Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Good or Bad?

I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but I am now the proud owner of an amazing Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.

As long as I don’t abuse the privileges and gain 10 pounds, I think it’s a great thing. It’s going to be a fun summer!

I grew up in a family where we always had homemade ice cream every warm holiday. I have a lot of fond memories of my grandfather adding ice and rock salt and making ice cream. But I guess my kids will have different memories because you don’t have to add ice and rock salt to my machine—you just freeze the canister the night before.

So far I’ve already made “double Tahitian vanilla,” and strawberry ice cream with fresh strawberries. This week I’m planning to make chocolate and hazelnut gelato.

Now, if all I could do is figure out how to make Ben and Jerry's creme brulee and cheesecake brownie flavors, then I would be all set. And definitely 10 pounds heavier.

8 comments:

Carrie said...

Ooo. Definitely good. It still seems like so much work. Is it?

CABeachBlonde said...

I love how you never seem to do anything boring...you're always way more interesting than that. :) Double Tahitian vanilla, chocolate and hazelnut gelato...

Heather L. said...

GOOD for sure!!! i really want one of those! It's on my list to get....

Sarah Mehrens said...

I have one and love it. The key to not having it too often is to not freeze the bowl. You have to have it frozen 24 hours before you can make ice cream, so that does limit your ability. ;)

And I love that it's so fast and easy. I pulled the frozen bowl out of the freezer one evening after work and I mixed up the ingredients and had it going in about 5 min. Ice cream was ready for dessert 3 hours later. :)

I heard you can find various recipes online so you might find some that are close to your favorites.

Sarah Mehrens said...

PS - not that it took 3 hours to make - it doesn't. That's just when we were ready for it. :)

Alaina said...

Yum! Sounds like a great investment!

Anonymous said...

Great! Guess who was just assigned ice cream for the yearly
4th of July gathering? Aunt B

Debra said...

I have the cookbook for YOU! I was just gathering ingredients today to make our own Coffee Heath Bar Crunch (Peter's favorite). The book is "Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book," by who else (?) Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. I'm not sure where I got it, but it's not new. It was published in 1987. Check it out!