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June: Top ice cream month

By DAWN HANKINS - dhankins@t-g.com
Posted 6/12/21

What's the good old summertime without an ice cream cone? While it is fun to catch the local ice cream truck, don't forget that some ice cream recipes, especially with new machines on the market, are just as cool prepared in your own kitchen. The Dairy Alliance is celebrating June Dairy month with some refreshing recipes...

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What's the good old summertime without an ice cream cone? While it is fun to catch the local ice cream truck, don't forget that some ice cream recipes, especially with new machines on the market, are just as cool prepared in your own kitchen.

The Dairy Alliance is celebrating June Dairy month with some refreshing recipes.

So cool off. Get old school and cop-a-squat (find a relaxing place.) Enjoy these ice cream treats.

**Birthday Cake Batter Ice Cream

Who doesn't love sweet cupcakes with sprinkles, especially in ice cream? It's like ice cream and cake all rolled into one delicious scoop, or two! Cake batter extract is readily available in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.

Servings: 14 (1/2 cup)

2 C. heavy whipping cream

1 C. whole milk

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1 1⁄2 Tbsp. cake batter extract

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1⁄4 C. sprinkles of choice

4 store-bought vanilla cupcakes, frosting removed and crumbled

Whisk heavy whipping cream, milk and sweetened condensed milk, stirring until well combined. Stir in extracts. Pour mixture into freezer canister of ice cream maker according to your ice maker's instructions. Before transferring out of freezer canister, pour in sprinkles and let mix for another 2 minutes. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container with lid, gently stir in crumbled cupcakes. Cover, place in freezer and allow it to harden for at least 4 hours or overnight. Freeze time is 4 hours or more.

**No-Churn Milk and Cookies Ice Cream

Don't have an ice cream maker? No worries, this super simple and super delicious ice cream will certainly please ice cream lovers of all ages.

Servings: 1 quart

2 C. heavy whipping cream

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1 C. whole milk

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1⁄2 C. crushed chocolate chip cookies

Place cream in large mixing bowl and whip on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add milk and mix on low until well combined, followed by the sweetened condensed milk. Stir in about a third of the cookie crumbles. Transfer a third of the mixture to a large freezer-safe container and sprinkle a layer of cookies on top. Repeat layers ending with a top layer of cookie. Cover tightly with lid or plastic wrap and place in freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight.

**Chocolate Brownie Lovers Ice Cream

Velvety smooth, rich milk chocolate combined with decadent brownie pieces makes this ice cream a dream for any chocolate lover. Save time by buying good-quality pre-made brownies from the bakery at your local grocer.

1⁄2 C. milk chocolate chips

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1⁄2 C. cocoa powder

2 C. heavy whipping cream, plus 1 Tbsp.

1 C. whole milk

1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

2 C. brownie pieces, chopped

Place chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30-45 seconds, or until chips are melted. Remove from microwave and whisk together until smooth. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk, stirring until well combined. Gradually whisk in heavy whipping cream, milk and vanilla extract. Pour mixture into freezer canister of ice cream maker according to your ice maker's instructions. Before transferring out of freezer canister, stir in 1 1/2 cups brownie pieces. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container with lid, top with remaining brownie pieces. Cover, place in freezer and allow it to harden for at least 4 hours or overnight.

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