Monday, July 23, 2012

Homemade Big Red Ice Cream

Do you make homemade ice cream?

If you do then you might want to try Big Red ice cream. If you live in the south, then you know what Big Red soda is but you can use whatever red soda your area stocks. 

Here are the ingredients:
1 - 2 liter Big Red Zero Soda
2 - 14oz cans Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 - 10oz jar of maraschino cherries, chopped (optional)
Ice Cream Maker - we use a 2 Quart Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Stir together half of the soda with the two cans of milk.Chop up half of the jar of cherries and add to the mixture. Pour into your ice cream maker. Turn on your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer directions. Our machine took about 20 minutes to make the ice cream. Eat and enjoy.  Store leftovers in the freezer (if there are any leftovers!)

Note - Our 2 quart machine can only hold about 1/2 of the bottle of soda. If your machine is bigger, you can add more soda.

You can also make this using an orange soda and add in a can of crushed pineapple along with the sweetened condensed milk. 

Hope you enjoy the recipe. Let me know if you try this or if your family has a favorite homemade ice cream. We would love to try yours. 

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  1. I've never seen Big Red around (I live in the midwest). I'll have to look for it.

    1. I live in southern Indiana and we have it everywhere!

  2. Sounds yum - may have to give this one a try! Joined your site; would love you to come join me too; the more the merrier (and it'll help me keep the blogging-dream alive!) Linda. x

  3. Jessica, Big Red is a TX thing, you might not be able to find it!
    I have a question though, I can't have the artificial sweeteners found in the Zero sodas... Can you make this with regular Big Red?

    1. Yes, you can use regular Big Red. I am pretty sure we have had to use it when we couldn't find diet. Hope you get to try it and like it. Thanks, Shelly

  4. This sounds great..I love cherry ice cream. Our go to ice cream is Chocolate. One can sweetened condensed milk, one tub cool whip and about 1/2 gallon chocolate milk. Mix together and put in your ice cream machine...tastes just like a Wendy's frosty.

  5. New follower from the GFC blog hop! This sounds so good! I hope you'll join me at!

  6. Thank you Amy I am following your blog now! Shelly

  7. This sounds amazing. I love ice cream and I drink big red all the time!

  8. looks so tasty!

    drop by and say hello!


  9. Hi Shelly! Welcome to blog land :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following along! I'm still relatively new to blogging as well. I look forward to more posts!


  10. That looks amazing and ice cream is definitely something we need in southern california right now!
    I'm thrilled to be your newest follower and would love it if you could return the follow if you get the chance and wish to :)
    Sapir @

    1. Thanks Sapir - I am now following your blog!! - Shelly

  11. Love you blog! I tried the Big Red Soda ice cream and my family loved it!! Love all your things you create! You are a true artist at heart!!!


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