The First Attempt: Vanilla

By on March 25, 2016

Today was a big day, the first of many days in which I will spend making ice cream. With high hopes, I set out my ingredients and got to work. This was a custard-based vanilla that seemed totally normal.

Right off the bat, I had to make some adjustments because I don’t own whole vanilla beans (I have no clue where I would even acquire a vanilla bean). So instead I put in vanilla bean paste, which was as close as I could get. It was supposed to simmer for 30 minutes, but that seemed a little excessive being that I wasn’t trying to extract the flavor from a bean.

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Cream, Milk and Vanilla Bean Paste

Next up, added 1 egg, 2 egg yolks and some sugar to a bowl and beat until it was a pale yellow.

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Eggs and Sugar. Note the yellow-y yellow color

Then you had to temper the milk/cream into the eggs, so they wouldn’t scramble. All seemed to be going well, I was making my first ice cream!

But, I spoke too soon.

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By on March 23, 2016

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I LOVE ICE CREAM. I could probably eat it for every meal, but that isn’t a good idea. But I do eat ice cream whenever the opportunity presents itself. There is never a bad time for ice cream, right?

So, on my reviews page, I will give you my honest opinion on the ice cream I’ve had, either straight outta the pint or from a creamery. I want you to enjoy ice cream as much as possible, and there is nothing worse than having your expectations crushed by an ice cream that doesn’t live up to the hype. So sit back, and get ready to eat vicariously!

-Alanna Rose

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Welcome to Scoop²!

By on March 22, 2016

Hello new friend! Welcome to my little scoop of the Internet.

I have made this blog to chronicle my adventures into ice cream making. If you would like to know more about me and how I came to undertake this mission, click here. If you want some answers to your pressing questions about me, click here.

I am going to start my  journey very very soon, so check back for that. In the meantime, enjoy exploring my blog and dreaming about ice cream. What? You mean I am the only one to do that? How strange! I am very excited you are here and can’t wait to see where this takes me. So, welcome all!

Scoop ya later! Alanna Rose

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