Last weekend I decided to make home-made ice cream. Ok, it wasn't completely voluntary (more on that later), but it was a fun project.
I used a simple recipe:
2 cups heavy cream, 1 cup whole milk, dash of vanilla, pinch of salt
I divided the mixture into 3 bowls: plain vanilla, vanilla with added mini chocolate chips and vanilla with fresh strawberries.
Since I don't have an ice cream maker, I followed a process I used when making pomegranate sorbet: every 30-60 minutes I stirred the "forming" ice cream with a wooden spoon. Eventually everything was frozen!
The 3 different flavors tasted pretty good, but I definitely did not achieve the creamy texture of the store-bought ice cream. Will I try this again? Maybe, but only if I come up with some fantabulous add-ins.
And now for audience participation: what's your favorite ice cream flavor and/or topping?