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 cream....it 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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3 comments:

  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?

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

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  3. Well, congrats on the marriage :)

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