Homemade Ice Cream aka Heaven In A Bowl

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I posted a few weeks ago about finally receiving my highly anticipated Ice Cream maker. I purchased my ice cream maker with Swagbucks and it was something that I saved up for awhile! I kept prioritizing other purchases over it, and I got more and more impatient! Finally I decided that I wanted homemade ice cream at Lizzie’s birthday party, so of course I had to buy the ice cream maker! Luckily the exact model I wanted (The Cuisineart ICE-21) dropped from $90 to $37 and that was all the incentive I needed!

I am so happy to say that we love this ice cream maker. I honestly thought that homemade ice cream was something I was going to have to develop a taste for. That my taste buds would have to acclimate to truly enjoy it. Oh boy, I was so wrong. Homemade ice cream is a little bit of heaven on earth. Who knew such simple ingredients could result in such perfection? I am sharing the two recipes we have tried so far. Please let me know about any other awesome ice cream (or frozen yogurt, I really need to make some lightened up versions!) recipes you might have in the comments!

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

1 cup whole milk

3/4 cup granulated sugar

pinch salt

2 cups heavy cream

1 tbspn vanilla extract

Directions:

Be sure your ice cream bowl is in the freezer for over 24 hours

Using a mixer, blend all ingredients together (I used my Kitchen Aid)

Refrigerate overnight or freeze for about an hour (it won’t actually freeze, it just needs to get super cold) in an airtight container

Make according to your ice cream maker directions

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

1 cup whole milk

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

pinch salt

2 cups heavy cream

1/2 tbspn vanilla extract

Directions:

Be sure your ice cream bowl is in the freezer for over 24 hours

Using a mixer, blend all ingredients together (I used my Kitchen Aid)

Refrigerate overnight or freeze for about an hour (it won’t actually freeze, it just needs to get super cold) in an airtight container

Make according to your ice cream maker directions

Super simple, easy and so satisfying. No longer do we eat ice cream made of ingredients we can’t pronounce. Yum!

Enjoy!

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Heather

Heather is the creator and owner of Family Friendly Frugality. She calls Texas home and is married to her best friend. With 2 children 22 months apart, she has her hands full. So full that she decided to start blogging as a hobby. That hobby blew up into a full time job. Now she's got the husband, the kids and the blog. We're not exactly sure what she was thinking, but she's too busy for us to ask. Find Me On Google + View all posts by Heather

3 thoughts on “Homemade Ice Cream aka Heaven In A Bowl”

  1. Ooh! This looks especially good! Thanks for the review and the recommendation. I’ll have to put an ice cream maker on our list. Maybe by the time the snow melts…

  2. Thanks for the tip on that ice cream maker. I’ve wanted one for awhile but haven’t looked at prices lately. It’s being delivered to me next week. 🙂

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