Summer is coming and that means it's time for ice cream! Here's an overview of some fun ice cream tools to stay cool and put some fun into your summer!
Phew! It's been four weeks since I made my last post! I've been working on moving this blog from Blogger to WordPress under the new domain name. It's taken me sometime to get everything in order. Now I can finally concentrate on what's important...dessert!!
Even though Memorial Day is not technically the start of summer, it is the start to backyard parties and summer fun. And of course, what would summer be without ice cream? I've already cleaned my ice cream maker bowl and have it prepped and ready to go in my freezer. To get ready for ice cream season, I did some digging on ice cream tools this week...They are not all new but here's what I found: (photos are from the seller/manufacturer's website)
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. I've had this ice cream maker for six years and it has never let me down. Williams Sonoma sells it in white with an extra bowl which is great for when you want more than one flavor. But look at these exclusive colors from Sur La Table released a few months ago. I don't know what it is that makes me gravitate toward toward fun colored appliances! They also sell matching colored Zyliss ice cream scoops.
Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker. What are those strange looking orbs? They're actually ice cream makers. They might be fun if you have kids around. Add ice cream ingredients, ice and rock salt and start shaking the ball. Play a game that involves shaking, rolling, and or tossing and in 10 minutes you will have ice cream! Great for summer backyard fun.
Tovolo Ice Cream Sandwich Molds. Again, these look really fun and cute especially if you have kids around. They come in sets of three. There's the barnyard animal set and the star, squircle, heart set. That's not a typo. They call that odd shape a squircle. Bake your cookies. Put them back into the mold with ice cream in between and use the press to make a sandwich.
Cuisipro Scoop and Stack. Want to make your ice cream count as a "real" dessert? It's all about presentation and I think this tool could really help with its neat ice cream stacking ability. I've read mixed reviews but it may be worth a try.
I also came across this great post from Eating Out Loud that reviews ice pop molds. They all have great creative designs. This photo is borrowed (with permission) from the Eating Out Loud blog.