1 can fat-free sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
½ cup preserves, peach, strawberry, pear, or blueberry (optional)
Combine condensed milk, salt, preserves and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl. Mix well and set aside. In large bowl (use a large metal bowl that you have chilled in the freezer with the beaters for about 20 minutes) beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form when beaters are lifted out of mixture (about 5 minutes). Gently fold in peach mixture. Pour into a shallow 1½ quart metal pan. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze. After two hours or when edges start to harden, gently stir ice cream; spoon into air tight container and freeze for two – three more hours. Serve in waffle bowls with your favorite toppings. Keeps in freezer for up to one week…unless you are an ice cream-a-holic.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time.
An average American eats 48 pints of ice cream in a year.
A cow gives enough milk to make 2 gallons of ice cream a day.
Vanilla is the number one flavor people choose for ice cream.
Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the real word for “Brain Freeze” which happens when ice cream touches the roof of your mouth which sends messages to your brain that signal heat loss causing the massive headache. Hold your tongue to the roof of your mouth which will warm the sensors and get your brain out of panic mode.
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Welcome to the 2018 A-Z Blogging challenge. This will be my fourth year. Every year I take on the challenge with hopes of disciplining myself to keep writing throughout the year as much, if not more than just through the monthly challenge. (It certainly is a challenge.) Some years are better than others. Some I just lose track of time. This year I have decided to put my favorite hobbies together. A recipe that is tried and true as well as some thoughtful insight. Please note some of these recipes have been shared before, however they have gone through years of testing and this is the perfected recipe. I really hope one of my recipes or “Food for Thought” inspires you to do something great. Enjoy the read and the photos, try the recipe, share your thoughts or comments, and most of all, have FUN with the challenge this month!