What is more American than making homemade ice cream this weekend? This was a weekend staple for us growing up in the South.
This particular recipe is a true family tradition that was passed down from my wife's Memaw. I can remember as a kid sitting on the ice cream maker with a towel on it while my Grandaddy hand cranked it. He always like to add cherries or black walnuts to his ice cream, but we are going to stick with good ole plain vanilla today.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 large can evaporated milk (Pet or Carnation)
- 5 eggs
- 1/2 pint whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Ice cream salt
Mix the eggs, sugar, evaporated milk, whipping cream and vanilla in a medium bowl.
Pour the mixture into the freezing container of an ice cream maker. Top off with milk.
Place the container in the wooden bucket and fill ice and ice cream salt. You gotta make that ice hand crampin cold.
Cover with a towel and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Pro Tip: I recommend an old school hand crank ice cream maker. Electric machines just aren't the same. I know the hand cranks are hard to find these days. If you use an electric machine, I recommend hand cranking it after the electric motor won't freeze it any longer. This will help it freeze further.
When the ice cream is done, sit back and watch the looks on your kid's faces. Enjoy!
Pair this with our Pecan Cobbler!