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Ice cream, again--

Made ice cream last night with some of the mint from my front yard. Mostly the chocolate mint plant, which has a very subdued mint element (not a lot of menthol). The results were tasty, but to my mind a bit more of a sweet cream flavor than a mint flavor. Maybe I'll try again and just use the really strong flavored stuff next time, but it was a good experiment.

Ice cream maker didn't survive :(


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Aug. 7th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
Noooooo, poor ice cream maker!

Mint smells great. It's still one of my strongest memories from visiting the house, but I guess that's because smell's so tied to memory. Homemade mint ice cream sounds delicious. ^^
Aug. 7th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Ach, well, you get what you pay for at Goodwill. Maybe I'll ask for a new one for Christmas. Home-made ice cream in general is wonderful, but I haven't quite got the hang of it yet...
Aug. 7th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
Do you have a KitchenAide stand mixer? There's an ice cream attachment for those, and you know the motor's strong enough.
Aug. 7th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
You know, I don't. I've never found high-quality stand-up mixers at Goodwill on the same day that I had any money at all.
Aug. 7th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Hey, that's great to know. I have the mixer and no ice cream machine. I gotta check it out. =3
Aug. 7th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
There's a place by my work that is famous for it's home made ice cream. It's called 4C's. Their mint ice cream is PINK rather than green because the mint naturally makes it pink!
Aug. 7th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Huh. Do you know what kind of mint they're using? I don't think I have that one in my garden...yet!
Aug. 8th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
Have you tried soaking the mint in an alcohol base? Plain old vodka would take on mint flavor pretty well and relatively fast, but if you used something like grapa, you'd have a more complex flavor.
Aug. 8th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Not a bad idea, vodka's used pretty frequently to extract flavors. What's grapa, out of curiosity?

I'm not much of a drinker, so I don't tend to reach for the booze as a solution to life's (cooking) problems, though it frequently is.
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