The subject for the Daily Photo Shoot for Sunday, 24 February 2013 is:
I Scream! You Scream! We all Scream…
for what? This?
Rain instead of snow? Yes! We got rain, not snow this time around. We must be the chosen ones…
(Note: as I am finishing up this entry, Paul just came running upstairs and threw open the curtains and yelled “What’s THAT?” I thought a tree must have fallen on the house or something, or that Big Foot was standing out on our deck. But no, it was just SNOW flakes coming down, instead of the rain we’ve been having since last night. So we WILL be getting some snow, but it probably won’t amount to much.)
However, the real subject of this Daily Photo Shoot is the screaming bit:
…We all Scream for Ice Cream! Today I made a new batch of this creamy, cold, sweet, wonderful stuff.
Mainly I make the ice cream for Paul. He can afford to eat it – he never gains weight, he works off anything he consumes, but I get one or two small scoops of ice cream with each batch I make just so I’ll know how they came out. Tonight I’ll have some while our British DVD is on (we are currently into a series called “Between The Lines” which is an excellent older British TV series), however, I did already taste some of the spill-over ice cream and OMG! Guys! I found a new recipe!
Above, it’s whirling around inside the ice cream making machine. It’s the easiest thing to do, I swear.
So far I’ve made plain vanilla (good), strawberry (quite good) using both fresh and also frozen strawberries, oreo-cookie ice cream (very good, OMG-good), and lastly I’ve made three batches of coffee ice cream (incredibly good!).
Paul just discovered that he loves coffee ice cream a couple of years ago, never having ever had a cuppa coffee in his life. He doesn’t drink hot beverages at all. But that coffee ice cream he loved, so I made it with the standard vanilla recipe and just added about a half-cup of concentrated coffee that I’d made the night before and cooled in the frige. It was fabulously-good.
Well, today he needed more ice cream. I have some oreo cookies but he didn’t really want that (he is not a chocolate lover although he did love the oreo cookie ice cream when I made it). I asked him what kind he wanted and he just said “anything you want to make.”
I had a brainstorm and wasn’t sure if it would work. I did not know what the outcome would be, either. I used BROWN SUGAR (LIGHT) instead of the one cup of white sugar it called for; I figured that would add a new flavor to it. And then I had the brilliant idea of adding some ORANGE EXTRACT along with the vanilla extract that it called for. I probably put in 2 TBS of the vanilla and 1 or 2 TBS of the orange… a little more than called for but wow… I have really stumbled upon something great there.
I call this CREAMSICLE ICE CREAM.
If any of you are over 50, you might remember Creamsicles on the Ice Cream Truck in the summers. This tastes just like one of those! OMG…I loved those things. Wow.
Just changing 2 ingredients. I sure hope Paul likes the orange flavor in there now… fingers crossed!
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And one more thing before I go today – I wanted to give another birthday Shout-Out to another friend called Sandra today – just one day after my friend Sandy-from-Iowa’s birthday, too…
Happy Birthday to Sandra D.
from West Yorkshire, England.
I hear Sandra D. is not feeling too spiffy today, and we send our deepest wishes that she will improve from this recent set-back. Much love and hugs to Sandra and husband, Bill D.
Bex & Co.