June 23, 2014
Nothing says summertime like getting the ice cream churn going with your favorite ice cream! Whether you’re cranking it by hand or letting the motor do all the work.
My family loves homemade, churned ice cream so we make it all the time. Our base recipe is vanilla and we go from there. You can then add Oreo Cookies, Butterfingers, Heath Bars, chocolate, mint or fruit, strawberries, peaches, cooked apples, blueberries, etc. We love adding the Oreo cookies for Cookies and Cream ice cream! It’s delicious, you just can’t go wrong with Oreo’s.
Pictured above is what the mix will look like before churning.
Basic Vanilla Ice Cream
2 – 14 ounce cans of sweetened condensed Milk
1 – quart half-and-half
1 – tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or two vanilla beans)
Add your favorite cookies, fruit, etc. 20+ cookies or three cups of fruit.
Yield is 2 1/2 quarts, about enough for one serving each for 6
For your churn you will also need:
Large bag of ice
The first few times I used Oreo cookies I added 20 cookies but my children said there wasn’t enough cookies so I now add a little more than a half a bag, family size bag I might add! I tried the mini-Oreo cookies but that did not seem to do as well as breaking the large cookies.
I put my churn can, paddle and lid in the freezer for a few hours to get good and cold. Then remove the churn can, leaving the paddle and lid in the freezer. In the can I combine all ingredients, except cookies, fruit, etc. this will be added later. Mix ingredients well. I then put the can with the mixture into the fridge overnight so that everything is very cold before I start the churn.
Churning is easy with an electric motor churn. I remember the days as a child when we did not have an electric ice cream maker and we took turns hand cranking the churn.
Mix is starting to thicken.
My churn takes about 10 to 12 minutes before the vanilla ice cream starts to get thick. Once this happens it is time to add your favorite cookies, candy or fruit! Add broken Oreo Cookies! ( or Butterfingers or Heath bars, etc. )
Add broken Oreo cookies!
My electric mix will slow down and will stop when the ice cream is done.
Oreo Ice Cream!!! Yum!!
I remove the can, wipe down, remove the paddle and move it directly to the freezer.
Ice cream is really hard after being in the freezer for 2 hours, now it is time to eat!! Yea!! It’ so delicious.
We use plastic cups to make clean up easier! It’s time for seconds 🙂
What is your favorite ice cream? Do you churn ice cream?
Check out my handcrafted Ice Cream Scoops. These make nice gifts. If you would like me to custom make an ice cream scoop for you please let me know. I can also make the handle longer to help get to the bottom of your ice cream churn.
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