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Jul 25 2012

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!!

by Amanda L

As July ends so does National Ice Cream month. What better way to celebrate than to make some ice cream. Last year, I had a friend that shared all of the different flavors she was creating. Some of the flavors that she created were your typical vanilla, chocolate, etc. However, she did make a bacon ice cream that made me intrigued on what other unique flavors might be available.

I remember as a child, making ice cream by putting the ingredients in an ice cream maker, placing rock salt and ice around the bucket. One of us would sit on the top of the machine while someone else used the hand crank to make the ice cream. If you haven’t made ice cream in a while, the new machines can be quite easy. I purchased one last year where you just put the ice cream bucket in the freezer for twenty-four hours, add the ingredients and then plug it in for about about twenty minutes. This year so far, I have made vanilla, lime and mint-chocolate chip.

Looking for recipes for ice cream or frozen yogurt? The library has a few books that might inspire you.

If you are looking for a cozy mystery to celebrate National Ice Cream month try I scream, you scream: a mystery a la mode by Wendy Lyn Watson. Ms. Watson has a series of ice cream parlor mysteries. Finally, what is your favorite ice cream or the weirdest flavor you have ever tried?

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Dea Anne M July 25, 2012 at 3:14 PM

My favorite flavor ice cream to make at home is Strawberry-Brown Sugar-Sour Cream. Yum! Pouring caramel into vanilla just as it finishes churning makes a pretty delicious ice cream too. I bought a little quart and a half ice cream maker about three years ago and it has been worth every penny. I love homemade ice cream….peach, chocolate, vanilla bean….mmmm….

Candace U. July 25, 2012 at 3:25 PM

The Story Power group at the Salem Panola Branch celebrated National Ice Cream Month by sharing three stories and singing the I Love Ice Cream song. The song is to the tune of Camptown Races and reads:
I eat it on a summer day,
Ice cream, Ice cream
I eat it any kind of way
I love to eat ice cream!
Eat it in a bowl!
Eat it in a cup!
Add some sprinkles to an ice cream cone,
And I’ll eat it up!
We concluded by making a cup of baggie vanilla ice milk.

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