Sunday, July 25, 2010

Yoo-Hoo Ice Cream

I will be the first to admit that sometimes good things start outside the Deep South (sometimes). Yoo-Hoo jumped on to the scene back in the 1920's and even though it was quite a few years later that I came along, the country store that my grandfather took me as a child still had an advertisement for Yoo-Hoo similar to the one above.

Each time I drink one, a feeling of nostalgia overwhelms me. At one point, I figured it was the glass bottles, reminiscent of sliding top Coke coolers(In the South, everything is Coke, not soda. For instance, "I've got some Coke in the fridge, what kind do you want? Dr. Pepper or Sprite"). I talked to Mom this morning and we both lamented over the disappearance of glass bottled Yoo-Hoo in our local groceries. Bummer.

Since we'll find any excuse to make ice cream, it's natural that we threw some Yoo-Hoo in the machine and anxiously waited for the final product.

You get two recipes today: My Yoo-Hoo recipe(full-fat, full everything) and my Mom's(no cook).

Nick's Yoo-Hoo Ice Cream

1 1/3c. granulated sugar
7 egg yolks
6 oz. Cool Whip
2/3 c. Half and half
3 2/3 c. Yoo-Hoo
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch salt


Combine sugar, eggs, whipped cream, vanilla extract and pinch of salt in medium bowl and mix thoroughly. On med-low heat in medium saucepan, combine Yoo-Hoo and half & half. Slowly increase heat bringing almost to a boil. Pour a small bit of milk mixture in to egg mixture constantly stirring to temper the eggs. Gradually pour remainder of milk mix in to bowl and whisk. Check temperature with thermometer(if you choose). If you don't make it to 160 degrees you can return entire mix to heat and SLOWLY heat and stir constantly. Allow mixture to cool completely. Churn in ice cream maker- allow to freeze overnight for best results.

*I like mine with some whipped cream and a sliced banana, but that's just my taste!

No problem at all!

Darlene's Yoo-Hoo Ice Cream

4 - 12 oz. cans Yoo-Hoo
1 - 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk(Eagle Brand)
1 - 12 oz. tub whipped topping(Cool Whip)

Combine Eagle Brand milk and Cool Whip and stir, then add Yoo-Hoo. Freeze in your ice cream machine and enjoy!

Mom also wanted me to remind everyone that if you use fat-free sweetened condensed milk, fat-free and sugar-free Cool Whip, and if you can find Lite Yoo-Hoo, the ice cream is more figure conscious.

BUT, what's the fun in that?

Happy Summer!

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