Helen Little

Helen Little

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Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and the temperatures will be going up. It's a great time to try this simple homemade ice cream recipe. I tried it and was so surprised at not only how easy it was, but also how delicious it was. All you need is a Mason Jar and 4 basic ingredients. I added a fifth ingredient of fruit, a ripe banana because banana ice cream is my favorite. You'll make three servings so double the recipe if you want more.

Homemade Mason Jar Ice Cream

A 16 ounce Mason Jar

1 cup of heavy cream

1.5 tablespoons of granulated sugar

1.5 teaspoons of vanilla extract

A pinch of salt

(Optional fruit, nuts, jam, etc)

Put all your ingredients in the jar and then shake it for about five minutes or a little longer for more volume. The contents will thicken and almost double in size. Place it in the freezer to harden, then voila! You've got homemade ice cream!

Email me and let me know how it turns out at HelenLittle@iheartmedia.com.

Get the whole recipe here from The New York Times.

Photo credit: Getty Images

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