mondaymunchiesOh, ice cream is so much fun to make, no matter what kind you’ve chosen!  Ever since my family discovered Texas Pepper Jelly, however, they always ask for Pineapple Habanero Ice Cream.

If you play Cafe World, on Facebook, you’ve already noticed that Habanero Ice Cream is a hot commodity on there.

You can use this recipe in a conventional hand-cranked or electric ice cream maker, but we like to use our Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker. You can also use this recipe for Zip Lock Ice Cream.  Here’s the super-easy recipe:


1/2 gallon milk  (you can even use skim!)

2 cans sweetened condensed milk (like Eagle Brand)

2 tablespoons vanilla

2/3 cup Texas Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly

What to do:

Mix all of the above ingredients together.

If you’re going to use a regular hand-crank or electric ice cream maker, pour the mixture into the center container, cover well, pour crushed ice and salt into the bucket and proceed as per directions.

If you’re going to use the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker, the directions can be found on Steve Spangler’s site, along with a really interesting and handy video, explaining the process and showing how much fun it is. And believe me, it’s really fun to do pretty much anything Steve Spangler’s way.

If you’re going to let the children make their own ice cream in baggies, put some crushed ice and salt in a gallon bag.  Then put about a cup of the ice cream mixture in a pint bag, seal it well, and put it inside the gallon bag.  Be sure the gallon bag is sealed well!!!!  Let the kids toss and squeeze the bags until their ice cream is ready to eat.  (This idea came from the fantastic Anne Coleman, Disney Mom and author of the wonderful Cooking with Anne blog.)

Whichever way you choose to turn this recipe into a hot summer’s cold treat, the end result is the same:  yummy cool goodness that’s good for you!

And since this recipe doesn’t involve any cooking, you won’t be making your stove face off with your air conditioner!