Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ice Cream Summertime (and fall, and winter, and spring....)

El Hub & I love ice cream.  I love my KitchenAid stand mixer.  I think that my KitchenAid and ice cream should get married.  A quick trip to the store and a swipe of my credit card, and viola!  Together forever.

So it is with much excitement that I announce to you that I am the happy new owner of the lovely ice cream maker attachment for dear Betty.  I am excited to churn out some wonderful homemade ice cream with it, not only this summer, but year-round.  There are so many foodie bloggers who make homemade ice cream, and their pictures are phenomenal.  So much different from the runny, too-sweet, melted mess I remember homemade ice cream to be when I was a kid.  I am going to be a guilt-free copycat blogger.  :)  And I am expecting to love every scoop and spoonful of it!!

I didn't feel like my shopping adventure to buy an ice cream maker would be complete without also stopping at Barnes & Noble to buy this book.  The word on the street is that this is THE book of ice cream recipes, tips, and techniques.  So many flavors--some traditional, some not.

So, while I wish I could share with you some pictures of my first batch, I'm sorry.  The bowl is in the freezer, freezing for a minimum of 15 hours.  However, tomorrow morning, El Hub & I are going to make our first batch of vanilla ice should only take about 20-30 minutes to churn and then the freezer will do the rest while I take the kids to the pool.  Stay tuned.  I have a lot to learn about this, and I am excited to embark on making delectable ice cream at home.  Of course, I will share with you what I learn!  I have some really cool ice cream sundae dishes and napkins that I have been waiting about 10 years to use.....  :)

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  1. Oooo... very exciting. Can't wait to see what delicious treats you create.
    Seems to me we were talking about this not to long ago, right?

  2. Right! It has been on my "list" as soon as I discovered that it existed, which was several months ago, I guess!

  3. Well, congrats on the marriage :)


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