Monday, January 30, 2012

Do you know what is one of my favorite things to make?

Ice cream!

So what do you do when you have a lot of whipping cream you need to use?

Make two batches of Ben and Jerry's sweet cream ice cream, of course!

This cute girl was my helper.

I did one batch with crushed Mint Oreos.

 And the other with Reese's Minis.

 Let me tell you how it is super delicious.
Both of them, really.
But I have to say I think the Mint Oreo version was my favorite.

So, here is the sweet cream base recipe:

2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk
Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about one minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend. (Makes 1 quart).

Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and let it thicken up before you add any mix-ins.

It should take about 15-20 minutes.

 As soon as it's thick and creamy, throw in whatever you want!

I did probably 1 1/2-2 cups of crushed Mint Oreos. I didn't measure, though. Just put in as much as you want. If you don't like your ice cream loaded, put in way less than I did! The amount I did was quite a bit because that's how I like it!
 For the Reese's Bites batch, I just poured in the whole bag. (I usually make a Reese's PB Cup ice cream with the Sweet Cream Base with the regular Reese's, chopped. I think I prefer that method because then the peanut butter mixes throughout the whole thing. This one was pretty good too, though.)

As soon as it has all mixed in, pour it into a container with a lid and put it in the freezer.

Or, if you prefer soft serve, you can eat it right away!

And let me just tell you once again... If you don't have a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, you need one.


Malinovka said...

So the Ben and Jerry's recipe doesn't have you heat the egg mixture? I just figured that's how you did it. It looks SUPER delicious!

Kristen said...

Nope, it doesn't... I can't remember for sure but I think it might say somewhere in the book that if you're worried about using raw eggs that you can heat them, but it doesn't say to in the recipe. I just figure, I haven't ever taken the time to heat the eggs and I haven't died yet... :)