Summer has started. The weather is warm and that means it's ice cream season. I decided I needed to pull out my little ice cream maker. I just have a little one. It only makes about 2 cups of ice cream at a time. It's the kind that you put the bowl in the freezer all day. Then you pour in your ice cream mix and let it run for about 10 minutes and get soft serve ice cream. So I put the bowl in the freezer and started to search for ice cream recipes and then I got to thinking. I wonder if I can use pudding mix for ice cream and found a really easy recipe that didn't even require a machine. So, my ice cream machine bowl is still sitting in the freezer waiting to be used. The nice thing about using the pudding mix is that it held the mixture together, so when the kiddlets were eating there ice cream cones and the ice cream started to melt, it didn't drip all over the place.
Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream
- 1 small box white chocolate flavor pudding mix
- 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
Mix all ingredients together and still until smooth. Pour into a shallow dish and place in the freezer, stirring every ten to fifteen minutes until frozen.
Notes: This ice cream was delicious and great just the way it was. It was a little hard once it completely frozen. Maybe it was because it was taking a long time to freeze (I didn't put it in a shallow dish) and I eventually gave up on the stirring and went to bed. Maybe it needed a liquid with a higher fat content than the 2% milk I used. I really am not an ice cream expert but get the impression that this recipe could be played with, but I would still highly recommend this recipe as is.
This icecream would probably also be fantastic with cheesecake flavor pudding mix and some graham cracker bits mixed in. Yumm.