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While Monday’s cool weather may not be the official end to summer, in my mind fall is here!  And it happens to be my very favorite time of year. 
But . . . if you need one last taste of summer here’s your chance,
NO MACHINE REQUIRED ICE CREAM. 
 
Yes you read that right, no machine required.  How you ask?  Read on.
I once bought an ice cream machine for $5 at a yard sale and for some reason I thought it was a good deal.  While a lot of the things I buy at yard sales are good deals this one was not.  I was still in a very early stage of understanding how to make good, quality homemade ice cream.  Since then I have learned that the machine is the key ingredient.  And that key ingredient can cost around $100.  Much less than the best won’t turn out good, quality ice cream.  Needless to say my $5 ice cream machine is in some landfill and my homemade ice cream skills aren’t much better.  So when I discovered this recipe on Kevin & Amanda (a website I like to follow) I didn’t believe it myself. However, after testing a few combinations I must add this to my . . .
So, feeling pretty confident in my new discovery and my newly developed homemade ice cream skills I decided to share this with my bible study group (aka women in my sunday school class).  Brooke fixed cookies and cute bottles of milk for everyone while we worked. 
There are two necessary ingredients.  Yes,only two.  Can you believe that? 
1 – 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
2 cups of heavy cream
So all you do is put the 2 cups of heavy cream in a mixer and whip until the cream forms stiff peaks.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk in a separate bowl.  You can add in a variety of other ingredients to “flavor” your ice cream.  Mix the other ingredients (chocolate chips, berries, crushed oreos, cookie dough, etc.) with the sweetened condensed milk.  Click here to see Amanda’s combinations. We made two combinations; Smores and Cinnamon Bun.   (See recipes at the end of this post.)
Once the cream has formed stiff peaks fold it into the sweetened condensed milk mixture.  Fold doesn’t mean stir it.  You want the cream to stay fluffy. 
Pour into a 2 quart container and freeze.  That’s it!  The recipe says it needs to freeze for around 6 hours but just until firm is sufficient. 
(one of my combos)
ENJOY! 
Thanks girls for a fun night!
Smores
2 cups heavy cream
1 (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
½ cup mini chocolate chips
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup marshmallow cream
Cinnamon Bun
2 cups heavy cream
1 (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
3 tbsp melted butter
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla
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