We've had a frantically busy week here in the Lewis household. We're regularly putting in 14 hour days. We're working on a massive production run of our tankards, the garden takes over two hours of watering a day, I have a number of articles due, and we've had endless other commitments on our time which is making us dizzy with work.
In other words, it's time for some ice cream.
But not good healthy natural ice cream. NoooOOOOoooo. It's time for Utterly Artificial Ice Cream.
A neighbor showed us this recipe a couple years ago, and it embarrasses me to admit how delicious it is, even though the ingredients are (cough) laughably fake.
Here's all it consists of: orange soda, sweetened condensed milk, and fake whipped topping junk. You can add these to the ice cream machine in any order you wish.
(You can see the tools of our trade in the background of the above photo: glue bottles, newspapers, rubber bands, glued-up tankards, etc.)
Into the ice cream maker, I dumped the tub of fake whipped topping junk...
...sweetened condensed milk...
...and ONE liter of soda (in other words, half of a two-liter bottle).
Looks nasty, doesn't it?
Then I smashed some ice...
...and packed the ice cream maker with layers of ice cubes and rock salt.
We got this old ice cream machine at a thrift store for $5 many years ago. It has served up endless buckets of cold treats.
Voilà. Utterly Artificial Ice Cream. It tastes exactly like orange creamsicles (remember those?).
A much-needed treat during some looooong hard days of work.