Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Our Very Own Ice Cream

My friend Crystal told me about her Donvier ice cream maker - not electric, but not dependent on ice and salt and constant cranking either.  I've drooled over ice cream recipes on the internet long enough.  When I trolled ebay and found one for $17, I snapped it up.


I used the uncooked basic vanilla recipe in the little booklet.


We ate it with fresh peaches.  I am so pleased that the ice cream was made with local cream, eggs, and milk, and that it only makes a quart at a time.

So, what flavor should we try next? Pin It

12 comments:

Rebecca said...

Butter pecan is Patrick's favorite. We found a recipe online that calls for brown sugar and pecans in a cooked base. Pretty darned awesome.

Jennifer Jo said...

Try Jeni's vanilla---cream cheese, no eggs, and a smidge of corn syrup. Makes a WORLD of difference.

Deanna Beth said...

Peppermint?

Eva Girl said...

Ooo! I love homemade ice cream! I had vanilla once with a sweet ginger sauce - the best I 've ever tasted! Our other favorite here is 'orange creamsicle' you add some orange soda and crushed pineapple to the vanilla ice cream...so good!

Margo said...

JJ, where is the recipe? On your blog?

Kristen (by the book paper) said...

That sounds so good! Peppermint would be yummy.

Melanie said...

Any flavor! You should probably just invite your sister over to test it.. you know, just to make sure it's safe for the little people. :)

Margo said...

Mel, you're right - it has raw eggs in it. Verrrry dangerous. I'm leaning towards mint chocolate chip (with backyard mint!) because that tends to be the kids' favorite.

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Peach is always my first choice but I also love, love homemade Mexican chocolate ice cream. Basically, it's chocolate ice cream with a nice twist of cinnamon. My family uses the Southern Living recipe for it, I believe.

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

P.S. I just found the recipe... Southern Living, 1997.
Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

BLD in MT said...

Oooh, maybe I'll have to look into that model as well. We have one, but it requires ice, salt, and electricity. It isn't what I wanted, but it was given to me free so no real complaints here.

I imagine any ol' flavor will be amazing....I've never really crossed paths with an ice cream I didn't like.

Margo said...

Christian, thank you for the recipe link!
oh yes, I adore chocolate and spice. As a girl, I used to add nutmeg to my hot chocolate. Last winter I tried to make a good spice cake with a chocolate ganache. Didn't satisfy me the way I wanted, but I'm going to try again this winter.
Downtown, the local ice cream store makes chocolate with a hint of cayenne and cinnamon. Lovely.

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