If any of you are like me, ice cream is a weekly ritual.  So I was happy to hear that July is National Ice Cream Month and conveniently National Ice Cream Day is the third Sunday in July, which just so happens to be on this Sunday, July 19.  I’m mostly happy about this infrequently celebrated holiday so I don’t feel so bad about cracking open my favorite mint chocolate chip indulgence on the 19th. That makes it okay, right?

So instead of buying my usual Ben & Jerrys, I decided that it would be fun to make my own homemade ice cream. The one issue, I live in a small 550 square foot studio. Will there even be room for such an activity?

This got me thinking, how can I make the most out of my tiny kitchen?

Here’s what I learned:

  1. Walls are storage – perfect for hanging pots, pans and much more
  2. Clean colors make any space appear larger – stick with whites or neutrals
  3. Moveable islands are a great way to incorporate more counter space
  4. Create cohesion – clutter can make any room look smaller. Also stick with things that match, like an all-white set of dishes.
  5. Shrink your style – you don’t need the biggest cutting board you can find. Downsize to make it all fit.

I guess for now, I will just have to accept the chaos that comes with a small kitchen and clean up the mess I make while attempting to churn my own ice cream!

Happy tasting!