Today marks my one year anniversary of making ice cream! I thought it was around this time and sure enough when I looked at my first post, Pancake Ice Cream, it was dated 9/11/09. In one year I have made 55 flavors and each one I learned something new. Reasons why I adore this hobby:
- I’m learning. Cooking, baking, science, photography, writing, it’s all here. So many things I love compiled into one.
- I’m committed. I want to make ice cream and I’ve kept up this blog. I usually get bored with most things but with this particular hobby I keep motivating myself and always finding flavors and techniques that I want to try.
- Happy. I love making ice cream mainly because I want to share it with people. Seeing people happy and nomming is a great feeling and it’s my pleasure to make it for people.
- I love ice cream. It’s a food like nothing else, it’s simple, complex, fun, cold, creamy, nostalgic and handsome.
Tonight as I sat and ate Goat Cheese Lemon and watched Mad Men I reflected into a montage of this little hobby of mine and I grinned. Some of my favorite flavors and shots:
The only downside to this hobby is the……health issues. Let’s be honest, ice cream is not going to be the dietary substance that will land you with a shopping spree at Forever 21. A pint of cream is listed as having 54 servings per container. PAUSE. I can’t think about that right now. Here’s to another great year of experiments!