Here we are, week 7 of the Make a Memory series. Each Monday now through the end of August I will feature a special family tradition from one of my favorite bloggers. It is so important to create lasting memories with our families and this will be a fun way to get ideas for fun traditions we can start with our own families. So let's dive right in and see how Mandy from Sugar Bee and her family make a memory!
Hi everyone!! So excited to be here on A Little Tipsy!! I'm Mandy, from over at Sugar Bee Crafts:
Here's the whole gang on our recent vacation:
I enjoy all things crafty and have lots of DIY and tutorials on my blog. I even have a link party on Tuesdays so I can see your craftiness - then I show off a bunch of you on Wednesdays. You might know me from a few of my fabulously popular posts (click picture to check them out!):
You can see more projects in my new Tutorials Page, so check that out as well.
Don't you just LOVE the Make a Memory Series - - such a great idea!!
Today I'm going to talk about a great tradition that I married into - - my husband's family is always making homemade ice cream - yum!! So this year when we visited his family on our vacation, I was sure to pay attention - -
First off, their ice cream is always so smooth and creamy - - some homemade ice cream is kind of crunchy, but not this. Turns out you need a good thickening agent, and there are 3 choices (I hadn't heard of using any of these - where have I been?!?!)
--Eggs - you know, frozen custard has eggs in it. So can homemade ice cream. It's best to use eggs when making something like chocolate ice cream, since you have to melt the chocolate on the stove, that way the eggs get heated.
--Jello - - you know, jello thickens up itself, so it will thicken up ice cream. This is best for fruit-flavored ice cream. For example, they made raspberry ice cream with real raspberries and raspberry jello as the thickener.
--Junket - I had never even heard of this stuff, but it's made specifically for making ice cream:
There are tons of homemade ice cream recipes out there, and they love trying lots of different varieties. Once it's made, you pour it into the machine's cylinder thing:
Put the top on, surround the cylinder in ice, and let it go! Then voila, ice cream - takes about 40 minutes - -
The kids all LOVE making ice cream at home - - and all the adults remember growing up eating homemade ice cream, so it's for sure memories in the making....
Mandy is so right! Many of my memories are tied to great family recipes: fondue, Rocky Road Brownies, Pierre Armondd Crepes. I had no idea you needed a thickening agent, but that totally makes sense. Our ice cream is delicious, but always a little runny. No more! Thanks Mandy for another great way to make a memory!
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