Thursday, July 2, 2009

Foodie Friday - Happy Fourth of July!

Homemade Ice Cream!

Hello, Dear Ones! Happy Fourth of July ~ almost! Today I am joining all of the fabulous foodies for Foodie Friday hosted by our most marvelous Dear Gollum at Designs by Gollum. Make sure you pop over to see her and feast your most gorgeous peepers on all of the marvelous food!

I hope you all have a wonderful fourth of July with your family and friends. I am so proud to live in America, be an American and have the freedoms we all share. I'm so glad I have the freedom to eat all the homemade ice cream I want! No, I don't mean the store bought kind. It's good, but it's not the same! So if you need some of the best ice cream to eat, this recipe is for you! I've been making this ice cream over 35 years and believe me, it's delicious! Enjoy!

Homemade Ice Cream - makes 1 gallon


1 1/2 cup sugar
5 eggs
1 tbs. vanilla
pinch of salt
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
12 oz. can evaporated milk
whole milk to fill
Electric ice cream freezer

1) With mixer, beat sugar and eggs til light and fluffy. Add vanilla and pinch of salt
2) Next pour sweetened condensed and evaporated milk into sugar/egg mixture and stir
3) Pour this entire mixture into the center container of your ice cream freezer. There should be a 'fill line' printed on the inside of the container. Fill with whole milk to that line. I've used 2% before and the taste of the ice cream isn't as good. So just go all out and use the whole milk!
4) Put the lid on the container and place in ice cream freezer. Finish preparing with alternating ice and rock salt. If you have an ice cream freezer you know all of this.
5) Plug cord into electrical outlet and let the machine go to town! When it's stopping turning - you have this marvelous delicious ice cream. Hope you enjoy

Optional: If you want another treat, just add 1 or 2 ripe smushed up bananas. Yummy!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

Now just sing any little Patriotic Note Song you want!! I'll la la la la


  1. Oh my goodness -- One of my most cherished childhood memories is that of home made ice cream.

    Thanks so much for getting me a recipie... i will see if i can conjour this up!

    Also much thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.


  2. I love homemade ice cream, Shelia! I just dove headfirst into some from Publix. It's a company brand called Moose Tracks, and ohhhhhhh, it is sinful. ;-)

    Loved this post. Thanks for sharing, and here's wishing you a very Happy Fourth and FF!


    Sheila :-)

  3. Yummy - you are so right about using the whole milk instead of 2%. Your recipe looks delicious. We need to share - some of your ice cream on my blueberry cobber!!!! :D Jewel

  4. la, la, la - Mine eyes have seen the coming of the Lord---- You really don't want to hear me sing - I'm bad, really bad!! Happy 4th and eat lots of ice cream for me. Sally

  5. DHs Mother used to use this & make homemade ice cream .. yum! Nothing better ... Happy holiday. TTFN ~Marydon

  6. Good evening Shelia, I have been thinking about getting a home made ice cream maker. I have heard that the ice cream is out of this world. I am tucking away your recipe. Thank you. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Fourth of July. Give little Chole Dawn a hug for us. We are all so blessed to live in this great country of ours ♥

  7. Hey Shelia; I have not had home made ice cream in many years. My Daddy's Mom would make it, we would all sit out on her front porch and watch her turn the handle.. it was so much fun. I miss that,, your recipe sounds pretty good...

    Happy 4th July


  8. Yum! My grandma used to make homemade ice cream! I miss it!

    All the best,

  9. I remember turning the handle of our ice cream maker. It'd get so hard to churn that only Mama or Daddy were strong enough to do it. Yum, was that stuff good. Mama used a recipe similar to yours, but she'd add strawberries.

  10. I no longer crank but turn on the switch. Sounds delicious and I posted a banana ice cream recipe a few posts back that is wonderful if you like bananas. Happy 4th.

  11. Oh, yummy. It has been so long since I have had homemade ice cream. What a great recipe for 4th of July!!

  12. Good Morning, Sheila! ...sounds YUMMY!!! Hope you have a wonderful and safe 4th! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

  13. Hi, Sheilaness..this is the same recipe I have used for years.
    I have memories of sitting on top of an ice cream freezer, on top of a folded blanket, while my dad turned the crank on the old freezer..
    Happy 4th, little tiny one...

