Home made ice cream.
Lemon Spoom (fluffy lemon ice cream, basically). First go - recipe could do with a bit less sugar to make it sourer, or perhaps it would taste better as Lime Spoom?
Mint ice cream, made with - get this - full fat lardo creme fraiche. First go - too much sugar, not enough mint.
Tomorrow if the egg yolks are in any way usable, I may make my first proper "custard" ice cream, which is butterscotch, with 4 egg yolks and a pint and a half of milk (so slightly less FATSO than for example, the mint ice cream or indeed, even the Spoom.
Now my bedroom awaits for sleeping purposes, if my child doesn't keep me awake with his snuffling tactics. Oh, only until about 3, obviously. Then it's feed, and broken sleep until 5.40, when he will try to wake and I will have to bring him to bed and crook him in my left arm before dozing until 7. somehow, I don't think I'll be able to manage that as a night's sleep when I go back to work.
My mother is most perturbed that James still has a night feed at his ripe old age of (since it's past midnight) 3 months - happy birthday, James! I meanwhile have learned to remain philosophical. Perhaps he'll last through till 2 then no more feeds, or perhaps he'll wake up some time around 12-ish, then to the 3-3.30 job. Who can tell? It's more than likely the second option atm, given that he lost weight and is trying to gain it back. Plus also he's just a hungry wee bugger. You wait until you've bedded in on solids mate. Then it's cool boiled water for you at 3.30 am! (I am a cruel Mother).
On tasting the frozen versions: holy moley, Lemon Spoom is... astonishingly delicious, if a little ice crystally. So good you can barely believe you made it yourself. Mint ice cream is - wild, it really tastes like mint ice cream but the creme fraiche is just too much. It leaves a thick film on the roof of the mouth. I think I need to either become confident enough to mess about with the original recipe (maybe greek yoghurt would be good - for a fresh tasting, tart kind of thing?) or a completely different one). I only had time to make the Butterscotch custard tonight, will do the ice cream tomorrow - the custard though is just amazing. Muscovado sugar, ponce that I am! But it's a gorgeous colour as a result and has an absolutely delicious, toasty flavour. The custard's a bit thin though if you ask me. although i stirred it over boiling water for nearly an hour.