Everyone knows I love ice cream. And I'm more than happy to make some and bring it over to your house, so long as that's immediately followed by us eating it. I've even been known to trade some freshly made Chocolate Hazelnut icecream for a haircut.
And so when someone invites me over, I usually offer to bring some ice cream, and ask for flavor requests. And here (yes, sorry, this was a long intro), is what I don't get: I rarely, if ever, actually get a request back.
So I was pleasantly surprised when I finally got a flavor request, for strawberry ice cream. Okay, sure, that's not terribly exciting, but it's a classic. And it may have been my first time making it, which is always fun. I've made strawberry sorbet a lot, and strawberry frozen yogurt a couple of times. But ice cream? I don't think so.
Now, I have to admit, I didn't actually make strawberry ice cream. No, I decided that was too boring (cough- my friend Mike asked for plain vanilla! cough). I made Strawberry Basil instead. Doesn't that sound cool and refreshing? No? Well.. in the event, the basil flavor didn't really come through very well. But, the strawberry was good, and I got these cool layers from the strawberry syrup.