Friday, September 7, 2012

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

by Cindy

Sadly summer is coming to an end, so to say goodbye to summer I made some more homemade ice cream.  No one has sent me any ice cream recipes, but Kimberly, at the office, gave me one to try.  This recipe is her husband's mother's recipe. They love her ice cream so I gave it a try.  
 It is really so quick and easy to make the custard.  It only took about 10 minutes to put it all together, then I just poured it in my countertop ice cream maker, and it was done in 30 minutes or less.  I used Egg Beaters just to be on the safe side.  I don't like to make anyone sick from using raw eggs.  I know it doesn't happen very often, but I just don't like to take chances like that.  I left out the Junket Mix, because I bought a package of Junket Mix and it was in pill form.  I thought it would be a package of dry powder like a pudding mix, so I wasn't sure if it was the correct Junket Mix.  It needed to be added to water to dissolve.  I tasted the Junket and water mixture and didn't really think it tasted very good, so I didn't add it.  I'm going to make this recipe again with the Junket Mix, because Kimberly says that it really tastes even better with the mix.  I thought it tasted good, but I decribed it to Kimberly as a little icy, like snow ice cream (by the way - I really love snow ice cream).  I think the Junket Mix must make it more creamy and bind it together.   I'm going to investigate the Junket Mix and see if I can find the powder package and make this recipe again using it. 

Homemade Ice Cream

2-boxes Junket Mix (vanilla)
3 T vanilla extract
1 pint Half & Half
1 cup  whipping cream (2 if desired)
8 to 9 cups milk
5 eggs
1/2 to 3/4 t salt
2 cups sugar

Beat eggs well.  Add sugar and Junket Mix.  Mix in the rest of the ingredients.  Makes 6 quarts

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