Two years ago I planted a few tiny mint sprigs in my garden. Today they are the dominant plant in our yard (note to self: contain mint in sunken pots). What to do with all of this mint? Daily mint water, drying for tea… Then yesterday the kids and I had yet another taste for ice cream and we decided fresh mint ice cream sounded dreamy. We found a recipe online and set to work.
As an experiment for those of you who don't have an ice cream maker we tried Ice Cream in a Bag. The concept is that you create an ice cream maker with a zip bag of ice cream custard tucked inside of a zip bag of ice and salt. You shake and massage and it transforms into ice cream.
Full disclosure – we had done it at a birthday party a couple of years ago and it worked awesome (Comilla – share your suggestions in the comments field about how to make this work as well as it did that day!). On this day it worked okay, but we failed and making thick ice cream. We made glorified milkshakes.
The remainder of the batch we put in our trusty thrift store ice cream
maker. And it was nothing short of amazing. You can find the recipe here. Two ice cream posts in one week? I think that's over the top. But whatever. Its August.
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