This is Carrie's husband's family's recipe for homemade ice cream, and it is super easy. Homemade ice cream, if you have an electric maker, is a breeze to make, and everyone thinks it's such a treat. This makes a lot, so serve it when you have a big group over for a cookout. There's no cream in it, so I suppose it's lower in fat than most ice creams. But, who cares about that! The point of homemade ice cream is sweet indulgence on a hot summer's day.
2 cups sugar
5 T. vanilla
5 eggs (I usually use the pasteurized egg beaters--1 1/4 cups--since you don't cook this ice cream)
Beat together (in canister). Add 1 big and 1 small can evaporated milk. Then, fill to the ice cream maker's fill line with whole milk. Stir it up and start the motor! That's it! Couldn't be easier.
This ice cream is a great base for just about any topping you can imagine. It's especially good with a fruit topping made from whatever fruit happens to be in season (strawberries, blueberries, peaches, etc.).