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Subject: Homemade Ice Cream
Date Posted: 7/15/2008 6:58 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2008
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With 100+ degree days starting, I thought it was a good time to dust off my old ice cream maker. Does anyone have any good recipes for homemade ice cream? Other than the normal varieties of vanilla and chocolate.

To give you an idea of the type of ice cream I'm hoping to find, I recently tried a new type of ice cream called Candy Jar from Bluebell. Candy Jar is a caramel ice cream with small peanut butter cups, chocolate chunks, peanut brittle and caramel pieces.

If I could make an ice cream like that, I'd probably make it all summer long. Assuming I could stop myself from eating the ingredients.


Date Posted: 7/21/2008 10:51 AM ET
Member Since: 7/16/2008
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I don't know one off the top of my cup with that many goodies in it, but I do have this one that doesn't require an ice cream churn and tastes delish!

English Toffee Ice Cream

  • 4  1 1/8-ounce chocolate coated English Toffee Bars
  • 1  14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup of really strong coffee
  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla

Crush the toffee bars with a rolling pin (easier to do if you place them between two sheets of waxed paper) and set aside. Combine the milk, coffee, cream, and vanilla and chill thoroughly. Whip the chilled mixture to a custard-like consistency and then fold in the toffee bar bits. Place the whole mix into freezer safe containers (I find that 3 cup size containers work best) and freeze until firm.

I'll hunt around in my cookbooks and see if I have any that better fits what you want.

Last Edited on: 7/22/08 4:38 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 10:47 PM ET
Member Since: 7/21/2008
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This one doesn't  have all that stuff in it, but it's a Texas favorite:

Big Red Ice Cream

  • 1 qt whipping cream
  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1   10 oz. pkg frozen strawberries (opt.)
  • Big Red (about 36 oz)

Mix above ing. in 1 gallon freezer.  Fill to line with Big Red. Freeze.

We have tried this with other flavors-- rootbeer is really good.  If you can't find Big Red, cream soda will work.  Have also made this with 3 cans of sc milk and no cream.  Still good, not as creamy.