Thursday, August 25, 2011

Grapico Ice Cream

It's still hot here in my neck of the woods. Each and every year around this time, the sweltering southerners start thinking two things:

1) "This has been the hottest summer of my life!"-Of course it hasn't been. Not really. In my memory, the hottest summer was many years ago, when I was about 3 or 4. I can still remember my little legs sticking to the seats of my parents car. I wasn't sure if my skin had melted into that burgundy vinyl or vice versa. Yet, within minutes afterward, that freakishly hot vinyl had created so much sweat on the backs of my legs, I thought I was going to slip right off the seat. Oh the memories....

2) "This summer is never going to end!"-Ok, so maybe we're a bit dramatic, but it does start to feel that way when your summer season runs from about March to November!

So, if you're sweating out the dog days of summer as well, then I've got the perfect recipe for you. Well, I have the perfect recipe for you if you live in the South. It is my understanding that Grapico (a carbonated grape drink) is only sold in the South. I can't say for sure, since I've never thought to look for a Grapico on the rare occasions that I've traveled outside of my hometown. But, if this is the case, perhaps you could use some other grape soft drink, or you could certainly use another flavor.

This recipe is probably the simplest form of ice cream you will come across. You'll find a few variations on this, but this is my favorite.


Grapico Ice Cream

2 liter of Grapico
3 cans of condensed milk (not evaporated)

Stir together Grapico and condensed milk. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours until mixture is chilled.
Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Winner Winner! Cookbook Winner!

I realize I am a few days late posting this. But, this has been a hectic time of year. Coming back from vacation and immediately starting to get Princess Runwild ready to start school. Whew!
So, no more delays....The winner of Whitney Miller's cookbook Modern Hospitality is


Cindy, I have sent you an email. If you can send me your mailing address, we will have this shipped out to you.

Thanks for all your comments!! I will be back with a recipe within a few days after I get everything settled down a bit.

Take Care,