This weekend I bought a mini ice-cream maker. When you live in a small apartment, with what feels like the world’s smallest kitchen you don’t have a lot of space for gizmo’s and gadgets, and the good things with this little ice cream maker: it fits in our fridge-freezer, AND it makes two flavours at once! With summer coming and trying to eat less processed crap, I thought it would be worth a try. I opted for two different flavours. The first was a rhubarb-strawberry sherbet and the second a simple vanilla ice cream.

Rhubarb- Strawberry Sherbet Ingredients:
1 cup hauled strawberries, sliced
1 cup rhubarb sliced

3/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2-3 tablespoons triple sec
1/2 cup whipping cream

Vanilla Ice Cream Ingredients:
1-1/4 cup whipping cream

1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

Rhubarb- Strawberry Sherbet Directions:

  1. In a saucepan combine strawberries, rhubarb, water and sugar.
  2. Over medium heat allow to stew for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. Add triple sec and whipping cream.
  5. Using a hand blender, blend it and make sure that it is smooth.
  6. Once cool place in ice cream maker and follow your machine’s specific directions.

Vanilla Ice Cream Directions:

  1. In a bowl combine all the ingredients and mix until sugar dissolves.
  2. Place in ice cream maker and follow your machine’s specific directions.

Could it get any easier than that?