A few months ago I decided I wanted to buy an ice cream maker. Once the idea was in my head I could not get it out. When I couldn’t find the ice cream maker I wanted, I got mildly frustrated because I had these grand plans to create ice cream that would blow the world away (well not really, but it would be fun to send delicious ice cream care packages to friends). After a few hiccups, mainly getting screwed over by iKitchen when they sent me a refurbished maker and took far too long to reimburse me, I finally got a new working ice cream maker. I am not sure how it happened, but my ice cream maker sat in the closet unused for most of the summer . . . until this past week when I finally decided to take it out and put it to use.
I probably should have gone straight to Epicurious or some respectable ice cream recipe page, but I didn’t. I looked up “ice cream recipes” in Google and picked something that sounded good and relatively easy for my first batch: Crunchy Pecan Maple Syrup ice cream (I am not going to post the link because it’s not worth it). The recipe was simple . . . probably too simple. Even while I was making it I thought that it could use a few extra ingredients but I figured for my first time making ice cream I should just stick to the recipe. Unfortunately the recipe I chose was lame and although I am not happy with the results I thought I should post it anyway (it’s all part of the process anyway, right?).
The next time I make ice cream I am going to look up a few more recipes and do some serious research (Bobby Flay just did a throwdown that involved making Maple Spice ice cream . . . mmm). Maybe once it’s worth eating I will test it out on some friends. In the meantime, here are some photos of the process. I am still without a tripod so there are some shots I wanted to get and just couldn’t.