Hey folks. I am so excited to be here with an ice cream post. Not just any ice cream post but an ICE CREAM SUNDAYS post. Not just any ICE CREAM SUNDAYS post but a BUBBLICIOUS ICE CREAM SUNDAYS post. Yes it's BUBBLE GUM ICE CREAM folks. So tie your hair up and pop in some gum, and start crackalacking. Nothing like blowing bubbles and giving fall the proverbial finger. In my mind it's still summer. Yes my toes are frozen solid today while I rebel and wear my sandals. Yes the town folk stare in bewilderment when I run errands in a t-shirt. This is how I roll folks. I choose to pretend I live in Hawaii and it's summer all year. Only when frostbite threatens do I finally get the hint and pull out the sweaters. But I'll be damned if I pulling out my coats. You gotta draw the line somewhere. I am not ready for winter, it's still summer and I'm eating ice cream gosh darn it. I know right. What kind of a rebel says gosh darn it? The kind who doesn't want to drop f-bombs in her post and would like people to think she doesn't drop them in real life either. Ah, if only you knew the truth. You'd all run off in horror. Mouth like a trucker, cooks like an angel. Swears like a sailor, bakes like saint. Yah, whatever. Let's get the F on with it now.
So as you all know or maybe you don't, which just tells me your not a regular and that just makes me angry. You won't like me wh.... sorry, having an 80's flashback day. Anyhow many of you know I've been sort of, kind of, well, out of the picture the last couple of weeks. I've had some "life stuff" going on. You know...life....that thing that goes on around us when we're not stuck inside with our eyes glued to the computer. Yah, that's right, you got it now....reality. Well, reality bites folks. I had been spending some time with a ailing family member. I've eased off the visits as they were consuming me a bit too much. I plan to still visit but more moderately now. If you know me then you know moderation is not my strong suit. I tend to overdo things. It's just how I roll.
I have not been too active the last couple of weeks so this ICE CREAM SUNDAYS post will be a little different. I won't be featuring other blogger links in this one. Simply due to the fact that I haven't been online enough to have stumbled across any ice cream posts recently. I shall try to get some organized for you for the next post this coming Sunday. Maybe you'll be really lucky and I'll actually post that one on time, you know, like on an actual Sunday. Or not. Who the F cares. *stifles a giggle*
Okay, okay, I'll behave now. Or try. Or not. Now on to the ice cream. Stand back people, get ready for it. Prepare to be dazzled. No swearing when you see it. Or eat it. Or when someone pops your bubble.
Bubble Gum Ice Cream:
1 cup whole milk
¾ cup granulated sugar
Pinch of vanilla salt
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3-4 drops red food colouring
1 cup gumballs
In a bowl with a hand mixer, or in a stand mixer, combine whole milk, sugar and vanilla salt together. Whisk on low until sugar dissolves.
Now add the heavy cream, vanilla extract and food colouring and mix on medium until combined.
Cover the bowl and stick in fridge for about 1-2 hours.
Remove bowl and transfer the liquid to your frozen ice cream maker freezer bowl (it is of the utmost importance that the bowl be frozen). Place the freezer bowl on your ice cream maker and turn on. Mix for about 10 to 15 minutes.
During the last 2-ish minutes add your gumballs. If you add them any earlier the colour will bleed.
Serve immediately or pop in your freezer. If you put it in the freezer keep in mind you should take it out about 10 or so minutes before you want to serve it.
Serve with a gumbally smile!
Source: adapted from Cuisinart's Simple Vanilla Ice Cream
So whatcha think? Want a bowl? If you are yelling "F yah", well....watch your mouth, seriously, this is a public place people. *stifles another giggle*
Okay here ya go, just for you. Not you, the other you. No, no, the one over there. Geez! Okay everyone can share. Grab some spoons!
Alrighty roo folks! Hope you have a perfect day. And eat lots of ice cream!
Toodles and smoochies. xx