Udders Ice Cream Making Workshop & Buffet with Colleagues!
My company’s recreation committee is always organizing fun events and recently, there was one which caught my attention because it involves food! Ok la I was keen to learn how to make ice cream. In case you’re wondering, we paid a discounted price to attend the Udders ice cream making workshop, inclusive of an ice cream buffet after that!
Here’s a self-shot of me and the organizer of the event, Angel! Ok all photos from this point onwards were taken using misterchewy’s Canon IXUS point and shoot because there wasn’t space on the table for me to place my dslr on.
Everyone listened attentively as the ice cream trainer started his short introduction. LOL we did some warming up handshake exercises which were kinda hilarious which got some of the ladies squealing with laughter before he started the session proper.
Before all of us got down to business, we were given 3 flavors to choose from – vanilla, chocolate and coconut. I wanted to try something slightly different and decided on making coconut ice cream! :D Majority chose chocolate and the trainer remarked that he has observed, after conducting numerous workshops, that “the chocolate people are a little bit different.. they don’t listen to instructions.” HAHA!
The first step was simple. Pour in 200ml of milk and 200ml of coconut cream into the metal bowl. This recipe is enough for 2 portions.
Add in 50g of sugar and stir well!
After you are done with the stirring, bag the mixture! Use a ziplock bag please, remove as much air as possible and seal it properly. Don’t ask me how to remove air from the bag. LOL.
Have a bag of ice ready!
Put in 6 heaped tablespoons of coarse salt into the bag of ice in order to lower its temperature to -22 degrees celsius after a good shake!
Once you are done with mixing the salt with the ice, put the small ziplock bag (containing the mixture) into the ziplock bag. Do not pour the contents from the small bag into the big bag!!
Close the big ziplock bag and wrap it with a medium sized towel so that your hands won’t be frozen. A Good Morning towel would be ideal. Hahaha.
Gently massage the big ziplock bag! The ice cream in the small ziplock bag will slowly begin to harden as it gets colder. When it is hard enough, your ice cream is ready! :D :D :D
We had to shake/massage the bag of ice for about 10 minutes and this is what happened.. Colleagues started giving one another massages on the back! LOL!
Tadah! Angel and her vanilla ice cream!
So excited man! My coconut ice cream is ready too!
So here’s a “Before” shot!
Hahaha and an “After” shot! I can’t believe the coconut ice cream that I made tastes really like coconut ice cream! HAHA! So happy I wanna cry!
As you can see, ice cream making is very popular with the ladies!
Time for ice cream buffet! *Screams* Ok la I know we very kiasu. Other people still eating their own ice cream we chiong to the ice cream counter instead :P Mai lugi! LOL. That’s me and Amy!
Four non-alcholic ice cream flavors first! Green tea, Horlicks, and I can’t remember the other two. I didn’t eat these on my own la. Shared with Angel! Got waffle somemore! Shiok!
And then we had another 4 scoops of ice cream. Alcholic flavors this time!
Whoohoo! We totally enjoyed this ice cream making workshop and buffet! Looking forward to more exciting events organized by the committee! :D :D :D
After the session, I whiled my time in United Square, more specifically at an empty table outside Texas Chicken, where I updated one of my blog posts on the iPad. Met misterchewy in the evening and went to the BBQ organized by his colleagues! Second time joining them. I think there’s another one coming right up in June. Lol.
Hehe of course there’s more than just otah but I was lazy to take photos la :P
Take care everyone! Till the next post! :)