I must start this post with a confession. I have had this ice cream maker for 10 years and just now used it for the first time this summer. To be clear, this is completely due to laziness because I love ice cream. Finally, I decided to dust it off (literally) and give it a whirl. We started simple and made chocolate ice cream.
Another thing to note about this venture...I was fully aware that both of my boys do not really like ice cream. But, I plowed ahead anyway, because (as I mentioned) I love ice cream. So, if all else failed, I figured they could participate in making it and I could take care of eating it. We poured and mixed and froze the ice cream one day...
...and pulled it out the next evening to taste it. I took the first bite and it was amazing. Delicious. I decided right then and there that I was no longer buying store bought ice cream. It was that good. (I've already gone back on that decision because my lazy side won out again.)
I was very cautious with my serving sizes for the boys since I didn't want any of the precious concoction to go to waste. Logan looks hopeful as he takes his first bite...
But unfortunately, it was a big "no" for him. He is my chocolate lover, but he said it was "too cold." Sigh.
"Here, mom...take it. I can't bear to even look at it!" How dare I give him chocolate ice cream.
Then, Ethan inspects his before even attempting a bite.
Tentatively, he goes for it...
And he's not completely grossed out, but he said it was too cold too. Good grief, children! If I didn't have such clear memories of their births, I'd seriously wonder if they were mine. Casey says I should just be glad that it's one less sweet thing they'll want to eat. But, I don't know...I'm worried about this. I feel like children should like ice cream!
On the plus side, I did have the entire rest of the ice cream to eat and share with only Casey. And we enjoyed every bite.