One of my memberships includes a subscription to a magazine. Last month, this magazine had its annual Holiday Recipe Contest. One of the prize winning recipes was called "Whipped Sheet Cake Ice Cream". While I don't get the name, I did like the concept of making ice cream without an ice cream churn. I looked around the internet to see if this was something everyone knew about except me and yes ...
This ice cream really is made with only two ingredients, requires no stovetop cooking, and can be made with just a hand mixer — or even, if you’re very industrious, a whisk and some upper-arm strength. No ice cream machine needed. And it tastes just as decadent and silky-smooth as any ice cream I’ve ever tried, homemade or otherwise. This step-by-step recipe is simply your fastest, easiest-ever ticket to amazing ice cream at home.
Two Ingredients: Whipped Cream and Sweetened Condensed Milk
All you need to make this ice cream is a few cups of heavy cream and a can of sweetened condensed milk (not to be confused with evaporated milk). Whip the cream, fold it into the sweetened condensed milk, freeze for a few hours, and sweet ice cream bliss is yours. Sure, you can argue that sweetened condensed milk is itself two ingredients — milk and sugar — but if I only have to pour one thing in my bowl, then it counts as one ingredient in my kitchen.
Add mix-ins like nuts, fruit, caramel, or chocolate chips by layering them into the ice cream as you pour it into the freezer container. You can also flavor the ice cream itself by warming the cream and then steeping ingredients like fresh mint, coffee beans, and fresh ginger for a few minutes, or make chocolate ice cream by stirring some chopped chocolate in the warm cream until it melts. Just be sure to completely chill the cream in the fridge before whipping it.
My fave easy “ice cream” is frozen bananas and lemon juice. Chunk the bananas, sprinkle with lemon juice, freeze. Take out of freezer. Mash and eat! Not self-sufficient here in New England but certainly frugal and easy.
Finished one life quest, on to the next!
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