Monday, July 16, 2012

Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker!

Homemade Peach Ice Cream

One of my favorite memories as a child, was my Momma making ice cream during the summer.  So, when I saw this recipe in my latest issue of Woman's Day for making ice cream without an ice cream maker, I knew I had to try it! 

Start with the basic recipe for vanilla ice cream:

2 cups heavy cream
1-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Using an electric mixer, beat the cream, condensed milk and vanilla until thick, stiff peaks form (about 3 -5 minutes).

To add fruit:

-Puree fresh or frozen fruit in a food processer until you have 1 cup of fruit puree.  Strain through a fine sieve if desired.  {I used local peaches from our farmer's market, pureed in my Vitamix.  No straining required!}

-Fold half of the fruit puree into the cream mixture until combined.  Spoon the remaining puree over the cream mixture and fold to create swirls. 

-Transfer to a loaf pan or freezer safe container.  Gently tap to distribute mixture and get rid of air bubbles.  Cover and freeze for at least 8 hours, and up to 2 weeks. 

The kids LOVED this!  I will definitely be making this again and trying different flavors!

Mary Ellen


  1. I remember being taught to make ice cream like this in home economics class in high school! Thanks!

  2. I am so happy that you posted this... we are planning to make icecream this week. Happy Wednesday.

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