Sunday, July 09, 2006

Raspberry Ice-cream

The boys and I have got sore throats and Mark is running a bit of a temperature, so to cheer us all up (and boost the vit-C intake) I hauled out the ice-cream machine and made a batch of raspberry from the fruit we picked on Saturday.

Our machine is just a cheap number, with a bowl you freeze before adding the mixture. It works fine though and I always feel more virtuous feeding the kids homemade stuff with no additives. The raspberry recipe couldn't be simpler - make custard, chill, add raspberries squished with a fork with a little extra sugar. Churn and eat.

We only have a weenie freezer inside and a dinky one in the garage, but I usually manage to have the bowl frozen and ready to go. Part of me envies people with huge freezers, but I know I'm not organised enough to use one effectively. I NEVER remember to get stuff out to defrost in time.

Creative Little Daisy's flashing her freezer today. Feel free to join her! I'm too ashamed... the only items in regular use from mine are peas, ice cubes and ice cream. The rest is just in transit to the bin - I have such good intentions when I put stuff in there, but I forget it and then chuck it out when I next defrost, because it's so old.


8 comments:

Gemma said...

How awful to the have the sniffles during the Summer. I remember sitting on the beach one year on holiday determined to get brown whilst sipping lemsip and getting through an entire box of tissues. So not good.

A baby shower, in England! Fingers crossed that that is a tradition that is going to carry across, I'd love one of those when I finally get sprogged up!

capello said...

I have a similiar ice cream machine, and I think it works really well. Beats having to use rock salt.

Do you strain your raspberries before putting them in? I'm so OCD, the little seeds drive me crazy.

Mmmmm, looks good.

Megan said...

Mmm, yummo.

lindiepindie said...

Yummy. I've heard that sotre-bought ice cream has some sort of non-digestible plant product in it to keep it from melting quickly. Sounds yuck to me. I love the homemade stuff. Yours looks good!

Monica said...

homemade ice cream?

Hey wait a minute... I'm the Italian around here!!! Sounds yummy too, I've always wanted to 'get me' one of those...

Hope you all feel better soon!!

Angela said...

Aw, I hope you all feel better soon. That yummy looking ice cream had to help a little, right?

weirdbunny said...

We've just been eating rasberries, I'm a bit ashamed as I haven't picked any for day's so lot s are ruined by the rain. What a waste.

devinemom said...

this makes me want to get out my ice cream maker... oh were is that thing.