When life hands you a can of milk, make ice cream
August 11, 2016 6:16pm CST
A couple of years ago, I bought this little countertop ice cream machine. It's got a tub that has a core filled with something - a gel, maybe? - that freezes up and as the machine turns the tub, it magically turns your cream into ice cream. Soft serve, if you eat it right away, but who can wait? I don't have any cream and The Man has to limit that sort of thing now, so I haven't used the ice cream maker in a while. But I noticed that I had a can of low-fat evaporated milk. And so, I decided to see what would happen. A can of evaporated milk, 1/3 cup sugar, a little vanilla and some instant coffee dissolved in a 1/2 cup of 1% milk turned into a very tasty tub of coffee ice cream. It went down a treat on this hot and sticky day. It was low in fat and didn't cost much to make since I used canned evaporated milk. There are lots of ways to make ice cream at home if you don't have a churn, even if you don't have a machine. I have seen it done with hand mixers and even in plastic bags. Have you ever made ice cream? What method do you use?
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• Gainesville, Florida
11 Aug 16
Growing up, my parents had an ice cream machine, and once a week--usually on a Sunday--my parents would make homemade ice cream for all the family. My brother and I loved eating that ice cream, and we looked forward to it all week long!