Papa L is celebrating a milestone this month and as he always does he celebrated by sharing it with us. He bought me this ice cream maker I’ve coveted for years. Thank you, Papa L. You’re the very very best. 🙂
It’s this Cuisinart self contained unit. No bags of ice. No space eating freezer bowls. It’s got it’s own ‘freezer’ unit built in. No mess. Just fill the bowl. Lock the lid. Press a couple buttons and 40 – 60 minutes later you have ice cream or gelato.
Just a simple ice cream base for the first try. Cream / Milk / ‘sugar’ / Vanilla.
It was really really good but I’m going to play around with my sugar subs before I post a recipe. I’m sure it will be the same as with gluten – free cooking…it’ll take a few trials before I find my sweet spot. Pun intended. 🙂
In honor of apples and Fourth of July I served it over an apple upside down skillet cake which was also good…but again I need to work on my sugar subs and ratios before sharing a recipe.
I also forgot to get a finished pic after it came out of the oven. Sorry.
This was the first sweets I’d had in over 5 weeks and I’m happy to say it was uneventful. I was scared just one taste and I’d be face down in a vat of real ice cream surrounded by the empty wrappers from all the chocolate in Wal Mart. That didn’t happen at all though and now I’m really excited to experiment more starting in August. 🙂
I’m sure I’ll use the ice cream maker at least once before then though. 😉 It’s not even that I want to eat ice cream that much…I just wanna play with my new toy.
A couple other eats from the weekend…
Chopped BBQ / Corn and Strawberry Crush. I’ve written before that because of my childhood summers on the bay Strawberry Crush just screams ‘summer’ to me.
Well now Crush has these sugar free water enhancers in Orange, Grape and Strawberry. I got the orange and strawberry and have used them with my Soda Stream. With the carbonated water they’re almost just like drinking the real thing. Now remember I haven’t had any real sugar in weeks though so my ‘almost just like the real thing’ might not be the same as if I still had the taste for the actual real thing.
The next day I took some left over chopped bbq / sauce and pickles and rolled them up in a tortilla for a BBQ ‘sandwich’.
This was actually one of my most favorite meals in weeks. Will definitely have this one again.
Hope y’all had a great weekend. 🙂