Frozen desserts


First experiment with the new ice cream maker was successful… a lactose-free strawberry ice cream!    made with real strawberries even.  

Alas, no pictures, as I am still the owner of a defunct camera.   Gabe’s is too much of a pain for me to be bothered with using.  Hopefully my birthday will yield me a replacement (I’m hoping for one of those new ones that deals with the pet equivalent of red-eye.)

so you’ll just have to use your imaginations.

Next up…  something else that’s lactose free.   The thing is, the ice cream maker was actually a reward I got from work… but I picked it for Gabe.  He’s not been able to enjoy ice cream in some time and I know he misses it.   I miss it, as we don’t buy it anymore since I don’t eat tons of it and we tend to waste a lot of it if we do buy it.

Lactaid makes the milk, so that part is easy enough to get around the lactose.  The cream is something of a challenge.  I’ve found one lactose-free cream, but not sure I can actually find it in any of our stores.   We’ll see.    An alternative I am going to try is a tapioca cream.   Figure I’ll make some of that tonight and see how it goes.


Busy weekend as I was working on web projects in addition to frozen treats.    I have my own cloud now.   Aside from my own sites, I’m also hosting Worst Little Podcast.    I’ll actually be on the podcast here next week, so you’ll have to be sure to check it out.    More details on that soonish.

3 Replies to “Frozen desserts”

  1. I thought this was going to be a post about winter in the desert, not desserts. 😉

    Are there any big grocery stores which may have an organic dairy section? I know in Texas a lot of the stores like Kroger have an area with lots of different dairy and non-dairy options. Good luck!

    Is it time consuming to make the ice cream? We haven’t been impressed with the lactose free options in the store, Carrie doesn’t like the after-taste, so maybe making our own is worthwhile in the future. Maybe.

    1. Heh! Post title corrected.

      We’ve got a whole foods I was going to check out for their alternative cream offerings.. but beyond that I’m not sure.

      The stuff I made last night was pretty quick. The longest part was waiting the 24 hours for the machine’s bucket to freeze sufficiently (it basically eliminates the need for ice and rock salt).

      I guess it depends on the mixture and the hardware. I premade my mix while I waited for the bucket to get chilled and so had the mixture all pre-chilled in the refrigerator as well. It was supposed to churn for 20-40 minutes and was soft-serve ready at about 15 minutes or so, so not too bad timewise, once everything was actually going. My rule of thumb will just be to store the bucket in the freezer when not in use so its always ready to go.

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