Monday, August 8, 2016

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream

 Quick, we have to ice our ice cream before it melts in the 100 degree days we've been having!  

 This Olde English Countryside teacup, by Johnson Brothers, is a favorite of mine, because I love cottage scenes. We'll pretend that we are in the cool, countryside of England. 

 This  Price Kensington cottage teapot was a last year's purchase from eBay.  When it arrived, there was a big chip out of the bottom right corner.  I wrote the seller and wanted to send it back, but he offered to refund some of the money,  and I decided to keep it.  I filled in the large chip with spackling, let it dry, and my son, Mike, painted it, blending it perfectly, and varnished it.   You can't even tell, can you??

I'm using my crystal wedding goblets, which are Elyse, by Franciscan, for my hot fudge sundae.   Don't you love how I put some hot fudge sauce in the very bottom as a nice surprise?  Yes, I ate the whole thing!

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream, courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

(I made the whole recipe, but had to only put half at a time in my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker)

1 51/2 -ounce package vanilla instant pudding and pie-filling mix
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cups whole milk
1 12 -ounce can evaporated milk

Combine the pudding mix and sugar in a large bowl. Slowly stir in the whole and evaporated milks. Continue stirring until the mixture is smooth. Churn the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions, then freeze until firm.
For Hot Fudge Sauce recipe, click here.  

This week at Nana's Cooking Camp, these two grands loved making the easy vanilla ice cream. We also made Rice Krispie treats and decorated them with colorful sprinkles that they picked out from my cupboard.  Their Uncle Mike gave a lesson in drawing the darling penguins, to go with our icy theme,  and then we used watercolors to paint them.  Top left is mine, top right is Mike's;  bottom left is Cissy's and bottom right is Caiden's.


I am sharing this with these lovely parties:


Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. I love your teacup and neat teapot - can't believe you repaired it so nicely- can't even TELL!

    Your grands couldn't smile any brighter, I tell ya. TOO CUTE, are they!

    And, well your sundae made me drool. YUM YUM YUM!

    Have a delightful week.


  2. Oh my... Dear Kittym your hot fudge sundae looks perfectly delicius! Ah...I must remember to make it when summertime comes along...perhaps for a special occasion! {{Smiles}}
    What an interesting teapot...I have never seen anything quite like it! And how pretty your teacup is... It is always such a delight to visit with you! Sending hugs your way!

  3. Yep, it sure is ice cream time! The penguins turned out cute too:@)

  4. I wish I lived closer so Mike could give me an art lesson! LOL Love your sweet teapot and cup, and especially the ice cream with extra fudge.

  5. Wow, Mike did a great job repainting and repairing your cottage teapot Kitty! I bet your grands love having their uncle give them art lessons when they come to camp. I don't have an ice cream maker by design, WAY too much temptation but that ice cream recipe sounds so good and so does your hot fudge sundae :)

  6. Dear Kitty:
    I love that Price Kensington teapot. I think you might know I have one too. It just takes you away to England. I am so glad you were able to repair it and no one would ever know. Great job. What a darling post. our temps here have come down a few degrees which is fine with me. What a lovely setting for your tea. Better have that ice cream quick though!

  7. Wow I can't tell that the teapot was repaired. That turned out perfect! The hot fudge sundae looks so delicious! How fun are the penguin pictures you all created! I guess it's obvious you have an artist in the family!

  8. How nice to have a clever son! Love the teapot...I love cottageware! And will be having a hot fudge sundae for my birthday this week! I couldn't handle temps that high...we melt in the upper 80s! But your yard looks so cool! Love the cascade. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  9. I'm not much for ice cream but your looks delicious, dear Kitty.
    You would never know that your tea pot was damaged, excellent job.
    Penguins are my all time favorite!! Those are adorable.

    Enjoy your day~~

  10. The teapot is adorable and disappointing when something arrives chipped - but you can't tell!
    My husband would love this hot fudge sundae, never made my own ice-cream but I'm sure it tastes better than store bought.
    Any reprieve in sight for your hot weather extreme?

