Friday, May 15, 2009

Home Made Ice Cream

We're so fortunate to live on a Dairy farm. My dad keeps us well supplied in beef and of course, farm fresh milk! My sister in law Sheryl gave us an ice cream maker a few years ago and it's been fun to make our own ice cream. Ronny is very particular about his quality ice cream... Haagen Daz has always been his favourite. But he says that our home made stuff tops all:)

First things first, gotta milk the cows! We don't actually milk by hand... I was having fun squirting the milk at Evie while she snapped this picture though!

We fill a 5 gallon pail with fresh milk and let it sit in the pretty barn fridge for two days. This gives the milk a chance to separate with the cream rising to the top.


We make our strawberry mixture in the blender: strawberries, lemon juice, vanilla and sugar.

And puree it.

The kids tell me about 20 times that it's finished because they just can't wait any longer to dig in! It actually takes about 20 minutes for the ice cream maker to churn it.

And the best part of all....

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