Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & My Camera

It's been a super hot few weeks here in Southern California. It's like part of me is so happy to see winter squash, pumpkins and goblins everywhere, but at the same time it doesn't seem right! We are in the 90s here and still craving Summer fruits. 


On the positive side, I am finally moved into our new place and so that means I'm back to using my Nikon. I've been blogging all these months with my iPhone 4 {instagram filters as well} which has definitely been doing the job - it's easy, quick and artsy!

I'm actually a total camera novice. I can edit anything via Illustrator and Photoshop. I'm proud of those skills. But when it comes to cameras - forget about it!

So, today, being my first day back at it, I decided to experiment with some basic vanilla bean ice cream that I made last night! It was like 80 degrees here still, even at 7:30p, so I whipped up some ice cream for my boys and me to share.


Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe

7oz plain goat yogurt or greek yogurt

8 oz  whole raw milk {goat or cow}

1 vanilla bean, scraped

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 - 1/2 cup honey and/or xylitol mixture or stevia if you'd prefer

Blend all of the ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.

Add to ice cream maker for about 25 minutes.

Voila! Enjoy!