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Easy Vanilla Ice Cream with 15 Variations

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream with 15 VariationsWith so many flavors to choose from, this simple recipe is pure bliss to lovers of homemade ice cream!

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 quart half-and-half (light cream)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients, mixing well.
  2. Pour mixture into 1-gallon ice cream freezer container. Follow manufacturers instructions for operating the ice cream maker. When machine has stopped, drain the melted water from the bucket and repack with more ice and rock salt (3 parts ice to 1 part rock salt.) Cover with heavy towel and let set undisturbed for about 1 hour to "season".
  3. Serve immediately or store in freezer.

Makes about 2 1/2 quarts.

Variations:

  1. Black Forest Ice Cream: Stir 1/2 cup chocolate syrup and 1 (16.5-ounce) can pitted Bing cherries, drained and halved, into ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  2. Blueberry Ice Cream: Stir in 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries into ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  3. Butter Pecan Ice Cream: Add 1 tablespoon butter flavoring and 2 cups coarsely chopped toasted pecans to ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  4. Chocolate-Covered Peanut Ice Cream: Stir 1/2 cup chocolate syrup and 2 (7-ounce) packages chocolate-covered peanuts (2 cups) into ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  5. Cherry-Pecan Ice Cream: Substitute 1 teaspoon almond extract for vanilla, and add 1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice to ice cream mixture; freeze ice cream as directed. Stir 3/4 cup quartered maraschino cherries and 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans into ice cream after freezing.
  6. Coffee Ice Cream: Combine 2/3 cup hot water and 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules, stirring until granules dissolve. Let cool slightly. Stir coffee mixture into ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  7. Cookies and Cream Ice Cream: Break 15 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies into small pieces; stir into ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  8. Double-Chocolate Ice Cream: Stir 1/2 cup chocolate syrup and 1 cup (6-ounces) semisweet chocolate mini-chips into ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  9. Lemonade Ice Cream: Add 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed and undiluted, to ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  10. Mint-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: Stir 1/2 cup green creme de menthe and 1 cup (6-ounces) semisweet chocolate mini-chips into ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  11. Mocha Ice Cream: Combine 1 cup hot water and 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules, stirring until granules dissolve. Let mixture cool slightly. stir coffee mixture and 1/2 cup chocolate syrup into ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  12. Peanut Butter Ice Cream: Stir 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter into ice cream mixture just before freezing. (Great served with chocolate syrup or hot fudge!)
  13. Rainbow Candy Ice Cream: Stir 1 1/2 cups miniature candy-coated milk chocolate pieces into ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  14. Strawberry-Banana-Nut Ice Cream: Stir 3 bananas, mashed; 1 pint strawberries, coarsely chopped; and 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans into ice cream mixture just before freezing.
  15. Toffee Ice Cream: Stir 1 (6-ounce) package toffee-flavored candy pieces into ice cream mixture just before freezing.

Recipe by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.