Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Foods We Can't Live Without #4

I find that blogging is taking me back in time to a food, a special person or a time gone by. I LOVE ice cream. As I think back to my childhood, I remember having ice cream as a treat before I went to bed at night. I thank my father for creating the craving for sweets that I still have today.

My first memories of going out for ice cream were to Zarda Dairy. I remember banana splits, hot fudge sundaes and Bubble Gum Ice Cream. At home I remember my dad making malts with malted milk powder.

Homemade ice cream...remember the hand crank ice cream makers? Was that a lot of work or what? Today, I have an electric ice cream maker. While making ice cream with this machine is so much easier it does remind me that this is just another tradition of the past that has been replaced by technology.

One of my favorite recipes for ice cream is Alton Brown's Serious Vanilla Ice Cream. When I went to make it today, I realized I didn't have the peach preserves. I did have Apricot Preserves, so I used them and couldn't tell the difference. In the last few minutes of the mixing process, I added crumbled Thin Mints.

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