Last night I had the most insane craving for ice cream, but was too lazy/poor to go to the store to buy some. After stumbling across some glorious-looking recipes at Vegan Ice Cream, I made the command decision to make my own. How hard could it be?
Pretty freakin difficult, considering all it consists of is sugar, creamer, rice milk and vanilla. Actually, the recipe itself was glorious, but my lack of an ice cream maker presented some issues. First I tried the old bag-within-a-bag method favored by 7th grade science teachers everywhere.
For a while it seemed like all was well with my kneading method, until I no longer felt my hands because HEY! Bags of ice are COLD! My ice then proceeded to leak all over my sofa in the middle of watching Horton Hears a Who with my roommates so I transferred it to a bowl and stuck it in the freezer, hoping to speed up the ice-creamification process. After waiting a good oh, 15 minutes or so I went back to the freezer to check on the status of my ice cream aaaand it was pure liquid.
I suddenly came to the realization that I'd have to wait an entire day to eat delicious, creamy, sugary goodness and I really hate waiting. During all of my classes today I couldn't stop thinking about the glory that was awaiting me in my freezer and the first thing I did when I arrived home was to pop that sucker in the microwave for a few seconds and shovel it into my mouth.
I paused the heifering for a hot second to take a picture of it, but it melted super fast so the picture doesn't really do it justice.
Verdict? AMAZING! I can't believe I've never tried making my own ice cream before. There's no way I'm shelling out $4 a pint (or $6 depending on which kind I buy). The waiting sucks, to be sure, but the outcome's totally worth it.
My only suggestion would be to quarter the recipe instead of merely cutting it in half because lord knows I can't control myself.