You know those ice cream flavors you visit your favorite boutique ice cream stores for? The expensive ones that cost you upwards of six bucks a cone (unless you have a groupon of course)? Those can get expensive over the summer and with a few simple ingredients and an ice cream maker, you can make delicious ice cream at-home. You can check your local Costco store, where there is a Cuisinart ice cream and frozen yogurt maker on sale for only $49, or use the KitchenAid mixer ice cream maker attachment and save with the mail in rebate. Not sure whether you’re going to use it? We use ours a few times a month, and have stopped buying ice cream.
Cake Batter Ice Cream
2 cups of heavy cream
1 cup of whole milk
2/3 cup sugar
Dash of salt
3/4 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 cup yellow cake mix
1/4 cup of rainbow sprinkles
1. combine the heavy cream, whole milk, sugar, salt and vanilla extract into the mixer and combine. Add yellow cake mix, and stir until dissolved.
2. Add to ice cream maker (I used KitchenAid stand mixer attachment) and mix for 15-20 minutes until soft serve consistency. At the last 1-2 minutes, add sprinkles.
3. If you want traditional hard ice cream, chill in freezer in shallow dish for 24 hours, covered.
You can find an easy recipe to make your own vanilla extract, here.
And, if you’re wondering whether an ice cream maker is going to sit in the pantry? I vote no. With summer right around the corner – yes, it is, we’re going to be using it a lot. It took about ten minutes of active ‘working time’ to make the ice cream and it’s the perfect way to make 1L of a new flavor you want to try, for under five bucks. Plus, you know what’s in it. You know, where it came from. You get to choose your own flavor.