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Homemade Ice Cream

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“This recipe is from my husband's parents and is incredible. The original recipe was chocolate and it tasted like a Wendy's Frosty. You can achieve this by using chocolate milk instead of plain whole milk. I have used any combination of half-n-half, whipping cream and different kinds of plain milk (whole, 2% and 1%) however, the original recipe without variations makes the creamiest. We add fresh pureed strawberries in the spring and peaches in the summer. Enjoy!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pint whipping cream (half-n-half works well too!)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
  • 1 12 cups sugar (The original recipe called for 2 cups.)
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract (Use a good brand like Penzey's or Frontier. It does make a difference!)
  • whole milk


  1. Place first four ingredients in the tub of the ice cream maker and stir well to combine. Add whole milk to the "fill line.".
  2. Follow manufacturer's instructions to make ice cream.
  3. We wrap the top of the ice cream maker with a towel and place the whole freezer inside a large cooler to slow the melting of the ice.

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