  14. I haven't had homemade ice cream in years. Our church used to have a family night where they made ice cream and played board game. I have one of those ones you put in the freezer and get the container cold then turn manually. I should get it out and make some.

  15. Oh, wow! Homemade ice cream can't be beat.

    Hop you have a great holiday weekend!

  16. I was just thinking how much I miss homemade ice cream yesterday. Thanks for the recipe, now I'm inspired to make some!


  17. Hi Sheila
    This is the type of first post we ever posted to each other a year ago in June.
    I love this recipe you are sharing. It doesn't look too complicated either. We haven't tried ours yet but I think this is going to be the one we try first!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a lovely day

  18. Homemade ice cream goes hand-in-hand with the 4th of July. Your recipe sounds easy to do and I love the print you chose to keep it company. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. Have a wonderful holiday.

  19. We used to always make homemade ice cream at my grandma's home in the country in the summertime. I have fond memories of us kids taking turns with turning the crank until it got too hard and the uncles and Daddy would take over -- that was the best!

  20. I scream and summer screams for Ice Cream.

    Such a great thing to make with kids around; I love watching the amazement on their faces when they find out that ice cream doesn't just come from the grocery store or on an ice cream truck!

  21. We are making strawberry ice cream this weekend. :) You and your family have a wonderful weekend.

  22. Homemade ice cream is the best. What a great way to spend the 4th:)

  23. Hi Sheila
    I have never made ice-cream and wouldn't know where to start. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I would love to give it a try some time.
    Happy 4th July for tomorrow.

  24. I adore homemade ice cream, and this sounds like a great recipe. Your picture at the top of your post is just precious. I think I'm going to make it my desktop wall paper.

  25. Haven't had homemade ice cream in ages. Sounds wonderful! Especially in this horrid heat in Texas!

  26. I'm licking my lips. May I come over: ;-)

  27. I have always been too intimidated to make ice cream.. plus no ice cream maker either... Boy that sounds good..
    Have a wonderful week end and a fabulous 4th!
    ~Really Rainey~

  28. It sounds wonderful.
    Happy 4th of July to you, Mr. Precious and Chloe Dawn.

  29. My Mom used to make homemade ice cream every summer. My favorite was licking the beaters after it was finished. Yum.

  30. I haven't had homemade ice cream in a long, long time. It sounds so delicious on these hot summer days.

    Hope you and your family have a great 4th!♥

  31. I have GOT to try this sounds wonderful! All is well with you. I saw your picture and you looked SO young. I almost did not recognize you. Adorable photo of you...and the camera is perfect! :)
    Love and hugs~

  32. Homemade ice cream is much better and healthier than from the store. Your recipe sounds very good, Shelia.

    Have a Beautiful and Happy 4th Day!


  34. I wish I had an ice-cream maker. That sounds so yummy! Then, again if I had one I'd be bursting at the seams more than I already do! LOL!

    Happy 4th.

    take care,

  35. May you and Mr.P and mama have a wonderful fourth my Dear friend Pickle...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  36. Nothing says 4th of July like homemade ice cream! I have many recipes but none quite like yours ... so thank you very much!

    I was just thinking that of all the blogs I enjoy, yours is one of my favorites. You just have a very unique and endearing way of 'talking' to all of us. You must be a joy to know in person.

  37. Yum! I would love a bowl right now! I hope you will join me for Crock Pot Wednesdays beginning in August.

  38. This is a keeper. I wish I knew where I'd packed the ice cream maker!!!! Hope you and your loved ones are having a delightful 4th.Hugs.

  39. There is nothing like home made ice cream!!!

    m ^..^

  40. You are so cute...My son is nearly 54 so to me you are a mere girl! :) I love it.. :)

  41. Happy 4th to you and your family also!

  42. I just love homemade ice cream, particularly with banana...or just any kind ( all kinds ) of ice Hope you had a great 4th!

    Hugs~ J

  43. I love home made Ice cream! My Grandfather would make vanilla ice cream and I swear it was the best I've ever tasted.....



  44. I've NEVER had homemade icecream, can you believe it?

    Justiney :o )

  45. Yum...this sounds sooo good! Been many years since I made home made two favorites are peach and peppermint! :-)


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