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Friday, December 2, 2016

Homemade Ice Cream with No Ice Cream Maker!

So, the other day I am laying on the massage table and my therapist, the divine Ms. Sarah, and I are chatting. Sarah is the consummate baker. She's always whipping up a cake or some other wonderful treat and if I'm lucky, my massage is right after baking day!


Well, this time, she had been making ice cream and when I tasted her version -- Pumpkin Pie Spice -- I was hooked. I immediately went to the store and got the ingredients to make peppermint stick. My favorite. The one ice cream that seems to only last a month or two in the store.

Best of all, it doesn't require an ice cream maker!

It's so easy and pretty darned good, so I had to share!

Easy Ice Cream

Whip one pint of whipping cream to stiff peaks.
Beat in one can of sweetened condensed milk
Add flavorings of your choice.

Sarah's Pumpkin Pie spice was 1 T. Bourbon, about 1 t. of pumpkin spices, which she mixed together.

Jeanie's Peppermint was six or seven candy canes crushed (which I had left from last year), about 1 t. peppermint extract (add gradually to taste) and about 1 t. vodka. If I had schnapps, I would have used that. I'm not sure if the vodka left a bit of an after taste or if it was the extract, so I will rethink this one next time.)  And I would have used more candy pieces but that is that I had!

(Sarah says that her son, who gave her the recipe, says the alcohol affects the texture. I am going to try it without and see what I think because I know that may be an issue for some and I'm not quite sure what the difference is in the ice cream. The vodka was relatively tasteless so I figured it wouldn't throw another flavoring off balance, while some combos would work well together.)

If you want, include add-ins, like the candy canes, toffee pieces or mini chips. 

Pour into a cellophane lined baking pan. This amount fit a 7x9 perfectly and Sarah used an 8x8. Cover and freeze.

Sarah served me the pumpkin spice on graham crackers and it was fabulous that way. I might make me some ice cream sandwiches!

After I did this, I looked online and found the almost-identical recipe but no alcohol HERE. Apart from that, the instructions are a bit different -- they have you fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk instead of add the milk to the whipped cream with the mixer. I don't know if it would make a bit of difference. Mine was fine and as I said the only thing I'm not sure about was my flavorings.

I'm definitely doing it again! This is too easy -- and too dangerous. And too good!

(A bit ago, after this post was prepped, I saw one by Jenna at Painted Apron for a very similar but different version - and she incorporated white chocolate and cranberries into hers and uses Cool Whip. So if easy ice cream is your thing, check it out right HERE!)

One other thing -- some of you mentioned an interest in seeing some of my inventory after the November art sale. I finally got a link up to my Gypsy Caravan page. Find it at the header bar right up above!

And finally, this post is linked to Pink Saturday where you'll find lots of lovely links! Check 'em out!

26 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

That ice cream looks and sounds very good, but I'm not going to try it unless I have guests to help me eat it! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Hugs, Valerie

Mae Travels said...

I really love candy-cane ice cream, which as you say is in stores for much too short a season. I'm probably too lazy to make even this easy recipe,though. And I usually wish I didn't know that eating ice cream is really a way to eat pure heavy cream and pretend it's just another dairy product!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Joanne Huffman said...

I haven't made ice cream in years. I may have to give this a try.

Sarah Holland said...

I'm going to try it with a little chocolate and Kahlua next time!

My name is Erika. said...

Wow. Who knew you could make something that always seemed to be a chore so easily? I am going to have to try this for certain! I like the alcohol idea, make it a little more exciting. :) Hugs-erika

Danielle L Zecher said...

That sounds delicious, and easy. Perfect combination.

My M-I-L ships us ice cream often, so there's always plenty of it in the freezer, but making my own sounds like a fun thing to try at least once.

I love peppermint ice cream, too. Like you said, it's not usually readily available in the stores.

Janet said...

I love ice cream, and peppermint has been one of my favorites when I can find it. I love using 7-Up and peppermint ice cream to make a float. So yummy! Thanks for sharing this easy way to make it.

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, the ice cream sounds delicious.. I might have to try it this weekend! Have a joy-filled weekend!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm laughing because I love pumpkin spice, but am not a fan of peppermint ice cream. However, for seasonal ice cream, you can't beat egg nog or spumoni, both of which are short lived in the stores. I do like your recipe, and it sounds very easy.

Cheryl said...

Sounds easy enough... but I don't have the patience to wait for ice cream being made.When I want it, I want it NOW lol My favorite is Pistachio, I buy it every Monday and eat it until I'm bursting at the seams!
big hugs,
Cheryl

Victoria Zigler said...

I love ice-cream. I'm one of those people who will eat it even at 2:00am in the middle of a snowy Canada Winter (really... I've done it). So thanks for sharing.

shoreacres said...

For me, the arrival of Blue Bell peppermint ice cream in the stores is the real start of the holiday season. I love peppermint ice cream, though it is a bit of a struggle to keep my spoon out of it. It's especially good atop warm brownies, you know!

LV said...

We have made homemade ice cream for years, but never like this. Sounds super good, but will leave the making to you. Wish I had a big scoop tho.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Wow...I must try this! Your version looks great!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a fabulous sounding ice cream! I hope Santa gives me an ice cream maker this year ;)

La Table De Nana said...

Looks like you found a keeper!

Marilyn Miller said...

Wow! That sounds soooo delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PEPPERMINT has got to be one of my favorites, Jeanie! I have been making handmade ice cream for years now, and the flavor combos are truly endless. What a fun discovery now for the holidays; this is a perfect flavor to enjoy! AND...we got a little snow last night...did you?

Lynne said...

I am trying this . . .
I wonder if white creme de menthe might be an added "perk" . . .
Thanks Jeanie . . .

I need orange said...

Peppermint stick ice cream was my grandma's favorite. I try always to have just a little bit, every year. (Ice cream not my fave in cold weather.)

I've never thought of making it myself. You are very industrious! :-)

Sandra Cox said...
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Sandra Cox said...

Stop! Stop! You're making me hungry and I'm trying to watch what I eat now in anticipation of what I'll be eating during the holidays.
Grin. It does sound delish.

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh. my. gosh.
Big craving going on over here.
Must have icecream!
Thanks for the tips and the gorgeous inspire:)
Off to find something creamy to dream about.........
-Jennifer

Jeanne Washburn said...

Candy Cane Ice Cream...Wow..Really?! And made without an ice cream maker. This is a fun project for holiday baking/cooking together...in between Nutcracker performances. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jody Gabara said...

This recipe looks great for the holiday season! I'll have to try it with the kids!
Hugs, Jody

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Thanks for sharing! I don't have an ice cream machine and don't see myself buying one so it's good to know of a recipe that can be modified for the different seasons of the year that doesn't require special equipment! This sounds wonderful - I might need to consider making this for my cookie decorating party in December!

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