This vintage homemade ice cream recipe has been made on hot summer days for over forty years by many homesteading families as a sweet treat.
Vintage Homemade Ice Cream Recipe
2 cans evaporated milk
2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract (even more delicious with real vanilla bean)
6 eggs, separated
Pinch of salt
Beat egg whites until stiff. Beat in sugar. Mix egg yolks and evaporated milk, add slowly to egg white/sugar mixture. Add vanilla, salt and fruit. Finish filling freezer can (metal bowl) with low-fat milk. Freeze as directed – Leave in freezer until frozen.
Variations: Banana Nut: 3-4 ripe bananas, mashed, plus 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
Strawberry: 1 pint fresh strawberries, chopped fine and sweetened to taste.
Peach: 5-6 ripe peaches, chopped fine, sweetened to taste.