Summer Time & Homemade Ice Cream

As a kid, Granny would always treat us to homemade ice cream. I can remember all the flavors that I loved, my favorite at the time was chocolate, Granny’s was banana!

Fast forward to married life, my husband took on the role as ice cream maker! He really gets creative. Strawberry,  cheesecake and butter finger are his specialties! There is something so refreshing about a hot summer day and hearing the ice cream machine churning!

Here is the recipe that we use as a base, and just add  whatever flavor you are interested in!


Vanilla Ice Cream

4 quart Ice cream maker:

2 cups milk

1 3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups half & half

1 tbls vanilla extract

4 cups whipping cream


Scald milk until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat. Add sugar and salt. Stir until dissolved. Stir in half and half, vanilla extract and whipping cream. Cover and refrigerate 30 mins. Follow directions on your ice cream maker to complete.

Strawberry: Add 4 cups pureed strawberries

Banana: Add 3 cups mashed bananas

Butterfinger: 1 crushed king size candy bar

Or, customize with your favorite flavor!