So Bill and I got this really neat homemade ice cream maker for a wedding present and we thought we would try it out last night. We left for Winn-Dixie and purchased all the right ingredients for vanilla ice cream! I was super excited and couldn't wait to eat ice cream. Well we combined all the ingredients like the recipe said put the liquid mixture in our new machine and turned it on. It was really simple! The ice cream maker instructions stated that in 20-25 minutes you would have great soft ice cream. Well after 25 minutes we still had liquid. I couldn't figure out what we did wrong.....we followed the recipe exactly....and we used all the right ingredients.
So we thought we would just put it in the freezer for just a little bit to help it harden a little. Well after an hour we still had liquid. By this time I was a little frustrated and got the instructions out for the new machine. Word by word I went through trying to figure out what was wrong. After reading through a couple of paragraphs I found it. We forgot to freeze the freezer bowl. The freezer bowl is what the liquid is poured into to churn into ice cream. What a great discovering huh? So we didn't have ice cream last night but we put the freezer bowl in the freezer and hopefully we will get to enjoy our ice cream creation tonight!! Guess I need to start every kitchen experience by reading all the instructions a little bit more carefully!! :)