Delicious Vanilla Ice Cream
(One Large Serving for One Person)
1/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk
1 cup hot water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. sugar (granulated or powdered)
1/4 tsp. salt
Mix the dry milk with the hot water and put it in the refrigerator overnight. The next day add the other ingredients and mix well. Put it in the freezer and allow it to chill. Stir the mixture every 30 minutes. Do not let the ice cream freeze solid. It is ready to eat when it is the consistency of soft-serve ice cream. Depending on the temperature of your freezer and how full your freezer is, the freezing process normally takes between 2 to 3 hours.
Chocolate Ice Cream: Add 1 tbsp. cocoa powder or 1 tbsp. chocolate syrup at the same time the vanilla extract is added. Mix well so the chocolate is blended consistently throughout the mixture.
Fruit or Berry Ice Cream: After putting the ice cream mixture in the freezer, wait 90 minutes. Then add finely chopped/diced fresh peaches or strawberries or whole fresh blueberries to the freezer mixture just before it begins to harden. Stir well and then return the mixture to the freezer. This will help keep the fruit crisp tasting and prevent the fruit from becoming soggy.
Walnut or Pecan Ice Cream: After putting the ice cream mixture in the freezer, wait 90 minutes. Then add chopped/crushed walnuts or pecans to the freezer mixture before it begins to harden. Stir well and then return the mixture to the freezer. This will help keep the nuts chewy and prevent them from becoming soggy.
Optional Ice Cream Churn: If you have an Ice Cream Churn, crushed ice, and rock salt, then follow the directions for making ice cream that accompany your churn. You will need to increase the above quantities in order to more fully utilize the capacity of your ice cream churn.