8 Literary-Inspired Ice Cream Recipes for National Ice Cream Day

Ice cream is the perfect summer treat. But what can make it even more special is being able to read a favorite book, and treat yourself (or your kids) to the character's favorite ice cream afterwards. Some of these are kid friendly, and some are just for you! Here are eight ice creams inspired by our favorite books for National Ice Cream Day (July 19th). ...more

Tasting Magnolia Ice Cream

Remember when my friend sent me a ton of Tasti-Lee tomatoes to taste? {Spoiler alert: they were SO good!} Well, a few weeks ago she mentioned that she’d love to send me some Magnolia ice cream to try.Ummm… YES, please!In order to keep from eating all of it myself (still working on my fitness over here), I decided to invite some friends over to try it out with me....more

Chocolate Blueberry Ice Cream with Marshmallow Whipped Cream and Toasted Coconut

Self serve froyo shops are perhaps the greatest creation to ever be added to the culinary world. I mean, am I right? You get to walk in there and pick from at least a dozen flavors of frozen yogurt. Then, the toppings and sauces bar turns us into a creative force to be reckoned with. And then you get to eat it all! Preferably not all of it during the car ride back home, but you know, sometimes, it happens....more

Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I have an intense love for both coffee and ice cream, and I’m pretty much always consumed for a craving of one or the other....more

Instant Berry Ice Cream Vegan/Paleo

This recipe could not be any more Pure + Simple! Low Carb, No Sugar-Added, Instant Ice Cream ready in minutes! This is my favorite late night treat this week. And just wait until you try the instant "Magic Shell" to make a full sundae. ...more

Coffee ice cream with caramelised almonds (vegan)

There is no other word for describing this creation than dreamy. Seriously, this ice cream is exactly the kind of stuff that appears in my food-related dreams. You know the kind, I hope. The dreams where you walk around a seemingly endless buffet table with all your favourite foods, piling everything on your plates and smiling like a lunatic. Quite often, I wake up before getting to eat any of the stuff I have picked out. But when I do get to the eating part... this ice cream is the kind of stuff I eat in my dreams. Seriously....more

Blizzard Fun: Make Snow Ice Cream

Snow ice cream, or snow cream, is super easy to make. Here in New England, as in much of the country, we’re buried under an ever-expanding blanket of fresh snow. One way to keep away cabin fever is to make tasty treats. If you have little ones home from school, they’ll have fun making this with you. You can use other flavors of extract besides vanilla too. Peppermint would work really well. ...more
I agree. there's too many unknowns to be making snow cream this day and age. sad.but it's true.more

Apple Dump Cake a la Mode

 Sometimes don’t you just want a yummy dessert without having to work for it?  I know I do and today we had one that I love.  It is ridiculously easy – 4 ingredients.  Minimal prep time.  Sounds great, right?  Let me introduce you to Apple Dump Cake a la Mode.  You aren’t going to believe how easy this is!...more

Grasshopper Dessert with Oreo Crust

Grasshopper Dessert ...more
Sounds so good!more

Kimberlys Guide to Ice Cream, Part 1 - Custard

Being somewhat foolish, I started ice creams with custards. There would have been easier ways, but I probably would have gleefully avoided anything involving hot dairy and egg yolks for as long as possible, so maybe it was better this way.My earlier experience with custards was somewhere between a complete disaster and occasionally acceptable. I am sure microwave lime curd can be delicious and simple to make, but my scrambled lime juice eggs were just not quite the same....more