I was so excited to get the Ice Cream Maker Attachment for my KitchenAid for Christmas. Of course, hubby and I also got our butts in gear shortly after Christmas and have to date lost a combined total of 62 lbs of baby and wedding bloat. This is why moderation is my favorite word. I lost over 100 lbs in 2006, weight that I had carried all of my teen and adult life to that point. I lost it by pretty basic daily exercise (walking, biking, some light free weights) and portion control. Portion control made me realize that quality is so much better than quantity. When I would eat like a glutton it was never on good food…it would be convenience, processed foods like snack crackers. So yes, you can lose weight and eat butter. ‘Diet foods’ are making people rich, they are not making anyone lose weight, and they especially aren’t making your taste buds or soul happy.
I’ll get off my soapbox now and get back to Ice Cream, a much more pleasant topic. I spent a whole evening looking through ice cream recipes I found on a Tastespotting search. Many got bookmarked. I wanted to start with a Philadelphia style ice cream (one with no eggs and or custard cooking), mainly just to test the attachment out and make sure that it worked. I chose this Cinnamon Ice Cream from Erin’s Food Files because I oh so love cinnamon and loved that it had Maple Syrup in it…hello? I live in Nova Scotia! The only change I made to the recipe was to add a big handful of Dark Chocolate Chips in the last minute of churning. I don’t think that I’ll add the chips again, they got too hard for my liking, so I’m thinking Cinnamon Stracciatella! Next on the ice cream flavor wish list though is Sangster’s Jamaican Rum Cream. Oh yes, I’m going there 🙂