I know I went on a big stink about what kind of food people shouldn't
make at home. That's not because I hate cooking; that was because some
dishes are just bad ideas, whether due to difficulty of technique, time
commitment or cost. Plenty of things are really easy to
make at home, some of which end up tastier and more economical than at
So, fire up your range, 'cause it's a lot easier to do than dealing with an annoying hipster waiter.
Okay, Ice cream might seem a little scary but don't worry: it's science. If you can do science, you can do ice cream.
You want to get a liquid (the ice cream mix) to a
solid without forming any ice crystals. You can do this one of two ways.
The boring, normal way: buying a machine that's going to clutter up
your counter space and take more time than just going out to the store
and buying a quart. Or, the exciting way.
down my favorite way to make ice cream, and probably the quickest and
simplest, is to get a block of dry ice from the grocery store, smash it
into dust with something blunt (please don't use your hand) and rapidly
stirring the dust into the ice cream mix. It'll
bubble for a few moments but you'll end up with whatever flavor ice
cream you want, carbonated and in less time than it takes to dig up the
permafrost that is the last layer of ice cream in the carton.