It is years I don’t eat ice cream anymore. And I was always an addicted one to this creamy, tasty dessert. But when I lived in Turkey I couldn’t find really good ice cream and when I started to live in Ireland.. the weather was always too cold for eating something frozen. And now I am often again in Italy, the land of ‘real’ ice cream, and I changed my diet years ago that doesn’t include sugar and dairy.. which is ice cream.
So now I decided I will buy a very small ice cream maker and try it at home. And so I did. My little ice cream machine arrived a few days ago and I had fresh strawberries at home, some coconut milk and honey. All the ingredients for an ice cream. AND: sun was shining outside. Yes.. that is the fourth and maybe the main ingredient for my ice cream!
Reading the instructions for this little machine I saw: 175 ml of milk. OK, coconut milk will be the same. A maximum of 250 ml can go into the machine. That’s fine as well, just two portions and that’s what I wanted. I first have to find out if I still like ice cream and will do it at home before I buy a bigger and more expensive ice cream maker.
I put all ingredients (omitting the sunshine 😀 ) into a blender, mixed well and then into the already ice-cold machine. After half an hour the ice cream was still too liquid and I put the whole ice cream pot into the freezer again. After another hour the ice cream was perfect and I could eat my very first ice cream in over ten years.
A few days later I tried the tastiest ice cream and my absolute favorite one: almond ice cream. Again coconut milk and honey, but then almond puree and some bitter almond drops. Oh yes! It was the best ever ice cream in my life! I can’t imagine anything more tasty than this. I think my summertime I will have with this ice cream maker….