Category Archives: Frozen Desserts

How to Make Goth Ice Cream at Home

How to Make Goth Ice Cream at Home

If you spend any time on social media, you’ve probably heard of the goth ice cream trend. The ice cream is black – hence the “goth” idea – and contrasts with the colorful unicorn and mermaid treats that have been brightening up people’s feeds for the past few months. Unlike most of its colorful counterparts, this “goth” ice cream is not made with food coloring. ... Read More »

Caramelized White Chocolate & Cherry Ice Cream

Caramelized White Chocolate & Cherry Ice Cream

The other day, I stopped in to Salt and Straw, a popular ice creamery, and tasted one of their seasonal flavors: Caramelized White Chocolate & Strawberry. The ice cream was absolutely delicious, but it also made me realize that white chocolate is a lot more versatile than I thought. White chocolate is made up primarily of cocoa butter, milk and sugar, usually with some vanilla ... Read More »

No-Churn Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cereal milk ice cream starts with cereal that is soaked in milk, leaving behind traces of delicious cereal flavor once it is strained out. The idea comes from the fact that the milk left after you eat cereal – particularly a sugary, flavorful cereal – is delicious on its own. I’ve made cereal milk ice cream with great results using a chocolate cereal. This time ... Read More »

Cookies n’ Cream Affogato

Cookies n' Cream Affogato

Affogatos are a delicious combination of gelato and coffee that I always seem to be able to make room for, even after a large meal. It’s a perfect melding of hot and cold for a coffee-lover – which I am. I usually make these with vanilla ice cream or gelato because vanilla and coffee is always a winning combination in my book. Vanilla gelato is ... Read More »

Green Chartreuse Ice Cream

Chartreuse Ice Cream

Chartreuse – in addition to being a vibrant color – is a French herbal liqueur made by Carthusian monks. It is flavored with a secret blend of 130 herbs and plants. The recipe, it is said, is only known to two monks at a time. Chartreuse is widely available in two colors: green and yellow. The green variety is more vegetal and is bottled at ... Read More »

Barrel Aged Vanilla Ice Cream

Barrel Aged Vanilla Ice Cream

The other day, I posted instructions on how to make barrel-aged vanilla extract at home. The aged extract is delicious on its own, far more so than regular vanilla extracts, but you might need some ideas on how to showcase this special extract once you’ve made it. I recommend substituting it for regular vanilla in a recipe where vanilla is the star. Vanilla cakes, custards, ... Read More »

Quick and Easy Homemade Strawberry Sherbert

Quick and Easy Homemade Strawberry Sherbert

Sherbert is an ice cream-like frozen dessert that was a favorite of mine as a child and it instantly brings back memories when I take a bite. I usually opted for rainbow sherbert because I liked the swirl of colors, but strawberry was always the flavor I ate first. This Quick and Easy Homemade Strawberry Sherbert is probably quite a bit better than the sherbert I ... Read More »

Red, White & Blue Berry Icebox Cake

Red, White & Blue Berry Icebox Cake

Icebox cakes are no-bake cakes that set up in the refrigerator, making them a perfect choice for a summer dessert when you need a recipe that won’t heat up the kitchen. Instead of using actual cake, they use cookies (usually chocolate wafer cookies or graham crackers) to give the cake structure – and it is surprising to see how cake-like they become while the dessert ... Read More »

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