My Mother-in-Laws Famous Fourth of July Ice Cream Recipe
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My husbands family has a HUGE Fourth of July get together every year. It’s basically a family reunion, but way more fun and way better food! There is a BBQ day, a seafood day, and then of course hot dogs and watermelon on the beach on the actual 4th.
In between all those amazing meals with allllllll the people, we have some smaller family meals in our beach house with his parents, brother, sister, nieces, and nephews… this is when his mom whips out this super amazing, summer-y, EASY, festive, Big Red ice cream for dessert! It is probably the thing I look forward to the most about the trip, other than my hubs being off work! It is soooo good ya’ll!!
So, if you’re looking for a super easy(like way easy), fun, festive treat to serve this summer to beat the heat... you are about to love me. All you are going to need is an ice cream maker, rock salt, ice, 3 liters of Big Red, and 1 can of sweetened condensed milk. Seriously, that is it… I told you it was easy!
We really love the big red version, but you can also switch it up a lot! You can throw in strawberries, try a different flavor of soda, like orange (with some pineapple pieces for an extra tropical twist), plain coke, root beer, really the options are endless!
Let me know how you and your family like it in the comments, and share with me what combinations you come up with! I'd love to try out your ideas!
Time: approximately 1 hour.
1 ½ bottles of Big Red (or soda of choice)
1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
Optional: strawberries, or fruit/extras of your choice
Pour soda, condensed milk, and fruit into the ice cream maker container.
Set closed container into the machine, pack with ice & rock salt.
Start the machine.
Let it run for about an hour, adding ice & salt as needed.
**You can check it occasionally towards the end to make sure it is a good thick consistency.