Which made me remember that I own an ice cream maker.
And then I looked out the window and was reminded that after a cold, rainy weekend, the weather has turned warm and sunny again.
And now I want ice cream, dulce de leche ice cream.
But the bowl on my ice cream maker needs to freeze.*
And I don't have cream. Or dulce de leche.
So I will put the bowl in the freezer tonight and add cream to my milk delivery order, so that by Wednesday, when the milk is delivered, everything will be in place. Well, except the dulce de leche part, but after I post this I will read about how to make my own.
And if I decide I can't wait until Wednesday, there's always Häagen-Dazs.
Aside: I don't use my ice cream maker much, mostly because I'm dismayed by how much cream is in ice cream. Seems elementary, no? But when I actually make it myself, it's SO DISTURBING. When I buy the ice cream already made, I can pretend all that cream is not really in there. Or I can buy the slow-churned kind that is quite good and not all that high in fat. My own attempts to make low(er)-fat ice cream in my machine have not gone well. It's good right out of the ice cream maker, but gets rock hard and icy when stored in the freezer.
*I have a chest freezer in the basement; why I don't keep the bowl in there is a mystery, and a habit that will change as of tonight.