Saturday, June 22, 2013

Orange Dream Ice Cream

With the official beginning of summer and hot days, I no longer look forward to turning the oven on to bake. Instead, my baking obsession passion has shifted into the joy of making homemade ice cream. And what a trip that has been! I have already made at least half a dozen different kinds, honestly having a hard time deciding which I like more. My kids have been thrilled (to say the least :)), and I myself have embarked on yet another wonderful adventure: discovering the world of frozen delights. :) 

Orange Dream Ice Cream

2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup half-n-half, cold
1/2 cup orange juice concentrate, thawed
a touch of orange food coloring (optional)

Whisk whipping cream and sugar in a mixing bowl until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Add half-n-half and whisk briefly to incorporate. Mix in orange juice concentrate. Immediately add mixture in the frozen canister of your ice cream machine. Run ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions.

This is the ice cream maker I use and am very happy with:

It makes soft-serve ice cream in 20-30 minutes. Then, I transfer the ice cream into a freezer safe air-tight container, cover with parchment paper and freeze. It can store in the freezer for up to a couple of months (though it has never lasted that long at home, so I cannot vouch personally for the taste after two or three months :)). I know it is wonderfully creamy and refreshing for at least a couple of weeks later. :))

Recipe slightly adapted from "Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book" which can be found here:

Disclaimer: I am in no way being remunerated to advertise for Cuisinart, Ben and Jerry's or I just happen to like my ice cream maker, the book I took this recipe from, and the above mentioned website. :)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Bake on!

I saw this on Pinterest and just had to share on my blog here. It so describes me! Whatever happens, whether I am healthy or sick, happy or sad, I bake on! :)))

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