ABC Wednesday-The Letter I
This week on ABC Wednesday we are talking about the letter I, and the first thing that came to my mind is ICE CREAM!!
Some times when we eat ICE Cream we buy it at the local Ice Cream Parlor. As you can see from this photo my 2 year old grandson is enjoying his favorite flavor.
There are so many flavors of IceCream at the store, we can't always decide which one to buy, so we buy alot.
To me any flavor of ice cream taste good, but my very favorite kind of ice cream is the homemade kind. When I was a kid we had the old fashioned ice cream freezer that you had to crank by hand. Now day of course we use an electric one, but it still turns out really yummy. I thought you might like to try some for your self so here is a recipe for you. Enjoy your Wednesday and be sure and visit The home of ABC Wednesday
Old-Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
13-ounce can evaporated milk (1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons)
1 gallon whole milk
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add sugar gradually, stirring constantly. Add salt, vanilla and canned milk. Add about a pint of the fresh milk and mix.
Pour mixture into ice cream freezer can. Add enough of the remainder of the milk to fill can to the middle of the top board of dasher. (If the freezer can has a "fill" line on it, fill no higher than that line.)
Assemble the ice cream freezer. Add alternating layers of chipped ice and rock salt to barrel around freezer can. Crank freezer until ice cream begins to freeze (cranking will become harder as ice cream freezes), adding more ice and salt, as needed. When handle becomes difficult-to-impossible to turn, remove turning mechanism, and carefully remove top from freezer can; remove dasher. Replace top. Cover can with more ice and salt. Cover ice with an old towel, allowing ice cream to "cure" for at least 1 hour. If yours is an electric freezer, follow manufacturer's directions, but the curing step is essential.
Makes about 5 quarts of ice cream.
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