Strawberry Amazingness.

I couldn’t post this on a Thursday, because this isn’t something I like, it is something I love!

It is so delicious, easy, creamy and amazing.  I was suspicious of the sour cream, but the ice cream is fabulous, and not tangy.  It is also not light.  But I say bust out that dusty ice cream maker (or, in my case, KitchenAid attachment) and get cranking because this stuff is gooooooooooood.  And it tastes like SUMMER.

Strawberry Ice Cream

1 lb. fresh sliced strawberries
¾ cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 cup heavy cream
½ tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (believe it or not, I used lime and it tasted just lovely)

Combine the strawberries and sugar is a bowl, stir and let it become amazing juicy goodness for about an hour.

Put the strawberry/sugar mixture in your blender or Cuisinart with the remaining three ingredients. Blend, but not too much!  Make sure this mixture is cold – it doesn’t hurt to stick it in the fridge for a while.  In fact, if you’re entertaining, you can make this in advance, and then start the ice cream maker when you sit down for dinner, and 30 minutes later – fresh strawberry ice cream deliciousness!  Once the mixture is cold, just follow your ice cream maker instructions.

Credit: I adapted this recipe from Annie’s Eats – a food blog I enjoy.  Check it out!

Things I Like Thursday

TIL #3 – Ben & Jerry’s

What’s not to like?  I love their sense of humor, I love their social mission, and I love their delicious ice cream!  As a native New Englander (though not a Vermonter) I have felt a sort of native pride about this company since I first visited the factory in 1987.  And just in time for my “Things I Like Thursday” they announce their newest flavor – Schweddy Balls!  If you don’t get the reference (hint: it is from a SNL sketch starring Alec Baldwin) click on the image and it will bring you to the Ben & Jerry’s new flavor announcement.

New ice cream flavor - Schweddy Balls

TIL #2 – Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Laundry Detergent in Baby Blossom

My love for this product borders on obsession. I used Dreft at first, and I liked that but thought it was a bit expensive, and was looking for something a little more green, a little less chemically.  This is it.  I adore the smell.  At first I thought it was too weak smelling – I was used to the super powered scents of detergents like Tide.  Now I use it on my own clothes as well as Mr. Pickle Pumpkin’s clothes.  It smells and it works.  Considering the amount of smooshed-in berry yogurt that ended up in Mr. PP’s shirt the other day I consider that the most important part. And me and Mr. PP are a lot less itchy now that we’re using something less chemically.  Win/win!

Mrs. Meyers Baby Blossom Detergent - pure, clean, amazing!