I use an electric Rival ice cream maker. The recipe comes straight out of the booklet that came with the maker. But the recipe is nothing unusual, it is the mistake I made the second year I went to make ice cream. I thought I had a six quart maker, so I preceeded to put together the custard for a 6 quarter. But when I went to fetch the maker, it was only a 4 quart
. At that point, I was supposed to add 6 cups whipping cream, but there was not enough room for that much liquid. So I added 3 cups, of milk at that.
I use no cream or whipping cream in my ice cream, whole milk only, so technically it is ice milk. But using my mistake method, it comes out very rich tasting. Here's the recipe I use for a 4 quart maker;
3 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (makes it look like vanilla flakes)
3/4 t. salt
7 cups whole milk
6 eggs, beaten
3 cups whole milk
2 T. real vanilla
1/4 t. peppermint oil, optional
chocolate chips, optional
Combine sugar, flour and salt in a 5 quart saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat approximately 20 to 30 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
Gradually stir about 1 cup hot mixture into the beaten eggs. Add this back to the remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook one minute. Cool quickly and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Combine milk and vanilla in a large bowl, add chilled mixture and stir with a whisk to combine. Freeze as directed.
This is the only recipe I now make. It is rich and delicious. Make it plain, or add the peppermint oil and chocolate chips for a real treat.