Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ice Cream Maker

One of the things that we got for Christmas was an Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker. All four of us were excited about getting it for different reasons. The kids now think that we can make ice cream anytime which means they can have ice cream cones all the time. They also wanted to learn how ice cream was made. Chris and I were looking forward to experimenting with different recipes and hopefully perfect a gelato recipe and blizzards (because who doesn't want a ice cream blizzard in the summer)

We made a lemon sorbet! It was really easy to make. The machine comes with a recipe book and most (if not all) of the recipes are really simple. As well as the machine is easy to put together, just one piece to fit into the middle and then a lid! Once all the ingredients were in the machine we turned it on and put the timer on for 25 minutes and waited. The kids stood on chairs almost the whole time watching it get thicker and turn into ice. David called me over many times to see how it changed and was starting to look like ice cream!
I didn't manage to get any pictures of the kids watching the us make our first batch of sorbet, however I did manage to get a picture of their first bite of it.

As you can see David thought it was sour but still really enjoyed it.
Jaclyn's facial impression was priceless. This was the first and only bit she ate of the sorbet it was just to sour for her.
I along with the rest of my family are looking forward to trying many new ice treat recipes. In fact today we bought some vanilla bean to make a vanilla bean gelato recipe that Chris found.....yummy!


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