We borrowed my sister's antique ice cream machine, gathered the ingredients and prepared the recipe. I'd rather not take credit for someone else's genius (and I have a fear of being sued) so if you would like to try this ice cream you should go here for the recipe. The ingredients are simple: whole milk, cream, honey, butter and egg yolks. It took about 15 minutes to prepare and maybe another 15 to freeze-despite mechanical issues. The recipe made about 3 cups of frozen ice cream (not including the cup or so we couldn't stop ourselves from eating while the ice cream was freezing). The recipe called for unsalted butter but we used salted. Its hard to explain but sometimes adding just a touch of salt to sweet things makes it taste better?
We poured the mix in the barrel of the machine, plugged it in and it immediately made a loud clicking noise- a noise that tells you something is wrong. We unplugged it again, messed with the barrel, thinking the ice was packed to tightly to allow it to spin. We were able to spin the barrel easily by hand so we inspected the motor and discovered that even though it was working, the part that attaches to the barrel and made it spin, wasn't turning correctly. In the time it took to inspect the motor ("when I say inspect" i really just mean looking clueless while scratching our heads) I guess the ice cream got cold enough to freeze
Its hard to describe the taste of heaven but I will give it a shot- creamy, honey-sweet with a touch of buttery caramel. How does that sound?
|honey ice cream mix cooking on left, butter browning on right, dirty stove top everywhere|
|butter sufficiently browned|
|butter goes in honey ice cream mix|
|antique ice cream machine....didn't work.|
|turning the mix by hand|
|the finished product|
|Greg decided to try coffee ice cream. That was really good too.|
same base recipe as above but 2/3 cup sugar in place of honey
1 cup strong coffee and a few tbs fine grounds
Oh, kitty is still sick. Its a weird kind of sickness though....
|maybe its a man cold?|
|she thought I was busy cleaning the kitchen but I managed to sneak this picture.|