Oh hey, it’s July! And July 4th is on Thursday! More than half a year is already gone and the next thing you know, we’ll be putting on winter coats. I swear warm weather is just too short around here. I feel like cold weather lingers longer than warm does.
This past Saturday, we went to a friend’s birthday party and it was a themed one. The theme was “college.” You basically had to wear what you wore in college and bring what you used to drink in college. OH MAN, that was hilarious. I mean, boxed wine, anyone? Watered down beer? ARBOR MIST?! Hahaha, so funny. Granted, college was only 4 years ago for me so I think it would’ve been funner to do it maybe 10 years down the line, but still, I had a blast dressing up in a super short jean skirt, legging underneath, and UGGS. That was THE college girl outfit when I was in college. Epitome of one. We had people show up with popped collars and sorority/fraternity letters. I seriously want to know what was going through our minds in college :)
Since we’re on the topic of ice cream and college – I have a funny story for y’all. I minored in computer information systems and that required us taking a database class. We had two major projects at the end of the semester and you got to do it with a partner. Me and my friend paired up and we were trying to figure out the back-end to this database one evening when a sudden craving for ice cream hit. We decided to go to ColdStone – that was bad decision number 1. Bad decision number 2 was each of us ordering the largest size they had AND we had them put it in a waffle cone. Bad decision number 3 was eating it ALL. Yes, we each ate all of ours. Let me just say, after we wrapped up the project for the night, I went back to my apartment and threw it all up. It was probably one of the worst ideas ever and looking back on it, I still gag every time I think about ColdStone and their ice cream. It’s just so rich!
Enjoy your 4th of July by having some homemade strawberry ice cream to top off the night! :) try not to eat all of it in one sitting like I did in college. Pace yourself ;)
Strawberry Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 7 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup hulled strawberries, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
- Freeze the bowl of your ice cream maker for 24 hours.
- In a large bowl, whisk together cream and condensed milk.
- Pour the contents into the bowl of the ice cream maker then freeze the ice cream in the bowl of the ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Halfway through the churning process, add in the strawberries.
- Once the ice cream is done churning, mine only took about 20 minutes, transfer to a freezer-safe bowl and freeze in the freezer at least 4 hours.