This might be the summer our ice cream maker breaks. It’s not quite July and we’ve been giving it a workout. You know the kind of workout like it’s early January when everyone flocks to the gym to keep to those New Year’s Resolutions? Yep, that kinda working out. Not that I would know anything about that. Up until today we’ve been making sorbets , like they were going out of style. Today we’ve taken 2 pounds of fresh strawberries and we’re taking a 180 to the creamier side of frozen treats. Can you say gelato?
It’s one of my favorite treats and one of my kids’ favorite treats and we make it all summer long. I always start out with a custard base made of egg yolks and sugar. We use Safest Choice Eggs. That means our eggs are truly SAFE eggs. Since becoming an ambassador for Safest Choice™, as a member of their Darling Dozen, I have learned so much about eggs. Did you know that Safest Choice Eggs are pasteurized?
What is pasteurization you ask? Pasteurization is a century-old process that destroys pathogens through simple heat, and is well-known for its role in making milk and juices safe to enjoy. To pasteurize a food means to destroy harmful microorganisms (e.g., bacteria and viruses) by applying a precise amount of heat for a specified period of time. This straightforward food safety technique was invented by French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur in 1864. Pasteurization is an all natural process, in that it involves only heat (not chemicals or irradiation). Safest Choice eggs go through a series of warm water baths to eliminate bacteria. It’s that simple!
So when your kids want to taste the custard, or lick the spatula, before you put it into the ice cream maker you don’t have to worry. It’s safe. Now who wants a scoop or two of this before my kids eat it all?
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Safest Choice Eggs. I am an ambassador for Safest Choice Eggs and part of the Darling Dozen. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.