I'VE BEEN EXPERIMENTING with homemade ice cream recipes.
Yesterday, I tried a new coffee ice cream recipe from Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments (my current favourite ice cream cookbook), but I had to throw away the whole batch because the heavy cream that I used had an off-taste.
How could I anticipate that? The expiry date was weeks away.
I didn't realize the problem until I tried to make maple syrup-flavoured whipped cream with the rest of the carton. It tasted awful so I sniffed the carton and eeww!
So here's a bit of advice: don't just check the expiry date – sniff and taste every ingredient before using it!