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Homemade Lemon Ice Cream And When Corn Isn’t Vegan

Posted Aug 21 2010 7:23pm

I was putting an ice cream maker on my list of kitchen appliances I need, and I use the word need loosely here, when I suddenly remembered something.  Didn’t we get some sort of ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer for our wedding?!  Sure enough, after a little digging, I pulled out a big “ice cream maker” freezer bowl.  You get so many gadgets and doodads at weddings, so it seems some are bound to get pushed to the back of the cabinet and forgotten.  But I was so excited to find it; it was almost like getting the gift all over again!

My “need” for an ice cream maker was prompted by receiving the ice cream recipe book, Lick It , from Book Publishing Company.  And while that’s not even the recipe book I’m going to make from this week (but it’s coming soon, I promise), I just had to have a little sneak peek.  After all, it’s a whole book of homemade vegan ice creams! I had no idea how easy it is to make ice cream.  If I’d known all I had to do was freeze a bowl, chill a “batter”, mix the batter for 30 minutes in the frozen bowl, and then put it in the freezer for another few hours, I would have started making ice cream a long time ago!  For this batch I used Lick It ‘s lemon ice cream recipe, but added just a touch of vanilla, because I love the lemon vanilla combination.

I was pulling the silks from corn, in preparation to grill it for our dinner of corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, and Gardein tenders, when I peeled back a husk to find a little surprise.  At first, I was a little grossed out, but then I was sad to see he clearly wasn’t alive.  This ear went in the backyard rather than on a dinner plate.  I’m not one to eat around a caterpillar…

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever found in your food, produce or otherwise?

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