Monday, July 16, 2012

Ice Cream Dream

Ice cream, the quintessential summertime treat! What better to do with a couple of pounds of freshly picked Strawberries? Bedsides jam, which I will also be making a lot of before the summer is through.

My ice cream machine is a Cuisinart Ice-21C  and it is ridiculously easy to use. Just pour a bunch of stuff in the bowl and let it mix for 15 minutes. Seriously, that's all I did to make this frozen strawberry dessert. Mashed up strawberries, a glurp of soy milk and 1 tbsp of sugar. Easier than pie.

I swear I did nothing to enhance or modify the colour in the image. The strawberries were beet-red all the way through - unlike the California strawberries that are usually available year-round at our local supermarket that are white on the inside.

Today was "ice cream day" at my daughter's school so I sent along a small container of this for her to enjoy while her classmates eat traditional ice cream made with cow milk (thankfully they have a freezer available to keep it frozen until snack time).

And on the topic of ice cream, I wonder if there are other towns out there that have banned the ice cream truck from blasting the iconic music like they did in West Kelowna right before this summer began?

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