First get a storage bowl of at least 6 cup capacity, but for ease of stirring 8 is really the goal.
Empty a 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk into bowl.
Next add 3 cups of almond milk, unflavored variety, make sure to shake the jug first....
A little confession, I am focussing you on my great pouring picture so you don't notice that my bowl is getting messy. Your mama told me that you should try to be neater than me.
Now for the secret ingredient. Add 1/2 cup of sour cream and please go for full fat, don't want anything weird to mess up your opportunity to savor this one. This is the ingredient that is touted to keep your homemade ice cream from becoming hard as a rock....It works although not perfectly.
We are almost there. Finally add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
And one more finally. If you like a little tang in your ice cream...it is total yum...add 1/2 cup of yogurt. My preference is the full or partial fat homemade variety...I will do a post on the easy homemade yogurt method soon. I have been making all of ours for awhile now.
And the final finally is here.
Give it a good stir...made easier with a friendly whisk.
Refrigerate for a few hours and freeze according to the directions on your ice cream maker (a purchase well worth it...ours has a freezable sleeve so we keep it in the freezer at all times for ice cream emergencies and ice is not needed :)
I wish I had pictures of the final result to show you, but we ate it in the dark next to a fire pit in the backyard with good friends after a glass of wine, so forgetfulness was an obvious contender.
We enjoyed it with toasted almonds and amaretti cookies from the Italian market. It is so rich, and smooth....and no one can taste just how easy it was.
The Compromise: A love of ice cream along with a distaste for ingredients I can not pronounce...I once got on my soapbox about High Fructose Corn Syrup in my grocery store. D is worried that I will get a reputation, but trust me people really did listen......
The Sweet Reward: Homemade, but easy Almond Ice Cream...need I say more
Enjoy this treat as Summer winds down...I am working on developing a dislike of ice cream in winter as it makes you more cold, but my motivation is to maintain a respectable waistline.