There’s nothing quite as delightful as the taste of homemade vanilla ice cream. It’s the perfect treat for a hot summer day or the crowning glory of any dessert. If you’re retired and looking for a great recipe to entertain your family with (or just eat all by yourself!), look no further.
The recipe calls for just seven readily available ingredients: two cups each of heavy whipping cream and half-and-half cream, one cup of granulated sugar, two tablespoons of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. This concoction yields about 1-1/2 quarts of ice cream, translating to around six servings – perfect for a small gathering or family dessert.
To begin, you will need to combine the sugar, half-and-half cream, and salt in a large saucepan. Over medium heat, stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves completely. This could take up to 10 minutes. Patience is key here; the smoother your base, the creamier your ice cream will be.
Once the sugar is completely dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. After this, cover and refrigerate the mixture for at least 30 minutes. Chilling it helps to meld the flavors together and ensures your ice cream freezes evenly.
The next step is to fill your ice cream maker two-thirds full with the mixture. It’s important not to overfill as the ice cream needs space to expand as it freezes. After you’ve filled it, churn as per your ice cream maker’s instructions. For most machines, this takes about 20-25 minutes.
Upon completion, the ice cream will be soft but ready to serve. If you prefer a firmer consistency, transfer the ice cream to a lidded container and freeze for 2-4 hours or until firm.
The ingredients are simple, the steps are easy to follow, and the result is a creamy, flavorful dessert that will leave you longing for more. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned chef, this recipe is a foolproof way to achieve ice cream perfection.
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