Since I’m in a good mood, I’ll post something that’s not due for another couple of weeks.
In reality, I’ve been trying every day not to post this ice cream just yet since there are so many recipes in queue… But I’m too excited not to share.
My DB’s mom gave me this ice cream machine just for “taking such good care of [her son].” Isn’t his mom the sweetest? She even got it in the color that I wanted! Moms always know.
I’m not gonna lie, I did stare at it for quite a bit after taking it out of the box. Kitchen gifts make my heart flutter. You can get this ice cream machine in twelve different colors and it’s about the easiest thing I’ve ever used. You just turn the machine on, dump your mixture into it, and let it work its magic for 20-30 minutes. You’ll end up with a creamy, perfectly soft and frozen treat.
The reason I’m in such a good mood today is because I just returned from a great trip visiting my bestie in Provo!:
Trips to Utah always make me heart happy. They seriously have some of the best people in that little town. I got to visit with a lot of old friends and make some new ones.
I didn’t know that I have so many blog readers over there. *Hi Provo-ians!* It’s probably because my bestie is the best form of advertisement that could possibly exist. He spreads the word of my blog all on his own, which I love him for.
I stayed with my bestie’s sister, who is also a master cook. *Hi Lisa!* I don’t know what I did to deserve such good people in my life. Can you tell I’m in a very appreciative mood?
Anyways, she taught me how to cook a few simple dishes and to not be afraid of yeast. If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know what I’m talking about. If not, you’ll find out in another post!
If near the BYU campus, you must go to the Creamery. I go every time I visit. They have this flavor called “Graham Canyon” that I need to learn how to make ASAP. It’s a luscious ice cream with the tiniest hint of caramel and graham crackers mixed in. Not only that, but there’s also honey graham crackers dipped in milk chocolate swirled throughout. It might be caramelized graham crackers. Is that even a thing? It’s the greatest ice cream I’ve ever consumed in my whole 25 years of living. Just try it.
While this is no “Graham Canyon,” this is still a great starter recipe. Looking around online, I was a little intimidated with ice cream recipes that required cooking and straining eggs, so I opted for one completely without. I didn’t want to mess up the first recipe in my new ice cream maker!
These pictures show what the ice cream looks like after 5, 10, and 20 minutes. See how it gradually thickens and comes together? Yeah, I totally sat next to the ice cream maker the entire time with my head peering into the bowl. Science can be fun!
That looks about done to me. Let’s pull out middle and see what happens.
Glorious. I baked a batch of boxed brownies the night before, froze them, and then chopped them up. Brownies would be the perfect addition to my first ice cream recipe.
I also realized that frozen brownie bites are the best way to eat brownies. Please add that on your “to-do” list.
You can fold anything else you’d like into the ice cream batter. Sprinkles, nuts, syrup, candy, cookies, marshmallows, bacon… everything goes well with ice cream.
That’s it! See how simple that was? You can eat immediately if you like a soft-serve texture, or pop it in the freezer for a harder consistency.
I just threw my finished product into a tupperware and into the freezer. I ate directly from it for a couple of days. Every brownie piece was a little piece of heaven.
No Cook Vanilla Ice Cream with Brownie Bites
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- half of a 13x9 pan of brownies, cooked, chopped into pieces, and frozen
- Whisk together the milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt until dissolved.
- Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and mix for 25 minutes.
- Once the ice cream has formed, fold in the frozen brownie bits.
- Serve immediately or put the mixture in a freezer safe tupperware to harden.