Rating: 4.58 stars
122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

First Prize ice cream--feel free to use your favorite fruit in place of the strawberries. This is designed for an old-fashioned ice cream maker that yields 1 gallon; be sure to scale recipe down if you have a countertop model.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
32
Yield:
1 gallon
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine condensed milk, milk, cream, vanilla, salt and fruit in freezer canister of ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

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Nutrition Facts

156 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 16.8g; fat 8.4g; cholesterol 31.8mg; sodium 89mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (109)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This was the best home-made ice cream I've ever had. I used skim milk and only 2 cups of strawberries and it was still delicious! Read More
(59)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2010
While I make ice cream often, this is the first time I made it with sweetened condensed milk and with a higher proportion of milk to heavy cream. It most likely will also be the last time, as the quality of the ice cream suffers for it. Unlike the fresh dairy taste, richness, creaminess and velvety-smooth mouth feel you get from using using heavy cream and half-and-half or milk, this is more like ice milk and has somewhat of an icy graininess to it by comparison. Also, I found the little frozen chunks of fruit (I used strawberries) and the "canned" taste of the sweetened condensed milk unappealing - and I can think of nothing to support using it. This experiment with making ice cream with the condensed milk proved to me once again that using fresh ingredients is almost always best. Read More
(33)
122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This was the best home-made ice cream I've ever had. I used skim milk and only 2 cups of strawberries and it was still delicious! Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2006
This is so easy and if I half it it's just the right size for our little ice cream freezer. Our favorite is peach but we have also tried strawberries and various other fresh fruits. I like the texture best if I put the fruit in a food processor rather than chop it but I still leave it a little bit chunky. It's smoother and the fruit juice really gets into the mixture this way. Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I have been searching for an easy delicious and fail-safe ice cream recipe. I think I've found it. We all devoured it. I didn't have any fresh strawberries so added 1 tsp mint extract and some shredded chocolate. It was the best!! I have a small ice cream maker so I halved the recipe--still worked great!!! Read More
(34)
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Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2010
While I make ice cream often, this is the first time I made it with sweetened condensed milk and with a higher proportion of milk to heavy cream. It most likely will also be the last time, as the quality of the ice cream suffers for it. Unlike the fresh dairy taste, richness, creaminess and velvety-smooth mouth feel you get from using using heavy cream and half-and-half or milk, this is more like ice milk and has somewhat of an icy graininess to it by comparison. Also, I found the little frozen chunks of fruit (I used strawberries) and the "canned" taste of the sweetened condensed milk unappealing - and I can think of nothing to support using it. This experiment with making ice cream with the condensed milk proved to me once again that using fresh ingredients is almost always best. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I made a scaled down version of this ice cream (slightly changed the proportions) over the 4th of July weekend and served the fruit over it instead of in it. Very creamy and delicious - a hit with 4 different families so far. Thanks Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I had never liked banana ice cream till we made this recipe. It was delicious very creamy not grainy like some homemade ice creams. Read More
(26)
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Rating: 2 stars
10/09/2003
I made this recipe with peaches - they were a bit underripe so it wasn't very fruity. And I found the sweetened condensed milk flavour overpowering. Next time I'll try a vanilla recipe and add fruit. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
We made this ice cream with fresh from the orchard peaches and it was DELICIOUS!! I just hope the two quarts we made lasts long enough for my husband to try it when he gets home from work! This will be our next family reunion ice cream! Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
It should have called for more fruit.. mine didn't taste especially starwberry-ey. Possibly the addition of an egg would make it more creamy. Read More
(17)