June 16, 2011

I Scream for The {NewNew}

Let's talk ice cream. For me, it's one of the great pleasures in life. There is far too little great ice cream in the world and way too much crappy ice cream. I will often finish the day watching TV with an ice cream cone that I scooped myself. I like my ice cream without stabilizers and not too rich. I was basically heartbroken when a few years ago Breyers succumbed to apparent pressure to be like every other manufacturer and began adding guar gum, etc. Haagen Dazs does not use stabilizers but it can be a bit too rich for me. What's a girl to do? Why make her own, of course! I bought an inexpensive electric ice cream maker that needs no salt or ice and have made ethereal vanilla and awesome mint chocolate chip, my two favorites. I found that for the mint chocolate chip, I had to use my sharp knife to basically shave pieces off a frozen bar of dark chocolate. Chips and chunks did not work out well. I cannot recommend homemade ice cream highly enough. For those of you with adventurous palates, the sky's the limit! You can use fresh herbs, spices, even edible flowers such as pansies and nasturtiums. How beautiful would that be? So grab yourself a cone, because you know you won't stop thinking about it, and check out these fun no-calorie ice cream treats from the talented {NewNew} team!

This matted photograph by Aperture Agog is so cute. Why does he look so worried?
Do you remember the genius of creamsicles? I never would have thought that orange and vanilla would be so awesome together, but there you go. Here's Stephanie Monroe's tote.
How adorable is Projects by Carm's felted ring? Don't drip!
I hope I have inspired you to eat more ice cream!

Until next time,

LuCrafts

2 comments:

Kelly/Aperture Agog said...

Oh it is so ice cream weather right now! I dream of ice cream cones and yummy Brooklyn Flea pops!

Karina said...

Totally agree about the ice cream! Your post totally makes me want to go out and buy a pint now...