Don’t scream! There is plenty of ice cream to go around. Summer is hot and ice cream is cold, so that pretty much says it all. We fall in love with ice cream when we are small children and never stop this love affair. Summer ice cream recipes bring us that feeling we had as children, when we make our own ice cream at home.
There’s nothing better than homemade ice cream. We know exactly what ingredients are being used, and we know that it’s fresh. The beauty of homemade ice cream is that there are so many varieties available. You can even create your own blend of flavors. Don’t be limited by the supermarket stock.
Ice Cream Memories
I remember growing up with a love of homemade ice cream. My parents had an ice cream maker with a hand-crank. Making ice cream with this was a big job and even the children had our part. After the ice cream base was cooked on the stove-top, the ice cream maker had to be filled with crushed ice and ice cream salt. My dad would layer the ice and salt until it reached the top. Then, towels were placed on top.
Dad would start to slowly turn the crank. We all had to keep helping by adding ice and salt as it gradually melted down. Then, we would be told to sit on top. This pushed the ice cream container down into the ice and salt as it continued to melt. When the crank got too hard to turn, we knew that the ice cream was ready! What an amazing taste!
Now, there is no need for hand cranks because of the electric models. But, however you make your own ice cream, you and your family will appreciate the extra work to create this delicious and sweet treat!
Enjoy one or all of these delicious recipes:
It’s such a blast to share this round-up of great ice cream recipes. I hope you’ll have a fun family experience making your own ice cream this summer. Happy Summer!
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