A few years after The Doctor and I got married, we bought an ice cream maker. I love homemade ice cream. That is the only strawberry ice cream I will eat. We made ice cream all the time. I use my mom's recipe that doesn't use eggs and it is so simple and inexpensive to make.

After about 10 years, the ice cream maker died, and we didn't have the money at the time to replace it. So we went several years without one, and boy have I missed it.

So, last week, we were at Walmart and they had ice cream makers. Not the kind where you have to freeze the bowl, the real kind that you use rock salt with, like we used to have. I was so excited. We splurged and bought it. I had to buy frozen fruit, ice and half & half (we already had rock salt at home), but that was it. On to the fun.
Homemade Ice Cream

1/4 c. lemon juice
1 quart milk
2 c. sugar
1 c. half & half

Blend lemon juice and fruit in blender. (I have found that if I fill the blender with fruit, I get better flavor. Because it's frozen, I have to add the milk so that it blends well.) Combine everything in ice cream freezer and freeze.

That's it! So simple! I have made strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, and my new all-time favorite, mango! It is so yummy! It seriously tastes like you are eating a frozen mango. You have to try it.

Plus the fact that I used fat-free half & half, so this is fat free. Next time I make it, I am going to experiment using Splenda, to see if I can cut down on the calories.


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