Amongst my amazing friends, there are a number of girlies whose birthdays (including mine) all fall within two months (ish) of each other. This year we decided to use this as a tenuous excuse for a wonderful night out, so off we traipsed to see the musical "Dirty Dancing" at the theatre.
I hope you realise how much I'm fighting the urge to say we had the "time of our lives".
But really, we did! It was such a fun night, filled with lots of giggles and lots of singing... and even one embarrassing moment when a certain person asked the male lead for his autograph while surrounded by a pack of hysterical teenagers (no, not my friends) swearing that it was for a friend of ours who hadn't been able to make it (we love you, Alex!).
4) Slowly drizzle the milk into the egg and sugar mixture, whisking all the while.
10) If you don't have an ice cream maker, please don't worry! As easy as they make this, you can make this the old fashioned way. Pour your cooled mixture into a tub and place in the freezer. After about 45 minutes it should be just starting to set around the edges, at which point you need to take it out and whisk it thoroughly (making sure you catch all the frozen bits). After this you will need to check back on it every 30 minutes or so and repeat the whisking, until it is completely frozen (which takes between 2 and 3 hours). I know this seems like a bit of a faff, but the aim is to prevent ice crystals from forming and to keep it as smooth and creamy as possible. After this, you can either serve straight away or or transfer to a tub and place in the freezer for another day.