I seem to be really enjoying ice cream of late. I have no ice cream maker so it all has to be done by hand; which is fine if you've got the time to keep breaking down the ice crystals.
Maybe I should be adding an ice cream maker to my wish list LOL.
Recently, I asked my friends on the BBC food forum to suggest ice cream flavours & somebody mentioned Rhubarb crumble.
Just one problem, we cannot purchase rhubarb here in spain! Maybe because of this mere fact it was a challenge & this flavour appealed so much, I've no idea, but we got there in the end.
My brother and family were due to fly over for a holiday and my fabulous SIL always asks for a shopping list of things I either can't get here or are too expensive to purchase here.
That was it 2 tins of rhubarb added to the list & I was on my way to feed my craving.
As I don't have fresh rhubarb, I drained two tins. One problem, the rhubarb was very green, unlike the lovely fresh which has vibrant red colours in it.
This was a little disappointing as I new the look of the finished ice cream would not be too appealing.
Brainwave. Add a few drops of red food colouring. Success, we now have a beautiful pink colour.
Apart from using the tinned rhubarb & a dash of red colouring; I followed the original recipe.
We were invited out to family for sunday lunch with a few other guests too, so I decided to take the ice cream & it was a resounding success. Everyone tried some and they all said it's the best ice cream flavour they've ever had.
What more could a foodie girl wish to hear LOL.
Thanks to all my guinea pigs at mum & dads lunch yesterday for your encouraging comments.