Sometimes when the proverbial shit hits the fan, you need to take a step back and find something good to focus on. This recipe is just that.
When my boyfriend bought me an ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer, I was absolutely ecstatic in anticipation of making ice cream all the time… until I realized most recipes take a good amount of work as much as a day before you actually want to churn your ice cream (not to mention the couple of hours you have to wait for it to harden to a scoop-able consistency)!
When I want ice cream, I want it to enter my mouth as fast as possible.
I guarantee that this ice cream will be the creamiest, yummiest, not-too-sweetiest of its kind. Oh, I forgot to mention how freaking simple it is to make! Literally four simple ingredients… it can’t get much better than that!
Four-Ingredient Egg-less Chocolate Ice Cream
From here, and many other places on the web.
Makes about a quart.
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (do not use fat-free or low-fat unless you want icey ice cream)
- 2 cups cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (pure is best!)
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
Make sure your ice cream maker bowl is thoroughly frozen. (I keep mine in the freezer at all times!)
In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Follow directions on your ice cream maker. After about 20 minutes of churning, put in a freezer-safe bowl, cover, and let freeze for at least 2 hours if you want to scoop it.
The best thing about this base is that it’s just so darn… basic! Omit the cocoa powder and you will have vanilla ice cream. About 15 minutes into the churning, add whatever mix-ins you want. (We chose those new super-mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.) You can really do whatever you want with this recipe to come up with your own unique flavor.
In fact, I’ll share another great, easy recipe with you soon. Whoever you are.
Ice cream will make even the worst days, weeks, or months just a little bit better.