It’s National Ice Cream Day: Celebrate With Homemade Ice Cream
National Ice Cream Day is here! Unlike National Donut Day, there aren’t any delicious freebies going around for this extremely important culinary holiday, but that’s just more reason to improve your skills at whipping up a batch of ice cream on your own.
Homemade No-Cook Peach Ice Cream
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 3 1/2 cups white sugar
- 10 fresh peaches, pitted and chopped
- 4 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- In large bowl, mix together eggs and sugar until smooth; puree peaches in blender or food processor and stir 5 cups of puree into egg mixture. Stir in cream, half-and-half, vanilla and salt and mix well.
- Pour mixture into freezer canister of ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- In a saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together the sugar and half-and-half. When the mixture begins to simmer, remove from heat, and whisk half of the mixture into the eggs. Whisk quickly so that the eggs do not scramble. Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan, and stir in the heavy cream. Continue cooking over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat, and whisk in vanilla and cinnamon. Set aside to cool.
- Pour cooled mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Homemade Ice Cream (No-Cook, No Ice Cream Maker Required)
- 1/2 cup cold milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 pint heavy cream
- In a medium bowl, stir together cold milk, vanilla, condensed milk and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat heavy cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold milk mixture into whipped cream.
- Pour into shallow 2 quart dish, cover and freeze for 4 hours, stirring once after 2 hours or when edges start to harden. Serve or store in an airtight container up to 10 days.