Friday, July 3, 2009

Oh Baby, it's hot outside...need an ice cream maker?

For Mother’s Day of this year I was lucky enough to get an ice cream maker from my girl’s! At the time I thought it was a great gift. Little did I know just how great it would be come!!!

The options below are a low end one and a wonderful high end one that you really get what you pay for. This ice cream in the Supreme is ready in virtually no time at all and you can make multiple batches one right after the other! Whereas the smaller one has a bowl that need to be frozen for the ice cream to freeze.

Both are excellent so look at some of the reviews to see what one would be best for you!!!

This is one of the first bathes I made with my ice cream maker. what would be the first flavor you would make?

Strawberry Ice Cream

1 pint ripe strawberries (hulled and sliced)
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

  • In a small bowl mix the strawberries with the lemon and the 1/3 cup of sugar. Allow to sit at room temperature and macerate for about 2 hrs.
  • In a medium bowl mix whisk the 2/3 cup of sugar with whole milk until the sugar is dissolved (about 1-2 min). Stir in the heavy cream as well as some of the juice from the berries and the vanilla.
  • Follow the directions for your ice cream maker.
  • Add the strawberries in the remaining 5 minutes and then freeze until ready to use or enjoy!

I am really loving this ice cream maker so look for some more exciting recipes to come…

Best Regards,