Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Some ice creams are meant to be slowly savored, bite by tiny bite. This is not that ice cream. This is the one that you'll want to ravage until there's nothing left but a shiny clean bowl.  

Creamy gooey stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth peanut butter. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rosemary Ice Cream

I have a chicken to thank for this recipe. Whenever I roast one, I always have some fresh rosemary left over. It sits in my fridge forever, and I finally throw it away. Then one day, I had the idea to use it in an ice cream. Genius, I know. 

This is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. I even made it twice, and I almost never make the same flavor twice.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rhubarb Strawberry Champagne Sorbet

It's hot outside, and I'm on a rhubarb kick. To beat the heat, I decided to make this sweet, tangy, boozy, and most importantly, COLD sorbet. It was a huge summer dinner party hit.

There are technically no strawberries in this recipe—just strawberry-flavored Champagne.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt

Rhubarb was forbidden in my household growing up. You see, when my dad was a kid, his family had a giant rhubarb plant in the backyard. They would make pies and jams, but my dad refused to eat them because he often spotted the neighborhood dog marking its territory on the plant. To this very day, the thought of rhubarb still grosses him out.

I later discovered that rhubarb is actually pretty good. It's tart and fruity and tastes something like strawberry jam when you cook it down with sugar. It's also the perfect compliment to tangy plain yogurt.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream

Don't let its loveliness fool you. The lemon packs a lot of punch and the poppy seeds provide a fun little crackle with each bite. 

Inspired by one of my favorite treats: lemon poppy seed bread.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Behold the Turducken of Oreos. For those who aren't familiar with the Turducken, it's a duck stuffed inside a chicken inside a turkey. This recipe is essentially Oreos inside Oreos stuffed inside Oreos (meta, I know). The cookies are blended into the ice cream base with large chunks mixed in. Then, the whole thing is stuffed inside an Oreo. 

Crunchy and gooey!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Almond Gelato

That's right, gelato. No heavy cream. No eggs. Just light creamy gelato. Oh, you want to know the secret? Read on. 

The almonds are just a topping, but if you like a little crunch in the gelato itself, I recommend adding some shaved almonds just before it finishes churning. Chocolate syrup is another great topping with this flavor.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Yesterday was my 25th birthday. In my quarter-century wisdom, I thought, "Why have cake and ice cream when I can have cake ice cream?" Yes, that "the old, the wiser" thing is true. And wow, this ice cream really does taste exactly like birthday cake. My only birthday wish: That none of those calories actually counted. 

Who says you need a cake to blow out the candles?