No-Churn Ice Cream
My parents were among the other great individuals out there that used to make ice cream the old fashioned way, at least once a summer, when we were kids.
You know what I mean. The wooden bucket with the crank and all the ice and salt you had to pack in around it? It was glorious and totally worth the water that leaked everywhere and the aching muscles that would result. There are few things as magical as watching the custard turn to ice cream. And on a hot summer day, there are few things as welcome!
As an adult with a family of my own, I enjoy continuing the tradition. Admittedly, I make use of the modern kitchen equipment available and no longer have to worry about frozen fingers or sore shoulders. I have several recipes in my blog archives and perhaps you have already tried this stellar vanilla ice cream or this dreamy and creamy strawberry ice cream. They truly are the best versions I have ever had.
However, I don’t always have time to make my way through all the steps. Don’t get me wrong! It is absolutely worth it to cook the custard, mix, chill, churn, and freeze a standard ice cream recipe. It is’t complicated, but it can be a bit time consuming.
When I am hankering for homemade ice cream and am limited on time, this no-churn version is what I make. Plain vanilla has three ingredients-THREE-and can be mixed up and freezing in a matter of minutes.
How is this possible, you ask? One, special, scrumptious, ingredient.
Sweetened. Condensed. Milk. Boom!
It adds sweetness, richness, texture, all in one step. It is the key to making a creamy, rich ice cream without the egg custard and without the hassle. Mix in whatever you like and you have yourself a pretty darn awesome treat with very little effort.
This weekend, I am using this recipe to throw a little neighborhood ice cream social. Stir in patriotic themed fruits or sprinkles, or just go for it and pile on the candy bits. But whatever you choose, enjoy it. Summer days fly by fast, much like they did when we were kids. Don’t forget to add a little magic to them.
Want the recipe for Easy No-Churn Ice Cream?! Click here to see it posted over on the Columbia City Moms Blog!