Sunday, July 12, 2009

My New Toy

I have a new toy, and it is probably not a good thing. Most things that I do have a story behind them, and my new toy does as well.

For the past few weeks, Chick-Fil-A has been selling peach shakes. I absolutely love homemade peach ice cream. Several people told me how good these were, so I tried one last Monday. I have to say, I was so disappointed. I don't know if they got the mixture wrong, or what, but I was expecting it to taste like homemade peach ice cream, and it didn't.

When I get a craving for something, it won't go away until it is satisfied. Pops said, "Well, you just need to make some." We haven't had an ice cream maker for a few years because they are SO messy. I got to thinking and decided to check out the new ice cream makers that don't require ice or salt.

Thursday, I went to Williams Sonoma and bought one. I hate to say it, but I absolutely love it.

I came home and made enough of the basic mixture for 3 batches of ice cream. Ice cream every night is probably not a good thing. I made fresh strawberry Thursday night, fresh peach on Saturday and tonight I am making one of our family favorites; coffee ice cream with toasted almonds and crushed Oreos.

I couldn't wait to tell my sister about it, and she came over yesterday to taste the peach. She went out and bought one and is making ice cream right now.


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KirkKrew said...

I'm so jealous of the coffee ice cream! I hope there's leftovers. Maybe Lamar needs an ice cream maker for his birthday? Is that a selfish gift or what??

KARA said...

What I want to know is can we get orders "to-go"??? I would love to try the peach, and what about some almond vanilla? (I think I just drooled on my desk) :)

gigi said...

I was wondering about the ice cream posts on FB ... so that's what's going on!!! The flavors sound sooooo good!