There are few things in life I love more than ice cream. Becoming a vegan, I had to switch to coconut ice cream (because soy ice cream taste weird), which comes in tiny little Haagen Dazs sized containers, for $7 each. Obviously, not the most economical option. Enter, the ice cream maker!
Fan Friday Presents…The Ice Cream Maker!
As a wedding present, we received a fantastic ice cream maker from my lovely mother-in-law. We loved it so much that we even made time a few days before the wedding to make some ice cream. This first batch (pictured below) was called Banana Split, from the delicious book Vegan a la Mode (go check Hanna out over at Bitter Sweet Blog, where she’s constantly sharing new recipes!).
Prior to this electric beauty, the Cuisinart ICE-30BC, all I had ever used was the manual kind. You know, where you churn it yourself? Yeah, you can imagine how much that got used (read: once).
The second batch we made was some delicious Dark Chocolate Sorbetto — a recipe that came with the ice cream maker. It has 4 ingredients. 4! Which is really part of what makes homemade ice cream so awesome: there’s no crazy preservatives in there. Between that and the fact that I can have large batches of whatever flavour of ice cream I want…well, it’s really a no brainer.
What’s your favourite slightly-indulgent but endlessly awesome kitchen tool?