Last month, while browsing the aisles of Costco, I spied this Cuisinart countertop ice cream/frozen yogurt maker. It wouldn't leave my mind. It was calling my name.
It's not like I don't already have your standard, large ice cream maker that seems to make the whole process somewhat of a production with all that ice and rock salt and constant watching. Making homemade ice cream a handful of times throughout the summer has always been something we look forward to. A tradition, if you will. I also like the fact that there aren't any questionable ingredients when you make your own ice cream. Everything pure, simple, and wholesome.
Anyway, this counter top model was a temptation for me. I got sucked into the "available for a limited time only" pressure that I usually ignore while doing my Costco runs, but I knew this little appliance would really make the whole process a lot more convenient. Kind of justified it also with the fact that our traditional model was getting a little beat up and almost on its last leg. (bent can, cracked paddle).
I find myself occasionally picking up a little carton of dairy-free ice cream at the health food store when I know the rest of the family will eat theirs; like on birthdays, holidays, or Sunday nights. I'm amazed at what I pay and I always tell myself, "You know you could make this if you wanted to." It's hard being the only one who doesn't do dairy when rest of the family does and you still want a little dish of ice cream. (Can you tell that I'm talking myself into this, big time?)
Well, I forked out the $39.99, and I don't regret it.