This is going to include some ice cream related questions and maybe some ranting.
I bought her newest book (digital download, rather), and replaced my ice cream maker with a Cuisinart that she recommends after several failures with my Hamilton Beach one. (I don’t think the problem with the machine was the recipe I was using, but rather my ice cream seizing up the machine so it couldn’t finish churning)
I made the butter pecan ice cream recipe, cause it seemed just about the simplest, and I had (or could easily procure) all the ingredients. I also wanted to try that recipe because it was the same flavour I had been trying to make and failing with in my old machine. I think I shouldn’t have made that flavour cause I think it just brought up old angry feelings from all my failed batches and maybe that’s why I’m being overly critical of it! Haha
Anyways… I guess the flavour is good, but there seems to be a sliminess to it. (ie: you lift up your spoon and get a trail of what looks like a spit-string). I’m wondering why that might be. The only “different” thing I used that I’m not used to (as per her demands for specific ingredients) was guar gum.
Another question: she’s quite adament that you use xylitol and NOTHING else. I’m wondering what really could go wrong there. It’s pretty soft right out of the freeezer, and I wouldn’t be opposed to it being a little harder.
There’s a recipe which is supposed to be a knock-off Cherry Garcia, but it calls for a “can of sour cherries”. I have no idea what these are and I’m 99% sure I’ve never seen such a thing. (Canada… maybe that’s the problem). Think I could just use some real fresh cherries or even frozen black cherries?!
Does it drive anyone else nuts how many recipes you need to make at least 1 or 2 other recipes just to use as “mix-ins” into your ice cream?! I mean, they all look amazing, but … geesh!
Also: no nutritional info at all?! I always enter recipes from websites into MFP on my own, using the particular brands, etc that I use, but it would be nice to know if ice cream I’m looking at and dreaming of is gonna be around 3 carbs per serving… or 10!