The other night I got to break in my new Cuisinart ice cream maker. I made Espresso Gelato for a get together last night with some friends. And I gotta tell you, that Cuisinart is pretty darn fabulous! So fabulous, that if my house was in the path of a roaring fire and I had to evacuate and take only 4 things with me – this would be one of them (the others being my passport, my mac mini, and my Sylvester Stallone movies)! Anyways, I highly recommend making your own ice cream if you ever have the chance. Store bought ice cream cannot compare – and it is so easy to make and you only need about 4 ingredients! The only caveat being, if you are having a sudden craving for ice cream that cannot wait – then just drive yourself to the nearest store and pick up some Haagen Daaz – because you won’t be eating this ice cream for another day or so! Yes, there does need to be some prep time: time to freeze your ice cream container, time to refrigerate the custard, time to churn it, and then time to do a final freeze before serving, depending on how firm you want your frozen dessert. But it is OH SO WORTH IT!
The ingredients: egg yolks, sugar, milk, espresso powder.
The process: mix. churn. freeze.
(This last picture you’ll see a little skull and crossbones sign – that means “Hands off!” to the little “mice” who come creeping in with munchies at midnight!)
The outcome: yum.