23 August, 2017
Homemade Neapolitan Ice Cream
For this week’s post, we have a special sort of double feature.
August 25th is National Banana Split Day. In honor of what might be one of the sweetest holidays ever, I’m here to bring you not one, but TWO delicious treats. One of them, of course, is food, but the icing on this cake is the announcement of a fun new game called Banana Split. The game is a dessert-themed third-person multiplayer strategy-shooter that combines quick wit and quick reflexes for a lickety-split, action-packed game with a healthy sprinkling of punny humor. “Desserters” are welcome in this army! Follow the game in preparation for its release on Facebook and Twitter. It ought to be a real peach!
Now, on the frozen front, we’ve got real ice cream. No churn, no machine, just plain, easy ice cream. Since we’re preparing for banana splits, I decided to go with a classic Neapolitan. It’s a three-in-one deal that is almost guaranteed to be at least a 1/3 crowd-pleaser! Hear me out here: I’ve made sorbets and “nice” creams before, and they were pretty good, but this… this is the real deal. Creamy, sweet, and — yes — loaded with all the calories that good ice cream entails, but I guarantee you, it’s worth every pushup and step it takes to work it off.
This homemade treat is so good, your friends will sher-bet it’s store-bought. What’s more, it’ll be a rocky road going back to the other stuff when this is easy as pie to make! The possibilities for flavors are endless, so you can keep a pi-stach-io of them on hand for special occasions. I’m rum raisin the bar for DIY desserts. There’s no fudgeing this recipe. It’s the real deal, you pe-can count on it!
Alright. I’m done making you suffer through puns. Head on down to the recipe to get started on what very well might be the sweetest treat on Apartment Eats.
16 oz Whipping cream (chilled)
14 oz Sweetened condensed milk (chilled)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Hershey’s dark chocolate syrup
1/2 cup Frozen strawberries (3/4 puréed, 1/4 small chunks)
Using an electric mixer in a large bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract before turning the beaters up to high and beating again until the peaks return. Divide the ice cream base into three bowls, adding the chocolate to one and the strawberries to another, mixing until you have three flavors of liquid ice cream. Pour the ice creams in alternating dollops into a locking-lid tupperware container and freeze solid before enjoying!