Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ice Cream

I'll admit I was a little sceptical when we recieved and ice cream maker for Christmas. Seriously how many kitchen gadgets do you need? We used it for the first time yesterday and it is fantastic!
I made a basic vanilla ice cream and ate it with passionfruit on top. Next time I will make passionfruit ice cream. I think it is going to get a lot of use.
We have had Dad here for a few days building us a fence and helping us with little things that need doing around the house. The main thing is to keep Evie in as she moves fast. Dad put some gates at the front of the verandah so hopefully the verandah is nearly Evie proof.

15 comments:

Kris said...

Your icecream looks delicious! It's very important to keep the fast, bouncy ones in!

Karen said...

We were given one of these a few weeks ago and I too, was sceptical.
But isn't it easy and doesn't it taste great. Banana was a big hit here as was my favourite - vanilla with crushed up Violet Crumble pieces - yum!

Bianca said...

Hooray for icecream makers! I got one too, after substantial pre-Christmas hinting. I did a banana icecream last week, just chucked a couple of bananas that were in the freezer into the custard and my gawd it's bloody delish!

If you can't be bothered making a custard (which I can't, especially when it's hot) have you tried the cheats one? Beat 4 egg yolks with 125gms caster sugar till light and creamy, add 200mls cream and 200mls milk, splash of vanilla and beat to combine. Chill. Churn baby churn. Add whatever bits you like to that mix. No cooking needed!

Posie Patchwork said...

OH yes, homemade icecream, delicious, especially made with Lindt, ahhhh . . . much better than the chocolate foutain we got for Christmas!! Love Posie

Linda said...

it's great to read your mini review Kate as I am not into appliances at all really but have been thinking about one of these for a while now because the appeal of really good quality icecream is strong!! must look into it

Mette aka mettuska said...

Yammy! I think that could be success in our family, too :) We have a soda stream machine and I´m very satisfied with that cause we drink quite a lot soft drinks.

Di said...

Hmm ice cream......lovely!

Stephanie said...

Was ice cream Dad's reward for a hard day's work? :o)

handmaiden said...

Kate,
here is my mango and coconut icecream recipe.........I love my icecream maker
Sharon
http://handmaiden.typepad.com/handmaiden/mango-and-coconut-icecrea.html

Thimbleanna said...

Haha -- you don't need a lot of kitchen gadgets, but when you get the urge for something that requires one, then you REALLY need it. I always forget to use my ice cream maker, but when I do I really love it. If you like blueberries, blueberry ice cream is fun to make.

Someone once gave me a cheese slicer and I thought...Oh, come on....but, man, is that thing ever cool!

Rachel said...

mmm passionfruit icecream... sounds divine! Your verander looks fantastic, I'd love to have one like that to sit and sip a nice glass of chilled wine on a hot night.

Anonymous said...

Skeptical - we only give awesome presents - Try a Rum and Raisin - double the rum though

Legen.......wait for it................dary

Laney No1

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,
Apologies for the last post. So glad you guys liked the present we got you. If you want anymore recipes Shaun's got heaps so let me know. By the way love the photos of the house. It's gorgeous! Such a beautiful 'cottage'. Can't wait to see it.
:) Carolyn

Rach said...

Oh we have an icecream machine and we love it! I admit we don't use it as much as we should but when we do, we wonder why its not on every day. We love vanilla, strawberry and mango.

And yes, you gotta keep those speedy racers in!

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