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Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE ice cream. I refrain from eating it too often (meaning I try to keep it to once or twice a week) since I do try to be healthy, but I could eat it every day 🙂  I used to…but I know better now 😛  Anyway, I got an ice cream maker attachment for my mixer for Christmas. And I tried it yesterday. I just made the basic french vanilla recipe that comes with the attachment. Wow is that good!!! I wanted to eat all of it right out of the mixer 😛  One of the best parts about it is that you can make it with good quality ingredients and know exactly what’s in it. No HFCS, no hydrogenated oils, no chemicals. I used organic half and half and free range eggs, so I feel like this is fairly healthy ice cream in terms of quality. And I am very impressed with the flavor. Some homemade ice cream is too sweet or just tastes weird. But this is really good. And the consistency is good too. We do love Hudsonville ice cream…but this may even top that. Plus I like the quality factor much better in my ice cream 🙂  I have to figure out how much ice cream one batch makes (it is quite a bit). Then I can compare costs of homemade vs. boughten. But cost aside this is definitley something I would feel good about feeding my family. I used some of it for my birthday ice cream cake (that’s assembled and frosted but not decorated…pics to come later). The rest is in the freezer for yummy sundaes with homemade hot fudge (Rebecca wants that every single day…she knows what’s good:). I will definitely make this a regular item in our house. And I’m anxious to experiment with all kinds of flavors. You wouldn’t believe all of the ice cream flavors I’ve envisioned over the years 😛  Anyway, I’m not going to post the recipe. It’s just a basic kitchen aid vanilla ice cream. I just wanted to share my first ice cream experience with my new attachment. It was super easy. And oh so yummy. I highly recommend making your own ice cream. I do have a soft serve ice cream maker, but the ice cream it makes is definitely not as good.

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