national ice cream day–homemade ice cream recipe

Today is National Ice Cream Day!  How are you going to celebrate…a single scoop of vanilla in a dish with sprinkles, a double scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough in a waffle cone, or a strawberry milkshake?  There are so many ways to indulge with that favorite summertime treat!

Or you could make your own ice cream with this super simple recipe…

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You will need…

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup toppings/ mix-ins (I used crushed graham crackers and blueberries)

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First, beat the heavy cream until soft peaks have formed (about 5 minutes).

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Then stir in the sweetened condensed milk.

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Mix in the graham crackers and blueberries.

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Pour the mixture in a 9×9 pan, and place it in the freezer until firm.

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Remove and allow to soften before scooping and serving.

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There are so many variations to this recipe, depending on what is added to the cream mixture.

If you would rather have chocolate in your ice cream, here’s another idea…use 1 cup of crushed Reece Pieces and peanut butter cups in place of the berries and crackers.

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Place them in a large ziplock bag, and use a rolling pin to smash them.

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Stir into the cream mixture and freeze.

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Whether you decide to make your own or visit the ice cream parlor, I hope you enjoy some of the cold, creamy treat today!

 

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