Saturday, January 14, 2012

Which would you rather eat?

Modified milk ingredients, cream, sugar, glucose, stabilizer (mono and diglycerides, guar gum, cellulose gum, polysorbate 80, locust bean gum, carrageenan, calcium sulfate), artificial flavour (contains sulfites), colour (contains tartrazine).

Or this:
Whole milk, sugar, cream, vanilla extract

The second recipe, you say? Me too. And now I get to, on a fairly regular basis, thanks to my girls, who got me this great toy for Christmas.

As usual, I'm too computer illiterate/lazy busy to take a photo of my machine and post it here. Maybe someday. This is an Amazon image. But the machine works like a charm and the ice cream tastes great. The best part? You can't overeat, because it only makes two litres (about 2 quarts) so there's just enough for one dessert serving for my family (8 or 9 of us, depending on who's home from university at the time).

Oh, and this hardly matters (cough) but it also makes margaritas.

I also got this date book (and a calendar) for Christmas, from Mrs. Beazly.

What the heck is 'guar gum' anyway? And 'tartrazine' sounds like something that you'd use to strip varnish.

All this talk about ice cream makes me want to listen to the Buffalo Bills...


  1. Hey, I've got one of those ice cream makers and it's the best...easy to use and clean. My first ice cream maker was plastic and a pain although when the kids were little they love turning the handle every 5 minutes which was a good thing because I'd forget and then 20 minutes later couldn't turn the thing at all because the stuff was rock-hard. Eventually, that's how it broke. I don't know about margaritas (including how to spell it) but come summer, throw in some fresh strawberries or raspberries and syrup and you've got the best sorbets ever. Utterly addictive and healthy, especially if you picked the berries yourself (that completely eliminates whatever sugar you added to make the syrup).

  2. I'm looking forward to trying some fresh fruit sorbets this summer. I'm also glad to hear you've had success with your machine. We've only used it a few times, but so far, so good!