July is National Ice Cream Month

Celebrate this fun holiday in style!

Celebrate this fun holiday in style!

Ronald Reagan dubbed July national Ice Cream Month in 1984. Specifically, the third Sunday of the month is National Ice Cream Day, and that’s when proper ice cream celebrations take place. Why not celebrate every day of the month in fun, cool, and sweet ways? Or perhaps by putting a new ice cream charm on your Charm It bracelet? CoppinsGifts.com has a great recipe on how to make this sweet treat at home without an ice cream maker!

Make your own ice cream!

Vanilla

Makes 1 quart or about 8 servings

1 1/2 cups whole milk

2 large eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1 vanilla bean split and scraped (or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Things you’ll need to make it:

Large mixing bowl

Small 1-quart bowl

Chopped ice

3/4 cup rock salt (or kosher salt)

Electric hand mixer (or a whisk)

Towel

  • Fill your large bowl half-way with ice and salt. Put the small bowl in ice, almost completely buried. Fill that bowl half-way with the ice cream mix you made.
  • Beat this mixture for ten minutes with the hand mixer. The mix will not turn into ice cream immediately. If you’re using a whisk, beat for an extra five minutes.
  • Freeze for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the freezer. Mix again for 5 minutes.
  • Cover the top with plastic wrap, stick back into freezer for at least two hours.
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