Cooking with Sal: Strawberry (Ice Cream) Fields Forever

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Let me take you down cause I’m going to….

Ugh! I am utterly sick and tired of the weather, and since I my regular gig is producing concerts and live events, I am itching for creativity while we are all quarantine house bound. So, I combined my desire to make something with a need to keep my 3 boys engaged. Also let’s be real, projects like this provide a momentary bit of sanity for myself and more importantly my wife. Thus, I give you a simple ice cream recipe that can be modified to your hearts content and make you the hero of whomever you are quarantined with. So, pick up an instrument and join the jam. Let’s rock some ice cream!

Ok first off, this is insanely easy. I mean you’ll feel like a regular ole’ Ben and Jerry on the first go around. I was ready to start my own business after one batch of this yummy goodness. My family immediately started creating crazy flavors, and got nuts with this.

To make the basic vanilla ice cream you need:

  • 2 Cups of heavy cream
  • 2/3s of a (14oz) can of sweetened condensed milk (lots of recipes call for the whole can but it’s really sweet!)
  • Two Tablespoons of vanilla

THAT IS IT! (Crazy I know, but trust me it works)

This is what you do:

  1. Pour the heavy cream into a mixer or food processor and blend it until it turns into whipped cream.
  2. Once the cream is whipped, add the condensed milk and vanilla. Mix briefly until everything is blended. 
  3. Pour into a metal bread pan and cover with parchment paper
  4. Let it freeze for 5 hours
  5. ENJOY!

How we made the ice cream pictured (we call it Strawberry Fields Forever)

  1. After step 2 above, add about a dozen diced strawberries and 10-15 crushed Nilla wafers to the mix while you are pouring the mix into the bread pan
  2. Mix the yumminess around in the pan
  3. Enjoy after 5 hours
  4. Thank me later when everyone tastes it and thinks you are a genius. ☺

“Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about…
Strawberry Fields forever”

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