Category Archives: Frozen Desserts

Vegan Banana Ice Cream

Can ice cream every really be healthy? Or at least, not quite as bad for you? I have concluded that this can only really be done if you take out what is truly (health-wise) objectionable about the dish: the cream. Skipping over any debate about whether something that contains no cream can legitimately be labeled as ice cream, this was one fine frozen dessert. It ... Read More »

Chunky Brownie Frozen Yogurt

I am a big fan of frozen desserts, but as good as ice cream is, it can actually be a bit rich for me at times. I prefer it when the weather isn’t quite so hot, since its creaminess actually makes me incredibly thirsty. It’s good to drink lots of fluids on a hot day, of course, but I don’t want to get thirstier when ... Read More »

Plum Sorbet

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I read a great post on Chowhound about making peach sorbet. The poster determined that a minimal churning time would produce the creamiest, best tasting sorbet. I, not having given a tremendous amount of thought to the issue before, would have guessed that a longer churning time would produce a creamier result. Always game for an experiment, I tried the short churning method with a ... Read More »

Blueberry Sorbet

I have been meaning to make something from my Australian Women’s Weekly (AWW) booklet of Ice Creams and Sorbets for some time now. More accurately, I have been meaning to post this for some time now. Clare, of Eat Stuff, sent me this wonderful publication. Clearly, she knows me well. It covers everything from the simplest granita to the most decadent tiramisu ice cream (with liquored ... Read More »

Black Cherry Frozen Yogurt

Happy Fourth of July! It’s Independence Day here in the US and that means barbecues and fireworks. It also means that it’s summer, so I made a great, healthy frozen dessert: Black Cherry Frozen Yogurt. Incredibly creamy and delicious, without leaving that lingering cream taste that some ice creams do. The best part is it’s fat free, except for the few mini chocolate chips I ... Read More »

Strawberry-Black Pepper Sorbet

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While there was no photo to accompany this recipe, when I saw the title in this month’s Cooking Light, I was intrigued. Strawberry-Black Pepper Sorbet? How could I resist such an interesting combination! I trotted off to the market and picked up two pounds of strawberries. Though the ones I got were organic, small, dark and sweet, it crossed my mind that this might not ... Read More »

We all scream for… Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla bean ice cream is a simple, classic flavor that you can never go wrong with. This basic recipe is not difficult to make and has a ton of vanilla flavor – thanks to two whole vanilla beans that go into the recipe! You may never go back to store bought ice cream again. Read More »

Tyler Florence’s Blood Orange Sorbetto

I think that this is one of the most beautiful desserts I have ever seen. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but the color of the sorbetto was just wonderful. Fresh out of the ice cream maker, it was very, very smooth, much like a sorbet. The next day, after freezing overnight, it should be allowed to thaw somewhat before serving, or it will be ... Read More »

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