ADVENTURE: Making ice cream at the Smitten Ice Cream class // EATING: My own handmade ice cream creation! // CRAVE: Vanilla ice cream with raspberries, graham crackers, honey + gold flakes.
Churning my own ice cream at the Smitten Ice Cream class is literally the sweetest thing I’ve done in 2017.
Smitten Ice Cream is an awesome local chain of ice cream stores using fresh, local ingredients to make you ice cream on the spot, so you know it’s fresh! No crusty icy ice cream here!
I’d read about Smitten Ice Cream hosting this unique food event in a few spots online and was amped when I was able to snag a spot in one of their delicious classes!
Each class is about 10 people, with two people assigned to one Brrrista to help you churn your own ice cream.
After you sign up for the Smitten Ice Cream class, their team will reach out ahead of time to ask you what ingredients you would like. All the delicious goodies will be ready and waiting for you at the shop!
My Brrista, Luis Miguel, showed me around the shop and walked me through the awesome ice cream making machines. Smitten whips up batches of each of the ingredients for the different ice cream flavors, storing them in tall jugs to be pulled out and used for your made-to-order ice cream. We grabbed a vanilla base and headed over to our machine!
Each machine has different settings for each flavor (Vanilla, TCHO Chocolate, etc.) to help churn your own ice cream ingredients just right.
The Brrr machines use liquid nitrogen to help freeze the cream, sugar and flavors into the perfect Smitten Ice Cream.
After a few rounds of choosing different settings to blend the vanilla ice cream, we added in fun flavors! Thinking about my flavor, I knew I wanted something fruity yet sweet. Fruity flavors are always sorbets, but I decided a vanilla base would help add that sweetness I was looking for.
Using the vanilla base, I added in raspberries and graham crackers for an extra bit of texture and crunch.
The final product was an amazing ice cream, super creamy and delicious!
The Smitten Ice Cream class is super fun and interactive, letting you get behind the counter and use the whole shop as your playground.
With my raspberry graham cracker Smitten ice cream finished, Luis showed me the art of ice cream scooping to make the perfect scoops.
Voila! Meet my Smitten ice cream flavor, Pink Dream, with a few gold flakes for some sparkle.
This Smitten ice cream class was so much fun, totally hands-on, and completely delicious! The Smitten Churn Your Own Ice Cream class makes the perfect 3rd date or 30th date, or even best friend date! I mean, who doesn’t love ice cream?
Smitten Ice Cream is planning to expand these classes to their other stores in the future, and potentially make it a class you can book for company or group events. Keep your eye on the Smitten Ice Cream events page and their Eventbrite page for upcoming classes and information!