Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t like vanilla ice cream. It is such a wholesome treat that has always been a big part of family life that its hard to imagine any home that doesn’t have a carton of ice cream in the freezer at all times for whenever an occasion comes up where sharing a small dip of ice cream is the perfect snack to made times of conversation special and fun.

If there was going to be any way to improve ice cream, making it yourself at home is the way to do it. And if there were any criticism anyone would have about ice cream, it would have to be that it is based on sugar and heavy cream so it really is not a health conscious type of treat. So we would like to submit a healthy way to make vanilla ice cream at home that is just as delicious as the kind you buy in the store. But by taking the time to make ice cream that does not introduce more fat to the diets of your loved ones, you retain the great social aspect of ice cream while reducing its impact on the heart and weight of your family.

The first step is to take three eggs and separate the yokes from the whites. A standard egg separator device is always good for this chore. First, beat the yokes manually in a small bowl until they are blended and then slowly add a half cup of honey and beat the yokes and honey together into a thick sauce. Now take the white of the eggs and put them into a larger bowl and beat them manually also. The egg whites will become stiff as you beat them and when that happens, then add the honey and egg yokes mixture to the whites and mix them together.

Put this mixture into a medium saucepan and add four cups of light cream. Cook this mixture together on medium heat for fifteen minutes stirring all the time to keep any of the blend from sticking to the bottom of the pan. The last step is to add two teaspoons of vanilla extract and mix that in. Now the homemade healthy ice cream is ready to freeze. You can use a routine ice cream machine to freeze the mixture or you can just freeze it directly in the freezer. If you do put it up to freeze without movement, take it out every hour or so and stir the ice cream as it cools for the first 2-3 hours. After that, let it freeze all the way into a nice creamy solid ice cream.

If you let it freeze over night to be ready by the next day's dinner, you will have a delicious natural ice cream treat that will have everyone saying "Wow, what a great recipe". You can decide whether to tell your family it is sugar free and much healthier than regular ice cream. Or you can just relax and enjoy how much they like your secret recipe for homemade ice cream and celebrate quietly that you are also taking good care of your family's health even while making them special treats.