Make ice cream at home

July 22, 2011 10:07:52 AM PDT
Learn how to make ice cream at home. Chicago's Bobtail Homemade Ice Cream gives the scoop on two of their favorites: Stawberry and Signature Sunrise.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, and with all the hot weather we've been experiencing, it's the perfect time to indulge in your favorite flavors.

Technology has come a long way to help the home cook make ice cream at home. Now, with an automatic ice cream maker, all you have to do is dump your favorite ingredients and let it spin. Shaun Paul, from Bobtail Homemade Ice Cream, www.bobtailicecream.com, is sharing recipes for two of the company's featured flavors and demonstrating how easy ice cream can be to make at home.

"Bobtail's Strawberry ice cream"

For a single 6oz portion (increase amounts to batch size of your choosing)
1/4 cup diced strawberries
1/4teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup Half & Half

"Bobtail's Signature Sunset"

For a single 6oz portion (increase amounts to batch size of your choosing)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup Half & Half
1oz Chocolate chips
1oz Reduced Red Wine

Bobtail Ice Cream locations:

2951 N. Broadway
Chicago
773-880-7372

Buckingham Fountain/Grant Park
(southeast corner of the fountain)
522 S. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago
312-786-1014

1114 Central
Wilmette
847-251-0174

Also available at:

Anthony's Italian Ice
3442 N. Southport
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 868-4237

Noble Tree
2444 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-1500

Second City Subs
2146 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614-4397
(773) 549-8710