Have you guys missed my kitchen antics? Well just in time for the last week of National Ice Cream Month I'm back with Operation Use My Ice Cream Maker!!
Like so many of my other appliances, we received our Ice Cream Maker as a wedding gift. Six years ago an ice cream maker was the epitome of fun in the kitchen (now there are all sorts of baking pans and accessories that I lust for every time I visit a kitchen store). However, unlike many of the appliances in our kitchen that never get used, we have used our ice cream maker...on occasion that is. It definitely doesn't get the love that I think it deserves! Especially since our summer in Texas lasts from April to October.
Now this is operation is going to be a challenge for a few reasons. First, as my friend pointed out when I told her ice cream maker is next--I can't really get creative with what I make outside of frozen treats. Second, this mama has a few pounds that she'd like to ditch (no thanks to all the cooking/baking/operations I've been doing). Usually I bring my goodies up to work but ice cream is tricky that way. I could transport it up here but I can't leave it out for people to grab. Hmmm.
So...what suggestions do you have for using the ice cream maker creatively? I've heard that the ice cream makers can be used to mix frozen beverages and I love this idea! I'd love to try some sorbets and gelatos and regular ice creams (someone tell me the difference between gelato and ice cream please as I hear so many different things...). Regarding the weight, I might just have to couple this challenge with a workout challenge.
I can't decide how long I'll let this challenge go for since it would be crazy and insane to try to make more than one ice cream a week--so at least through the end of August and possibly after Labor Day.
What are your Homemade Frozen Treat tips and tricks?
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