Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Home-made ice cream

The boys love to help me bake in the kitchen.  Last weekend I decided to give home-made ice cream a try.

I found this recipe that only requires 2 ingredients (heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk) and no special tools or equipment:

The first step is beating the heavy whipping cream until it's stiff:

In a separate bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk with whatever ingredients you want to use to flavor your ice cream.  We used chocolate syrup to turn it into chocolate ice cream and I also baked a small batch of brownies ($1 at Wal-Mart) to mix in.
Then we combined the 2 bowls. It had the consistency of a heavy pudding or mousse.

Then you freeze for 6 hours, and Voila! Home made ice cream.

It tasted really good.

The article with the recipe did a cost analysis, and basically this ice cream is more expensive than the store-brand ice cream but less expensive to make than most name-brand ice creams.  And of course not as much artificial "stuff" in it, and it provides a cool summer activity for the kids!

What sort of things do you make in the kitchen with your kids?

1 comment:

  1. My kids love making ice cream in a bag. It taste like the homemade kind my dad made when I was a kid. Also the kids get a workout shaking the bag! Kate loves helping make smoothies when the bananas are about to go bad. She has a thing for mixing stuff!