Made with super nourishing ingredients and oh so delicious, if you have a family milk cow or access to raw dairy near you, this homemade raw milk ice cream with eggs recipe is a must!
This summer, after finally weaning our beef steer and finishing calf sharing with our dairy cow, Lucy- the cream is showing up in copious amounts and it is the perfect time to make lots and lots of fresh, homemade ice cream! It’s really an ideal farm or homestead food because the staple ingredients can be produced right there on the farm or easily sourced locally: milk, eggs, honey (or your preferred sweetener!).
While ice cream is typically considered a “junk food,” I beg to differ. When packed with raw milk, fresh egg yolks, local raw honey, I prefer to think of it more as a super nutrient dense treat!
This homemade ice cream is so decadent, creamy and best of all nutritious! It gets it deep nutrition from raw cream, raw milk, pastured egg yolks, and sweetener of your choice. It’s the real deal.
Now you don’t have to use all these ingredients raw if you don’t have access to them. This recipe can certainly be made with pastured cream, whole milk and conventional eggs.
Just err on the side of caution when it comes to sourcing your ingredients. If you go the store bought route I suggest purchasing organic cream and milk, along with pastured eggs to keep as much nutrition as possible in this ice cream.
DO I NEED AN ICE CREAM MAKER?
Yes. This recipe does require an ice cream maker to churn the ice cream. I got one a few years ago and absolutely love it! Here is the one I have.
I know a few friends have been fortunate to find an ice cream maker at thrift stores. So search around if you aren’t willing to buy one yet. Or ask for one for your birthday or Christmas. KitchenAid also makes an ice cream attachment that works great.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THE BEST HOMEMADE RAW MILK ICE CREAM WITH EGGS RECIPE
With just 5 simple ingredients, you can make this delicious raw milk ice cream recipe at home. Like all good recipes, this one starts with good, high quality ingredients – just the good stuff.
Ice Cream Base:
Whole Raw Milk(or any fresh milk) – Below I will explain a little more about why our family drinks and uses raw milk to make our dairy products at home!
Raw Cream(or heavy cream, or heavy whipping cream) – have you ever taste raw cream? heavenly.
Organic Sugar (or your preferred sweetener of choice like Raw Honey or Maple Syrup) –
Vanilla extract or vanilla bean – you can use either one in this recipe. Vanilla beans give a much richer flavor, but let’s be real, most of us just keep vanilla extract on hand, not vanilla beans!
Raw eggs – or egg yolks, to be specific – we have chickens and I am very comfortable consuming their eggs raw, as I know what they eat and what their living conditions are like. Of course there is always a risk and you should do your research and decide for yourself. If you are worried about store-bought eggs, ask around and see if you can find a neighbor with chickens or a local farm that you can pick up eggs from. Most towns have a resource for pastured eggs if you look hard enough
Tools You May Need
Ice-Cream Maker – this is not an essential, but it sure makes ice cream making a lot easier. This one is my favorite. It is inexpensive and gets the job done quickly. This model has a bowl that needs to be frozen before you can use it to make raw ice cream(or any ice cream). So I just keep the bowl in my freezer at all times that way whenever the cravings hit, we can have ice cream within just a couple hours or even sooner if you like a soft-serve style ice cream!
Glass Dish – if you are not going to use the ice cream maker method, then you can use a glass dish to make the raw milk ice cream. After you blend the ingredients together, pour them into a glass baking dish. Place the dish in your freezer and set a timer on your phone for 30 minutes. Every 30 minutes pull the dish out and scrape the outer edges(that are more frozen) to the inner part of the dish. Repeat this until the ice cream is the consistency you are looking for.
TIPS FOR MAKING HOMEMADE RAW MILK ICE CREAM WITH EGGS
This recipe is really just a starting point, as you can make so many variations.
Make sure your ingredients are cold. If they are too warm, they may not form the creamy crystals needed to create this frozen dessert.
If you don’t have access to raw milk, you can substitute it with whole milk, and cream for heavy whipping cream.
I know some people are not as comfortable drinking raw milk and raw eggs. If this is you, you can mix together all the ingredients over a double boiler and slowly heat the ice cream base to cook the eggs. Then place in the fridge to cool completely before placing it in your ice cream maker.
