Homemade Southern Ice Cream

Here you find two recipes: one for eggless ice cream and the ice cream with eggs. Personally, I like the eggless one the best. It seems healthier and a lot easier to make. You may find Junket in your grocery store located in the sugar aisle. Make and enjoy!


Eggless Recipe

  • 2 quarts milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 4 Junket Tablets (found in your grocery store)

With Eggs

  • 1 quart whipping cream
  • 1 quart plus 3 cups whole milk
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt


Eggless Recipe

This is the recipe my mom made, and believe me there weren't ever any leftovers.

  1. Dissolve junket tablets in cold water.
  2. Mix milk, sugar and salt and heat to lukewarm.
  3. Add water and junket mixture; chill.
  4. Add cream and vanilla extract and freeze. Add any fruit you wish if you don't want plain vanilla.

With Eggs Recipe

  1. Scald milk in a large 6 quart saucepan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together egg yolks and salt.
  3. Add about 3 cups of the hot milk to the egg yolks slowly while stirring constantly. Then return this mixture to the milk in the pan.
  4. Add sugar and keep stirring while cooking at medium heat.
  5. When mixture coats the spoon or just starts to boil, remove from heat. In most cases, the mix will be lumpy. Don't worry. Just remember to strain out the lumps when you pour it into the canister.

You will have lots of left over egg whites. Use them for Baked Alaska, Lemon Milk Sherbet, or make some meringue shells to serve ice cream in.

This is a delicious, catering-quality custard ice cream. Please notice that it uses a ratio of approximately 2 parts milk to 1 part of cream. By substituting additional cream for some of the milk, it can be made even richer.

Posted by CookinMom at Recipe Goldmine May 11, 2001.