An ice cream maker had been on my list when we were living in Asia but I never did purchase one because the voltage there is 220 and that meant when we moved back to Canada it would not work unless I had a converter . I went that route when we moved from Canada to Hong Kong in 1999 (a bit naive to think my kitchen appliances would work there) and while a converter works, I’m not so sure it’s all that great for the longevity of kitchen appliances. Needless to say when I finally bought one, I was so excited!
My daughter is here to celebrate her birthday and I asked her if she would like to help me christen the ice cream maker. I initially wanted to make maple-bacon crunch ice cream but Laura said I should make that one later which I read between the lines – no, mom not while I’m here! Not to worry as I know I’ll have many more opportunities to experiment with flavors.
Makes about 1 1/2 quarts
Coarsely mash strawberries with sugar, lemon juice, and salt using a potato masher in a large bowl. Let stand, stirring and mashing occasionally, 10 minutes.