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I bought myself a new little gadget the other day. I have been wanting an ice cream maker for a long time. When I was a kid, my grandfather bought me a little Donvier ice cream maker that I loved more than anything. It was small and pink and had a cute little hand crank. I remember going to the Ben and Jerry’s factory and buying the cookbook and bringing it home and making my favorite Ben and Jerry’s flavors. As a teenager, I worked in a little ice cream parlor and made ice cream there. I guess you can say that this is not my first go-around with ice cream making. Even after working in an ice cream shop for 7 years, I never once got tired of eating ice cream. Ice cream is probably my all time favorite thing.

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I made a mistake. I made a batch of vanilla ice cream and took the pictures of us making it but not eating it. I then made cookies and cream ice cream and only took pictures of us eating it not making it. Oops. But it was way too good to not share both recipes with you. So you get two for the price of one today folks.

ice cream recipes1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/8 cups sugar
3 cups heavy cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 vanilla bean split and seeded (for the vanilla bean recipe)
15 Oreos crushed (for the Cookies and Cream recipe)

ice cream recipesPut the milk in the bowl of the mixer. Add the sugar and mix until the sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes.

ice cream recipesAdd in the cream, vanilla, and vanilla bean.

ice cream recipesPour the mixture into the ice cream machine. Follow the directions that came with your ice cream maker. Mine says to turn it on and let it go for about 25 minutes. If you are adding in Oreos, wait until the last 5 minutes to add them to the machine.

ice cream recipesLet the machine do its thing.

vanilla ice cream recipesWhile you are waiting for your ice cream to freeze, treat your dad as your personal jungle gym.

cookies and cream ice cream recipesDon’t forget to get in on the action.

cookies and cream ice cream recipesPut the ice cream into a container and put it into the freezer to continue freezing.

home made ice cream recipesMy kids are way into the ice cream making. We have made 4 flavors already for the birthday party this weekend. I have so many ideas in my head to make, it is a good thing that the bowl needs a good 24 hours to re-freeze otherwise we would have a big problem.

I posted that I was making ice cream on Facebook and a few people asked me about the machine that I bought. I really like it so far. The bowl makes 2 quarts. The bowl freezes solid in 24 hours, but it could probably be used again in about 6-8 if you wanted to make 2 kinds in one day. I really like that the cord can be tucked up inside the machine so the cord doesn’t hang out. It is not the quietest machine, but who cares? It makes ice cream. I’ll suffer through anything for some ice cream.

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Monday 17th of February 2014

Thanks for sharing the recipe. My wife and I made this last night, and wanted to tell you it was incredibly delicious! I noticed when eating it I tasted a milky film across my tongue, we're thinking it was the 3 cups of heavy cream.

Did you notice this? Do you think the same recipe would work with lighter cream or half n half?

Thanks, Sati


Friday 21st of February 2014

I don't think that I did, but I also posted this about 4 years ago. :) You can play around with the ratio of milk and cream if you want. You can also search the site, I have a few other ice cream recipes that are custard based and they might be more your speed.