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Guinness Ice Cream

When I drink beer while eating ice cream, I’m never sure if the strange looks I get from people are because they think it’ll taste disgusting or because they think I’ll get sick — or both.  So when I heard about beer ice cream, well, how could anyone say drinking beer with ice cream was […]

Peppermint Ice Cream

I love peppermints.  I’m not into the super-strong mints, and definitely not the wintergreen kind — just the red and white ones you see in a bowl as you’re leaving a restaurant.  I’m one of those people that grabs a handful instead of just one.  My wife even bought me a big bag of them […]

Cinnamon, Oatmeal Cookie, Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

I started wondering one day what would go together with cinnamon and chocolate in an ice cream.  The combination with oatmeal cookies just seemed to be a perfect match, so I tried it.  It’s become the most-often requested ice cream I’ve made, and one of the easiest to make.  It turns out Ben & Jerry’s […]

Spicy Peach Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Ok, so you’re at a restaurant eating a fantastic dessert when that thought hits you like it has so many times before…  “I wonder if I could make this into an ice cream?” My wife and I had the most incredible dessert at a Cajun restaurant once.  Half of a peach, grilled with butter, and […]

How To Make Ice Cream: The Sweet Cream Base

The place to start when making ice cream is with the Sweet Cream Base. It contains the basic ingredients for lots of recipes, and then you can add flavorings to make whatever you want. A great book to start with is Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book. It’s filled with no-nonsense recipes […]