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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, […]

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 […]

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 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 a […]

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 […]

Bubble Gum 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 bubble gum 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 […]

Soy Milk Ice Cream

I know a couple of people that can’t drink milk, which means they suffer a fate worse than death: not being able to eat ice cream. The solution? Make ice cream from soy milk. But I discovered that there are two problems with making soy milk ice cream. First, soy milk has almost no fat […]

German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream

When I talk to friends about ice cream, the conversation invariably turns into a brainstorming session about all the various kinds of dessert that could be made into an ice cream. So when my cousin’s son made a special request for German Chocolate Cake ice cream, it sounded like a great challenge. Chocolate ice cream with coconut, pecans, and caramel. How hard could it be?

Stabilizers in Ice Cream Part 2: Strawberry Ice Cream

Icy chunks of frozen strawberries in ice cream are the culinary equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard. Blending the fruit helps, but all the water in the juice still makes for an ice cream that tastes more cold and frosty than smooth and creamy. After my previous experiment with stabilizers in vanilla ice cream, I […]

Making the Ultimate Chocolate Ice Cream

There’s a particular chocolate ice cream recipe that I’ve nicknamed “Oh My God Chocolate”, because those are usually the first words spoken by any female that tries it. It’s deep, rich, and creamy, and makes my wife’s eyes roll to the back of her head when she eats it. But when I used it once […]