Save Money by Making Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream

Ready to take on the money saving task of making your own ice cream? Here are a few really easy to use recipes for homemade ice cream!

Classic Vanilla

You can never go wrong with Classic Vanilla! What you need:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


In a medium saucepan, mix milk, egg yolks, salt, and sugar. Place pan over medium- high heat and whisk until it reaches a simmer. Lower heat to medium and continue whisking for until mixture begins to thicken (approx. 5 minutes). Strain mixture into a large bowl then whisks in half-and- half, vanilla, and cream. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled (approx. 2 hours). Transfer to ice cream maker and follow instructions.


Who doesn’t love Chocolate ice cream? All you need are the same ingredients for vanilla, along with 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips, melted.


(after following instructions to make vanilla)

After straining, add chocolate chips and stir until thoroughly blended. Proceed instructions for Vanilla as aforementioned.

Corn Ice Cream

Ready to try something new? Corn ice cream is a rare gem, but an absolute delight! What you need:

  • 4 ears sweet corn, kernels removed
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar


Cook kernels in a dry skillet over medium-high heat, stirring, until browned (approx. 5 minutes). Transfer kernels to a large heavy saucepan. Add cobs, 1/2 cup of sugar, cream, and milk. Bring contents to a boil, stirring constantly, then remove from heat. Remove and discard cobs. Puree mixture until smooth with a stick or jar blender; pour back into the saucepan.

In a separate bowl whisk, together with egg yolks and remaining sugar in a bowl. Bring the saucepan to a low simmer and remove from heat. Slowly whisk one cup of corn mixture into contents in bowls. Add contents of bowl to the saucepan, whisking constantly. Continuously whisking, Cook, whisking over medium-low heat until thick enough to coat a spoon (approx. 6 minutes). Your mixture has now formed a custard.

Next, pass custard through a sieve, removing as much liquid as possible. Chill thoroughly. Transfer to an ice cream maker and follow maker’s instructions.

There is nothing like homemade ice cream on a hot summers day! Once you have mastered making vanilla, you can always add fresh strawberries, or other fruits to make other flavors. Then, it is time to serve up the sweet goodness and enjoy! Hop into a vehicle from Mike Shaw Toyota and head out to the market for these ingredients, today!

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