Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Marjie from Modern Day Ozzie and Harriet made Praline Ice Cream a couple of weeks ago that had me drooling. Marjie had great pictures and instructions on how to attach the ice cream maker to a Kitchenaide stand mixer...she knew I had asked Santa for the ice cream attachment but sadly Santa didn't deliver. I told Marjie that my birthday and my anniversary weren't far behind and that I had my fingers crossed.

My wishing was not in vain, I received the ice cream attachment this past weekend. I could not wait to get started on my first batch of ice cream and had no idea what a process it is! Ice cream making is not for sissies and is well worth the wait.

The ice cream bowl for the Kitchaide stand mixer has to reside in the freezer for at leat 15 hours prior to making any ice cream. Marjie thanks for your instructions for hooking up the attachment.




French Vanilla Ice Cream - (adapted from Kitchenaide's instruction booklet)

2-1/2 cups Half-n-Half
1 cup of sugar
8 egg yolks
4 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt

Heat the Half-N-Half in a sauce pan over medium heat until it almost boils. Remove pan from heat and set aside. Combine egg yolks in sugar in bowl of mixer until smooth. Very gradually add Half-N-Half to egg/sugar mixture with mixer on "stir" and combine. Pour mixture into a large bowl, whisk in vanilla, cream and salt. Cover bowl and chill for at least 6 hours.




Pour mixture into ice cream bowl, turn mixer on stir and let it go for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, pour ice cream into an air tight container and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.




Considering the process involved and considering I'm not the most patient person you will ever meet, this ice cream is worth it. This has to be the best I have ever had!

24 comments:

gigi said...

I have NEVER made ice cream. And I had no idea that kitchen aid had an ice cream attachment! How coolis that? You go girl!

Carol said...

Wow ! Sounds so good ! It also made me think about the fact that I ate my last Aunt Sally's Creamy Original the other day. I have to get down to NOLA, soon! Thanks for coming by the Porch...I'm a little emotional after writing that, I need a big bowl of your wonderful ice- cream!
xoxoxo's

tamilyn said...

I bought my hubby one of those 'ball' ice cream makers that you roll around on the ground. Thought it would be fun camping-still haven't made ice cream yet:(

Debbie said...

Oh I just want to jump and dig into that bowl of ice cream. I have never made home made ice cream before. It looks absolutely delicious!

Maria said...

Oh how I adore homemade ice cream. It truly is the best treat!

Ralonda said...

Looks creamy and refreshing! I've always heard that homemade ice cream the best. I bet you'll really have some fun with it this summer!

Pam said...

Vanilla is my favorite flavor - ever. This looks wonderful - I need to drag out my ice cream maker.

The Blonde Duck said...

May I have a bowl please? With sprinkles?

5 Star Foodie said...

The ice cream looks delicious! I didn't know there is an ice cream maker Kichenaid attachment and I have gift certificates to Bed, Bath and beyond (once the snow and ice melts I'm going shopping!)

pigpigscorner said...

aww I've always wanted an ice-cream maker!! All that delicious home-made ice-cream..yum yum!

April said...

yum, looks fantastic! Now I want one of those attachments!

Elra said...

Nothing beat homemade ice cream, they are the best. And the vanilla is my favorite.
Cheers,
Elra

Cheryl said...

YUM, I have wanted that attachment but I am scared I would get even fatter, LOL! Gorgeous!

Reeni♥ said...

French vanilla is one of my favorites! There's nothing like homemade!

Gladys said...

That looks so delicious.

I made a big bowl of Snow Ice cream. It was good but boy oh boy how I miss my Kitchen aide and all it's little attachments.

Greg C said...

I never heard of an icecream bowl. I need to look into that.

Marjie said...

Oh, I'm so glad you got your ice cream attachment! This sounds just scrumptious - I love french vanilla ice cream above all others! Now, did you make meringue cookies or a meringue pie with your leftover egg whites? I'm here to make you keep that Wii Fit warmed up!

Geri said...

There is absolutely nothing better than homemade ice cream. The idea of "we all scream for ice cream" came from Italian immigrants in New York City in the 1700s who shouted, “I Scream, ice cream,” when they peddled their frosty wares.

Bridgett said...

Perfectly simple yet delicious. Vanilla is always a pleaser, isn't it??

Calm In The Kitchen said...

Oh, I love homemade ice cream! I have had my eye on the ice cream attachment for some time now. I needto get off my butt and buy it already!

Way to go!

;) amy

Sara said...

Your ice cream looks delicious, it makes me want to pull out my ice cream maker!

Laurie said...

Oh, Katherine, so much to catch up on. Why oh why do I have to work, when visiting blogs could be a full time occupation?

I love homemade ice cream, and dream that someday I will own a Kitchenaide mixer...please, please.

Mustard is my favorite condiment so your chicken looks awesome. I think I could slide this by my kids too.

I love celebrating every holiday, even if it has nothing to do with my heritage, and the King Cake is one of the most intriguing things I've read about lately. Do you actually bake a treat into the cake? A DOLL??? Where could I find a doll that won't melt?

It's been so much fun to visit you tonight!

Pam said...

Yay! I'm so glad you got it! I love mine!

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