Ice cream

I’m addicted to ice cream. In the summertime I make about a quart a week. I’ve made a lot of flavors – chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, lemon, lime. I treasure Ben and Jerry’s 1987 Ice Cream & Dessert Book, a valuable record of their recipes (and ideals) before they sold to Unilver in 2000. I used to love their Cherry Garcia. Unilver promptly added high fructose corn syrup to the ice cream, so now I just make it myself – I freeze some cherries in season just for that purpose. By and large though I stick to vanilla. It’s endlessly versatile, I can put fresh fruit on it, or chocolate syrup, or just eat it straight, as vanilla. I use a Cuisinart ice cream maker. It wasn’t expensive, I think I paid $40 for it at a Christmas sale. Now that I’m used to the way it works it takes so … Continue reading