Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Homemade Ice Cream & Ping Pong


Yes, this is what we've been up to....homemade ice cream and ping pong. Aaron made this ping pong table and insists that we play every night. I'll admit it's fun, but I have yet to win a game, so I'm not as into it as Aaron. I am really into the ice cream though. We tried this peach ice cream that was probably my favorite. It is super creamy and delicious!! This is an actual picutre of the ice cream I made - good hu??? jokes! (mine was better) I felt like I was a real good cook cause this recipe used words I haven't ever heard before like "macerate" and wierd directions like "strain the cream".

Makes 5 cups
2 cups fresh peaches, skinned, pitted and diced1/4 sugar1 tsp. lemon juice4 egg yolks3/4 cup sugar1 1/2 cups whole milk1 cup heavy cream1 vanilla bean, split in half or 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Macerate the peaches with the lemon juice in a saucepan with the lemon juice and sugar for about 10 minutes or until syrupy. Simmer over medium heat until the peaches are soft for about 5 minutes. Let cool completely.Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until thick and pale. In the meantime, heat the milk, cream and vanilla bean until steam rises. Gradually add the hot cream to the egg yolks, whisking constantly to prevent them from scrambling. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium heat until the cream coats the back of a spoon, 5 to 8 minutes.Strain the cream and let cool completely. Stir in the peaches. At that point I used an hand-held mixer to puree some of the peaches and leave chunks into the base. Churn the mixture in an ice cream maer according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a container and freeze until firm.



I'm feeling anxious that it is already August, I feel like summer is almost over, so I just want to be outside doing summer things all the time. We found this hike up Little Cottonwood Canyon that led to a pond. It was fun for Kamaile to throw rocks in, but it wasn't much of a swimming pond, which was a big let down since it was probably 150 degrees when we hiked it. Yeah HOT!





We also went to the swimming pool with the aligator slide - Kamaile gets so excited talking about the aligator slide but then when we go she's chicken and wont go down it until its time to leave and then we can't get her off it.

6 comments:

Jenny said...

Wow! I'm impressed that you even attempted that ice cream. I had to read it a couple times to understand the directions. When are you going to make me some? Glad you're having fun swimming at your pool since you don't seem to want to come to mine! jokes.

Dave, Stacie, and Cooper said...

Jessie I love you...I love that you are the same person even after having two kids. I love ping pong...can I come play next time I come?? I think I'm coming around labor day...don't know exactly...lets get togetha.
p.s. love the matching girls...shopping for girls looks like so much fun

Matt and Allison said...

I love the look of that ice cream! Way to go. I promise Matt is obsessed with ping pong, so we should have a little tourny. I'm horrible, but Matt is pro, so we equal each other out to make a mediocre team. Yeah, definitley call Matt for pics! He goes a lot of different places to take pics, he likes outdoor pictures the best, especially for kids, because you can do a lot more outside than in a studio. But, yeah, let him know if you want to! He would love that! Let's get planning on that BBQ...

Brynne, Aaron and Cade said...

Jessie! hey it's Brynne. remember me? I got your blog off of Brooke's. And found out from Brooke's from Ashley Skousen. Anyway, it's neat to see your little family grow and see pictures of Kamaile. I think we either moved before she was born or a bit afterward. Anyway, drop a line on my blog sometime!

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Brynne, Aaron and Cade said...

And if you want to post videos, I can show you how. Blogging isn't so new to me anymore but I'm still learning lots--so much you can do! Videos are fun though!

Cody and Brooke said...

I really love your custom-made ping pong table! We need to play fours again next week. And, Jessie your ice cream was delicious! One of the thousands of reasons we always look forward to coming over is to see what dessert you have cooked up. You're a natural Martha Stewart.