National Ice Cream Day
Nothing goes better with summertime and warm weather than cool, refreshing ice cream. With endless flavors to choose from, the whole family will surely be satisfied with this sweet treat. July 21 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate ice cream on National Ice Cream Day.
According to the International Dairy Foods Association, Americans consume on average 23 gallons of ice cream a year. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan realized that ice cream was a staple in almost every American family, especially when the temperature rose in the warm summer months, which is why he dedicated an entire day to the United States’ favorite dessert.
Texan’s have been spoiled with delicious Blue Bell ice cream at every supermarket but have you ever wonder if you can make it yourself? Whether you’re planning a trip up north where Blue Bell is a foreign concept, trying to avoid the recent trend in grocery store ice cream lickers, or just looking for a fun activity for you and your family; making your own ice cream will be a skill you’re glad to have. Check out this ice cream recipe, with just a few ingredients found at your local grocery store, that will make you feel right at home.Peach Ice CreamMakes 1 quart
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 cup sugar, divided
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely chopped fresh peaches, peeled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Even with the endless different kinds of ice cream to buy, this delicious recipe will prove that nothing beats homemade.
Looking for something more basic? Click here for a traditional vanilla favorite.
Still don’t feel like you’ve satisfied your ice cream craving? Treat your furry friends as well by visiting Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers for a pup cone!