Last year for Mother’s Day I got the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker machine… I was SO excited…my jeans were not (8 pounds later!!!!). If you have an ice cream maker in your home then you know how amazing home-made ice cream tastes. It is almost worth the calories. OK, I’ll be honest, it IS worth the calories! There are tons of recipes out there for ice cream flavors but today I am going to share with you a little family tradition we have in our home. Every year my husbands fathers family gets together to celebrate Christmas and my husbands uncle is always in charge of bringing the ice cream. The man makes GALLONS of it! I couldn’t put my finger on it the first year I celebrated with them but something was different about this ice cream. After I was “inducted” into the family by way of marriage I was told that the secret is Almond extract NOT Vanilla. Oh my stars it is heaven in a bowl! So today I’m sharing this recipe with you too!
Almond Ice Cream
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
1-1/8 cups sugar
3 cups heavy cream (also known as whipping cream)
2 teaspoons pure almond extract
In a mixing bowl, prior to making the ice cream, blend together the milk and sugar to ensure it has properly dissolved (this takes around 3-5 minutes). Next, mix in your heavy cream and Almond extract. Turn on your ice cream maker and pour your mixture into the freezer bowl and let mix until it has thickened to the proper consistency. Then ENJOY! Let me know how you like it!