Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream- with local milk and no refined sugar!

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If you are ever a guest here at the Maifeld house, it is likely there will be ice cream involved.  Ever since borrowing a friend's Cuisinart ice cream maker and then buying our own, ice cream has been a frequent occurrence at our house.  And since we now know that saturated fats do NOT cause weight gain, heart disease, etc. (in fact, high-quality saturated fats are an essential part of our diet), we can enjoy our ice cream guilt-free, knowing that we are benefiting from the nutrition in the raw, organic, full-fat dairy.

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 Our dedicated milkman Andre braves the weather to bring us our milk!

Our dedicated milkman Andre braves the weather to bring us our milk!

Notes:

~I recommend getting the milk and cream from Happy Grazing Dairy.  Their dairy is raw, organic, and grass-fed. To begin getting their milk delivered to your door, contact Tim Eisenbeis at ateisen@gwtc.net or 605-925-4661 (you will probably need to leave a message).

~Instead of white sugar, we use an equal amount of both honey and maple syrup rather than using just one or the other so that neither flavor is overpowering.

Maifeld's Everyday Vanilla Ice Cream

3 cups raw cream
1 1/2 cups raw milk
1/4 cup raw local honey
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 1/2 T. real vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients together and churn according to your ice cream maker's instructions.

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 My favorite topping lately has been this granola from Costco.

My favorite topping lately has been this granola from Costco.

 Mom's preferred topping is homemade fudge sauce and peanuts.

Mom's preferred topping is homemade fudge sauce and peanuts.