National Creamsicle Day -- August 14
I don't know about you but Creamsicles seem to say summer to me. I think it is that refreshing sherbet with that creamy ice cream. Or maybe I like them because I don't have to choose. Sherbet or ice cream? Yes please.
So when I read that today, August 14, is National Creamsicle Day I thought "Oh yes, we will be celebrating." I know some of you are saying that these made-up holidays are frivolous. And, sure, they sort of are. But if they are all in fun and allow you to create a memory with family or give you an opportunity to reach out to someone who could use a friendly encouragement, I say why not.
Vanilla Ice Cream in our Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
This is the recipe from the booklet that came with our machine.
2c heavy cream
Added note for those who are label readers: I was surprised that many packages of heavy cream had ingredients that I didn't want in there. I was able to find heavy cream that met my standards. I was just surprised that I had to look at a few before finding one I wanted.
I paired up some of the vanilla ice cream with the orange sherbet I made another day for Creamsicles In A Bowl. Yum.
In the interest of disclosure, I purchased the ice cream machine, the ingredients and I'm the great granddaughter of a dairy farmer. As always, opinions are my own.