You know when you go on Pinterest and you see this amazing creative dessert? You see the instructions are included but when you finish baking you realize it looks nothing like the picture from Pinterest? Happens to me ALL the time! Here’s an example – I want to make healthy ice cream. Since my blog is about healthier options, I found this tasty looking ice cream on Pinterest here. From the image below, you can see how appealing it is – Yum, almond milk, bananas, berries, and cinnamon. Did you take note that there are only 5 INGREDIENTS – yes, 5 INGREDIENTS! This recipe on Pinterest came from berryripe.com since Pinterest usually doesn’t post “how to” or full recipes, you usually have to click around unless Pinterest links a page to the actual website. I personally, just always find it hard to click away when the images on Pinterest look so yummy!
Now that we know we can search Pinterest for yummy pictures and design ideas, let’s take this to another for instance. So now we have the picture perfect image in our heads, we have the recipe from the site they included, and now we have the finished product. We are either satisfied or we are not satisfied. If we are NOT satisfied, we can continue to look on Pinterest for other ideas such as, include a topping that will make the ice cream more appealing, or we can search for cones or bowls to help add flavor. Maybe for this flavor they recommended a waffle cone with dark chocolate. That could make it taste better, right? If we are satisfied, well then, we eat it or give the ice cream to that lucky person! Pinterest is amazing for finding the perfect idea and adding your own twist to it.
What if we purchase ice cream and it feels like cement, or we don’t feel confident on actually making ice cream? There is a community that can help with this! Epicurious.com or the app form, actually has a community, recipes, and expert advice. Yes, EXPERT ADVICE ON FOOD! Epicurious uses real world examples to help YOU, WE, US! In this case, the ice cream you have is equivalent to a rock…come on! We have all been here too. I recall actually having a cut and bruise on my thumb because ice cream was stored in dry ice. Nothing worked! The microwave would melt the first layer, but getting around that was impossible. Thanks to Epicurious we have now step by step help from someone in the industry. This “How To” was created by a pastry chef and explains what to do if your ice cream is as good as cement. Not only, does the pastry chef provide alternatives in case you do not have the equipment, BUT (drum roll please!) the chef shows you what to do if you want to mix the ice cream with crushed fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc. HELLO! All this advice for FREE? Eager to try this, right? If you need an excuse Halloween is right around the corner. What about Halloween themed ice-cream? You know you can go back to Pinterest for ideas!
More information on ice cream in the links below: