Dustin, Jordan and I all visited Bella Vista, Arkansas over the Memorial Day weekend so that Jordan could meet her Grandpa Rollie and her Great Grandma Aggie for the first time.
We all had a wonderful time visiting with family, taking long strolls out in the country and, of course, eating good ‘ole country fried food. In addition to the delicious fried chicken, okra and Grandpa Rollie’s slow-cooked pork ribs, the vanilla ice cream we had out in Arkansas was amazing. So, I thought I’d post my own homemade vanilla ice cream recipe.
After making homemade ice cream, I am always astounded at just how quick and easy it really is to make. This sweet treat calls for just a few ingredients and is quite rich and creamy. The great thing about this recipe is that you probably already have most, if not all, the ingredients you need. It’s basic, but it’s good…kinda like the South.
I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend!
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
2 large pasteurized eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup milk (I use whole milk)
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, approximately 1-2 minutes. Whisk in sugar, just a little at a time, until all the sugar is added.
Once all sugar is added, whisk for about 1 minute longer. Add the cream, milk and vanilla and stir to blend. Careful not to whisk at this time, as that will create bubbles and the resulting ice cream will not be as rich and dense.
Transfer mixture to ice cream maker. Follow according to your ice cream maker’s instructions. Freeze for at least 3-4 hours prior to serving.
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