Breathtakingly Simple Vanilla Ice Cream

It was 95 degrees outside, sunny, and humid. The air was heavy and the smell of sunblock and a fresh cut lawn filled our lungs. Thankfully, our friends have a gorgeous pool and generous hearts, and offered to host a a BBQ. I agreed to bring dessert and on a hot and humid day I wasn’t about to turn the oven on.

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You know those friends you’ve had since grade school that you don’t see as often as you’d like, but when you do get together you pick-up right where you left off? Friends that don’t take themselves too seriously, make you laugh, and have a character that you admire and respect? That’s what we have in Andrea and Grettie and their husbands and kids are equally as genuine. Pat and I always look forward to getting together with them and what makes this group especially fun is that food and drinks are always a top priority when we get together.
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…Which brings me back to the dessert I agreed to bring. Ice cream fit the bill for a hot and humid day and this recipe is beyond simple but has tremendous flavor depth and an incredibly creamy texture that make it seem as though I spent a day churning it by hand. I topped it with some berries and since the grill was already hot I charred a few hunks of angel food cake to serve alongside.
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SimpleVanillaIceCream
Mise en place
  • 1 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 pint (2 cups) Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • Pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Slice the vanilla bean lenghthwise and scrape the seeds into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the milk, cream and salt to the same bowl.
  3. Using the whisk attachment, whip until soft peaks form
  4. Transfer to a freezer safe dish and cover.
  5. Freeze for at least 4 hours or over night
 Enjoy and stay cool this Summer!

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