January 8, 2009

Homemade Ice Cream

We have experimented with Tang slushies by putting a cup of Tang outside our window and waiting 30 minutes. The result is a great little slushy. Well, we decided to take the experiment to the next level.

Thumbing through our recipes we realized we had all we needed to make some homemade ice cream. Milk, check. Sugar, check. Sweetened condensed milk, check. Instant vanilla pudding, check. (Thanks to mom mailing us boxes of pudding to make pudding cookies. Hopefully she wouldn't mind us using the pudding mix to make ice cream.) We mixed up the bowl. Only one problem, we don't have an ice cream maker but we do have a whisk and are willing to stir often. We set the metal bowl outside our window on the ledge (it was below 0 degrees F outside at the time) and set the alarm for 5 minutes later and got up, went to the window, and stir the ice cream every 5 minutes. 3 hours later, voila, homemade ice cream.

Lesson learned for next time: There's no need to stir every 5 minutes for the first 2 hours, every 15 minutes would do fine.

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