Ginny Otte

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Summertime, and the livin’s…freezy! While the days are long and the weather warm, this is the time of year that I really have to exercise hard to make up for all of the ice cream that I consume.  Ice cream, gelato, sorbet, sherbet….just the thought of them has me mentally screaming “get in my belly!”

If you’re like me, though, you’ve noticed that the price of ice cream has gone up like everything else, so I began wondering:  is it cheaper to just try to make ice myself?

Googling the topic brought me different machines, techniques, and basically looked daunting, and I wondered if my efforts would just give me a solid block of frozen cream, like a milk popsicle.  I didn’t want that, I wanted something creamy, easy, and delicious without having to remember to go into my freezer and stir or whip ingredients, and certainly not have to buy special equipment simply to make ice cream (that

antique ice cream maker

certainly wouldn’t be cost-effective). One of the recipes I found, however, seems to fit the bill–easy to find ingredients, that is also easy to make!

If you have some mason jars with lids and a hand mixer or immersion blender, you’re good to go with this recipe. Using brown sugar, cream cheese, heavy cream and just a few more ingredients, the author has managed to make ice cream in a mason jar that is healthy, creamy, and best of all one serving in a small mason jar–so you know you can eat the entire container! Be still my heart, the gavone in me suddenly wants two jars! If you make this, let me know how it went for you! –Ginny