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    Simple Vanilla Ice Milk

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    6 hrs 5 mins

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    6 hrs

    Ames Shaps's Note:

    I've found that I often prefer a lighter ice cream without all the heavy cream and eggs. Here is a recipe I found for a simple ice milk that can be tweaked with variations (add your favorite fruit, nut, etc.) This originally had more sugar, but I found it too sweet, and now the sugar matches this similar recipe for "Tahitian Vanilla Ice Milk" on this site. Cooking time is freezing time.

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    1. 1
      Combine milk, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir till sugar is dissolved.
    2. 2
      If using Ice Cream Machine: Add milk mixture to an ice cream machine and process 20 minutes or until mixture thickens. Pour into tupperware and freeze 8 hours or overnight. Consistency may improve by stirring every 4 hours or so until fully frozen.
    3. 3
      If not using Ice Cream Machine: Pour into shallow freezer-proof dish and put in freezer. Stir every 2-4 hours once crystals form. Follow above directions for freezing.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 06, 2010


      This is great! So simple to do, with stuff you already have on hand! If you keep your ice cream maker in the freezer like I do you can have this in like 20 mins.!!! I did this with my toddler and he loved making his own ice cream. I love that it is healthier than traditional ice cream, and just as yummy! I followed the directions exactly and found it to be sweet enough for sure. I may even reduce the sugar a bit next time. I can't wait to do this again....thanks for posting!

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    • on April 27, 2011


      I made this last night with fat-free milk and vanilla bean paste. It was fantastic! I couldn't believe how light and fluffy it became! Definitely a keeper recipe for us. :-)

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    • on May 04, 2010


      I saw this intriguing recipe during Spring PAC 2010 & had to make it as it looked too ingredient-friendly & easy to do otherwise. Made exactly as written for those w/no ice cream freezer, I thot the sweetness was spot on. I somehow missed the word *shallow* & froze it in a plastic ice cream tub I had saved for storage, so my freeze time was longer. W/no ice cream freezer, the texture is more crystalline than creamy & I wonder if using an immersion blender on the nearly frozen mixture might chg that to some degree. Using half milk & half vanilla-flavored yogurt may be another option. Next I think I will indulge my creative nature by making 2 half recipes ~ use half yogurt in 1 & whiz banana into the other. Adding nuts, choc chips or marbling w/a thick fudge sauce are options, but they prob should be folded into the nearly frozen mixture so they incorporate well & do not settle to the bottom. Thx for posting this recipe for us & for some fun dys spent in my kitchen as I get creative. :-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Vanilla Ice Milk

    Serving Size: 1 (147 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 176.3
    Calories from Fat 40
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    Cholesterol 17.0 mg
    Sodium 60.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 25.0 g
    Protein 4.0 g

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