DIY Ice cream social thing?
posted September 17, 2016 6:18 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun October 2 at 3:00 PM, My House
72 Lansing St, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Does anyone want to come to my house and eat homemade ice cream and maybe bring some homemade ice cream too?
Store-bought ice cream is permitted I guess, but if everyone brings ice cream, then we'll have way too much ice cream, so some people have to not bring any ice cream, ok?

I'll try to have a couple coolers prepared to theoretically keep ice cream at a good serving temperature (~6º F).

(Warning for allergic people and ailurophobes: cats live here too)
posted by aubilenon to Meetup (38 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

OMG.
posted by rtha at 12:11 AM on September 18, 2016


I haven't seen you people in forever. I'd love to come.
posted by wzcx at 11:19 AM on September 18, 2016


Hmmmmmmmm
posted by kenko at 5:16 PM on September 18, 2016


TJ speculoos.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 6:45 PM on September 18, 2016


This is an excellent plan. It's possible that I have a scheduling conflict, but I already went today to buy vanilla beans for this, so I'll make it work somehow.
posted by zachlipton at 9:45 PM on September 18, 2016


Ooh, I'd love to come up for this but won't know whether I can till pretty close to the last minute.
posted by tangerine at 11:19 PM on September 18, 2016


Maybe we could bring some things that would go well with ice cream, like cherries, whiskey, kahlua, chocolate syrup?
posted by jasper411 at 11:54 AM on September 19, 2016


Sure!
posted by aubilenon at 12:12 PM on September 19, 2016


Hey, what if I bring something someone could put ice cream on? Like a fruit crumble, say. I'd be delighted to bring something like that along should such a substance be welcome.
posted by Bella Donna at 8:48 PM on September 19, 2016


NO!!

Just kidding, that sounds delicious.
posted by aubilenon at 9:43 PM on September 19, 2016


yay!
posted by Bella Donna at 6:25 PM on September 20, 2016


Also won't know if I can come until shortly prior, but hopefully! I'll get the ice cream maker into the freezer just in case.
posted by j.edwards at 12:00 PM on September 22, 2016


I love making ice cream! Haven't done it for a couple years. (I also love eating ice cream, which I have done more recently.)
posted by grobstein at 4:23 PM on September 22, 2016


Might disrupt, by sending something savory.
It won't compete with the empanadas at your cake vs pie shindig, but not much could.

My non-MeFi biped might have some insulated containers and various further ice cream accoutrements to lend, should you need them.
posted by captivepredator at 7:58 PM on September 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


dang, ill be oot
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 10:03 PM on September 22, 2016


My non-MeFi biped might have some insulated containers and various further ice cream accoutrements to lend, should you need them.

I guess if folks bring ice cream scoops, that'd be particularly handy, since I only have one, and I can't just go buy a bunch like I did with pie servers, because now I have a bunch of pie servers clogging up my ice cream scoop drawer.
posted by aubilenon at 1:53 AM on September 23, 2016


I think you mean that you have one ice cream scoop clogging up your pie server drawer.
posted by zachlipton at 12:43 PM on September 23, 2016


I think you mean that you have one ice cream scoop clogging up your pie server drawer.
If you want a picture of the future, imagine an ice cream scoop clogging up a pie server drawer -- forever.
posted by asterix at 11:55 AM on September 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'll bring a scoop!
posted by Bella Donna at 5:18 PM on September 27, 2016


And also a non-news-related ice-cream-serving utensil.
posted by Bella Donna at 5:19 PM on September 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


This sounds great, I hope I can make it.
posted by bashos_frog at 10:27 AM on September 28, 2016


Hey, I just discovered the existence of candied bacon ice cream. Maybe next meet up I'll own an ice cream maker.
posted by Bella Donna at 8:46 AM on September 30, 2016


I'll try to have a couple coolers prepared to theoretically keep ice cream at a good serving temperature (~6ยบ F).

It turns out I misunderstood the chemistry so it's going to be a lot less precise than that, though I'm sure everything will be fine. Also I learned a lot about eutectic mixtures. Too bad -23°C isn't the best temperature for service ice cream - that one's easy.
posted by aubilenon at 9:56 PM on September 30, 2016


Also I made some ice cream and will make more tomorrow.
posted by aubilenon at 9:57 PM on September 30, 2016


pssst pssst, we did this in DC and it was tres excellent; some people made baked goods instead of ice cream, which was good, because we ended up with something like 13 flavors altogether, and if *everyone* had made ice cream we'd have had a whole lot more.

I'm so happy you're doing this, San Francisco! Take pictures!
posted by duffell at 12:38 PM on October 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


We have cameras!
posted by aubilenon at 3:40 PM on October 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Small test batches of:
- pandan (extract courtesy of kalessin at cookie exchange)
- chocolate-Rancho Gordo midnight black bean-gluten free brownie
- mango-habanero-sour cream
will be sent. Ice crystals predicted.
posted by captivepredator at 10:27 PM on October 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Noooooo! Work up feeling like crap. There will be no joy for me in Mudville, and certainly no ice cream. Apologies for feeling forced to skip this lovely event. Can someone else bring an ice cream scoop, since I'll be MIA?
posted by Bella Donna at 9:19 AM on October 2, 2016


captivepredator's human looks to be scooping up the slack WRT ice cream scoops, which she will be bringing in spades (plus, in fact, one ice cream spade).
posted by aubilenon at 12:00 PM on October 2, 2016


(But I hope you feel better soon, and we'll miss you!)
posted by aubilenon at 12:32 PM on October 2, 2016


Because of interrupting life things (not as good as the interrupting cow, it is the truth), we will be missing this, alas.
posted by rtha at 2:23 PM on October 2, 2016


Rats, I was looking forward to telling you the interrupting giraffe joke! (do you already know it?)
posted by aubilenon at 3:01 PM on October 2, 2016


I feel like I did at one point but I have since forgotten and now I'm even a little afraid to find out.

How many ice creams and how much deliciousness?
posted by rtha at 5:30 PM on October 2, 2016


Much ice creams and a great deal of deliciousness!
posted by zachlipton at 5:41 PM on October 2, 2016


So sorry, just wasn't able to get away and make it. Hopefully next time!
posted by jasper411 at 8:08 PM on October 2, 2016


I've never been so sad I moved away from the Bay Area. :(
posted by zsazsa at 9:47 PM on October 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Flavors:

I made: Seriously-gingery ginger lemon honey, a chocolate that was also no slouch, and a non-sweet blue cheese & pear that was kinda weird and tasted more like blue cheese (Saint Agur, specifically) than like ice cream.

My roommate made vanilla or something

captivepredator made the ones listed above, for her human to bring.

zachlipton made raspberry white chocolate, and meyer lemon sorbet
posted by aubilenon at 9:51 PM on October 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


> a non-sweet blue cheese & pear that was kinda weird and tasted more like blue cheese (Saint Agur, specifically) than like ice cream

Damn, I would've eaten that. I would've eaten everything.

We've been making our own kefir for the last few months and contemplated making a riff on this sour cream-brown sugar ice cream we made a long while back, using kefir in place of (some?) of the dairy base. Next time.
posted by rtha at 11:06 PM on October 2, 2016



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