My birthday gift to myself was an ice cream maker attachment for my beloved KitchenAid stand mixer. I have vague memories of making ice cream when I was little, and have always heard homemade is incredible, but I really didn't know what I was in for. The first ice cream I made was peanut butter chocolate chip, and although it was awesome, it sadly went undocumented because I took it out of the freezer to photograph, then forgot about it and it all melted away. Sad.
The end of last week had me bemoaning being sick with a sinus infection. I was in some sort of illness purgatory -- too sick to read textbooks or write papers, but not quite sick enough not to drag my ass into the kitchen and bake something. I was unsure what to make, flipping through bookmarks to find some sort of inspiration. Then I remembered my ice cream bowl was ready and frozen in the freezer. And then I remembered I had all the ingredients to make some mock Reese Peanut Butter Cup bars. I practically had a stroke from the joy of what I was about to create. I think I called about 5 people to shout incoherently about peanut butter and frozen mixer attachments.
This ice cream creation really lived up to my dreams. The Reese bars taste just like the real thing. The vanilla ice cream so incredibly creamy, smooth, and rich. It makes store bought taste like plastic.
This ice cream maker is going to be working hard this summer. What are some of your favourite ice cream recipes?