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By Elizabeth Bridge, CBC Digital Archives

An ice cream maker is one of those kitchen devices I'd never have bought for myself: bulky, a chore to clean and good for only one thing. Plus, you can buy some pretty fine ice cream at the supermarket, so why bother making it at home?

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Black licorice ice cream: you'll either love it or hate it.
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Yet when my dad asked my sister and me if either of us wanted his, barely used, we both jumped at it and had to flip a coin. I won, and that summer I made a coffee ice cream (my favourite flavour) that my husband still talks about. But when you make it from scratch there's no ignoring why the stuff tastes so good: cream, whole milk and egg yolks. So, mindful of the calories, I often turned to fruit sorbets instead, using whatever was cheap at my local market.

But eventually the machine, an electric model with a grating motor, was pushed back to a dusty corner under the sink. It came out only once last year, to make a strawberry frozen yogurt that turned out quite well (thanks to CJ at the Food for Thought blog). With the days growing longer, my thoughts are turning to the simple pleasures of summer days that will soon be upon us. I'm planning to pull out the machine once again, and though I've got some good recipe sources, I'm always on the lookout for new flavours.

Do you have a favourite recipe for homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet?

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David Kidd

We were given a Salton ice cream maker as a wedding present - we still use it. It's electric, but just sits in the freezer and a small fan circulates air around it - no ice, salt, or pre-freezing components. Very convenient.

The basic recipe is 1/2 pint of whipping cream, 1/2 pint of table cream, one egg, 1/4 to 1/3 cup of sugar, and a couple of tablespoons of vanilla extract. Yum!

Make chocolate ice cream richer by adding a couple of teaspoons of instant coffee. And, for Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream.

The only notable failure - at least in appearance - was creme-de-menthe / chocolate chip ice cream. There was sufficient alcohol to keep the mixture from freezing solid, so the chocolate chips were able to dissolve. The resulting milkshake tasted great, but was of an olive drab that'd do the Army proud!

Posted May 9, 2009 08:15 PM

Deborah

Canada

I worked at a restaurant near Bologna where we made Crema di Gelato and topped with house made preserved figs in syrup. You could taste the wonderful cream and the egg yolks a bright yellowy orange, making the gelato an amazing colour! I would sneak into the kitchen at night for a taste: the most wonderful stolen food moments of my life! Now I like to use that recipe for one of my fave summer treats with organic eggs, cream and in-season strawberries and other fruit in season Tip: freeze all the atrawberries you can and you can have this summerlicious treat for months to come!

Posted May 10, 2009 01:07 PM

jodie

Toronto

Homemade ice-cream is terrific. I like making ginger ice cream with candied ginger pieces in it. Since I like things spicy, I can make it as ginger-y as I want.

Posted May 11, 2009 11:39 AM

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