When I was growing up, my dad used to make homemade vanilla ice cream all the time. When there was a party in the summer, everybody knew what we were having for dessert!
We all gather around and watch that turquoise and white contraption do its thing. The ice, the rock salt, 30 to 40 minutes of churning, and magic! It’s ready! And, It’s THE BEST ice cream you’ve ever tasted!
A couple of years ago, while we were packing up and getting ready to sell my grandmother’s cottage, guess what I found? Yep, my dad’s electric ice cream maker. What a treasure! And, it gets even better!
Inside the box was a crinkled-up piece of paper with vanilla stains on it with Dad’s famous vanilla ice cream recipe written on it.
Well, I cleaned up the 40-year-old machine, crossed my fingers, and plugged it in. IT WORKED. I ran out to buy the ingredients, and I’ve been making the ice cream ever since.
It’s a super simple recipe, just heavy cream, half and half, milk, sugar, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. To me, there’s nothing better! One bite brings back so many memories. Cook up some memories this summer and make this recipe!
My Dad’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup half and half
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Dash salt
- Mix together.
- Put in ice cream maker and follow ice cream maker directions.
- Some machines require ice and rock salt.
- Best if eaten right away.
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