I really do have the best husband ever. I mentioned lusting after this gelato maker over the summer:
It is the Delonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker with Self-Refrigerating Compressor. It certainly wans't something I would buy for myself, but the idea of not having to take up freezer space with the barrels from our traditional ice cream maker was heaven. Plus, we eat a lot of frozen desserts in our house.
Anyway, guess what my wonderful hubby got me for my birthday? You betcha, the above mentioned gelato maker. YEAH!!!! I used it last night for the first time and made a wonderfully creamy dark chocolate ice cream in 25 minutes with no forethought wahtsoever. It... was... wonderful!!!!
Here is the first batch whiring away on the counter.