Lazy Day Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Ice cream

I am a big fan of Philadelphia-style ice cream. For those who are unaware, Philadelphia-style ice cream does not require eggs, which means the stress of making a custard base is not a factor. I have tried a variety of Philadelphia-style ice cream recipes, but am always up for experimenting with a new one. This led to skipping my usual step of scalding milk and sugar and using the stove all together with Series Eats' 30-Minute Philadelphia-Style Ice Cream. This is the ultimate lazy day ice cream recipe. 

The recipe is simple. Whisk together the following ingredients until sugar completely dissolves: 

  • 2 cups heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 cup whole milk, chilled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons not-peaty Scotch

Once mixed follow your ice cream maker manufacturer's instructions for churning ice cream. I allow the mixture to churn for around 30 minutes. 


At this point you can simply have vanilla ice cream, but I chose to add a chopped bar of sea salt 70% dark chocolate to the mix. Lazy day ice cream can still be fancy in its own way. 

Then I store the ice cream in a freezer-safe, BPA-free container. Place in the freezer 4-5 hours minimum before serving. Simple and delicious.