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How Do You Make Ice Cream?

Jane Lindholm

How is ice cream made? Why does ice cream melt? Why does some ice cream melt faster than others? We'll answer your questions about this summery concoction with Rabia Kamara of Ruby Scoops in Richmond, Virginia. It's going to be sweet.

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After listening, if you're ready to try making ice cream at home, here's Rabia's easy recipe.

2 cups of heavy cream
1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk

Optional additional flavorings:
a splash of vanilla
pinch of salt

And whatever else you might want to add! (Chocolate chips, cookie crumbles, etc.)


Use a hand mixer to beat the heavy cream until it is the consistency of whipped cream, with peaks that hold their shape.

Fold any additional ingredients into the sweetened condensed milk and add the mixture to the heavy cream and fold them together using a spoon.

Put into a freezer safe container.

Let freeze for about 8 hours.


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