There is a blog all about ice cream people. That means any ice cream with human characteristics. (There is a blog about anything and everything these days, isn’t there? Gotta love the internets!) Well this blog is awesome in my book. I love ice cream people! I found it a few months ago via Angie Mason’s Memory Jar Journal and added it to my bloglines. I decided to tell the blog author about my very own ice cream plushes and he posted them right away. How very nice! Now I think he is double awesome and he said I am awesome too. Yay for blog love!
Real ice cream is one of the hardest things to photograph. When you see a beautiful picture of ice cream, it’s probably really shortening or some other kind of non-ice cream fake stuff. I love making ice cream with our little home ice cream maker. I can’t deny that I use strawberry Quik powder often in my cooking, despite my efforts to be healthy and use all natural and organic ingredients. Strawberry Quik – fail! It is my weakness. I even bought the huge 72 serving size. I didn’t even know they made such a big size and then I kinda spazzed a little when I saw it in the store. I squealed “THIS IS NEW!” and my husband kinda pretended he wasn’t with me. I made some strawberry frozen pudding and it was quite good. I thought I had a great photo of it on the camera screen, but when I got it on the computer it looked like slop. So I am not even going to show it. But it was soo yummy! Here is my recipe:
2 cups milk
6 tbs strawberry Quik
3 tbs cornstarch
Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan and place over a low flame. Stir constantly until boiling. Cook one more minute, still stirring. Remove from flame and cool completely. Put pudding in ice cream maker and freeze according to ice cream maker instructions.
Next time I make this I will try again to get a good picture, but I imagine it will still look like slop. It is really pink and pretty, you will have to trust me! Here is a nice dessert picture to make up for it.
Wednesday was international day at my son’s school. They held a feast and the parents were invited. I made these German Spice cookies called Gewurzplatzchen. They were very tasty! It was a bit of a challenge to find a German cookie recipe that didn’t have nuts and also coordinated with what I had in my cabinets. After clicking around a little while, I found this recipe. Internet, I love you! I think the dough would work well for cut out cookies, so next time I will try making these in fun shapes.
Here is the recipe.