Prep 12 mins
Cook 15 mins
Very similar to soft serve ice cream found at restaurants, fast food places and various stores. You may need to change the amounts based on the size of your ice cream maker/turner!
- 1⁄2 gallon milk
- 1 (8 ounce) vanilla instant pudding mix
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) Cool Whip
- 2 tablespoons vanilla flavoring
- Place milk in electric mixing bowl.
- Make pudding according to directions on box.
- Add pudding & sugar to mixer, blend well.
- Add Cool Whip and Vanilla to mixer, blend well.
- Pour mixture into 1 gallon ice cream maker.
This recipe is for soft serve. Soft. Serve. So of course it's not going to get that hard. It's supposed to taste like and have the consistency of soft serve. And it delicious.
I scaled this recipe back and also used 1% milk, which may have been unwise choices. The ice cream never really got firm, but we enjoyed some really good milkshakes.
We did the old-fashioned crank style with this ice cream. It did firm up a bit but not as well as I would like. We scooped it out of the ice cream maker and put it in a gallon bucket and stuck it in the freezer last night. This morning it has firmed up really nice and tastes wonderful! We are doing an ice cream social so this recipe is really cheap to use for big quantities and uses no eggs, which is going to be great for the young and elderly who often attend these church functions! Thanks for posting a great and easy recipe for those of us who still like to make homemade ice cream, but don't want to empty our wallets on the traditional ice cream ingredients!