Homemade Ice Cream

We brought back an ice cream maker after Christmas and just now finally got around to using it. It's the best! So easy and delicious. I don't think we'll be eating much store-bought ice cream anymore. Unless it's Blue Bell...

Homemade Ice Cream

PopPop's Peppermint Ice Cream
{From Adam's grandfather}

2 cups milk
4 cups half and half
2 cups whipping cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons vanilla
1 cup peppermint pieces

1. Scald milk and add sugar, stirring until dissolved. 
2. Add the remaining ingredients and follow the directions on your ice cream maker to freeze. 

Simple Chocolate Ice Cream

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla 

1. Combine cocoa and sugars in a mixing bowl.
2. Add the whole milk and use an electric mixer on low speed to combine until the cocoa and sugars are dissolved, about two minutes.
3. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Follow the directions on your ice cream maker to freeze.


  1. mmmm love homemade ice cream! My family only ever makes vanilla though.

  2. Now that my freezer isn't chock full of breastmilk, it's time to bust out my ice cream maker too. In fact, I shall go put the bowl in the freezer now :)


You are awesome.