Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Homemade Ice Cream

This past weekend the husband and I made homemade ice cream, twice. It is so easy! And delicious. If you don't have an ice cream machine, you are probably remembering some horrible 2nd grade experiment where you made salty, slightly chunky chocolate milk and your arm was tired from turning the crank.

Well, this experience was not like that, at all. We made Reese's peanut butter cup ice cream.

1. First we mixed the base. Peanut butter and sugar, anyone? And the recipe explicitly denigrated all natural peanut butter, so Skippy it was.
2. Then we added cream, and more cream, whole milk, and a pinch of vanilla.
3. We poured the creamy mixture into the machine and 30 minutes later came back to ice cream!
4. Oh, and we added chopped up peanut butter cups right before it was done.

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the finished product...but it was delicious. And so was the chocolate ice cream we made on Monday. So much better than baking, I loved it!