So what’s up with this ice milk stuff? Well, when I was buying a box of DQ ice cream sandwiches, I noticed that the package said ‘Ice Milk Treats’…. I first thought “WHAT!? Not even real ice cream?!!?! BUT why do they taste so much like ice cream… texture and everything?!”. The mystery goes unsolved.
Anyways, that’s kind of how I started to get curious about ice milk. I searched up some recipes and decided to try this one. Sounded simple enough with only three ingredients, plus I already had a frozen ice cream can.
To test this recipe out, I scaled the original recipe down to 10 servings which gave me just under a quart of Vanilla Ice Milk
- 2-1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar (more or less to your taste preference)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whisk all ingredients together, then add into ice cream can and freezer according to manufacturers instructions.
Once the ice milk was done, the texture was very similar to actual soft-serve ice cream, just a lighter and healthier version I guess… surprisingly wasn’t very icy either. However, I did find the ice milk a touch too sweet for my taste; reducing the sugar to just 1/2 C for this recipe would probably be better. Though it’ll probably never compare to DQ’s ice milk sandwiches, it’s good enough for me.
Vanilla is good but chocolate is so much better.
I initially wrote this post before trying chocolate ice milk and just gotta say… Currently loving chocolate ice milk… Made two batches within the last week already! Better than chocolate ice cream in my opinion.
- 2 1/2 C milk
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 C chocolate chips or cookie crumbs (optional)
- Mix sugar and cocoa together until well combined. Add milk and whisk until dry ingredients are completely dissolved. Freeze according to manufacturers instructions.
Best. thing. ever.