Simple Raw Milk Ice Cream

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Simple Raw Milk Ice Cream

"There is always room for ice cream!"

"I scream you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!" Ice cream, what a fun summer treat. Actually, it is a treat that my family enjoys all year long. My husband says, "there is always room for ice cream!"

If you have never made ice cream,  you should give it a try. Your children or grandchildren will think you are the best! Plus homemade ice cream does not contain fillers, chemicals, and low-quality skim milk like most cartons of ice cream in the grocery store. 

Country Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 1/4 cups sugar

  • 5 cups of Fagan Family Farm Milk

  • 4 cups of cream that you skim off of milk from your herd share

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 

Beat eggs. Add sugar gradually and continue to beat until mixture is very stiff. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into gallon freezer, and place in refrigerator for 2 hours before churning the ice cream with your ice cream maker. 

Our family also enjoys adding fresh fruit to the mixture.

Our family also enjoys adding fresh fruit to the mixture.

In this batch, we added black raspberries. Yummy!

In this batch, we added black raspberries. Yummy!

You really can't go wrong with homemade ice cream, and it is a treat that most people love!

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Have a great day!

Jamie

The Family Farm

On April 23, 2005, we moved to the family farm. Matt’s dream of farming became my dream too, and when the opportunity came for us to buy the family farm, we took the chance. We knew it was not going to be easy and we knew we were taking a risk.

Those young people in the picture below did not know they would have to face sickness and death so soon within their family. They didn’t know they would have to sell all their hogs. They didn’t know they would have hours of book work. They didn’t know that there would be countless repairs. They didn’t know that they would have to make it through a drought. They didn’t know how tight money could really be.  All they knew was that they loved the farm and they couldn’t imagine anyone else living there, so they were willing to take a chance.

But with the risk, there is the peace that comes from watching the sun rise and set over the cows grazing in the pasture. There is the excitement in watching a wobbly calf. The freedom to walk through corn and hay fields, daydreaming on the porch, or resting on a bale of hay. The feeling of gratitude as the rain falls after a long dry spell. The blessing of having our children work alongside us and watching them grow on the seat of a tractor. The feeling of accomplishment after a hard day’s work, and the feeling of humility that the Lord has given us the opportunity to be stewards of this farm.

April 23, 2005 - The day we moved to the farm.

April 23, 2005 - The day we moved to the farm.

Supper-in-a-Dish (A recipe using ground beef)

 

I like to make this slow cooker recipe on Sunday morning before we go to church. It is quick and simple to throw together. And the best part is, you can fix it and forget it and come home to a fantastic meal that smells and tastes wonderful. Our family enjoys eating biscuits with it.

Supper-in-a-Dish

 

1 lb. Fagan Farm ground beef, browned

1 ½ c. sliced raw potatoes

1 c. sliced carrots

1 c. peas

½ c. chopped onions

½ c. chopped celery

¼. c chopped green peppers

1 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper

2 cans of cream of mushroom or chicken soup

¼ cup farm fresh milk

shredded yellow cheese

 

Layer ground beef, potatoes, carrots, peas, onions, celery, green peppers, salt and pepper in slow cooker. Combine soup and milk. Pour over layered ingredients. Top with cheese. Cover. Cook on High 4 hours.

I hope you enjoy this delicious and simple meal!

Jamie