Monday, November 24, 2008

we all scream for ice cream

Ice cream should not have vegetable oil listed in its top three ingredients. That's why we don't buy ice cream here anymore. Anytime we'd treat ourselves to a carton of ice cream, I'd think of that Breyers commercial of the little kids trying to pronounce all the chemical additives of their ice cream.

So I decided to make our own. This isn't my recipe but it's the same as about fifty million others you can find on the web. Super easy to make. A good treat.

1 c. cream (half & half or your own mix of cream and milk)
1-2 tb. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
Put the above in a small ziplok bag. Place that ziplok bag into a gallon size ziplok half filled with ice cubes. Dump half a cup of rock salt into the large ziplok. Since Colombia has no need for rock salt, we use table salt and that works just fine. Shake the bag. Shake, shake, shake. Shake your baa-aag. Shake your baa-aag. Okay. You might want to wrap a towel around the bag - it gets super cold. Takes between five and ten minutes.

We're growing mint leaves. I might try making my own mint ice cream sometime. We're also growing basil but I don't think that'd be nearly so yummy.

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