I have been a very bad girl today. I bought an ice cream maker. I told myself not to buy it because I do not need to be eating ice cream at the moment, then I remembered the ice cream maker I saw this summer in Germany and how much regret I had not buying it. I have been kicking myself ever since. I also saw an off brand one in a local shop a few months ago-and didn’t buy that one either-and went back to look for it a few weeks ago, and that one was gone too.
So I stopped fighting myself and bought one. I can’t wait to begin experimenting.
There is a peach ice cream recipe in the new Jamie Oliver cookbook that I tried for New Year (pre-is krem maskin), but screwed it up because I went to a party on NYE, and forgot to stir it. So it got stirred twice (well three if you count the next day ‘softening’ it and scraping it into a bowl) in 18 hours while in my deep freezer. Of course the next day, as all ice cream recipes warn, it had a lot of dreaded ice crystals in it. So, I’ll try again this weekend but probably with another recipe.
Who ever knew there were different types, French vs. American style, of ice cream? Not as in flavours, but how the ice cream is actually made. The J.O. one I made was French style but I am also going to try to find one that is more American style but made with buttermilk (so I can ninja kick a few grams of fat and some of the calories-ok ok ok, ninja kick a lot of the fat and calories).
Some of my findings:
Cinnamon (I loved this flavor in Germany)
Ginger (I love this flavor in Germany too!)
Coffee-Always a winner. . .
Cooking Light ‘ice cream’ search results
I’ve been jazzed up about my “lets make ice cream this weekend” project all evening. I just have to wait for the frozen insert to freeze and “Bob’s my Uncle” as the Brits say.
Speaking of Brits, Jamie Oliver’s “Ministry of Food” is broadcast on iTunes for free (videos of him making basics and some fancy, showoff foodstuff).