Today I'm thankful for . . . ice cream. It's my favorite dessert, bar none. When my son had his tonsils out, he ate nothing but ice cream for nearly a week, and I was okay with that. When I'm happy, I eat ice cream. When I'm sad, likewise. One of my all-time favorite things to make as a pastry chef is ice cream. Ice cream just makes people happy.
Tonight was girls' night for my daughter and I. (My husband and son missed out on this because they were out watching some guy named Roger Waters play the guitar.) We sat on the couch, ate the leftovers of a dinner party I cooked for, and watched her favorite TV show. Then we ate ice cream. It was a good night. Because that's what ice cream does.
Here are some of my favorites to try, if you feel like making your own. (I highly recommend it.)
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Ice Cream ~ great with apple or pumpkin pie!
Fresh Bay Leaf and Ginger Ice Cream ~ subtle and elegant.
Philly Vanilla ~ classic for a la mode desserts, and eggless.