I followed the Almanac planting guide and planted pumpkin seeds in May. I had never grown pumpkins before, so I assumed that I would have pumpkins in October when pumpkins are normally available. No, I had pumpkins in July! I picked 3 nice pumpkins just before the vines died. One of the pumpkins developed some rot, so the chickens got it. Anyway, I ended up with two really nice pie pumpkins.
Then I had to decide what to do with them. Ice cream seemed like the obvious answer.
Cuisinart ice cream maker, so I thought I'd use Cuisinart's pumpkin ice cream recipe. Well, I used their recipe as a guide really. I didn't use corn syrup and I didn't have ginger snaps or ginger. And I didn't use heavy cream or whole milk. I just used half & half. Just for good measure (and because I found it in the cabinet) I threw in some pumpkin pie spice.