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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Recipe Time

Yesterday, it was a moth hanging around the computer. Now it's an itsy bitsy spider.

When Carissa isn't blogging and staying busy with her kids, she's making ice cream. I'd intended to post these yesterday but I was too busy feeling sorry for myself.


This one is the recipe my mom always used.

4 eggs
a cup of sugar
2 TBS vanilla
1/2 pint whipping cream
2 cans condensed milk
1 & 1/2 quarts dairy milk
1/4 tsp salt

Combine eggs, cream,, sugar, salt and vanilla in a bowl and mix thoroughly with mixer. Pour into, add condensed milk and stir well. Add dairy milk and stir. Freeze in canister of ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. (Takes about 1 hour in my machine.) Makes 4 qts.

(Gently stir in chocolate chips after it comes out of the ice cream machine if you'd prefer chocolate chip ice cream. The "mini" chips seem to freeze best.)

Mmmmm.....homemade dark chocolate ice cream

2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 2/3 cups heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips


In large bowl, stir together sugar and cocoa. Add egg yolks and blend with electric mixer. Add cream a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Chill mixture in refrigerator.

While cream mixture is chilling, grate chocolate chips in blender or food processor or using a rotary grater, until fine. Stir into cream mixture. Freeze in canister of ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.


I may be forced to purchase an ice cream freezer. We had one on my uncle's farm (hand crank) and that ice cream was so good. My brother and I got to lick the paddle (after we did the cranking, of course).

Ray's still in hospital and still no idea what they plan to do. He was having some difficulty with his speech but he says it's because of the collar. He's probably right. I don't see how he keeps from choking.

I made up for my petulance (and sitdown strike) of yesterday with housecleaning today. My friend Dawn came over early and the two of us (along with the girls) started in. My daughter was feeling well enough to help too. Not a perfect job but it looks much better. It's so hard to keep up when they're on vacation and running in and out.

We have too much stuff and too little space.

Another friend came over later and took them all to the lake. I took them, went to the store (more milk, juice, and ice), visited Ray (with the ice melting in the car - I didn't think that one through) and came home. The ice was fine; I didn't stay long because talking was so difficult and I hate asking him to repeat and repeat. Picked them up around 6:00. They love the lake and their swimming is improving.

Before I forget, hi to Jeanette, another visitor from Australia with a brand new blog.

I've fallen behind on visitors once again. Blame if on the heat. I'll try to read back through and catch up. I'm sure I skipped a couple.

I'm beginning to yawn which is probably a good thing. My spider buddy has vanished; I'm not sure if that's a good thing. I think I'd rather know where she is. She's no bigger than a pin head (not counting her tiny legs) so I don't think she's a real threat. I just don't want her down the back of my neck.

Thanks to all for your patience with my snit temper tantrum yesterday. If I missed replying to comments individually, it's because I didn't have the email address and just didn't have time today to get back to the individual blogs. I don't usually reply to comments in my comment box because I'm never sure how many people actually backtrack looking for a reply.

Take care everybody. Talk to you later.


Atasha said...

My mom had an old icecream maker way back when....what memories and now I don't even eat icecream except when I am pregnant.

Lucky you on the house cleaning. Can't say I've done much of any lately. I better get myself together before my husband starts complaining! :-)

By the way, that's always a problem. Too much stuff and too little space. Our garage which is meant for the car has nothing but junk. It would have been great if the junk was actually things we needed but it's not. It's just so hard to throw things away.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, we have an ice cream maker. I'll have to use these recipes. The boys love it when I pull that thing out and make them ice cream.


Here's hoping that Ray will be home soon.

Arwen said...

I always thought ice cream was really hard to make. You make it sound easy, maybe I should try it. I am sorry Ray is still in the hospital.

Carissa said...

I hope Ray is home soon!

Atasha mentioned too much stuff and too little space. MAN oh MAN do I hear you! I think we have reached too much stuff, too many people and too little space here, You know how if there are too many rats in a cage they begin to turn on each other...that's how it feels here some days!

