(For One Ms. Clare S.)
Despite the fact that an awesome red Cuisinart ice-cream maker (with extra freezer bowl) is only $49.99 at Costco, I still don’t own it. Partially because I am afraid of what will transpire if I am actually allowed to own an ice cream maker.* And cuz I’m super broke.
Chicago is crazy hot, crazy muggy. I wanted ice cream, but the store was closed, and it was late, and also, still broke. And while a pint of Ciao Bella is divine, it is not exactly good for you. Faced with the option of buying a Blackberry-Cabernet sorbet or the pistachio gelato, it’s not much of a contest.
Maldon sea salt
And this is what I did with them:
Shake and open the coconut milk
Put it in a bowl with a pouring lip
Add the zest and juice of one lime
Add a pinch of sea salt
Whisk in 1/2-3/4 sugar (Taste this. Frozen things need to be sweeter, since the cold has a blunting effect.)
Whisk. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. Run a little cold water over the outside to unmold.
And that’s it. Easy. Costs about a dollar to make. Not horrifically bad for you, especially if you replace the white sugar with something virtuous, like agave. No need for the ice cream maker….just yet.
*Here’s a hint: massive.