(For 6 Qt. Freezer)
Strawberry Ice Cream
3 Cups sugar
1/4 plus 1/8 Teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons vanilla
4 (Small boxes) of half and half
2 (Small boxes) of whipping cream
3 3/4 Cups strawberries
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
Milk to fill container
Beat eggs well, gradually add sugar beating constantly until mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in salt, vanilla and juice. Beat in cream add milk and blend thoroughly with egg mixture. Pour into a 6 quart ice cream freezer. Fill to top with milk. Makes six quarts.
Banana Ice Cream
Make same as above but replace strawberries with 4 to 6 ripe bananas. Omit lemon juice and strawberries.
Butterfinger Ice Cream
Add six butter finger bars crushed and 4 to 5 tablespoons instant coffee, dissolved. A little chocolate is also good. Omit lemon juice and strawberries.
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Omit strawberries, and lemon juice and add 1 additional tablespoon vanilla to make a rich homemade vanilla ice cream. We've found that the brand of vanilla is very important. We prefer Watkins or Raleigh's pure vanilla extract. Vanilla ice cream is always a favorite, and is wonderful served with Mom's fresh apple pie or our favorite fresh peach pie!
Strawberry Cheese Cake Ice Cream
My son, Taylor makes a strawberry cheese cake ice cream that is the favorite flavor of his friends! He cubes two slices of strawberry cheese cake (for the Cuisinart freezer) and adds it to the ice cream just before it is completely frozen. Sometimes he adds it even after the ice cream is done... just before putting the ice cream into the freezer.
Fresh Pumpkin Ice Cream
We season fresh pumpkin pie filling with our favorite pumpkin pie spices, and add it to the Cuisinart Ice Cream recipe. It is like eating fresh pumpkin pie with whipped cream!
Don't be afraid to be creative with the Cuisinart. Unlike a 6 quart freezer, you can experiment with unique flavors and not have a huge amount of it! It's fun, and oh so easy!
My Favorite Ice Cream Freezer
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Ice Cream Recipe for the Cuisinart Above
I use the following recipe for the basic ice cream mixture... and then adjust it to whatever flavors we are hungry for!
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla
1/8 Teaspoon Salt (Scant)
2 Cups Half & Half
1/2 Cup Whipping Cream
Milk to fill to 1/2 inch of the top of the container
Beat eggs well, gradually add sugar beating constantly until mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in salt and vanilla. Beat in cream add milk and blend thoroughly with egg mixture. Pour into a Cuisinart ice cream freezer. Fill to top with milk. Makes 1 1/2 quarts.
Chocolate Mocha Ice Cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 Cup packed Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons instant coffee crystals
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Cups Cream
1 Teaspoon vanilla
Combine first four ingredients until cocoa and sugar is dissolved. Stir in cream and vanilla, and pour into the Cuisinart.
It has been a tradition in our family to make ice cream at family gatherings. Over the years it has been perfected, and here is our favorite version! It can be adapted to any flavor.