Living in a tiny apartment means making some sacrifices sometimes. Like not nagging at your husband about having all his work equipment all over the guest room because he has no place to put it (just kidding, I still do). Or thinking twice about buying ~*~super cute~*~ flower vases, because who ever uses flower vases, let's be honest? But the biggest thing to me, lately, is not buying a bunch of specific kitchen appliances. You know, like the mini donut maker — oh, the cute shit I would make with that like, one time and then never again. Or the panini press that toasts your sandwich to look like Hello Kitty. Or a waffle iron. Or, yes, an ice cream maker.
There's pretty much no other way to make waffles without a waffle iron, but you can make ice cream without an ice cream maker. For a long time, I didn't think this was true. Here it is, the start of summer, and all these adorable bloggers are posting all their craft ice cream recipes — taunting us with gorgeous pictures of scoops of lemon meringue pie ice cream, or trendy salted caramel popcorn ice cream, and yes, our current favorite flavor, toasted marshmallow. It felt downright rude to me, my shelves devoid of an ice cream maker.
But never fear: David Lebovitz is here, with his ice cream recipe for the ice-cream-maker-less. I was skeptical at first, but it totally worked: which is good, because my husband definitely spent a good 30 minutes picking mulberries in the 90°F weather in front of our local grocery store (free berries, yo!) and returned sticky, purple-handed but really excited to make this ice cream. And thankfully, his hard work paid off deliciously, or I would've had a grumpy, hungry, purple-handed man on my hands. And nobody wants that.