Is there some kind of rule about not using your ice cream maker after Labor Day? Especially if it's white? If so, I want absolutely no part in that rule. Fall is when the flavors burst out of the air! Cinnamon! Nutmeg! Pumpkin! And me, I prefer my flavors in the form of an ice cream.
Last night M and I busted out the old Donvier hand crank ice cream maker and mixed cream (2 cups), vanilla (1/2 teaspoon), sugar (~1/8 cup, to taste; you could use agave or honey instead!), and leftover cider donuts from apple picking, and stirred that bad boy up.
We found our Donviers (we have two!) at Goodwill. They're everywhere, probably because these things don't lock very well and sometimes you have to figure out how to crank the handle without the metal canister turning as well. BUT it's an inexpensive and effective way to experiment with ice cream making. Maybe someday we'll graduate to a Kitchen Aid mixer with ice cream maker attachment. But for now, this works just as fine.
We served ours on warm pumpkin bread with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon sugar. And it was the perfect marriage of summer and fall and everything delicious in between.
What Fall rules are you breaking?