  11. That ice cream sure would be good right now. We have had lots of days over 90 this summer!

  12. Aw, what cute little penguins! Just drawing them, while having Nana's ice cream, would make you feel nice and cool! Boy, does that ice cream look delicious. Very nice that you and your son could repair the teapot. I love those cottage-y looking teapots and cups. So cozy looking.
    Hope you're doing well, Kitty; I missed visiting you last week; wedding prep is heating up! xo Deborah

  13. How darling your grands are Kitty and I adore your crockery. The ice cream looks delicious. Have a wonderful week my friend.

  14. I think you are an awesome grandma! Cute artwork :) YUM, ice cream!
    keep cool,

  15. Hi Kitty, what great fun at your house this week. Love the darling cottage tea pot and your son painted the area you filled in perfectly.
    Oh my the ice cream looks delish and perfect for our hot Texas days. Love the hot fudge surprise. Your grands are adorable and by the smiles had a wonderful time. Love the art lesson too. Such darling works by all 4 of you.
    Thanks for sharing the ice cream recipe too.
    Blessings for a great week and stay cool!!
    Love to you, xo

  16. Oh I love your pretty cottage cup and teapot. No, you can't see the repair at all. Yum, your ice cream looks delicious, chocolate fudge sundae is my favorite. Hope you ate it in a hurry or else in this heat you were drinking it! Lovely post, bet the grands were happy making ice cream this week…………...

  17. Oh does that look yummy! And such cute penguins, too. Very talented kiddies.

  18. This post made me smile, Kitty. Your Mike did a fabulous job fixing the teapot. He's a handy guy to have around, I would say. The cottage teacups and teapots are aways a favourite. The ice cream sundae looks lovely. I have never made ice cream but this sure looks easy enough. I remember well my Granny's home made ice cream. It was ambrosia! Thank you for joining me this week and have a super week, my friend.


  19. Kitty,
    That is the sweetest teapot!!! I clicked on the photo to make it larger, thought I'd be able to see where the chip might have been but could not find it!!! You both did a wonderful job repairing and hiding it!!! I'm impressed! Cute little teacup too!!!

    That vanilla ice cream looks a little too easy to make, could be dangerous! And I am on a diet. :( When I make sundaes I always put some sauce in the bottom! It's no fun to get to the bottom and have none!!!

    Love your cooking camp idea!!! Sounds like so much fun! Have a lovely week Kitty!

  20. We both shared pretty brown transferwares by Johnson Bros this week! I would never have guessed that your lovely cottage teapot had a major chip. Great job on the repair! Next time I have a hot fudge sundae, I'm going to put hot fudge at the bottom. Thanks for the inspiration, Kitty!

  21. The ice cream looks so refreshing! What a special treat in your crystal wedding goblet. Looks so very pretty! I love the cottage teapot! My favorite style. Have a wonderful week, Lynn

  22. Ice cream sundae sounds refreshing in this heat and so pretty in your wedding crystal! My pattern is very similar.
    No one would know your teapot has a repair. Art lessons look fun.
    Enjoy your week. Bonnie

  23. Oh, what a delicious treat to enjoy with your little sweethearts :) It's been FOREVER since I've had a hot fudge sundae and seeing yours has me wanting one right now...maybe I should make a dash for the grocery store to get some hot fudge...or not as it's 10:15 pm. would taste really good right now {{smiles}}

    Love and hugs to you, dear Kitty!

  24. Ice cream is the preferred treat on hot days. Your sundae looks delicious. I haven't one in years.
    So glad you were able to repair your teapot. I can't see any trace of where the chip was. The cottage teapots are adorable and I would love to add one to my teaware collection.
    Love the penguins! You have some talented artists in your family.

  25. Love your restored little teapot...I have several with chips & never thought to try to mend them. Your Mike is so very talented & I love that he is teaching the next generation to draw. Wish I'd had someone like that in my life when I was little.
    Since we have Handels ice cream right down the road, this is the first recipe of yours that I will NOT be making! LOL It sure looks luscious, though.

