Monday, July 01, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!!!!

So, today is Canada Day.  And in the spirit of being a cool Canadian, I am making ice cream.  It might have made more sense in my head.,,but I'm sticking with it....because I AM CANADIAN!! And proud of it, I might add.  I love Canada, I really do.  I feel very lucky to live in such a great country.  I'm proud that it is a country that people want to move to and make their new home.  I know, there are always things to complain about.  But surely, ice cream can fix it.  (Yes, that was an awesome seque.)  My blog, my rules!

Ice cream!!!  I am going to make my very first batch of ice cream.  I'm a smidge excited!!!!! ( I may be giggling like a school girl!) 

We (hubbie and I) went and bought the ice cream  maker attachment for my KitchenAid.  I have wanted it for a while and it was on sale, so we went for it.  Now I just have a wash it, put it in the freezer for a minimum of 15 hours and then make ice cream!  What the....15 hours??  But I want ice cream now!!  (And now I may be crying like a school girl.)  Okay, so there is going to be a bit of down time.  That's fine, gives me time to look for a good Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe.

Here is the ice cream maker chilling out in the freezer. 

So, I have found a good recipe.  David Lebovitz (naturally).    I am going to make Vanilla Ice Cream, as I think I should try a basic recipe for my first time.  And I think I need to purchase this book.  David Lebovitz is the Ice Cream King!

Only 14 more hours to go.......guess I'll pick this up tomorrow.....

So, it is now tomorrow (today).  And I can start this recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream.  Upon reading the recipe thoroughly (something I really should do more often), I see that once the custard is made, I have to let it cool completely before putting it in the ice cream maker.  Good grief, Charlie Brown....maybe ice cream making isn't going to be my thing.  I hate waiting!

Now upon my second reading (more thoroughly as I missed this during my first "thorough" read) I see I also need to let the milk mixture infuse the awesomeness of the vanilla bean (for an hour)....before I can actually make the custard.  Le Sigh.

I guess we're going to be putting this ice cream making adventure on hold.  Oh well, perhaps the 'Perfect Scoop'  ice cream book will arrive by that time.  Yeah, I ordered it. 

Today is not a total loss though, as I am making the recipe for tomorrow's Tuesdays with Dorie post.  Which in hindsight, I should have posted today, as it makes a lovely looking Canada Day dessert! (Stay tuned!) 

Happy Canada Day to everyone!


  1. Happy Canada Day!

  2. Happy Canada Day from another fellow Canadian. Making ice cream sounds like a wonderful pursuit to tackle. I bet it was delicious.