i scream. you scream.

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i got this new toy at the beginning of summer…

it makes this:

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{key lime pie ice cream}

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{sour cream cherry ice cream}

i started out making vanilla, then got fancy. i think it should be a law that every house has an ice cream machine. i know it’s not the old-fashioned churning machine, but it makes homemade ice cream so easy. we can’t get enough of it here in the red house. there are quick and easy recipes, but like anything else, it’s the ones you have to wait for that result in the tastiest.

i thought this key lime pie might have that make your lips pucker tart taste, but the tartness was just right. very subtle…and i like a bit of crunch so i didn’t crush the graham crackers too much, but it’s a personal choice, you know?

key lime pie ice cream recipe via rachael ray.

Sour Cream and Cherry Ice Cream-adapted from Gourmet Magazine

1 (16 oz.) container chilled sour cream

1 cup chilled half-and-half

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup chilled heavy cream

2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

01. Puree all ingredients with 1/8 tsp. salt in a blender until mixture is smooth and sugar has dissolved. Chill until very cold.

02. Freeze mixture in an ice cream maker. Fold in the candied cherries (below) as you remove the ice cream from the machine. Transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to firm up, about 6 hours.

Candied Cherries-from The Perfect Scoop

1 pound cherries, fresh or frozen

1 1/2 cups water

1 cup sugar

1 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 drop almond extract

01. Remove the stems and pit the cherries. Heat the cherries, water, sugar, and lemon juice in a large, nonreactive saucepan or skillet until the liquid starts to boil.

02. Turn down the heat to a low boil and cook the cherries for 25 minutes, stirring frequently during the last 10 minutes of cooking to make sure they are cooking evenly and not sticking.

03. Once the syrup is reduced to the consistency of maple syrup, remove the pan from the heat, add the almond extract, and let the cherries cool in their syrup.

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2 responses to “i scream. you scream.

  1. oh, how I love homemade ice cream.

  2. it sounds so yummy! i know my husband and i would go crazy with it!

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