Making Homemade Ice Cream!

Apologies if it’s been a while since we’ve posted in this blog. Because our toxic work pretty much preoccupies our daily routine, coming up with something new to post here is quite taxing, and we’d rather spend our free time together watching movies, cooking dinners, going out, or sleeping! Haha. 😀

But since this awesome machine makes one of our favorite desserts, it deserves a brand-spanking new post in this blog! So here it goes…

Maan’s parents came home from Korea recently bringing home a pasalubong for us — an Ice Cream Maker.

Cusinart Ice Cream Maker

 

Of course my wife was soooo excited to use it. The reason? Well, not exactly because we’ll finally be able to make our own ice cream (whatever flavor we want!!), but mostly because it was PINK. Haha!

So last night, after a loooong hot day (literally, since its Summer Solstice, haha), we gave homemade ice cream-making a shot.

The machine came with a recipe book for basic ice cream flavors like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. But aside from ice cream, you can also make sherbets and frozen yogurts with this! Boom!

And because I’m a peanut butter addict, when I saw that there was a recipe for peanut butter ice cream, without a doubt, this would be our first flavor to make. Haha. Di na nakapalag si Maan. 🙂

So we got the ingredients and started mixing and whipping…

Ingredients include Peanut Butter, Sugar, Whole Milk, Whipping cream and Vanilla Extract

Ingredients include Peanut Butter, Sugar, Whole Milk, Whipping cream and Vanilla Extract

 

Putting in all the ingredients together

Whip it! Putting in all the ingredients together

The ice cream maker has a freezer bowl which you have to freeze overnight (at least 24 hours according to one website) before you can use it. Buti na lang Ate Mimi has one already at home so we had some pro-tips like making sure to freeze the bowl properly, and making the ice cream in a cool place, and choosing what kind of cream to use.

So after mixing all the ingredients in a bowl, we turned the machine on and put the mixtur inside the freezer bowl.

Mix it in

Mix

Mix

 

We left the machine do its magic for about 15 minutes and voila! We had homemade peanut butter ice cream!!!

Happy kid!

Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Sliced Almonds

Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Sliced Almonds

Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Of course, the best part was cleaning up! I got to finish all those morsels stuck in the machine blades! Hehehe. :p

Ice Cream Monster! Finishing it all up!

Ice Cream Monster! Finishing it all up!

The ice cream we made was so creamy and sinfully fattening, haha. We should have used a lighter cream (half-and-half) as prescribed in the recipe book since the peanut butter was already creamy enough. We just couldn’t find the half-and-half cream in the supermarket though. But anyway…we’ve already tried mixing the ice cream with Nutella, almonds and also putting it on a belgian waffle! SARAP! 🙂 Can’t wait to make other flavors as well! Stay tuned!

 

 

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Yay for Weekends!

The good thing about being a Patho rotator is that I don’t go on duty every three days and that I get free weekends! I went home to Sta. Rosa yesterday. It’s nice being at home, even if I just slept most of the time. Plus, I didn’t need to spend anything because Mom and Dad took care of that. Wehehehe. Here’s my weekend in pictures!

Boodle fight!

Lunch at Blackbeard Seafood Island in Solenad 2, boodle fight style! I really liked the pakbet, i think it’s one of the besk pakbets I’ve tasted. You can’t expect much from the rest of the food because they are just the usual inihaw. The presentation was creative though. And ang daming kanin, exag.

Yummy fat crab all to myself. 🙂

Then I had to go back to Manila. On the way to our unit, we stopped by San Andres market to get some fruits. 🙂

1 kilo of rambutan and three ripe, juicy, succulent mangoes for me!

Gerald went home to QC so I’m eating alone tonight. I bought some groceries and prepared a quick dinner– shrimp quesadillas. Ingredients that I used: whole wheat flour tortillas, pizza sauce, sauteed shrimp, sauteed onions, red bell pepper and mozzarella cheese. A quick and satisfying dinner, so easy to make. I’m loving whole wheat tortillas right now, they are so versatile and you can put just about anything you want in it. Plus, it’s an entire meal in itself. Medyo messy nga lang kainin.

And for dessert, one whole ripe mango. Normally I would have eaten a cake or a chocolate… Pero kailangan mag-tiis. Hehe. The mangga was good. 😀

I have the rest of the night to myself. I could study for the quiz tomorrow… or finish my report for Wednesday… but I chose to start a new series instead. Sherlock!

Hope to have more weekends like these!