We’re still hanging onto summer here in Oregon, however, not for too much longer. While summer and the hot weather are both still here, we are nearing the end of summer according to the yearly calendar. That being said, we will continue to make homemade vanilla ice cream as long as we can. Making homemade ice cream is really as simple as mixing together the ingredients and finishing it in your ice cream maker. We really enjoy making vanilla ice cream because the toppings and mix-ins are so versatile. Whether you top your ice cream with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, sprinkles, or add it to a root beer float. But just a bowl of plain old vanilla ice cream is hard to pass up!