Ice Cream and a Good Book
What could be better?
My youngest child LOVES the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems. In fact, these are the books that were the turning point for him to learn to read independently. Because he chose them on his own, and because he enjoys the characters and storyline so much, he happily picked these books up to read on his own, to read aloud to me, and to use as inspiration to write and illustrate his own stories.
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One of his favorites, Should I Share My Ice Cream? is a fun book to read on hot summer days along with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. We have a small ice cream maker, so homemade ice cream is a weekly treat at our house. My grandmama used to make Ice Milk for dessert often, and it is a yummy treat that is a little bit lighter than traditional ice cream.
All you need are an ice cream machine and three simple ingredients: Milk, Sugar, and Vanilla (the real stuff, not imitation). Here’s how to make it:
Vanilla Ice Milk
- 4 cups milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 Tblsp vanilla
Whisk all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into the barrel of your ice cream maker and churn until set. Scrape into plastic container when done, cover, and place in the freezer for 2 hours or until desired consistency.
If you don’t have an ice cream machine, you can mix this as above, and then place directly in the freezer instead of churning first. Take out of freezer every hour, stir, and replace until desired consistency is reached.
My grandmama would make this early in the day and store it in her freezer until after supper. It was always such a special treat. Now, my family is enjoying this recipe from the past.Share this: