april twelfth

last summer i kept hearing about Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. i’d read about her ice cream in magazines and heard her interviewed on podcasts. our local library finally bought a copy of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, and on day two of its being in our home, all three kids have been seen at various times of the day snuggled up with it. elisha was enamored from the start and thinks the lemon and blueberry frozen yogurt should be made first. asher initially said he just wanted to look at/try ones that were white (?) but then decided passion fruit would be good, too. lenna flipped through the pages for quite some time and studied any page that had a picture of a cookie.

the book really does look good in both the content and presentation. i’ve had hits and misses with homemade ice cream. the texture is often way off. but these recipes include a little bit of cream cheese and light corn syrup to help in the texture department. my vote for first attempt is the ylang-ylang with honeycomb and clove ice cream. or the star anise ice cream. or the beet/mascarpone cheese ice cream. as i told a friend this morning, i see some extra pounds in our future.


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