In addition, July is Homemade Ice Cream Month and Tell a Joke Month. Unfortunately, the Library does not have a book dedicated to ice cream recipes. We do have recipe books on grilling and desserts. For a laugh, be sure to check out our joke books.
Since we don't have an ice cream cookbook, here's my favorite recipe:
My Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
3 eggs, well blended
2 cups sugar
3 - 4 cups milk
Blend the above ingredients in a saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring just about constantly until the mixture is hot through and through - enough to cook the eggs. (If you do not stir this often enough, the egg will settle and cook in clumps.) Take off the stove and let cool a bit. If you have time, cool in refrigerator.
When you are ready to make your ice cream, pour the mixture in your freezer container. Stir in:
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 large can evaporated milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
milk - enough to fill to the fill line
Stir everything with a long-handled spoon. Freeze according to the directions with the freezer. Makes 1 gallon. This is my basic recipe. You can add any fruit that you want (2-4 cups), just be sure to crush it and add to the mix before it completely freezes, or it will all settle to the bottom.