold I pour it into the mixer. Plug it in and let it get whipped.
Somewhere between 30 and 40 minutes you have ice cream. The last five minutes or so you can add fruit or candies of your choice.
3 cups of heavy
3/4 whole milk
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt.
Toppings of your choice
Do you make ice cream or is there another family tradition you do to welcome summertime? Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of The Texan’s Secret Daughter.