Rewind back nearly a year and a half ago… Shannon comes over with a beautiful (/ancient) ice cream maker, a bag of fresh raspberries, her best friend Olya, and a plan. The time in our relationship has come. We are going to make ice cream.
I’ve never made ice cream, so naturally I was a bit nervous with my inexperience. Fortunately, Shannon assured me everything would be just fine. It wasn’t her first time. I rifled through the supplies, unsure of what to do with the large bag of salt, but the rest seemed straight forward, I could do this. We whipped up the ice cream base, and we’re about to get things going, when I realize my ice supply is out…rookie mistake. After a quick trip to the corner store, bag of ice in hand, the time had come. We fill up the ice cream container, surround it with ice and salt, and get the motor going. It was loud, we had to stop a few times, adjusting the ice to keep it churning. I definitely expected things to go much quicker. As it turns out, our little old ice cream maker likes to take its time (this wasn’t its first rodeo!). Finally, after about an hour and a half, our cream had become ice cream!
Although we didn’t achieve a perfect consistency with our old ice cream maker, the flavour was excellent. Fresh, fruity raspberries with the addition of sour cream gave the ice cream a bright, tangy flavour. Now, the only problem is realizing homemade ice cream isn’t that difficult to make…
- 4 cups fresh raspberries
- 2 cups sour cream (full fat)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of salt
- Ice and rock salt if required for your ice cream maker.
- Combine ingredients in a blender, processing until smooth.
- Get your ice cream maker ready, according to your specific brands instruction.
- Pour the ice cream mixture into the chilled canister, and following your ice cream makers instruction, churn the ice cream until it reaches proper consistency.
- Once the ice cream is done churning, scoop it into a freezer proof container, and freeze for 4 hours.
Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma.