Thursday, July 8, 2010

We all scream for ice cream!

My sweet son Cooper , 9 yrs old, has a ton of ideas of what he wants to do this summer. I mean a TON!! Trying to keep up with the kids and their friends this summer has been a real challenge. You think that the older they get the less they'll need or want, is an illusion. I think God just tries to prepare you for each step the best He can. I am definitely struggling with balance this summer and it is starting to take a toll. I just keep reminding myself in a few more years they won't even want their old mom around and it gives me the push i need to go the extra mile.
Anyway.....enough of that.
My son is the prince of whatever's left since he has an older sister to contend with. He asked me for just one thing one recent weekend. "Mom, I want just one thing this weekend and that's to make homemade Banana Mango ice cream" Oh is that all i thought, but my mouth said "I promise". So Sunday night rolls around and I was running out of time to keep that promise but I gathered all the supplies needed, determined to keep my word, no matter how tired I was.

Lazy Mom's Basic Vanilla Ice Cream recipe (no cook!)

-An electric ice cream maker (thank you Nana Di for all the cool things you find at yard sales)

-4 eggs

-1 cup of sugar

-2 tablespoons vanilla

-1/2 pint of whipping cream

-2 cans of Eagle Brand condensed milk

-1 1/2 quarts of dairy milk

-1/4 teaspoon of salt

-any fruit or flavor you want to add to taste (we used 3 mangos and 1 banana cooked down in a sauce pan to marry the flavors)

-Ice cream salt rocks

-lots of ice!

First you follow the directions on your ice cream maker, preparing the ice and salt in the mixer by layering it.

In a big bowl combine eggs, cream, sugar, salt and vanilla and mix thoroughly with a mixer. Pour in any fruit and the condensed milk and stir well, add dairy milk and stir well again.

Add mixture to the fill line in your electric ice cream maker can.

Follow the directions on your maker regarding time, but it took about 30 minutes of mixing on mine to get the consistency we wanted.

Remove the electric mixer out of the can and lick the blades. Kids loved this!

Then remove the can , wrap in towel, and place in the freezer for around 30 min.

Remove from freezer and enjoy.

The ice cream was so delicious, but the best part was hearing my precious son say

"Mom, this is the best ice cream I've ever had!"


  1. So sweet! Your giving your kids some of the best memories... they will treasure it! :)

  2. Nothing says summer like ice cream!!!! Delish!!!

  3. oh my gosh, that looks so luscious! we have an ice cream maker, do that alot during the summer!
    i so love seeing the photos of your family, your life...
    someday when we hit the road in our trailer, we ARE coming to your neck of the woods, and you will make us some banana mango ice cream!!!

  4. Oh it was a blessing to share that with the family. i had never done the NO COOK version and we were all happy it didn't take as long and tasted just as good.
    Ice cream is one of my many weaknesses:)

  5. It looks delish! Plus you have the sweetness of keeping a promise and making a memory... priceless.

  6. YUM! One of my friends makes honey lavender ice cream. It's so amazing!

    Gotta love homemade!

  7. oh yum- homemade ice cream. my dad makes the best, so i'm going to leave it to him! :) but if the job ever falls on my, i've got a recipe now. thank u!!

  8. oh yeah...Dad knows best, but the honey lavender ice cream sounds amazing!

  9. Oh, I am envious. Not that I need to eat more ice cream. But the whole process looks like fun! I find it amusing how small simple things make us happy. In my book memories are usually made of things that don't cost much...