Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's Okay to Churn...

Can we talk?

I know I've been a little bit lax in my posting, but you know what's all the rage these days?

Forgiveness. Everyone's doing it.

When you forgive someone your heart just smiles and you feel a ton better. Forgiveness is like Raspberry Ice Cream.... That feeling you get when you let go. Stop hoarding all those freshly picked raspberries and just give in. Churn them, it'll be okay.

It's sweet, delicious, and makes your heart smile. Your personal trainer may not forgive you, but it'll be worth it!

Raspberry Ice Cream (Adapted from The Perfect Scoop)

1 1/2 cups raspberry puree (I like to strain mine; you'll need 6 cups of fresh berries)
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
4 egg yolks
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Dissolve sugar in the half and half over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Pour the cream into a large bowl and set aside. Add half of the hot mixture to the egg yolks and then add all the egg mixture back into the hot pan. Stirring constantly, bring the egg mixture to 170 degrees, or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Pour hot mixture through a strainer into the cream. Add the raspberry puree and lemon juice. Stir over and ice bath until chilled. Freeze according to ice cream freezer manufacturer's directions.

Enjoy a little slice of summer happiness, and then forgive yourself for having seconds!