I have become an ice cream junkie. I've never been a huge fan of ice cream other than visits with Gramma where we'd down a pint of cherry chip. That's not entirely true. When I was pregnant with both the boys I craved peppermint stick ice cream. I'd run to Wal-mart and grab a tub of it and eat it with a plastic spoon while waiting in line to pay for it. I suppose it's more accurate to say that other than Gramma and the boys, I've never been an ice cream junkie. That's changed though. I eat it every night now!
Today all of us are more conscious of what we eat than we were even five years ago. The main reason I never buy ice cream is that I don't want to pay the price for the brands that have ingredients in them that I actually recognize. The other day I randomly had a memory of a friend of mine making ice cream in her freezer. It wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible. So, I thought I'd do a little experimenting in the kitchen and see what I could come up with. I started off easy and I've become a bit more daring. What I found is complete success! I love this stuff and it's so easy! It takes less than 5 minutes to make and a few hours to fully freeze.
Grab a 2 cup measuring cup. Fill with 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. Fill the other cup with plain old milk. Toss the liquids in your handy spandy blender. Refill the same cup up to the 2 cup mark with frozen fruit. I started using just plain old frozen strawberries. Toss in 1/4 cup sugar. Blend a few seconds. Pour into single serving containers and toss in the freezer. The end! Today I used frozen peaches and added just a few drops of vanilla and it was divine! I'm totally making it again tomorrow! If any of you make this, I definitely wanna know what fruit combos you try.
Note- You can add more sugar if you'd like. I like it with less sugar, but you can keep adding until it's as sweet as you'd like it. I also want to experiment using yogurt instead of whipping cream, but I haven't gotten that daring yet!
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