The traditional method for making ice cream isn’t exactly the easiest process to accomplish, particularly if you aren’t willing to stand around and shake ice bags and rock salt to get the right mixture. However, you don’t have to have a background in ice cream manufacturing to make it easily, in your home, with just two simple ingredients.
This recipe is so easy that you won’t have to worry about a food fail that will only end up on your Instagram account with giant letters that read “NAILED IT!” written across the top.
What are the two ingredients? All you’ll need is heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk. While this recipe won’t win any awards for being healthy, it is something you can create with the kids (if you have them) or on your own with your significant other for a fun, weekend project.
You can even add extra ingredients to dress up the flavor into something fun like cookies and cream or chocolate chip. You just have to add some crushed up Oreos to the mixture to make cookies and cream or some miniature chocolate chips to make a chocolate chip flavor.
How Much of Each Ingredient Do You Need?
To make around three pints of ice cream, you’ll need two cups of heavy whipping cream, fresh from the refrigerator and one can of sweetened condensed milk. You’ll want to toss the can in the refrigerator to cool it off before you make the ice cream.
And here are the simple steps for making the ice cream:
Step One: Beat the Heavy Whipping Cream
Use an electric mixer on the heavy whipping cream until the cream is stiff. You’ll see stiff peaks form within the bowl.
Step Two: Add the Sweetened Condensed Milk
When the whipping cream is stiff, add the sweetened condensed milk and beat again until the mixture again becomes stiff.
Step Three: Add Extra Flavors or Toppings
This step is optional, but it’s where you’d add extra toppings like crushed cookies, sprinkles, or anything else you might want in the ice cream.
Step Four: Freeze Mixture Overnight
Place the final mixture in the freezer and let it harden overnight. No other steps are required to make your ice cream. It should come out of the freezer all ready to go!
One of the benefits of making your own ice cream is that you can completely control the ingredients of what goes into your mixture. If you look at the list of ingredients on some types of ice cream, you’ll notice a long list of things that seem like they have no business in a carton of ice cream.
Additionally, if your family suffers from any allergies, you can make sure your family can eat the ice cream (assuming they don’t have a lactose issue!) by making your own, two-ingredient ice cream. It’s also a terrific project with the kids and can help them start to enjoy making their own food. Sure, it’s great to learn how to steam broccoli, but it’s much more fun to start with learning how to make homemade ice cream!
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