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Gelato vs Ice Cream

Vanilla Gelato, churning

While “gelato” is the Italian word for “ice cream,” the two desserts are not one and the same. There are some small, but distinctive, differences between ice cream and gelato. Ice cream is made by churning a base of cream, milk, sugar and sometimes eggs to freeze it and add air. Adding air to the mixture is what keeps ice cream soft, scoopable and helps ... Read More »

CI rates Ice Cream Scoops

One of the most important pieces of kitchen equipment to have on hand during the summer – excluding a working refrigerator/freezer – is probablyt an ice cream scoop. That may be a big of an exaggeration, but when the weather is really hot, ice cream is a fantastic way to cool down quickly. A few months ago, Cook’s Illustrated ran a review of ice cream ... Read More »

Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cream Puffs

Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cream Puff

These Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cream Puffs pretty much explain themselves. They’re cream puffs that are filled with ice cream and dipped in chocolate. The cream puffs themselves are not hard to make, but they look so cute when they’re done, that these simple frozen treats look pretty impressive. If you’ve made cream puffs before, you’ll know that they come out of them oven a little ... Read More »

Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Ice Cream

Even since I had an amazingly delicious coconut ice cream in Paris, I’ve wanted to make up a batch of it at home. That ice cream was amazing, creamy and full of shredded coconut. There are lots of coconut ice cream recipes out there to choose from, but since I wanted to maximize the coconut flavor in mine, I wanted to choose a recipe that ... Read More »

The Vegan Scoop

Even though there are tons of ice creams stocked on grocers shelves, few summertime activities are as satisfying as making a batch of homemade ice cream and eating it fresh out of the ice cream maker. This can be a challenge for some home cooks who prefer not to eat eggs and dairy, but still want the satisfaction of being able to make indulgent, refreshing ... Read More »

Avocado Ice Cream

Avocado Ice Cream, churning

One of the reasons that I love living in California is that phrases like “I have a surplus of ripe avocados” are pretty commonly uttered in my kitchen. I love avocados and use them all the time on sandwiches, in salads and in guacamole. I often eat them plain, with just a sprinkle of salt if I get a really good one. I’m often tempted ... Read More »

Berthillon Ice Cream, Paris

Berthillion Ice Cream cone

One of the best known ice creams in Paris is Berthillon. And, according to many residents, tour guides and guide books, it is the best ice cream in the city, if not the world. This is quite the statement to make, and it is obvious that people take it to heart because there are lines around the block for this ice cream shop. It is ... Read More »

Chocolate Covered Witch Hats

Chocolate Covered Witch Hats, in progress

Just because you don’t want to do any baking, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still make some easy and fun Halloween treats. I got the idea for these chocolate-covered witch hats when we had an unexpected mini-heat wave and I found myself reaching for ice cream rather than for a piece of cake as an afternoon treat. The hats are easy to make and ... Read More »

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