Did I ever once claim that I would never use a mix? Ever? I'm not above it. I think if you find something that works, you should. In this case I broke down because I was really craving a good chocolate ice cream. This box was just over a dollar and since I already had cream at home it was a really low cost alternative to the other ice cream at the store. I would have paid a lot more for the cocoa powder alone. I like the premium stuff because it only takes a few small spoonfuls to kill my craving. Weight Watchers loves me. My "regular milk"allergy doesn't allow much more than that anyway. Well, imagine my joy in finding that it made a rich creamy spoon full of heaven. I am already a fan of Junket tablets for making Homemade cottage cheese and Homemade Cream Cheese . Now, I'm stocking up on this mix as well. It' was awesome. I folded in some toasted chopped almonds and chunks of gourmet chocolate I had tucked away earlier this year. With stuff I already had on hand, I made premium ice cream for just over a buck. Thank you Junket! I love you guys!
The other benefit of making ice cream at home? Seeing my son excitedly looking into the ice cream mixer. It took me back to the painted cinder block steps on my grandma's porch. Just for a moment, I was there. I was a bright eyed child again waiting for ice cream from the mixer. Speaking of bright eyed children...look at Face. I told him we may never buy this stuff again and he almost cried. Don't worry. I was being sarcastic. Face just didn't get the joke.
There you go. Maybe if I talk about Junket enough they will give away some free ice cream mix to some of you. Awe crap (pardon my slang). Maybe they would give some to me too! Wouldn't that be a little spoonful of heaven? Anyone with me?!
As an end note...I ended up taking some of this ice cream to my home bound neighbor and she cried. She used to make this Junket as a kid. What a sweet ending to an already joyful day.