Friday, April 10, 2009
Last Thursday Sharon and I made ice cream at her apartment. Of course we can hardly be said to have really "made" anything at all since the ice cream maker did all the work, but still, we had a hand in it I suppose (even if this mainly consisted of lugging our farm-fresh booty to her place after the TNG pick-up). We used 3 cups of raw light cream, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 3 egg yolks, plus 1 tbsp. vanilla and 1 tbsp. arrowroot powder (optional, though it's said to prevent ice crystals from forming). These ingredients were mixed for about 25 minutes in the machine, and then frozen; I should add that the results were predictably delicious! Hugo and I are sold -- we will be purchasing our own ice cream maker sometime this spring so that we can enjoy homemade ice cream all summer long. We plan to use raw whole milk and fresh seasonal fruit for a lighter hot-weather version.