Toasted Rice Ice Cream

If I had to choose a dessert to enjoy for the rest of forever, it would be ice cream.

Toasted Rice Ice Cream

My favorite is to scoop some into a mug late at night and let it get a little melty while watching TV. But I’m also happy to pull into a drive-through for a vanilla ice cream-like product cone. Just no nuts, please and thank you.

Sadly, we don’t have Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams where I live. But she has shared lots of recipes for ice cream and other treats in her book. And she shared a technique for getting super smooth ice cream without making custard that is full of eggs. [Read more…]


Vanilla Ice Cream with Espresso Caramel Swirl

Were you aware that we are in the middle of National Ice Cream Month?

It’s true.  I’ve seen it popping up all over the interwebs, so I checked it out.  It’s also the official month for blueberries and horseradish, among other things.

This recipe comes from seven spoons, and is one of the best homemade ice creams I’ve tried in a long time.  I was surprised at how smooth and creamy it was without a custard base that uses eggs.  Admittedly, I doubled the amount of espresso powder from Tara’s recipe, and I don’t regret it.  The slightly bitter espresso caramel is perfectly complemented by the sweet vanilla in the background.  The original recipe also mixes crumbled cookies into the mixture.  I already had some leftover Momofuku chocolate cookie crumbs that I thought would be perfect, but sadly, I forgot to add them.  Maybe next time though, because there certainly will be a next time.

I highly recommend that you whip up a batch of this ice cream.  Maybe even enjoy it while observing “national share a sunset with your lover month.[Read more…]

Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Ice Cream

I don’t have a list of specific favorite things today, but I do have one general favorite.  It’s ice cream.  Ice cream is one of my favorite things ever.  I’m not picky about the flavor.  I like anything from caramel to cookies and cream.  The only thing I really don’t like messing up my frozen treat is nuts.  And even then, I can sometimes handle pralines.  How can nuts that are rolled in sugar taste bad?


Not only is ice cream one of my favorites to eat, it’s also fun to make.  I have the ice cream attachment for my Kitchenaid and it is awesome.  I keep the bowl in the freezer, so it’s always ready when a craving for ice cream strikes.  Recently when the weather started turning warmer, I knew I wanted to make the first batch of the season, but I had to decide on a flavor.  Then I remembered the red velvet cake scraps in my freezer from my baking disaster back in February, and thought that was a good place to start.  I found a recipe in Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home with a cream cheese base that mixes in gooey butter cake.  Cream cheese ice cream with chunks of red velvet cake mixed in?  It was done and done.    [Read more…]

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