I haven't subscribed to a magazine since the mid-1990s. Honestly. I now find what I'm looking for (articles, recipes, etc.) on the web.
Still, I somehow have been getting Woman's Day in the mail for the last year.
It's an absolute mystery. I don't know how I got on their mailing list, and I don't know how to get OFF their mailing list (because, to be honest, I don't really read the magazine, and it seems like a waste).
This week, when the August edition arrived, I made a vow: I will either figure out how to make it stop OR I will start donating the magazines to my doctor's office. Or dentist's office. Somebody's office. Because going straight to the recycling bin is no just fate for a perfectly good magazine.
The article was about Philly-style ice cream (that's ice cream that requires no cooking). This particular variety relies on whipping the cream and sweetened condensed milk to introduce air before freezing, thus avoiding the need for an ice cream maker.
Since most of my ice cream recipes do require that special bit of equipment, which I know a lot of people don't have, I thought it might be nice to try this technique. There were a huge host of flavors in the magazine, but I made the berry version because I happened to have frozen berries on hand.
The end result was ice cream. That's about all I can say for it. It set up, and it was scoopable, and it tasted like discount grocery store ice cream. It also had a slightly oily mouthfeel that I found a bit icky.
So I'm not going to share that recipe with you (that recipe I took pictures of), because I cannot in good conscience recommend it. Instead, I'll share another Philly-style ice cream recipe, this one from my personal stash of old recipes and with my official stamp of approval. It requires an ice cream maker and I don't have a picture of it, but it's delicious ... and it's all about delicious, right?
Frozen Irish Coffee
2 Tbs. instant coffee crystals
2 tsp. hot water
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 1/2 cups half and half
1/2 c. Irish cream liqueur
2 tsp. vanilla extract.
In a small dish, dissolve coffee crystals in water. Combine all ingredients; mix well. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Devour.