Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rambling Reviews...Junket Ice Cream Mix

I'm breaking down. It's two posts in a row that I'm showing my weaknesses. Is anyone getting scared? I hope not. I think it's healthy. It gives me freedom to be human. Breath...Here goes. I'm making a true confession. I have a weakness for this ice cream mix.
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 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.

14 comments:

GRAMEE said...

ice cream does not like me! i am so going to try this!! i am getting some at the store today! Tess you are magical!

Lamps Family said...

I had no idea there was such a thing, we will have to try it for FHE sometime.

Ruthanne aka Ruthie said...

That looks amazing Steph! So want to try it!!

Heffalump said...

I haven't really tried making an ice cream mix, but this one looks really good!
I wonder if they carry it where I live...

Anonymous said...

Steph you crack me up! Way to go! Sounds great!

justin said...

OK...first of all, you are killing me with this blog...I was drooling just reading this one on the Junket Ice Cream...living overseas, I know I won't find any here...I am so tempted to get on a plane right now and fly to the US just so I can get some of that mix!!! I'll have to stock up when I move back...

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try this with the kids.

Jana said...

That has to be one of my top 5 favorite pictures of Face!

Cnickel said...

You make your Gramma proud, Tess!

My Gramma used rennet tablets for lots of great things in the kitchen as well! Though the ice cream memory has melted away- I dont remember its flavor or textures. Time to remedy that!!

There have been lots of articles in the food magazines, this summer, featuring ice cream making. I'm all about great ice cream and you've inspired me to search my grocers' shelves and remedy the commercially frozen product blahs.

Feebies, great coupons??? you bet!!

Jeri said...

I'm going to try this one. (the home made cottage cheese and cream cheese seemed a bit to labor intensive to me... much easier to just buy it at costco... but ICE CREAM??? count me in!

JerBear & Co. said...

Bring it on! Sounds great!

Tamster said...

Hmmmm.... I might have to check it out. Hadn't heard of it before. Do they have multiple flavors? I'll have to see if they have that brand here at all. Thanks for sharing. And again, as usual, I love your personality you put into your blog! I can totally hear you saying it! You're awesome! :-)

clan of the cave hair said...

ok, that looks good. Now if only I can find my ice-cream maker bowl. (I'm pretty sure its 2200 miles away in a freezer I no longer own. waaaaaah)

mlebagley said...

Mmmm... yum. LOVE the look on Face's face :)