Actually, the quote goes, “You can’t buy happiness but you can BUY ice cream, and that’s kind of the same thing.”
Why buy ice cream when you can make it? You control the ingredients. Read what’s really in your store bought ice cream here. Yikes!
Mom gave us her old ice cream maker. I don’t know what possessed her to give such an awesome thing away, but I am so happy she did!
Homemade ice cream brings me back to childhood memories growing up in rural Missouri. We had an old-fashioned ice cream maker. What I mean by old-fashioned is that it was hand-powered. Not electric.The outer bucket was made of wood. Our arms would tire and our muscles ache from hand-churning the ice cream, for what seemed like hours. But when it was time to dig in…it was oh-so-good!
As our old-fashioned version required rock salt and ice to churn milk and sugar into a frozen treat, this Hamilton Beach ice cream maker requires that you only freeze the container before churning.
My kids choose to try something simple for our first batch: Easy Vanilla Ice Cream. Wise choice.
For the past 2 years we have hosted an ice cream social with friends and neighbors. I am collecting ideas for this years party. Did you know you can make homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker? Yep, those recipes are there too, including Gluten-free and sugar-free.
Now, what are you waiting for? Go make some ice cream!