Russell

Russell has written 29 posts for Ice Cream Geek

Brown Sugar Banana Nut Ice Cream

I’ve been wanting to try making a banana ice cream for a while now, but it’s always tricky using fruit because of all the water that causes the ice cream to be icy. I decided to cook the bananas with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and then blend it all up with the ice cream […]

Apple Pie Ice Cream

I created this recipe for a 4th of July party and it came out perfect. It’s just like eating apple pie with vanilla ice cream, but better because it’s all together. Pie Crust: 1 package frozen, store-bought pie crust (or make your own if you feel adventurous) Apples: 2 large Red Delicious apples, peeled, cored, […]

National Ice Cream Month: The Full Story

July is National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day. But you probably already knew that. Both events came into being when President Reagan signed a proclamation in 1984. But you probably already knew that too. But did you know that it wasn’t President Reagan’s idea? Or that […]

Orange Date Ice Cream

Orange Date Ice Cream Photo by Pastry Studio I started thinking one day how much I love dates, and decided to see if there were any good ice cream recipes out there using them. I came across this original recipe for Orange Date Ice Cream from Pastry Studio and knew right away that it had to […]

Panforte Ice Cream

Panforte Ice Cream Photo by greekgirl64 on Flickr At a recent family gathering, my five-year-old nephew excitedly asked if I’d brought Bubblegum Ice Cream or Cake Batter Ice Cream, hoping for a repeat of a few months before. I told him I had a new flavor called Panforte, and I convinced him to give it […]

Review: NewAir AIC-210 Ice Cream Machine

NewAir contacted me recently and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing their ice cream machine.  It took me all of two seconds to reply with, “Of course I’ll review your ice cream machine!”  :-) The NewAir AIC-210 has a built-in compressor so it can make back-to-back batches of ice cream, and its sleek white curves […]

Cake Batter Ice Cream

The only thing better than ice cream is ice cream and cake. Or possibly even better than that, ice cream that tastes like cake. And what’s the best way to make ice cream taste like cake? Add cake mix! This is another recipe I made for a big group of kids, and it got rave […]

Bubblegum Ice Cream

This is the most spectacularly odd tasting ice cream I’ve ever made.  One spoonful and you’ll feel like you just put several pieces of bubblegum in your mouth. And even if most adults make a face when you mention the name, many of them may be surprised that they actually like it. And the kids […]

Gelato from a Commercial Mix

If super premium ice cream is around 16% butterfat, and homemade ice cream is around 19%, how can gelato, made without cream and eggs, be so smooth and creamy when it’s only 3-8% butterfat?  It’s a mystery, for sure.  Making gelato at home is tricky. Search for gelato recipes on the web, and you’ll find […]

Scooper Bowl 2010

I read about the Scooper Bowl last year, when the girls from the Scoopalicious blog talked about it. It’s a yearly event in Boston that’s been going on for 28 years now — you pay a small fee, and then eat as much of the 37 flavors of ice cream, from 9 different companies, as […]