  26. I'd love to attend Nana's cooking camp! :) I love Johnson Brothers anything. Love the cottage cup. Ice cream ... my Granny used to make vanilla ice cream .. nothing has ever tasted as good. Have a lovely week and stay cool!

  27. With this hot weather we're having we need ice cream morning ,noon, and night! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  28. He did a great job on that pretty teapot. I love how you use your goblets for ice cream and it looks so good. Glad you enjoyed the whole thing and the surprise at the bottom. I wanna come to Nana's cooking camp. You are creating such great memories for them. Love it!

  29. This sounds so amazing!! :)

    Would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  30. The ice cream looks so simple and yummy. Glad you are teaching them to cook. It's a life skill.

  31. Kitty, ice cream is the perfect dessert (or dinner) for August! Thank you for sharing your recipes. I love love love hot fudge!

  32. Kitty, The ice cream looks so yummy, even now at breakfast time. I love the hot fudge in the bottom and I always try to save some for the last bite. I'm making some strawberry 'no-churn' ice cream for the weekend. I've never made it before so we will see, but I'll serve with chocolate cake so all will be well. Your two smiling sweeties must think they have the best grandma in the world, with art lessons and home made ice cream, and I must agree! Linda

  33. really yummy must be delicious dear,
    loved that tea set never saw such before thank you for sharing

  34. What a great little recipe. Easy and perfect for your grands to make too. I love hot fudge, so I would love the little surprise on the bottom. The teapot looks lovely. Johnson Bros. has some beautiful pieces. Always a fun time at Nana's cooking camp.

  35. Love your teacup and saucer, and I really love that cute teapot and no you cant tell a think.. I think we are finally having a summer day... Happy Wednesday with love Janice

  36. such a cute tea favorite and I LOVE them made with COFFEE ice cream...I am about to have one for lunch...such adorable grands...and i always love the same painting by several people ...the eyes of the painting seem to change the whole image from the others....:)

  37. Always love visiting, dear Kitty, not only for the wonderful recipes, but the lovely way you always share them. Your cottage-y setting does look very cool against the little waterfall and that hot fudge sundae is perfect on a hot day. Love your wedding crystal, the repaired tea-pot by your talented son, the tea-cup and the wonderful paintings. So fun to have an uncle to give art lessons to those sweet little grands! xo Karen

  38. I wish I had some for breakfast! The penguin artwork is adorable and so perfect for your cooking camp theme :)

  39. Kitty, I'd love to share some of this with you and your grandkids. :)

    Sounds delicious and easy too. The best kind of recipe has that combination.

  40. Kitty- You always share the perfect combination of family, delicious food, and beautiful things.
    You are a very special lady!

  41. I have some ice cream and chocolate sauce here. I think I may need to make myself a treat. Your grands are so cute.

  42. Kitty, the ice cream looks yummy! I am not a chocolate lover, but a little hot fudge now and then is delish. Your son is so talented! You would never know there was a chip. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  43. What a lovely post Kitty!! The Vanilla Ice Cream sounds so good!! I can sympathize because we've had 90+ degree days here for a month now!! Looking forward to cooler weather!

  44. Kitty, your sundae looks delicious. Of course, anything tastes better in such a beautiful glass as the Franciscan Elyse! How wonderful that your talented son was able to complete the repair on the teapot so beautifully.

  45. Hello Kitty, that ice cream sounds wonderful and a great way for the grands to cool off. Having an art class is fun too.
    Hope you are enjoying summer and staying cool. Enjoy the weekend.

  46. Hi Kitty,
    You are just having to much fun at your Grand's Cooking Camp this year and so are the Grands! That Ice Cream looks fabulous! Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  47. Kitty,
    What a great recipe and so easy to make and gorgeous tea cups. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it Link party. It's always great seeing you.

  48. Oooh, wow, when I was quite young, my mom used to make homemade vanilla ice cream. It was sooo good, but took a lot of work. This looks like another delicious recipe I might be capable of making. The hot fudge sundae looks delicious. From your grandchildren's expressions, it must be a winner. Your cottage teapot and old English tea cup are beautiful!


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