We all scream for ice cream!
I had a great little post composed and then my browser choked when I tried to add photos.
Yay! Camino worked where Safari let me down.
So, Mason saw this in the Hammacher Schlemmer (sp?) catalog and has been trying everything he know in order to buy it. Finally, between his allowance and left over birthday money he had the dough.
We checked eBay to be sure we couldn’t save a few bucks on it but they were either selling for about retail or they were used. I wasn’t sure I wanted a used one — who knew if it’d been cleaned up nicely or if there were mystery ingredients (and germs) stuck in little nooks?
Last night after work I just had the idea that we should go check and see if a local shop had one in stock. THAT’d all least save us shipping and handling. And… they did!
We stopped at the market on the way home and picked up the ingredients and immediately got busy whipping it up and then had to stop: the freezer bucket had to chill in our freezer for 12 hours!
Mason was devastated. I was disappointed too. So, we decided to have ice cream for breakfast!
It was a little odd to get up, turn on the coffee pot and then start the ice cream maker but it all turned out yummy. The machine is very simple, runs fairly quiet, takes only about 15 minutes (or less, ours froze up a bit too firm), and clean was legitimately easy. Mason will be able to use this on his own after another try or two.
We used the full fat ingredients for our first run because I figured they’d behave the best in terms of freezing up creamy and such. That, and they taste good! Our strawberry ice cream tasted the like the Strawberry Fluff my mom used to take to church dinners; something like whipped strawberry marshmallows!