Yum scrum: Ice cream offers colour, texture and sugar – how fabulous. Proceed with caution – we can’t be responsible for you needing to grab a tub and eating the entire contents!
Ice cream memories
Wikipedia has an interesting history of ice cream – from the Persians to the Chinese. Personally, I like the idea of calling it “frozen snow” (so-called by Charles I of England), and I have fond memories of my mother kindly making us a delicious version using condensed milk which had to be stirred regularly during the freezing process. Luckily for me (but not my waistline), I bought Mr Luscious an appliance “to ice cream” and now get a much faster version created each summer. Lovely!
It all brings back sepia-toned memories of long carefree days at the beach with Dad walking us to the milk bar to chose our favourite scoop, and needing to be fast enough to gobble it down without it melting down your arm in the heat. Being the prim little madam that I am, I always had trouble keeping it neat, wanting to lick it evenly and methodically,or before my older brother brother would try to grab it off me, whatever came first.
Further ice cream inspiration
Keen to make your own ice cream from scratch and by hand? WikiHow has step-by-step “How to make ice cream” instructions with photos.
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What’s your favourite ice cream flavour? I’m torn between chocolate, vanilla and honeycomb which is probably not very unusual, but having too many flavours and textures in one food item just doesn’t work for me. Does that make me a purist??
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PS. Is it “ice cream” or “icecream”? My spellcheck wants it to be two words, but I feel the need to make it one word. Thoughts?