Summer is finally upon us, and I have got to say, I don't remember it ever being this hot.
You might feel bad for me until you hear that it has only been 22˚ so far. So yeah, I am a wimp when it comes to the weather, what can you do?
Well what can you do? Instead of immersing myself in a tub full of ice (which was my first idea..) I made ice cream instead. You know, the ice cream that will take the least amount of effort for my sluggish self. The vanilla kind.
Now when I hear vanilla, I hear "blah". Everyone who I know thinks vanilla is so ordinary, so boring. I disagree 100%. Vanilla is fabulous. Vanilla ice cream is better. I often find myself daydreaming about vanilla. But now, I'm only daydreaming about this ice cream.
My boyfriend praised it as the best ice cream he has ever tried. And he's a picky one. There is nothing "blah" about this ice cream. It is the perfect summer treat.
What you'll need:
-4 cups half and half cream
-1/2 cup milk
-3/4 cup sugar
-2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
-a pinch of salt
1. In a large saucepan, mix together the salt, half and half cream, milk and sugar. Heat on medium heat, and mix frequently until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and mix in the vanilla extract. Refrigerate until completely cold, preferably overnight.
2. Remove from the fridge and freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.
3. Place the ice cream in an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.
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