It might seem a bit early in the season to discuss ice cream, but we want to give you time to perfect our technique. And being Spring, the cows are producing a ton of extra milk. What better milk product can there be than ice cream?!
The best thing is to make some simple syrup, which is nothing more than two parts sugar to one part water. Boil it, then let it cool and store in the refrigerator. We make a quart at a time.
2 cups milk
1/2 cup of the simple syrup
That's the base recipe!
To this, we add a tablespoon or two of our favorite extract and/or whatever we want to mix in. (We've become quite creative in recent days.) The combinations are endless.
Simply dump this all into the mixer, turn it on, and wait about 20 minutes. You'll hear the mixer's sound change when the ice cream is finished. If you like your ice cream a bit harder, transfer to a container and put it in the freezer for a few hours.
To jazz it up a bit, add a tablespoon of freshly grated orange zest.
Other options are to use the base recipe, add a bit of vanilla extract, then stir in your favorite berries, fruit, nuts or chocolate syrup!