I have always been fascinated with Donvier Ice Cream Makers. They are non-electric so they are portable. I have been known to churn ice cream in the car on the way to a party. Because the mixer paddle is turned by hand, the ice cream can be frozen harder than a machine can normally accomplish.
Since I keep the canister in the freezer at all times, I’m ready to make ice cream at a moment’s notice. It makes approximately 1 1/4 quart. Just perfect for 6-8 people who aren’t big eaters.
This recipe is my favorite. If you prefer vanilla, leave the coffee out. It’s delicious with chopped fresh fruit or chocolate chips. If you need or want to avoid raw eggs, consider yourself warned.
P.S. Click here to see recipe for cookies pictured above.
P.P.S. Those chocolate curls?? Check out one of my favorite blogs, Pioneer Woman Cooks for easy, foolproof directions and pictures.
P.P.P.S. Adapted from the Sweet Cream Base recipe published in Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book. The original recipe called for 2 cups of heavy cream and 1 cup whole milk. YIKES! I replaced one of the cups of heavy cream and the cup of whole milk with 2 cups of skim milk. Of course this reduces the richness and calories drastically. (I’m including it in the Skinny Secrets category.) It’s still absolutely delicious and irresistible, especially the day it’s made. However, if left in the freezer over 24 hrs, it may become rather hard and difficult to dip. Let it sit on the counter for a few minutes to soften.
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup sugar
- pinch salt
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso
- 1 tablespoon vodka (to keep it from freezing too hard)
- Blend eggs with sugar until well blended.
- Whisk in salt, milk, cream, and instant espresso. Add vodka.
- Pour into ice cream maker and freeze.
Nutrtional Stats based on 8 servings (1/2 cup–which isn’t nearly enough, I know):
- Calories 153
- Fat 6.7 g
- Sodium 82 mg
- Carbohydrates 20.2 g
- Protein 3.8 g