Over the weekend I was inspired by some friends who made homemade ice cream. Turns out, we have the same ice cream maker. And unbelievably, haven't made ice cream yet! So today was the day. I followed the directions to the letter (as I always do the first time I make something). The instructions said to use...wait for it...a HAND MIXER! Does anyone out there have a hand mixer? One of my quirks is to not throw something away that works, so I do! I swiped it from my mom when I moved out some twelve years ago. And this is an old hand mixer. I remember using it with my mom when I was really young. Who knows how old it truly is. One website I found said that the company Dormeyer went out of business a good 25-30 years ago, another said they went under in the late 1960's. Guess they made their products too good. Just like This End Up furniture. I digress. Out it came today, from it's hiding place beneath other kitchen "stuff" in the WAY back of my kitchen "stuff" drawer, and it still works great! I'd like to take a bloggy moment and introduce you all to this gem. Here's my friend the Dormey hand mixer, Model 7500.
It has made many a cookie in it's long life. Lately I've used my Sunbeam for just about all mixing recipes (which coincidentally, I also swiped from my mom when she upgraded to a KitchenAid). How was the ice cream you ask? The ice cream (I made Vanilla Bean) has a wonderful flavor, but in my eagerness to eat it, probably should have let it freeze longer. The leftovers are in the freezer; we'll see the rest firms up some more. Looks like my trusty hand mixer may get some use this year after all!
8 years ago