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You can make this tasty treat without using a machine!

This recipe will make ice cream lovers about one-and-a-half quarts of the best-tasting ice cream that you have ever eaten! Not only that, but it will certainly help beat the summer heat!

First, you will need to gather your ingredients:

2 cups whipping cream (any brand)
1 can Eagle Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup mashed or pureed fruit
1 tbs. vanilla extract (any brand)

*A word of caution- DO NOT USE COOL WHIP IN PLACE OF THE WHIPPING CREAM.

*You may omit the fruit for a plain vanilla taste, but the fruit adds a special sweetness to the mix. And, you can use more fruit if you desire.

Next, using a large mixing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk with the vanilla. Then stir in the fruit. Now, carefully fold in the whipping cream. Finally, pour the creamy mixture into a container large enough to hold it. Cover and freeze several hours- depending on your freezer- until the treat is firm.

For those ice cream lovers who might miss hearing the hum of the freezer, or even miss cranking an old-fashioned ice cream freezer, there is good news for you! Simply add 3 cups of Half-and-Half Cream to the milk, fruit, and vanilla, then follow the freezer's operating instructions.

Enjoy!