Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday's Meal

One of my most vivid memories of growing up was making homemade ice cream with my sister. We'd all sit around the dining table sharing laughs and the goodness of that favorite summer treat. The recipes we always used were simple and no cook. We'd add in various seasonal fruit for a change of pace, but what I remember most was the delicious taste of simple homemade vanilla ice cream. Vanilla is still my favorite. I realize it's an indulgence to have an ice cream maker, but there really isn't anything better than homemade ice cream. I'll give you a hint, if you check those thrift stores, you are bound to find one on the cheap. So go out and grab one and have a bowl of homemade ice cream and remember me.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

2 quarts half-and-half cream
1/2 pint heavy cream
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 pinch salt

Combine all the ingredients in freezer container of ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.