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!