Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sugar and Spice

Downtown is adorned with ice carvings, the temperature has been steadily hovering around 30 degrees, and there is snow as far as the eye can see... and yet, I have been craving ice cream. I have a sneaking suspicion that my hunger may have been influenced by the week long ice cream shoot at the studio. Unfortunately, I do not own an ice cream maker. My modest two bedroom house is equipped with a humble kitchen in which space is quite limited, so the small electrics are kept to a minimum. The coffee pot, food processor, and toaster are priorities on the counter while all the others are on a waiting list. Nevertheless, my mission was to make ice cream today. I mixed 1 cup of greek yogurt with a healthy dose of plums that had been simmered in ginger, cinnamon and sugar. Then, I folded in a cup of heavy cream that had been freshly whipped and nestled the concoction deep in the freezer for about 5 hours. I'll admit that it wasn't as smooth as churned ice cream, but it was sugar and spice and everything nice. Here's to a happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Sounds like a Breyers moment to me, yummy!

  2. Mmmm....wonderful flavor combination.

  3. This ice cream sounds fantastic even during the winter! Next time I get the ice cream cravings I must give it a try :)