Monday, November 23, 2009

I Scream, You Scream

When we got married, my friend Angie gave us an $80 gift card to Bed Bath & Beyond. Know what we bought with it?
It's a KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment for our stand mixer. And in a word, it ROCKS! All you do is freeze the bowl for a day or so, then you're ready to make a homemade batch of heaven. No rock salt required. For ease, we store ours in the freezer so we can make ice cream whenever the craving hits us. (I say us. Usually, it's just me.)
Here's our favorite recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream, which has been adapted from
Ross & Leah's Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
2 cups heavy cream
2 1/2 cups half & half
1 cup sugar (duh! sorry I forgot this!)
1/8 t. salt
2 t. vanilla extract
1) **IMPORTANT** Do not for one second think about how many calories and/or fat grams this ice cream contains. It's detrimental to your happiness.
2) Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk together to incorporate sugar.
3) Attach freezer bowl to bottom of KitchenAid mixer. Pour cream mixture into bowl.
4) Attach dasher to the head of the mixer & turn to "stir." Mix for 25 to 30 minutes.
5) Transfer to a 2 qt. container and freeze at least six hours before serving.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds amazing, but I honestly don't know if I could wait 6 whole hours to eat it, at least without going to the grocery store for Ben and Jerry's!