Tuesday, July 28, 2009

TWD: Vanilla Ice Cream

I can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted. Time flies! I can't believe that summer is already half over. I've been baking and cooking but posting seems to have taken a back seat to being outside and enjoying the sun. So most likely I will continue to be mia during the rest of the summer and posting sporadically. I couldn't pass up this weeks vanilla ice cream though. It's been hot here and it sounded like the perfect thing. Man am I glad that I didn't miss out this week. This pick was great timing by Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu.

I loved the flavor of the ice cream but the texture wasn't what I was hoping. So I will have to experiment a little more. The texture was much better than my last attempt though, it wasn't as hard either since I added a tablespoon of vanilla vodka. I've read that some people use some xanthan gum to make the ice cream smoother so I may try that next time. I used a whole vanilla bean and I think that's what makes this ice cream so good.

Go check out what other bakers have done this week!