It suddenly got hot here in northern Idaho. And I mean hot. Today it got up to 80F which, if you're not used to it, is roasting. That's why I like Idaho, you see -- where 80F is roasting. (Where we used to live, 115F was roasting. Literally.)
So it was the perfect day to make ice cream. A neighbor gave us this "cheating" recipe ("cheating" because it's made with all store-bought ingredients instead of fresh eggs, fresh cream, etc.). Despite the fake ingredients, it has turned into one of our favorites treats. It tastes exactly like orange creamsicles.
Start with a can of sweetened condensed milk and a tub of fake whipped cream (Cool Whip or its equivalent).
To this add a liter of orange soda pop. (That's one liter, not the whole two-liter bottle).
I use about half a bag of ice. I have to smash it up a bit or else the canister won't turn in our older ice-cream maker.
Snug the canister into the tub. We got this old ice-cream maker for $5 at a thrift store years ago, and it works like a charm. (Powered by electricity, BTW.)
Half the crushed ice, packed around the canister.
Adding rock salt...
The rest of the ice, some more salt, and it's ready to go.
Fitting the motor on top.
I let it churn for half an hour.
Right now it's very very soft...
...but that doesn't keep the kids from digging right in!
I made two batches and put them in the big freezer to harden. If this weather keeps up, I might be making more very soon!
Oops, never mind. The weather is supposed to turn cooler and rainy... more like a typical April in these parts.