just a few days ago, i was sorting through summer recipes for desserts and ice cream. i happened to find this one that was saved from the food network magazine for a soda based ice cream. this is a winning recipe from back in the 1950’s that had won an ice cream competition.
the ice cream has the classic taste of red pop. there are many brands on the market, but we happened to use Faygo soda, since the company is based in Michigan i remember red pop being a big favorite in the sixties. in fact, the pop was sometimes just called Red, and then Big Red.
the classic strawberry flavor is still a favorite today. here is the recipe for the homemade strawberry pop ice cream:
whisk one 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk with 1 1/2 cups half and half. add 3/4 cup red cream soda, and 1/2 cup whipping cream. next, mash 1 cup thawed frozen strawberries and add into the mixture.
process the ingredients in an ice cream maker for 25 minutes. chill and serve after the mixture hardens, usually after four hours.