"You are going to die this week."
These are awful words to hear.....but if a doctor told me that my time was short and I only had a few more days to live I would probably do a few things.......
First, or course I would visit my family and friends and talk to them on the phone as much as I could and tell them how much I love them.
Second, I would do something crazy and adventurous that I had never done before.
And Third, I WOULD EAT A TON OF ICE CREAM. I would probably eat it for every meal for everyday until my final breath. You are going to die so who cares? That is how much I love ice cream. It is definitely my top choice of desserts, of course along with frozen yogurt. Pinkberry to be exact.
Nate loves finding deals and he is very good at it. He gets a thrill out of finding something for cheap, fixing it up and then selling it for more than he purchased it. He has magic hands and can fix anything broken that comes along his path. He likes going to auctions and bidding on items for cheap. Recently at the NPS auction in Salt Lake, he found me this little gem.....
So we bought this book on Amazon because it had the best reviews out of all the gelato books. I fell in love with gelato after living in London for a year and traveling to Italy and Paris. Nate and I ate it every chance we got, especially in Venice. We ate it about 5-6 times a day. :) Italians sure do know how to make dang good gelato! So I thought this book could get me off to the right start.
It is quite the process to make. It took all night with Nate and I both doing it together. There are so many steps of heating it to the right temperature to make a custard, then straining it through a mesh sieve, then emulsifying it, and on, and on.....Then they have to be in the fridge for 8 hours before you put them into the machine. It was a lot of work and time but worth it.
The next morning, it was finally time to make the ice cream! We started off with the peanut butter marshmallow one first.
Then the cookies and cream......
And then the cantaloupe.
Then after they are all mixed, they need to harden in the freezer for about an hour covered up in saran wrap.
I'm telling you. It is a very long process.
But then you get results like these!
It tasted so yummy and very similar to ones that we ate in Italy!
Can't wait until I get to make my next batch!
Salted Carmel? Chocolate Hazelnut? Raspberry? Stracciatella?
One of each? We will have to see.....