Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer Lovin': Make Ice Cream (National Ice Cream Month)

July is National Ice Cream Month, so naturally, we made ice cream just for the occasion!

We made strawberry ice cream with our ice cream maker.  True story: this is the first time we have ever used it.  It was a wedding gift.  In almost 7 years of owing this baby, this is the inaugural dessert.  And it will not be neglected ever again!  It was super easy to use: just throw the ingredients in and let is churn.  Of course, I did freeze the bowl the night before, so I guess that was my prep?

I used this recipe from All Recipes:


2 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups mashed fresh strawberries
2 drops red food coloring (optional-I didn't add any)


In a large bowl combine the milk, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla and strawberries.  Pour the mixture into the freezer bowl of the ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.
    My sous chef helped me mash the strawberries with a fork and poured in the milk and cream.  And then we waited and watched.  

    It took longer than the hour the recipe stated, or maybe I got impatient? In any case, I stuck that bowl back into the freezer after churning and it was done 90 mins later.  We had our first bowl before it was completely frozen.  It was pure heaven.

    Do yourself a favor and go make some ice cream!!!

    {Happy National Ice Cream Month!}

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    1. Oh how fun!!! This looks delicious. I had no idea July was national ice cream MONTH! I thought it was just a day this weekend. I'm off to remedy the fact that we haven't celebrated yet!

    2. The girls must have been so excited to make their own ice cream, very cool activity mommy! I love ice cream :)

    3. I'm drooling!!! I keep wanting to buy an ice-cream maker but then I think that I won't use it!!

    4. We have a steamer we received as a bridal shower gift and it is still yet to be used. oops!

    5. Yum! This makes me want to get an ice cream maker! :)

    6. mmmmm....yes, please!


      1. Hi Jen and welcome! :) This ice cream totally hit the spot (when does it not?! Haha)

    7. Oooh, that looks yummy! And little miss looks like a good little helper!

    8. So much fun! we totally made homemade ice cream for ice cream day last year. This year not so much.... I made a late night ice cream trip to walmart. Not nearly as delicious. That strawberry ice cream looks FANTASTIC! I need to pin this.


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