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!


Cheryl said...

That looks delish, I have been making ice cream this year too! loving it!

MaryBeth said...

I purchased a kitchen aid ice cream attachment and I really can't wait to give it good work out and make some ice cream as great as yours...

Melissa said...

It looks great! I've heard there are a lot of tricks to making the ice cream smoother - even adding some alcohol. But I agree - this had great flavor and was a perfect summer pick!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Nothing beats homemade vanilla ice cream, especially in summer's sweltering heat.

Nurit - 1FFF said...

Oh, my summer was chaotic. I didn't turn the ice cream maker not even once this summer! oh gosh, I haven't even thought about it until now.

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Kathy - My Online Meals said...

Aww you have posted on your blog for a long time! Well I hope you are able to update it with some more of your cooking. Be back here soon!