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100 Cotton Cartoon Cows Long Sleeve White Baby Jumpsuit
100 Cotton Cartoon Cows Long Sleeve White Baby Jumpsuit Review
Lynn Hoffman, author:Radiation Days: A Comedy: One of the best things about homemade ice cream and ice is that they seem to encourage people to join in making them. When I first started using mine for dinner parties, I would apologetically excuse myself, duck in the kitchen, muffle the noise of the freezer with a towel and scoot back every so often to check on progress.What I discovered was that people like to gather around the thing while it's running, so now I simply hand people a drink while I get the ingredients and we all stand around watching dessert happen.This last-minute approach has another advantage: it gives you incredible freedom when it comes to recipes. You see, the chemistry of freezing foods has its own set of built-in limits. You need to add appropriate amounts of sugar and alcohol to lower the freezing point of your mixture so that you get an ice and not an ice cube*.Making your ice just before you serve it allows you a lot of freedom. Since you'll be serving it right away, you can stop the machine whenever the mixture looks right. The whole process is really easy, so if you buy an extra bowl, you can experiment with different flavors in one meal or even try some unsweetened ices in the middle of a meal. (Cucumber puree frozen with mint in the middle of a July 4th dinner turns out to be a million times better than it sounds.)Be sure to allow enough time beforehand for bowls to chill in the freezer and make sure all ingredients are cold before you start.Lynn Hoffman, author of The New Short Course in Wine*A great source of explanation of freezing foods and some recipes is Harold McGee's The Curious Cook.
Maggie the Lizard Tamer: I have purchased this ice-cream maker refurbished from Amazon.com and it works great. It is very quiet (a bit louder than your average microwave) and doesn't take up much counter space. However, it is definitely not for impulse ice-cream eaters. You have to pre-freeze the maker's bowl for about 12 hours prior to making ice-cream and all the ingredients you pour into the maker have to be chilled for at least an hour or two, and then it takes about half an hour to an hour for the ice-cream to solidify.The maker comes with a small instruction booklet and some recipes. The recipes are by no means plentiful but offer an idea how to make good ice-cream. If you know anything about cooking, it won't be too hard for you to figure out new recipes, but if you don't, you can always buy one of the ice-cream recipe books.The good thing about this maker is that you control exactly what goes into your ice-cream, so it's an alternative if you're on a diet (whether to lose weight or just can't eat walnuts). If make the ingredients before making dinner and have the bowl pre-frozen, you can let the ice-cream set during your dinner and end up having a nice dessert afterwards. It's great family fun, from what I hear.The only downside though is that most ice-cream you make in this maker comes out a bit too soft and requires further freezing in the freezer (about 2 hours). So if you like your ice-cream vey solid, you are probably better off just getting a pint of Ben & Jerry's.
magictraveler: First, this is a very cute machine. I bought the red one and it looks very nice on my countertop. I was worried it might be loud after reading a review, but it is NOT - not at all. We made lemon sorbet and it turned out great. The only thing is, I recommend using 1/4 cup less sugar than the recipe says, because it was quite sweet. The sorbet was yummy and fresh, and the most delectable fresh lemon aroma drifted from the machine as it churned away. Yesterday we made vanilla ice cream, and it was delicious. It is so cool to watch it firm up and fun to count down the seconds at the finish. With summer approaching, this will be a fun machine to have around for the kids and guests! Making ice cream and other frozen treats was never so easy and fun!
Mamachills "Mamachills": I am adding comments on 7/27/08 to my original from April 2006: If I only used this machine once a year, it would deserve the space it occupies on my kitchen counter. I probably only use it about 3-4 times a year, but I could not do without it. I just finished making Nigella Lawson's (Food TV) Margarita ice cream. If you have any doubts about an ice cream maker, get that recipe and try it, you'll be glad you got the ice cream machine. Again, I recommend the Ben & Jerry's ice cream recipe book to go with it!------------------------------I never knew ice cream could be so easy. Someone at work shared his Ben & Jerry's book with me, which inspired me to get the ice cream maker. I love this machine. Seemed like it used to take all afternoon to crank that hand ice cream maker (back in the day) when I was a kid, now this machine does it in under 30 minutes. I feel like Rachel Ray! Since half gallons of ice cream at the grocery store have gone down to 56 ounces, I'd just as soon spend my money for the ingredients to make my own.My first batch was strawberry, from the Cuisinart recipe book that came with the machine. It was wonderful. Just be sure to have your bowl good and frozen, one batch i had to do twice because i only left the bowl in the freezer for 18-20 hours. Reviewer B. Pfahnl "bpfahnl" suggested putting a ziploc bag of ice cubes in the bowl when you have it in the freezer -- excellent suggestion.I do try making half batches since I live alone and don't need a quart and a half of ice cream at a time. Because of the price and fat in heavy whipping cream, I use part half and half. Still good ice cream. And another colleague at work suggested using 1/4 cup or so of Dream Whip for smoothness. Jury still out on that one.But it's all good. Seems like you can't go wrong. If you don't have one yet, hurry! Before summer gets here and you really want a delicious bowl of homemake ice cream!
mammo8: Works great...6 cups is perfect for husband and I, never been sorry for purchase. Being Cuisinart and red helps too.I use all my recipes for the ice creams that I used years ago in the old hand crank and crushed ice makers.