Monday, March 5, 2012

Blue Moon Ice Cream

This is my kids' favorite homemade ice cream. It has a raspberry and lemon flavor and is super good. You can adjust the food coloring or leave it out. We stick with the blue since it is fun.
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 ½ cups whipping cream
  • blue food coloring...add drops until you get the color you want
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon raspberry extract or 1 cup seedless raspberry puree (I have tried it both ways and both are great!)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

Mix all ingredients in ice cream maker and follow your ice cream maker's directions to make it into ice cream. If you want you can scald the milk and add the sugar until dissolved then cool before adding the remaining ingredients and making it into ice cream. I've done it both ways.
I skip the scalding because it is more work and the end results are the same :)

***I have also used half and half in place of the milk and heavy whipping cream and it worked great, so if you want to use all half and half omit milk and whipping cream and use 2 1/2 cups of half and half. Then you can feel better about cutting out some fats :)

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