we all scream for ice cream!
On my long list of things I wanted to accomplish this summer was making ice cream. I kept buying all the ingredients and then just not getting to it. So I went back to the store repeatedly for fresh ingredients. The strawberries had been eaten, the half and half was expired, we used all the eggs for breakfast. But now I am proud to report that with a lot of help and enthusiasm and borrowed ice from my neighboors, we have now made ice cream not once, not twice, but three times, in three different ways.
Recipe: Triple Chocolate
Who doesn't love something that has chunks of Hershey bar AND three other kinds of chocolate. If I'm counting correctly this should actually be called quadruple chocolate because it had semisweet baking chocolate, unsweetened baking chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, plus the chopped up Hershey bars which you add literally at the last minute. It was a little on the complicated side. Lots of ingredients and lots of steps.
Results: Yum! It made enough that we ate some fresh, then put the rest in a big tupperware and ate it for a few days, maybe even a whole week. So I guess all that hardwork paid off!
Method: Mega Ice Cream "Ball" http://www.icecreamrevolution.com/
The big plan was that the mob of kids outside on a hot day were going to kick the ball around for the 30 minutes it takes for the ice cream to freeze. As it turned out, the ball is too heavy for the little kids to kick or push around for very long. And even the big kids ran out of attention span for this one, so the moms ended up doing most of the "shaking". You have to pack the ball with ice so you need to plan ahead to save up enough (or go door to door borrowing ice).
Results: Yum! It freezes hard around the edges where it is touching the metal canister, and it's more like soft serve in the center. Scoop it into bowls and eat right away! Or if you don't have a big enough crowd to eat it all, scoop it into a tupperware and freeze it for later.