We are more than excited to have finally gotten our hands on a PS4 in the Scoop household! Timing couldn’t be worse, as both my roommate and I are started back up with school now and don’t have as much time to game as we did all summer. Alas, it is still very exciting and we’re having a blast with it. When I started playing video games I was living with 3 other friends, and I remember the living room being littered with Diet Mountain Dew bottles and chip bags. Thus, when thinking of a “gamer themed” ice cream to create I immediately jumped at Mountain Dew. Photographer Emma had a wonderfully fun and creative vision for the photoshoot, and I think she had a good time setting this one up!
This recipe is the first recipe I really haven’t developed at all. It’s stolen. Hijacked. Totally and completely appropriated. So firstly I’ll give credit where credit is due and say thanks to Your Homebased Mom for the recipe. The recipe was not for Mountain Dew specifically, but for Root Beer or Orange Soda and really you could sub any kind of soda pop in here and it would be delicious. I’m wondering about Cherry Coke. Yum right? All in all this recipe was incredibly easy. No custard base, no pre-cooking or prep just mix together, churn, and freeze. It did not freeze as solid in the machine as other ice creams so I left it for far too long and if never progressed passed a semi-solid runny-ish state. But do not fret as it does freeze up nicely in the freezer. It’s also more icy and less creamy than other ice creams but that’s not a bad thing, it’s a little bit lighter which can be a nice change from custard cream-based ice creams. I will be enjoying more of this along with some Dragon Age: Inquisition tonight I think!
- 2 cups cold Mountain Dew
- ½ a (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup of milk
- 1) Whisk together the milk and sweetened condensed milk
- 2) Stir in the Mountain Dew
- 3) Churn according to your ice cream maker's directions
- 4) Scoop into your storage container and allow mixture to solidify, I would suggest at least 2 hours