How To Make Raw Milk Ice Cream With Eggs Recipe
This part couldn’t be easier, add all the ingredients listed in the base recipe and whisk the ingredients until well combined if not using a blender.
If you are using the ice-cream machine, add the raw ice cream into the ice cream machine and follow the directions for your ice cream maker. For mine, that means churning for 20 minutes and then freezing in an airtight container until the desired consistency is reached. If you like soft serve style ice cream, then you can eat the ice cream right out of the machine.
Like I mentioned above, if you don’t have an ice cream maker to make the raw milk ice cream, then you can use the manual method that I mentioned where you freeze the mixture and stir the ice cream in a glass dish every 30 minutes until set.
No boiling, no fuss. Super easy!
Why Raw Milk?
This topic can be a little heated, but I’ll touch on it briefly in case you are wondering why our family chooses to drink and use raw milk in our home.
The pasteurization process kills all the bacteria in the milk – both good and bad. There are good bacteria in raw milk that aids our body in digesting the proteins and nutrients in the milk. Clean and fresh raw milk has probiotics, cultures and enzymes in it to help our body use the nutrients within it and help our body digest the milk properly
Storing Raw Milk Ice Cream
Nothing fancy here, just store the ice cream in an air tight container in the freezer.
ADDITIONS TO FOLD INTO BASIC VANILLA RECIPE:
- Chocolate Chips
- Toasted Coconut
- Chocolate Sauce
- Caramel Sauce
- Fruit (Strawberries, blueberries, peaches)
Raw Milk Ice Cream Recipes Variations
There is no end to the variations you can make with this delicious, basic recipe. There are so many different flavors and things to add to the ice cream mixture and all of them are way better than store-bought ice cream! Try any of these homemade ice cream recipes and make sure to let us know which is your favorite!
Chocolate – try adding a half a cup of cocoa or cacao powder to your mixture. This will give a delicious and rich chocolate ice cream flavor. A great way to spice up this basic ice cream recipe.
Strawberry Ice Cream – add 1.5 cups of fresh(or frozen, thawed) strawberries with the rest of the ingredients. This makes a delicious recipe with so much strawberry flavor!
Cookies and Cream – add 1.5 cups of crushed cookies of your choice, such as chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sandwich cookies etc.
Chocolate Chip – 1.5 cups of chocolate chips makes a really nice addition to this raw ice cream recipe. You can use the tiny chocolate chips, chop the larger ones or just keep them as is. Just make sure you fold in the chocolate chips after you blend the other ingredients.
Banana Split – I wouldn’t recommend adding bananas to the ice cream base, but don’t forget the banana split option! You can use the vanilla ice cream recipe or the chocolate variation to make raw milk ice cream banana splits – right at home!
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream – add 1 tsp of mint extract before blending and then fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
Is raw milk good for gut health?
Whole Raw Milk is full of beneficial bacteria for your gut. It makes for a great, natural probiotic drink to nourish your body. It has various enzymes that may help improve the digestion of other foods in your diet when consumed in combination with raw milk.
How much cream is in a gallon of raw milk?
1 gallon of milk will usually yield 1 to 1.5 pint of cream. The cream will churn to approx. 1/3 to ½ lb of butter
How long does raw milk last?
about 7-10 days
Fresh raw milk contains a full range of B and C vitamins which are destroyed by heat treatment (pasteurisation) and have a shelf life of about 7-10 days before the concentration starts falling.
How long does it take cream to rise from raw milk?
Once you’ve milked the cow and placed it into the refrigerator, the cream will continue to rise to the top of the jar for up to 48 hours. If you allow it to sit a full 48 hours, the very top of the cream will be what’s considered heavy cream
Why is raw milk so creamy?
Raw milk is non-homogenized, so here is always a layer of cream that rises to the top.
More Delicious Recipes To Try From Home Sweet Spena:
- 2 Cups Cream
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- 6 Egg Yolks
- 2/3 Cup Organic Sugar
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- Separate egg whites from egg yolks
- Whip egg yolks together with sugar
- Add vanilla and salt
- Slowly add cream and milk
- Pour into ice cream maker
- Churn for 20 minutes (or follow your machines directions)