Making your own simple soft serve ICE CREAM.

Soft-serve... we just cant be together... right now.
Soft-serve... we just cant be together... right now.

This blog will continue to be a living contradiction of sorts, at one post talking about fitness, at the next indulging in some halo-halo or ice-cream.

So I understand that there is a divine reason behind the absence of Mini Stops in Cebu. There exists a cult following for their basic soft serve ice-cream, at least, that’s what friends in Manila tell me. I’m slowly being dragged into the soft-serve-side and my visits to Manila this 2012 have landed me in a Mini Stop at one point or another—only for the ice-cream, and the rudimentary cup of coffee.

A Mini Stop in Cebu would be a hazard to my health—and those within my sphere of influence.

Around the first week of March, however, I saw this yoghurt shop just across the USP Campus here in Cebu. It was:

1. Not a McDonald’s,
2. Not a Jollibee,
3. But it was open until the wee hours of the night,
4. Relatively uninhabited,
5. Priced at the same range as Mini Stop and
6. Sold—wait for it—-SOFT-SERVED-ICE-CREAM.

It was not a Mini Stop… but it made my heart stop, my car, too and the planned jog for that night.

Anyway, this will probably be my last ice-cream for the month. I’m not saying that this cone is the gastronomical equivalent of the Pink Floyd prism effect, when it comes to ice cream I only have two rules: This is ice-cream and That is not.

Click on the image for further instructions.
Click on the image for further instructions.

Should you want to make your own soft-serve ice-cream at home, you have to gather the following items with RPG music blasting in your headset. If you’re as inept as I am in the kitchen; however, you can just drop by the said yoghurt shop. I’ll leave you with a map, but you’ll have to figure it out by yourself—in true, retro RPG style.

The item *World Map* has been added to your inventory!
The item *World Map* has been added to your inventory!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. lemonsito says:

    Yum! What’s an ice cream freezer?

    1. imp says:

      It’s this one: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/the-ten-best-ice-cream-makers-1672487.html

      But without an ice-cream maker, you can still make ice-cream: http://localfoods.about.com/od/preparationtips/ss/How-To-Make-Ice-Cream-Without-An-Ice-Cream-Maker.htm

      I’d make one, myself, if I had the patience XD

  2. lemonsito says:

    Ah, I like the latter link. I don’t think I have the money to spend for a real ice cream maker. Perhaps you’re interested on making an ice cream using just one ingredient: banana.

    http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-creamy-ice-cream-w-93414

    It still requires patience, but I think not too much. 🙂

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