ilona the pest

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

grapefruit sorbet

i recently got myself an ice-cream maker for free, from, with points i've racked up over the past three years using lexis-nexis for research during law school. yes, i sided with them in their never-ending blood feud with westlaw, and this is my reward. i think it's a pretty good deal.

the ice-cream maker is really cute, and seems to work great. the first thing i tried to make was grapefruit sorbet, because i love grapefruit juice (and we have an awesome juicer), and because the recipe was really simple - sugar, water, zest, and juice. but the first batch that i made came out pretty inedible. it's way, way too sugary - like eating spoonfuls of straight sugar. ick. perhaps i should have found a recipe other than the one that came in the cuisinart instruction manual/recipe booklet?

anyway i'm starting over today, cutting the amount of sugar in half. i'm a little nervous - like, does the sugar serve some essential purpose in creating the proper consistency, other than just sweetening? - but it's kind of fun to experiment. it's an excellent procrastination device: i'm doing something important! i'm contributing to science! er...yeah.


  • At 7:14 PM, Blogger stacita said…

    i got a George Forman Grill! damn! i wish i would have known about the ice-cream maker.

    how many points did you have?

  • At 7:18 PM, Blogger stacita said…

    ps. evhead = cute!

    (blog + photo)

  • At 10:16 AM, Blogger ilona said…

    i think it cost around 3500 points. evhead is very cute. :)


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