Cranking up the Fourth

July 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m now the proud owner of a hand crank ice cream maker. I’m building a nice arsenal of all kinds of old school kitchen supplies. I went for the hand crank over the electric one for a couple of reasons. First, it fits better with my interest in craft and learning how to do things from scratch. Most importantly, I figure if it’s a little more work, I won’t do it quite as often. I have a feeling homemade ice cream could become a seriously addictive habit.

I’ve never had homemade ice cream before but it seemed like such a perfect fit for this week with the Fourth of July and all. We’re going to a BBQ at a friend’s house later on and there will be many hands on deck to put to good use making ice cream. I’m imagining it will be much like our ice fishing excursion taking turns auguring, although with hopefully a much more successful result! And the ice cream will be the only thing freezing. For our first time, we’re going to go with tried and true vanilla ice cream. My friend Jess is going to make a pie to go along with it.

She also brought a recipe book by my house that I can already tell is going to make it hard to choose what other flavors to make this week. It all looks so good!

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