August 11, 2008

Homemade Ice Cream - What Fun!

I have met only a few people in my whole life who don't like ice cream - it's an amazingly popular food. These days you can get all sorts of flavours and then there's the toppings and sauces you can add in - not forgetting the cream and cherry on top if you're making an ice cream sundae!

You can go one step better though and make your OWN homemade ice cream. It's not rocket science either. Just be aware though that it's a lot easier with an electric ice cream maker so be prepared to invest in one if you really want to have a serious go at ice cream making.

At one end of the scale there are easy ice cream recipes that are quick to make contrasting with more elaborate custard based recipes at the other end of the scale. More time consuming but well worth the effort! Like this classic vanilla ice cream recipe. I've tried it and it's fantastic. My husband said it was the best tasting ice cream he's ever eaten - and he's eaten a lot in his life!

Remember too that you get to choose your own ingredients so you can avoid any of those 'nasties' that friends and family are allergic to. It's also great fun to make ice cream with your children - what an idea to keep them busy in the school holidays!

So go on ... have a go. Ice cream making is a great way to bring fun and food together all in one activity.