Retail dietitians attending the Shopping for Health 2016 conference in Austin, Texas had a memorable treat at our opening night Welcome to Texas Party: Line-dancing, followed by a house made ice cream bar, starring Organic Valley creams. Praised by chefs for its creaminess, Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream contains a minimum 36% butterfat and whips easily into soft, heaping piles of fabulous ice cream. “Organic Valley cream gets its smooth texture and rich flavor from the green pastures where our cows spend their days,” their representatives said.
There is probably no better dessert than homemade ice cream and, if you have a churn or ball, it’s really easy to make. Here is a recipe for from Organic Valley that requires only three ingredients: Organic Valley Half & Half or Organic Valley Whipping Cream, sugar and vanilla.
Homemade Ice Cream from Organic Valley
Makes 8 servings
1 pint Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream OR Organic Valley Half & Half*
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
Prepare inner ball of ice cream make according to manufacturer’s directions. Add all ingredients to the canister. Turn for 15 – 20 minutes. Enjoy right away as soft-serve ice cream, or transfer to airtight container and place in freezer for 2 or more hours to harden.
*Whole cream makes a richer, creamier ice cream. Half & half is lower in fat, will have a different consistency, and takes longer to freeze.
Berry Ice Cream: In the last 10 minutes of mixing, add 1/3 cup of favorite chopped berries.
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: Add 1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips.
Cocoa Ice Cream: Add 3 – 4 tablespoons cocoa powder.
Peppermint Ice Cream: Add ¼ cup crushed peppermint candy.
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream: Add ½ cup crushed oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies.