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Homemade Samoas Ice Cream

Homemade Samoas Ice Cream

Samoas cookies are great, but when you can’t have the real thing, a pint or two of Samoas Ice Cream, which Dreyers/Edys makes, can be a good stand in. The ice cream is vanilla caramel, with chunks of Samoas cookies and a fudge swirl. The flavors are basic – vanilla, caramel, coconut, chocolate and shortbread – and it’s easy to put them together into a ... Read More »

Tim Tam Semifreddo

Tim Tam Semifreddo

Semifreddo is a frozen dessert that is somewhere between a mousse and an ice cream, made with a flavored base of whipped cream and egg white meringue. It is lighter in texture than ice cream and requires no churning, just some time in the freezer to set up. I like it because it is easy to make, it looks very elegant and it melts quickly ... Read More »

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 »

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