Thursday, May 13, 2010

Scott's Famous Homemade Ice Cream


Since I talk about him all the time, I thought I would introduce you to my dear, sweet hubby.

We met at Bible College in 1988 and got married a couple of years later. We will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in August and we are very excited!

He cooks at work a lot and when I meet people he works with, they tell me how famous he is for his homemade ice cream. So, I thought he could share his recipe with you! {firefighters are very picky about what they like and don't like!...Trust me!}
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From Scott: I originally got this recipe from Lisa about 17 years ago when we bought our first ice cream maker. We were looking for a fun family activity and figured that making our own homemade ice cream would not only be fun but also tasty. Fast forward 12 years and I was looking for something special to make for the station on the 4th of July. Lisa had given me all the measurements and I was in the middle of adding ingredients when the alarm tones sounded and we caught a run. Upon arrival back at the station I headed to the kitchen where I realized I had no idea where I had left off! I had measured the sugar and milk but was in the middle of adding the 1/2 & 1/2 and whipping cream. So what was I going to do....... What I always do in the kitchen WING IT. I figured if I added ALL of the whipping cream and 1/2 & 1/2, it would be close enough. Since MORE is always better when it comes to these ingredients, how could it go wrong.... and boy was I right! That night my crew attacked that ice cream like it was the last time we would ever eat! Since that day I have gone through three ice cream makers and during the summer I will make ice cream about every other shift. So, if you're a fan of dump and run recipes here it is.
One more thing: this is a 6 Quart recipe because as I said before more is always better!

Scott's Famous Homemade Ice Cream

2-1/2 cups milk
2-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 quart half & half
1-1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 quart and 1 pint whipping cream

• Heat milk until bubbles form around pan.
• Remove milk from heat
• Add sugar and salt, stir until dissolved.
• Stir in remaining ingredients.
• Place into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s directions.

This is such a versatile recipe! Eventually you will come up with your own variations.
One of my favorite things to do is crush a package of Oreos and fold them in at the end. {Don't tell Lisa, she thinks hydrogenated oil and preservatives are bad, VERY BAD!} I will make sure we have some fun things to eat around here! I have your back.
This was fun. Maybe she will invite me back.

From Lisa: Since we make sooo much, we pour extra amounts into these little ice cream containers {from Cash-n-Carry} and freeze them. They make a quick treat to take to people or if I am tight on time and don't have enough time to take a meal. During strawberry season, I take one container of fresh strawberries sliced, sugared and sprinkled with a bit of lemon juice. and a container of ice cream for each family member...unless they are little. Everybody loves to have their own, and they can save some if it is too much!

Next week we will talk about teacher gifts: strawberry shortcake, pesto with a basil plant etc. they are frugal, but beautiful!

Happy Friday to each of you!


  1. Home made ice cream...there is nothing like it!
    thanks for sharing and I will deffinately be making it over Memorial weekend for all of our family that will be home.

  2. Nice blog. I've just started making home made ice cream with a White Mountain hand crank machine and the kids think it's awesome.

    If you don't make your own ice cream you should give it a try. Here's an interesting article I found that might be helpful to folks thinking about making their own.

  3. Guess who got us our fist homemade ice cream maker? hehehe Love your post! Thanks for sharing. xoxo

  4. yum! that ice cream sounds SO delish! My hubby and I also met at Bible college! what a neat coincidence! ;)

    kathy k.

  5. What Bible College did you guys go to? I went to Southeastern in Lakeland FL

  6. Just ran across your blog and saw this recipe and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing :)