Wednesday, February 04, 2009
What do you do when you have extra cookies, vanilla beans and heavy cream? You make ice cream and then you make ice cream sandwiches. Well thats what you do if you are me and I am you and we are we and we are all together or something like that and you want to be as big as a walrus. This is a little misleading because we are no where near walrus size around here in fact we are more like baby seals.
I discovered a great way to make ice cream that is fun for kids and adults and it is similar to those ice cream balls that they sell. In fact I was doing this before this ball was invented. You get one coffee can that fits inside a larger can (the #10 can). You fill the smaller can with cream, vanilla, and sugar (I put egg yolks but it is against the law and the salmonella police will come and get you) seal it up real good with the lid and some duct tape and put it inside the larger can that you fill up with ice and rock salt (big chunky salt) and seal this can up. Now for the fun. Roll the can around for about 30 minutes, it will churn the cream making ice cream - really.
Freeze it up a little more for firmness and scoop and eat in your favorite way. No photos of this process because it is one of my secrets even though I explained it in detail.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 7:10 PM