Not much can beat homemade ice cream, but long gone are the days of hand-churning it. That’s what we had to do before some genius finally patented/manufactured electric ice cream makers. What a blessing! No more bags of rock salt or ice. Table salt and ice from your fridge’s icemaker work just fine now. In fact, you can buy ice cream makers that don’t even use ice or salt. What’ll they think of next!.
Recipe: Chocolate Amaretto Ice Cream
2 c. heavy whipping cream
2 c. whole milk
3/4 c. sugar
3 tbs.. chocolate syrup
3 tbs. Amaretto (or 2 tsp. almond extract)
pinch of salt
Directions: Whisk all ingredients together until sugar dissolves. Pour into the ice cream container and follow directions for using ice cubes and table salt. Prepare ahead of time and save in your freezer with an airtight lid. This recipe makes one quart of ice cream. Some ice cream makers have 1-1/2 to 2 quart capacity, so you will need to adjust the measurements accordingly.
Options: To make vanilla ice cream, add 2 tsp. of vanilla extract instead of the Amaretto or almond extract and eliminate the chocolate syrup. Cut up some fresh peaches or strawberries and add to the mixture after the whisking is done. For a large party, make up two or three different kinds of ice cream and save them in separate containers in the freezer.
Thought of the Week: Being without a car is the pits. Hubby’s truck needed some work done, so he used the van for two days. Now, the van is in the shop, as my grocery and errand lists grow. Nothing is close enough to walk to, plus it’s too darn hot. ‘Tis always something!