There are over two gallons of ice cream in my freezer right now.
Flavors for this weekend’s Pasadena Food Swap, a friend’s birthday pool party and my neighbors’ Summer Shindig.
Celery with Rum-soaked Raisins
Cherry Lambic Sorbet
Basil Lime Sorbet
Soy Sauce + Star Anise (it wasn’t my idea!)
Spicy Dark Chocolate
Pistachio + Apricot
Thai Pineapple Curry
Balsamic Strawberry + Black Pepper
Lemon + Blackberry Sauce
Sweet Corn + Corn Flakes
- Lili x
Most of the recipes on this blog have been created and adapted with Jeni Britton-Bauer’s “eggless” ice cream making technique in mind, and I am absolutely thrilled about her new book, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams At Home, which arrived in the mail this week!
HOW COOL IS THIS - “Your Go-To Recipe for Experimenting”.
Of course, thanks to Amazon’s “Click To Look Inside!” feature, months ago I had already scrutinized those few pages and sucked in whatever information I could. So much so that I felt
knowledgeable geeky enough to draw up this ROUGH GUIDE for myself…
*Note that my illustrated process doesn’t exactly match what is in the book. Jeni recommends adding the “flavor” after cooking and straining the ice cream base, but I tend to add the flavor to cook with the ice cream base.
As for the “Ziploc bag in Ice Bath” …. I am too lazy to set this up so I just stick the hot bowl in the freezer for 30 minutes or so before transferring it to the fridge. I also rarely churn the ice cream on the same day and usually let the flavors deepen overnight.
Back to the book - I love it and highly recommend it.
Lots of yummy recipes categorized by season; a pleasing minimalistic design (= easy to follow) with beautiful photos of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
TIP: If you live in Los Angeles and don’t want to pay the $35 shipping fee to order these ice creams from Columbus OH, head on over to Handy Market in Burbank. They carry seasonal flavors too!
I wish I had remembered to take photos! I had a ‘Ice Cream Soiree’ at my home last night with some fabulous friends. The flavors on the table were:
Coconut & Cherries
Goat Cheese & Pears
Vanilla Peach & Blackberries
It was so much fun, and even more so to receive glowing compliments from my foodie friends/ice-cream tasters.
Aw! Better than Scoops? Wow, what a compliment!
On June 26th, 2011 I am going to be at the Pasadena Food Swap with some homemade ice cream. I have never participated in a public food swapping/sharing event before and I’m both nervous and excited. Sign up! Join in! See you there!
In addition to my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, here are a few things that I can no longer live without:
Hand immersion blender - I recently bought one and I love it!!! So much easier to clean than a regular blender.
Microplane Zester - According to David Lebovitz in The Perfect Scoop, you have to double the amount of zest used in a recipe when you use a regular grater. Bye bye, regular grater.
Ice Cream Containers by SweetBliss - From experience, when you gift ice cream in plastic containers, you don’t get those containers back.
E.ggtimer.com/25minutes <— Go on, type this into your browser! (Yeah I know I need to get myself a real kitchen timer)
To be continued…The Ice Cream Lifestyle #2
Thank you all for visiting my ice cream recipe blog!
I am holding a mini contest to help me promote We All Scream.
You are looking at a brand new Cooking Conversions fridge magnet designed by Yours Truly. This magnet measures 6 x 4 inches (postcard size), is thin and flexible with a bright glossy coating, and features Boogie my blue-eyed boston terrier.
I am giving away FIVE of these groovy magnets!
To enter, all you have to do is:
1. TWEET, FACEBOOK or BLOG about www.we-all-scream.tumblr.com and let us know what your favorite ice cream flavor is.
2. Leave a comment with a link to your post/tweet so that I know who you are and how to contact you if you win.
The 5 random names will be chosen on May 16th. 2011
This magnet will be listed in my etsy store after May 16th, 2011.
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED and the (randomly picked) winners are…….
Jenfer, Noah, Nora, Alicia and Mike. Congrats!!!!
Please email me your address! lili dot chin at gmail dot com