It’s summer time and if you’re in Texas that means it’s HOT! My mom let me try out her ice cream maker since she’s not using it and while I had it I thought I would come up with a new flavor ice cream. I figure why not I’ve never made ice cream before so how hard can it be? I had to learn about the ice and rock salt combo so that was a little tricky, but once I had that down I was cranking ice cream left and right. If I had more time I would have made another flavor I had in mind. Oh well there’s plenty of contest so I’m sure there’s bound to be another time to use it.

The contest I entered my “pink lemonade flavor” in was for The Best Lick Ice Cream Contest. There’s already a couple of really great flavors entered so we’ll see how it turns out.

Pink Lemonade Ice Cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon almond extract
1 can pink lemonade concentrate
pinch of salt
3 drops red food color, if desired for a darker pink look
Combine all ingredients and chill covered in fridge at least 20 minutes. Process in ice cream maker per manufacturer’s directions. The mixture will not be completely hard. To finish, put mixture into a lidded container and allow to harden in the freezer at least 1 hour before serving. Yields a little over 2 quarts.

So of course the only place for me to do my set up outside that was near a plug was right where the sun was! My poor ice maker was on overload that day.

The sticker on the box says this Dolly Madison Ice Cream Maker was inspected in June 1981. I’m one year older then this machine and it’s good to see good quality machines that last so long.

The loud cranking of the ice cream maker freaked out the birds. The stuck to the top of the fence until I cut the machine off.

Overall I really liked how it turned out. A couple of people said it tasted like sorbet, but I liked it. It’s tart like lemonade, yet finishes with a sweetness. My only problem was we ate it all up and didn’t have any leftovers!

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