Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I scream, you scream, we all scream...

...for ice cream!

Our friend Willie recently gave us his ice cream maker. We got a nice one from our friend Brian at our wedding almost 19 years ago, and it still works fine, but Willie's has a built-in chiller and makes the process easier. We are having fun with it. 

I bought Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Dessert book, and decided to make sweet cream ice cream with some chopped-up Hershey's Kisses mixed in. Sweet cream is really just a versatile base flavour. Here is the recipe on the Ice Cream Geek blog.




I was going to use my Callebaut chocolate chips, but Gordon had used them up making hot fudge sauce, which was a noble cause.

After making the sweet cream base, I poured it into the Gelataio machine and switched it on. 



About ten minutes before the ice cream was done, I added the chocolate...



After about 40 minutes...



Yummy ice cream!! I love the fresh, clean taste of homemade ice cream. You wouldn't think such simple ingredients could make such a delicious end product, but they do!

Guess what we're having for dessert tonight? Thanks Willie!

I want to try this recipe for Carrot Cake Ice Cream. I also want to try frozen yogurt.

Mmmmm!

12 comments:

  1. Wow! I've never herd of this kind of ice cream maker. Only the old kind that little kid had to turn for what seemed like hours. Did I say that I was an ice cream aholic?

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    1. REd, it's fantastic! And I may weigh 800 lbs before year's end!

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  2. Can you use soy milk? I'm allergic to dairy. Please say yes!

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    1. I don't see why not! I would just look for a soy milk ice cream recipe. THere are recipes for ice milk, so why not soy ice cream?

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  3. Oh man! Now I'm craving ice cream. That looks delicious!

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    1. It's pretty hard to restrain myself...

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  4. That looks like enough for me. What are the rest of you eating? Yummmm....

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    1. A quart sounds like a good single-serving size to me!

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  5. Darn it - a sense of scale kicked in after photo number three and I realised that this machine wasn't actually the size of a washing machine! I had visions of you stirring in the ingredients with a canoe paddle...

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    1. We like to do things big in Canada!

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    1. It's just a little TOO tasty!!

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