If you're just joining me here at the old blog, let me catch you up on something I would be remiss not to mention: three years ago, I had never cooked a chicken breast or made a single thing from scratch. Last night, I made homemade Guinness Chocolate Chip ice cream. Seriously.
If that's not inspiration to learn to cook for you, I don't know what is! If I can do it, ANYONE can do it.
I've seen so many inspiring ice cream and sorbet restaurants floating around the internet lately and when I saw a cheapie half-pint ice cream maker at Target for $25 (it's this model), I thought, "What the hey? Let's try it." You can, by the way, make ice cream without a machine; Google it!
recipe that didn't call for too many ingredients or too many complicated steps. Win!
The first requirement: freeze your ice cream bowl, preferably overnight. When it was actually time to start making ice cream, I began by mixing a cup of sugar with one egg, just stirring it with a wooden spoon until mixed.
So now, my mind is teeming with ice cream and sorbet ideas! I'm thinking of making champagne sorbet next...but do you guys have any ideas? What's a flavor you'd love to try?