HEAT WAAAAVE! This being the final weeks/ hottest few days of summer I wanted to share a chilly treat with everyone. I saw this method of making ice cream with just 2 ingredients on The Kitchn a while back, and basically I never stopped thinking about it. I've always wanted an ice cream maker but my kitchen is small and I don't have the space to buy gadgets that only do one job, even if the job is ice cream.
This way is a game changer, it is so easy! You don't even need a stand mixer, you can do it with your hand mixer and it comes together SO fast! The possibilities are endless. cookie dough, cookie crumbs, fruit, candy pieces WHATEVER you want!
I know summer is almost over because they are selling school supplies at Target and it's already Christmas in arts and crafts stores but I'm telling you to ignore all that and make this ice cream and enjoy all the heat we can get!
cherry vanilla chip ice cream:
1 (14oz) container sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup frozen cherries, chopped
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I only had regular chips on hand, next time I'd recommend using mini chips or a chopped up baking chocolate)
In a large bowl mix together sweetened milk and vanilla paste. In a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or a big bowl with a hand mixer beat heavy cream on high till you get soft billowy peaks, about 3 or 4 minutes.
Take a big spoon full of cream to the milk mixture. Slowly mix it together. This will lighten the milk and make it easier to fold the rest of the cream in.
Now gently fold the remaining cream. Being careful to not deflate it! Go slowly, it will start off lumpy and then turn into a smooth mixture. Mix in chocolate chips. Once everything is evenly mixed, pour half into a 9 inch loaf pan lined with wax paper, add in cherries, swirling them into the mix a little, pour the rest of the mixture on top. (*If you don't have a load pan you can use some quart or pint containers too*) Cover with wax paper and let freeze at least six hours, or overnight. WIll keep in the freezer for two weeks in the freezer, but I doubt it will last that long!