Balsamic Berry Brownie Bonanza

You guys you guys you guys.  My life has been changed forever.

I have learned how to make my own ice cream.

Now, you know how I hate to cook, but trust me, this is so easy, even
I don’t hate it.  And I’m barely competent enough to boil water.  And
that’s only so I can pour it into my eye sockets because I HATE COOKING.
Here’s
the basic gist:  combine 1 small can of sweetened condensed milk (which
was on sale) with 1 pint of heavy cream (also on sale).  Beat it until
it folds, but stop before it peaks.  This makes your ice cream base! 

From
there you can add flavors.  I recommend very strong, and not too sweet,
flavors as the condensed milk is already very sweet.  Delicious, in
fact.  You’ll want to eat it right off the beaters!  But, uh, unplug
before you do that.  Your tongue is a terrible thing to waste.

For my first adventure in ice cream making, I took half the ice cream base and added approximately 3 Tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar to it.  YES!  BALSAMIC VINEGAR!  SHUT UP! 

After folding in the seasoning, I was worried that my base had gone flat, so I beat it up a little more.  In retrospect, I think I should have added all the things together – cream, condensed milk, and vinegar – all at once, THEN beat it.

To set it, just put it in a bowl and cover it with cling wrap, stick in the freezer for a couple hours and YOU’RE DONE!  I used the glass mixing bowl I made it in and it was fine.

The result was a slightly tangy – as my boyfriend described it – cheesecake flavour.  WHO KNEW?  The culinary wheels started spinning – what to toppings it with?  In the end I decided to go classic:

A warm (gluten-free) brownie and fresh berries.  Balsamic Berry Brownie Bonanza!  It was BRILLIANT! 

What flavours should I try next?  I have a few in mind that I can’t wait to road-test and post all about!  And CAN YOU BELIEVE how EASY IT IS to make ice cream at home???  Let me know if you try this!!!

2 thoughts on “Balsamic Berry Brownie Bonanza

    1. I know! It's not cheaper, but it's definitely more fun to make your own ice cream!!! If you stock up on canned Sweetened condensed milk when it goes on sale (like I did) it works out to be pretty close to the price of ice cream in New York (grumble grumble so expensive) and MORE FUN because you can make your own decisions!

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