I’m an emotional eater. I always like desserts, but I especially crave sugars when I’m sad or stressed. I’ve eaten a lot of ice cream lately, partly because it’s been rough going for a while and partly because my recipe is delicious. I’m experimenting with new and different flavors, but if you want the tried and true, all-American vanilla, here is my favorite recipe:
1 pint Heavy Whipping Cream
1 pint Half and Half
1 cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
Toss it all in your ice cream maker, following the instructions for your device, and wait. My ice cream maker requires that I combine the ingredients and chill in the freezer before starting. Once it’s chilled, I can transfer it to the ice cream maker bowl and turn it on. After it’s done, I pour the ice cream into a new storage container and then freeze it for a while to set. Yours may be different, but it’s pretty easy-peasy!
If you want to add pieces of fruit or chocolate chips or whatever, you can do that when you transfer it into the storage container – just make sure to stir it up well enough that you don’t end up with everything on top or bottom. I think you can also add it while the machine is stirring, but double check what your machine requires.