I know each of us could take a turn and share a fond July 4th memory. Some might be more recent than others, for me I have to step on to the “Way Back” machine and pull this one from my childhood. 🙂
I have a couple of distinct memories of homemade ice cream at my Memaw and Papaw’s house in Florida. Yes, the handcranked kind! I remember this so vividly because I had no memory at any other time of watch the men on my Mom’s side of the family(and my Dad included) handcranking ice cream. And you talk about that being some of the best ice cream ever!! I have been a strawberry fan for ages, and Memaw made strawberry ice cream that will forever out do any current brand out there. The peach was amazinf too, with bits of peaches…nothing else has ever or will ever compare.
July 4th this year, I kind of had an idea for a dessert, sorry to say it was NOT low carb, gluten free, dairy free or healthy. Yeah, all kinds of rules were broken for this weekend. But I refuse to beat myself up over it, it is what it is and tomorrow I am back on schedule! 😉 so….oh yes, the dessert…well, forgive me for what I am about to share…
Pure. Heaven. Talk about my childhood flooding back! The peach pie bars were more like a cakey cobbler, I’m not complaining at all about that. I would rather they be a little on the moist side than dry, crumbly and hard. Before I get into that recipe, I just have to rave about that ice cream. Holy creamy goodness Batman!!!! No joke, and I made that!! It was the easiest(yes I had my doubts at first) and it is so much better than the $5 stuff from the store. The recipe for Butter Pecan Ice Cream can be found on the inside label of the Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk.
My Mom, who is a long time butter pecan ice cream connoisseur, absolutely LOVES this version! Her words, “the best yet! I want that for my birthday!” My Dad even said it tasted like the real deal, well that’s good to know that it doesn’t taste fake! Lol I love him 🙂 The only thing I did different from the recipe on the label was instead of using maple syrup, I used some of our homemade vanilla extract. It was by personal request from my Mom and it worked out perfectly!
The vanilla ice cream, was just that…simple and creamy. Just three ingredients, insane right?!
3–Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
In medium size bowl, whip together the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract until firm peaks form. In another medium bowl add the condensed milk, begin folding gently the whipped cream into it. Add the mixture into a 9×5 loaf pan and press a piece of wax paper. This will help keep ice crystals from forming on the surface. Let freeze for 4 hours to overnight. Serve and enjoy!
It doesn’t get any easier than that! No rock salt needed, no bags, massive amounts of ice, newpapers, ice cream balls, or machines. In about 5 minutes I had everything mixed and in the freezer. After that it was all up to the freezer and I was able to go about my day. G-Man is already wanting me to make chocolate ice cream, I’m thinking homemade moose tracks are in order 😉
As for the Peach Pie Bars/Cobbler? Oy…That will be for tomorrow’s post. Hehe, even those are amazing all on their own!
Have a blessed day!!