Our house has always embraced the old fashioned, outdated qualities that slow living provides. I love technology in so many ways, but really admire the classics and the quality and pride of making something for yourself.
I recently had an ice cream making experience with my favorite ginger that was so successful we were trying to figure out ways to bring the “left overs” home more than a few hours away. Afterwards, I scoured the web for my own little piece of ice cream history. I found my very own antique maker thanks to In the Top Drawer via etsy. After gathering my favorite (and locally sourced) ingredients, we were on to our frozen kitchen adventure.
The Must Have:
- Plenty of Ice & Salt for the bucket
- 1 1/2 Cup half & half
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1 1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
- FLAVOR: Fresh Strawberries (you can really add anything here
The How To:
1. Heat the half & half in a sauce pan over low heat.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the egg yolks and sugar.
3. Slowly add the egg and sugar mixture into the saucepan.
4.Continue to cook on low heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon.
5. Add heavy whipping cream to the mixture.
6. Pour everything into the metal canister and secure the lid.
7. Insert canister into bucket, surround with crushed ice, add salt, and crank it for almost 30 minutes or until there is resistance in the cream.
8. Pour into a freezer safe container and freeze over night.
9. Scoop and enjoy- even for breakfast.
It has been quiet around the blog lately. Work, fun trips, and the holidays have kept me away. At our house this weekend, we were preparing for the season by hanging our lights on the house, tree farming and holiday correspondence (the envelopes even have addresses done by hand thanks to my recent interest in calligraphy) . Also lots of homemade soup, homemade bread, and wool socks have been around to keep us cozy.
I think as time slows down, I will have more time to take photos, but for now, the speed of family, friends, and festivities is keeping my attention. My Instagram has been doing most of the work lately since the Nikon hasn’t been on all of my recent adventures. Here are a few exceptions.