Jude’s 5th Birthday Root Beer Ice Cream
Easier than pie, believe me —
5 cups half & half
7/8 cup sugar
1 tbsp + 1 tsp (or 4 tsps if you’re so inclined) Zatarain’s Root Beer extract
Pour into a bowl, whisk well until sugar is dissolved and extract blends in.
Pour into old-fashioned (electric, not hand-crank — we’re not that retro) ice cream maker canister and prefreeze for an hour or so (in a freezer, deep or chest if you have one).
Put canister in ice-cream maker, add ice, rock salt, ice and rock salt. Plug it in and let it churn until it stops.
Pull canister out of ice; pull churny-thing out of canister and get out of the grown men’s way — they’ll fight you for it.
Serve with made-from-scratch maple cake (cream cheese frosting, please) or alone. Be sure to serve yourself before it’s all gone. It will be in a flash.
Pop and Jude say, “Yum.”