Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Recipe Tuesday!

Today's recipe is Homemade Ice Cream and it's a recipe I got from Rhonda Daniels. It's the very best homemade ice cream I've ever had and we make 5 quarts of it about every two weeks while my girls are fresh. When they are dry (like they are right now) it's a very sad time around Goodwife Farm because we have to buy ice cream and drown it in toppings to hide the taste!

Homemade Ice Cream

•1 qt plus 3 cups of whole goat's milk
•12 egg yolks (fresh from your own chickens are best)
•2 tsp salt
•3 cups sugar
•1 qt heavy cream (again from your goats if you've got a separator)
•4 TBSP vanilla
Scald milk. Mix egg yolks and salt and beat with fork until thick. Add about 3 cups of scalded milk to egg mixture, beating with fork all the while. Add back into milk in pot. Add sugar and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it coats a spoon. Strain (if you don't strain it will be chunky, I strain mine through my milk strainer). Chill. Add cream and vanilla and freeze in ice cream freezer.

One of our first purchases after getting the goats was a hand crank White Mountain ice cream freezer. You just can't get the rich, smooth, creamy, deliciousness with an electric one. It's pretty nice to sit out on the porch, the husband and I, talking, eating salty ice and taking turns cranking! This ice cream freezes wonderfully well and doesn't get hard as a rock either. You can scoop it out for a yummy bowl anytime. As I said above, a 5 qt bucket usually lasts us about two weeks. You can add pretty much anything you want to it as well. We've made peanut butter malt and strawberry among others. Our top three favorites though are Cookies and Cream, Peanut Butter Cup, and Cookie Dough! Have fun and make your own favorite variety! If you do add stuff in, freeze it until it's almost done before adding it. Otherwise all your "goodie" will settle to the bottom!

Till next time................GOD BLESS FROM GOODWIFE FARM!


  1. But what if you don't have a goat? The husband LOVES homemade ice cream. I made it twice I think last summer. I should really spoil him more. But don't tell him I said that!

  2. LOL! I'll keep your secret! You can make it with whole milk from the store but it seriously isn't as good. Maybe you should get out there and do some wild cow milkin'? Maybe one of your longhorns?


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