There isn’t much that this family doesn’t love in the “sweets” department. We make all kinds of things, but ice cream is definitely one of our favorites. It can be any variety. You know, Dippin’ Dots, Dairy Queen, homemade… it’s all good. I do have to say that homemade is the very best though. It is so easy to create all different flavors too!
This week we tried Heath Bar ice cream. Oh my, this stuff was so good. It is definitely a new family favorite and will be on the regular rotation of sweet treats.
We like soft ice cream around here. Somewhere between your regular ice cream and soft serve. You might notice that it was already starting to melt a little around the edges in the photo. That was because I started with soft serve when I was taking photos. You are welcome to put yours in the freezer for a longer period of time to get it harder.
- 2 cups whipping cream
- ¾ cup International Delight Heath creamer
- ¼ cup half & half
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1½ teapsoons vanilla paste (or extract)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Hershey's Heath bits*
- In a large bowl, combine everything together minus the heath pieces. Mix well.
- Pour it into the ice cream maker and make according to your machine's directions.
- A few minutes before the ice cream is finished, mix in the heath bar pieces.
- Once ice cream is done, take it out and put it into a freezer safe container.
- Freeze until it is at your desired consistency.
Bits 'o Brittle Toffee Bits. You can also use crushed Heath bars.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, get one. Like now. If you don’t have one of the “fancy” new ones that doesn’t require salt and all that mess, upgrade. It is worth every cent. We make so much more ice cream now that we don’t have to mess with that rock salt, etc. I highly recommend this Cuisinart Ice Cream maker.
You won’t believe how much fun you can have with your own ice cream maker! I’ve got lots more fun ice cream recipes to come!