Ok, bump of an old thread.
Once again, I have gotten the ice cream urge in the middle of 'the cold' season.
Today's ice cream was probably my tastiest ever. I had frozen some rhubarb from the summer, so I made a rhubarb ice cream and a macha tea/pistachio crumble to go over the top. It was outstanding, and I need to write down the recipe before I forget how I did it.
We served cranberry frozen yogurt at the thanksgiving table along with a peach mango and lemon raspberry swirl. My kids pick the flavors.
And you should definitely write down that recipe before you forget it!
On another note, my ice cream maker died on me, it was a model with the freezing bowl. So now, I am looking into a model with a compressor, what do you look for in terms of specs when you're buying an ice cream maker?
So Drinky, did you actually try doing a siracha icecream? I envisaged a siracha-chocolate version - something like a Thai-Mexican hybrid. Ha Ha!
Anyone try cinnamon (just a bit), nutmeg (less than a bit) and real vanilla?
Coconut with some finely scraped coconut flesh and a bit of coconut milk added is also fantastic.
Not for most occidentals but durian icecream made with actual durian flesh and not the artificial flavour is really good. Durian icecream with a bit of coconut milk is even better!
Many westerners turn their noses up at the "smell" but I think this is to some extent a self perpetuating myth. Admittedly durian has a strong distinct smell but the perjoratives of latrine etc is in my opinion a bit over the top. It reminds me of some Asians turning their noses up at strong cheese using more or less the same perjorative terms. Of course, to each their own and I do respect that some foods, taste and smells are just too much "out there". I admire many on this Forum who seem to be very adventurous in trying all sorts of foods from everywhere.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I looked around a bit, ignored all the you-get-what-you-pay-for thoughts, decided I will make good use of it but don't need a professional output level machine - and ordered the Cuisinart, just couldn't resist the price and told my folks that's what I want. People seem happy enough with it if you can trust the feedback.
And Stefan, I just have a regular hand machine and it does me fine -- yours is a Mercedes compared to mine ;) There have been some mixtures that have 'challenged' it a bit, but for the most part I can always get the job done.
Great to hear that my choice is promising. I am not into too many sweet things, and among the few, ice cream is my favorite. And the local gelato or the Haagen Dazs I like are so pricy that $220 for a compressor machine should pay off in the not so distant future. Considering the weight issue, I hope that I will find a few nice frozen yoghurt or sorbet recipes I like and can make at home...