Tammy said...

Thanks for the ice cream recipes and for now making me crave it...especially the chocolate...nummy...still keeping you and Ray in my prayers every night

Expat Traveler said...

Oh the ice cream looks yummy. And hope all goes well/keeps getting better for you and ray!!!

JunieRose said...

The ice cream sounds GOOD!!
Hope to try them soon.


Cuppa said...

Hi Gran
Just went over to Jeanette's blog and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. What great pics of Australia. Thanks for pointing me over there.

Hope you have a cool relaxing day today.

Beth said...

You're sweet...worried about each and every visitor. Just another big ole codie. Makes me feel less alone

Reject the Koolaid said...


Off-topic I know, but you're getting lots of "Commenter of the Week" nominations at my blog.

madcapmum said...

Oooh, that recipe sounds great. I think we might be compelled to try it.

J said...

I'm behind on my blog reading, just got caught up with yours. So sorry Ray's in the hospital. :( Sorry you didn't get to go to the parade. Sorry it's so damn hot there (it's been close to 100 here as well, but we have a/c and a pool (thanks, condo living!), so it's much more bearable).

I'm glad you're feeling a bit more cheerful, and I hope that continues. Hope Ray gets out soon, and is feeling better.


Sue said...

Glad you're feeling better! The ice cream recipe sounds delish. I presume dairy milk is whole milk? My grandma used to have the hank crank type where you used rock salt. My favorite was fresh peach! We fought over licking the paddles!
Thanks for the memories...

Jo said...

If anyone deserves a temper tantrum and a strike, YOU DO! Whine away, we are here listening. Nice to have some housework done at such an early hour. Makes doing nothing the rest of the day, guilt free. Go eat lots of ice cream, you deserve it.

Anonymous said...

baskin robbins?

its later,
ready to talk?

PEA said...

I've never had the pleasure of tasting homemade ice cream but my mom often talks about how they used to make it at the farm she grew up on. I've written down the recipes and will share them with her too:-) Sorry to hear that Ray is still in the hospital but at least you know he's being well taken care of in there and it's less of a worry for you. Glad the girls go out for a few hours and give you some "peace" need that!! As for the spider...bleckkkkkkkkk I hate spiders and even a teeny tiny one will terrify me! lol

karrie said...

The dark chocolate sounds fantastic!

Autumn said...

Oh yummy I just bought an ice cream freezer and I'm planning on makeing some this weekend. I am going to try one of these

Anonymous said...

O YUM!!!!
You have one wonderful blog! :o)

Carissa said...

I just made a second batch of the dark chocolate today. It's amazing!

Gary said...

Snit away! We're all friends here...

We did homemade hand-cranked ice cream with our kids lots when they were little. I should dig it out and use your recipe - I bet their teenage selves would like it too.

Sothis said...

I'm not allowed to have an ice cream maker in the house. Same reason we don't have a deep fat fryer. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

Sorry about Ray. I hope that he will feel better soon. That must be so frustrating.

I'm impressed that you kept typing with a spider around. I would have run screaming out of the room while my husband escorted the beastie to the door.

Dawn I. said...

I know what you mean about too much stuff and too little space!! My apartment is coming along. Slowly but surely. I have actually been able to set up that "school" area for Jeremy that he wanted and he is so happy and proud! I need to take a nap now though before I fall over.

tAnYeTTa said...

Ohhhh....I loooooove Ice cream. Yummm...

Two weeks ago, I got up bright and early, tossed sooo much junk out in my driveway was absolutely amazed as to what people will buy at garage sales. $300 and 4 hours later, I have to say de-cluttering wasn't a bad idea after all.

..I NEVER go back to check on responses in someone's comment back to me. Geez. I learn something new to do everyday. I find that when I get the email on gmail it never links the person's email it always says Jane@anonymous blogger comment or something like that. Ack!

Jacqui said...

Love the sound of the homemade ice cream, even though I hardly ever eat ice cream of any sort.
Glad your feeling better, but whinge away any time, you deserve to.

hugs jacqui