Saturday, December 11, 2010


I finally did it! I bought a self-freezing ice cream machine, an upgrade from my ten year old machine that required a pre-frozen canister. A few weeks ago, I checked out the new kitchen supplies superstore close to my neighborhood. The place was so huge, well-stocked with absolutely everything, and displayed so tastefully that I just had to buy something for my already jam-packed kitchen. Did I really need one more appliance, one more gadget? (Do I really need that gorgeous bag, those beautiful pumps?) So when the store clerk said that there was only one Cuisinart machine left on stock, I knew that was a sign. Here's one nostalgic flavor recently churned from my appliance du jour, adapted from David Lebovitz's fanastic ice cream cookbook, The Perfect Scoop.

Orange Popsicle Ice Cream

1 cup sugar
grated zest of 2 oranges
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 5 oranges)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup full cream milk
1/4 cup thick cream
2 teaspoons Cointreau

Blend orange zest and sugar in a blender until very fine. Add orange juice, sour cream, milk, cream and Cointreau and blend until sugar is dissolved.

Chill the mixture in the freezer for about 2 hours, then freeze it in the ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.

Makes about 1 liter.


  1. Nice! Too bad you can't bring the machine to Manila. Jenina will enjoy it for us.

  2. I so want a "proper" ice-cream machine! Congratulations on your new purchase.

    Your orange ice-cream sounds yummy.

  3. i would love to have an ice cream machine too (hmmm another thing to add to my long wish list haha!) i think it's one of those "good buys" so congratulations for your new purchase.. (i hope that will make you feel good haha!)

  4. VERY COOL, lol. So cute how you've pretty much named this post "Cool" hehe. Looks incredible!! ANd I need to get myself an ice cream machine too.

    If I don't get to visit your blog until the new year (because I'm going away for the holidays and therefore will be offline), have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and happy holidays and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  5. where's the machine??? picturessss!!!