Monday, August 15, 2011

Creamy Dreamy Ice Cream

I love to cook & bake. I am going to try to blog one recipe a week, we have so many favorites that I want to make sure I get them shared!

We have had a ridiculously hot summer here in the Midwest. One of our favorite ways to cool off is with a little bit of ice cream! I have borrowed my mom's Cuisinart automatic ice cream maker, and in playing with it I accidentally created a simple but amazingly creamy ice cream! The one thing that we have not been crazy about with most quick & easy ice cream recipes is that they are not creamy,  and do not freeze well.  I was going  through my pantry one day and saw a can of fat free sweetened condensed milk and I thought, hmmm I bet I could make ice cream using this - I was right!  This has to be the easiest thing I've ever made!

Karla's Easy Creamy Ice Cream

1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (fat free or regular, both work well) - Refrigerated
1 pint half & half
1 teaspoon Mexican Vanilla (if you don't have Mexican Vanilla you can use regular vanilla but it won't be nearly as awesome)

Make sure the half & half and Condensed Milk are good and cold. Mix all 3 ingredients together before pouring into ice cream machine. Gently pour into machine, wait 25-30 min and ta-da you have perfectly delicious ice cream! This can also be put into a container and stored in the freezer to have later!

It can also be served alongside a delectable brownie! Want that recipe also? Ok, go to your grocery store, pick up a Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Brownie mix, bake as directed.  I have yet to bake brownies from scratch that even come close to how fantastic these are.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and please let me know if you make it! Next week I plan on sharing our favorite pizza dough recipe and my husband's awesome pizza sauce recipe, we use both every week on Pizza & Movie night at our house!

I have a ton of coupons to clip and I am going to switch out my coupon binder and re-organize a bit! What can I say I am just a party waiting to happen!! Have a Fabulous Monday!

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