Monday, August 06, 2007

heat index requires something cold

Many years ago, I gave my sister one of these for Christmas, and I'm sure it remained on her shelf untouched, until she carted it off to donate to some worthy charity—at least I haven't heard another word about it.

Imagine my glee when I discovered an intact unit, complete with instruction booklet, for sale for about a dollar in my local thrift shop.

Its housing has lived next to my jelly cupboard for the few years, though; the silver cylinder containing the magic coolant silently waited in the freezer for some kind of ingredients to churn within itself. Well, the wait is over; the day before yesterday L and I made the ice cream mix from this great book, and dutifully chilled it overnight.

We assembled the Donvier unit (moving as quickly as possible, per instruction booklet!)

and made this (blurred photo indicates excitement level of photographer):





We topped it with a butter/rum peach sauce from Sandi, that I made and absolutely ruined the first time around, but I tweaked it (melted the butter and brown sugar together over low heat and whisked them together before adding the other ingredients) the second time and it came together to die for.



D is perusing the ice cream book, which I believe came about through the author's blog, but I'm not sure as I just started reading it myself. His recipes seem very clear and if the vanilla is an indication, they all should work! We'll be moving on to chocolate shortly . . .

17 comments:

Mountain Dweller said...

I have an icecream maker too which I absolutely adore. I shall look forward to some good recipes...

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Whoo~Hoo! I know that was some good eatin'.
I'm glad to hear it turned out this time. =D

Anonymous said...

In my excitement over the ice cream, I originally linked to the wrong book! I've fixed it, but it should be David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop!

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Pecos Blue said...

That looks very refreshing it is over 97 here today. I am have to try that.

kmkat said...

Mmmm, ice cream...

mcewen said...

Maybe I should dig out my ice-cream maker and dust it off!
Cheers

Poppy Fields said...

mmmmm!

carolyn said...

Like lots of kitchen "gagets" ice cream makers can be left gathering dust but I think that once you get the bug for making ice cream you use them over and over again. Sounds like you guys have the bug!

MotherPie said...

Homemade peach ice cream. What a summer delight. Yum.

Fun for a dollar. Lucky you to have found it and then finally used it.

Linda said...

If you send me an ice cream maker, I promise to use it.

Gretchen said...

Looks yummy! Now I have to go find some icecream.

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

That sounds quite wonderful especially on a day as of today; very hot and humid.

paris parfait said...

Ah, homemade ice cream! The next time I go home to the US, am going to confiscate my parents' 1960s ice-cream maker. Now it's retro and cool - and still makes fabulous ice cream!

Ex-Shammickite said...

oooo home-made ice cream, sounds wonderful, I'll have to keep my eyes open at the local thrift shop to see if I can find a bargain like yours! If I can't, I'll be over to sample YOUR ice cream, OK?

Stacie said...

I bet this beats Ben & Jerry's...yum.

yours truly said...

Looks heavenly! Maybe I need to get an ice cream maker!

Leena said...

Now I am thinking very hard, because we had once upon a time this maker, but where is it now. I can`t remember, but . . . I will find it :)
I will tell, did I manage it.