You may (or soon will) be familiar with my mantra, which is, if we watch what we eat 80% of the time, and stay active, then we leave room for life’s small indulgences – like Dream Date Ice Cream.
Long story short; my ice cream maker is buried deep in storage. Aware of my longing to test a recipe for ice cream, my friend Laurel invited me over for an ice cream making party using the freezer bowl attachment on her KitchenAid Mixer. As if I did not love my KitchenAid Mixer enough already…I really love this easy attachment.
Now, back to the ice cream. The recipe I found was a bit unusual, which is why it piqued my interest. Instead of using heavy cream and/or half and half for the base, it called for whole milk and reduced fat sour cream. It also called for fresh figs steeped in sugar and lemon juice, but we used dates instead. Oh. My. Goodness. It’s creamy and smooth. The slight tang from the sour cream is balanced by the sweet, chewy bits of date. This ice cream is sophisticated and delicious!
Now, the only question is, can I wait to get my ice cream maker out of storage or do I need to just go buy this attachment for my mixer? Hmm…