Sometimes something goes so wrong that it goes right! I have been wanting to try and make ice cream for a long time. The thing is I don't have an ice cream machine, but I know it is not necessary to have one in order to make ice cream. I was, also, well aware that making ice cream without a machine would be a long process and mean quite a lot of churning. What I did not take into account was that my freezer might not be able to freeze my ice cream-to-be!! Or, I don't know, maybe the milk I used was the wrong kind, or maybe I just was not patient enough. Anyways, after 1 hour the mixture had thickened a little, but no freezing in sight. After 2 hours, no more freezing. After 3 hours, nada. After... ok, the mixture smelled really nice, and it tasted really good, and...I gave up. It was not going to freeze, but I most surely wanted to eat it! It was not ice cream, but it was one extra silky and rich buckthorn smoothie worthy of a king...or an emperor!;)
Makes 1 big or 2 small smoothies
2 dl organic milk
2 dl organic cream
100 g (or less) granulated sugar
150 g buckthorn jam
1. Mix all the ingredients. Reduce the amount of sugar considerably, if the jam you are using is very sweet.
2. Freeze for a while. (Not for hours, 1/2-1 hour will probably be enough.)
3. Mix again.
4. Pour into a tall glass/two smaller glasses and enjoy right away.