Here's the plan

This 4th of July weekend is going to be all about ice cream.  Hopefully, the weather will cooperate.  But as a friend recently reminded me, Seattleites are used to eating ice cream in 55 degree weather wearing a fleece if they must.  Summer must go on!

Why the ice cream theme?  Well, I recently procured an old fashioned ice cream maker -- you know, the kind you put ice and rock salt in -- at a neighborhood estate sale.  I've been wanting to try it out and haven't had the chance yet. 

Plus, today, I purchased a cookbook that I've been admiring for some time.  "The Perfect Scoop" by David Lebovitz.  (In case you're interested, he has a lovely blog and an iphone app that I like too.) Now I'm totally set. 

First on the list . . . a basic vanilla -- a simple version made with vanilla beans, milk, and cream.  Then I think we'll try strawberry and chocolate ice cream.  After that, we'll likely branch out to maple walnut or toasted coconut.  Then again, we could always try a sorbet.  Not sure yet. 

In any case, I'll take pictures and keep you apprised of what we like best.  This is going to be fun!


Amber said…
I have that cookbook and have enjoyed many yummy recipes since buying it. Have fun.

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