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Friday, June 12, 2009

Food Network Friday: Homemade Ice Cream

This week was all about homemade ice cream. We watched Ms. Paula Deen make homemade butter pecan on her show, and I begged the girls to try it. They thought it looked "ok" but "really wanted to make orange sherbet" (Belle Slaughter's all-time favorite). I had a recipe in the back of my mind for homemade orange sherbet and finally found it on the web. But since we already had the ice cream maker all set up, I went ahead and tried the butter pecan, too. It. Was. Divine. I know I must sound like I'm tooting my own horn, but all I did was follow Paula's recipe. Ya'll (as she says), I've honestly never had better.

So here are our TWO recipes for the week. The first is almost too simple to even post, but here goes. (Don't get a paper and pen because you won't need it.)

Pour 2 liters of orange soda into a large mixing bowl.

Add one can Eagle Brand (or the cheap knock off stuff like we did) and mix.

Pour into your ice cream maker and let it do it's thing.

And here it is. Homemade orange sherbet. The recipe suggested adding a can of crushed pineapples to the mix, but I knew my kids would never go for that. This recipe is SO easy and PERFECT for little ones to do all by themselves. (Except for the ice cream machine, of course.)

If you want to be a bit more industrious, go here for Paula Deen's homemade butter pecan. So so so so so good. It honestly blows anything you can buy at the store right out of the water. Whole milk, sugar, vanilla, vanilla pudding mix, evaporated milk... oh my. So yummy.


sara said...

oh yum! i'm gonna try that!!

The Jordon Family said...

I'll have to try them both as well.
They look super good!

Nel said...

oooo that sounds good! The orange brings back memories. Patsy Athey always made that when we would camp for 2 weeks at White River. Gosh I miss her! The butter pecan sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Marti said...

I have got to buy an ice cream maker!!

Superchikk said...

I love to make ice cream. And I love Orange Sherbert, so I'm going to have to try them both!