homemade ice cream & root beer floats {adult version too}..

for fourth of july i decided to try my hand at home made ice cream.. the menu was pretty simple and easy.. that post with the easy recipes can be found here at easy bbq fare along with a deep dish patriotic fruit pizza.. this ice cream dish is amazingly easy.. and amazingly delicious.. it's got 3 ingredients for the vanilla and 4 for the chocolate chip.. how easy is that?? no fancy ice cream maker.. {i had an ice cream maker at one point but it was in the garage for apparently more than a minute and got donated.. if you've been reading this blog for any amount of time you know my problems with my husband donating my stuff he thinks i don't use any more :( can we say rainbow vacuum, pressure cooker, electric skillet, shell's prom dress.. i could go on and on but won't.. blah..} anyway so since i don't have an ice cream maker i set out to find ice cream that didn't need one and i found the simplest recipe ever... {that recipe can be found here eaglebrand} since i was making homemade ice cream i decided to go one step further and have root beer floats.. i then went even one more step further and served them with root beer float vodka.. yeah that happened..  holy cow!!

homemade vanilla ice cream {no machine required}

prep time: 15 minutes
freezing time: 6 hours
servings: 24


2 cups whipping cream
1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tblsp. vanilla


in a medium mixing bowl whip cream until soft peaks form.. add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla to whipped cream and gently fold until well combined.. pour into a tight seal container and put in the freezer at least 6 hours.. remove and enjoy.. now this is just the canvas.. you can add anything.. fresh fruit, nuts, crushed cookies, change the vanilla to a different flavor extract.. the possibilities are endless..

for the chocolate chip version of the ice cream i made it like above but added 1 cup chopped up chocolate chunks.. after i folded in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and added the chocolate and then poured it into my container ..

root beer float


vanilla ice cream
root beer
root beer or vanilla vodka {optional}


in a frosty mug {or large glass} add 2-3 scoops of ice cream and then pour root beer.. it will foam up.. allow it to foam up then go down before adding more root beer.. continue to do this until glass is full.. if making it an adult version leave room for 1 shot or 1.5 oz of the vodka.. serve with a straw and spoon!! they are soooooooooooo good with the homemade ice cream..

enjoy and get freez'n!!


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