Thursday, October 3, 2019

Butterscotch Sauce

For the original version and photos, see Here are my pared down directions.

4 tbl. butter
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup heavy cream

1 tsp. vanilla

Melt butter in saucepan. Add sugar, salt, and cream, stir well to mix. Bring to a boil and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, add vanilla. Will thicken more as it cools. Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hot Fudge Sauce

I found this recipe on a blog called Creations by Kara at For a more detailed and beautiful recipe presentation with lots of pictures, please visit that blog.

Here is my pared down version.

1 - 1/2 cups sugar
6 to 8 tbl. cocoa
Dash of salt
12 oz. can evaporated milk

1/4 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt in a saucepan. Gradually add the milk while continuing to stir. Bring to a boil, simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla. Stir until butter is dissolved. Cool slightly and pour into a covered jar. Keep refrigerated. Will thicken more when chilled.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Vanilla Ice Cream

Soft serve stage

After being frozen for several hours

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix well until sugar is dissolved. Freeze in an electric ice cream maker, following manufacturer's directions. My ice cream maker takes 30 minutes.

This results in a soft serve-type ice cream. For traditionally-textured ice cream, transfer to covered bowl and freeze for several hours.


When our kids were small, we used an old-fashioned hand cranked White Mountain ice cream freezer. They sat on the front porch to turn the crank and there was always someone to take over when the cranker got tired or impatient.

Now I use a Cuisinart electric ice cream maker. It's loud but simple to use. The directions say to freeze the bowl of the ice cream maker for 12 hours or so before using it. I just keep the clean bowl in my big freezer all summer so it is ready to make ice cream at any time.