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The Ice-Cream attachment is getting some heavy hitting already - Vanilla [simple first, all gone] and Strawberry already made and great, later today I'm going to try making Iced Guacamole; a savoury ice-cream.
Take 1/2 cup dried (not candied!) fruit (pineapple, cherries, apples, apricots... use stuff that is colorful), chopped fine. Add 1/2 cup of favorite spirit; I like light rum. Cover, and let sit overnight. The next day, make vanilla ice cream. Towards the end of its mixing, drain the fruit in a fine sieve, pressing to remove as much of the spirit as you can (retain liquid and enjoy from an aperitif glass), then add fruit to the ice cream.
It is important to drain the mix well, as alcohol inhibits freezing. The ideal result is a firm, smooth ice cream with fruit that is unfrozen.
Sounds like a great machine, our new Coffee BeanToCup machine the missis and I got as a Christmas present to each other has been great, I've already had to de-scale it! I think its done around 200 cups since Christmas day.
I have had my Kitchenaid Coffee machine for five years now and apart from a wee blip with one of the pumps it is great. I use a burr grinder for my beans and I probably have 5-6 cups a day. It needs to be descaled every month or so and the steam outlet has to be cleaned out every week; otherwise it gets gunged up even with clean-steam.
I am the only coffee drinker here, so usage is reduced on that count, but I am home most days.
I trust ye hath a milch cow with swole udders at hand:
How to make a Syllabub under the Cow
Put a Bottle of strong Beer, and a Pint of Cyder into a Punch Bowl, grate in a small Nut-meg, and sweeten it to your Taste, then milk as much Milk from the Cow as will make a strong Froth, and the ale look clear, let it stand an hour, then strew over it a few Currants, well washed, picked and plumped before the Fire, then send it to the Table.
'The Experienced English Housekeeper' by Elizabeth Raffald (Raffald 1769) [^]
“There are obvious things, and there are many obvious things no one tried, because no one needed to try them.” Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov, January 1, 2014
Have fun with that, Nagy! I'm still working through all the recipes in the new Korean cookbook I got for Christmas, 101 Ways to Wok Your Dog. The folks at the shelter are starting to suspect something, though...