I used to be one of those people who refused to buy an ice cream maker. Why do I need one? I'd ask myself. There's plenty of perfectly good ice cream out there to buy, and I'd probably only use it once a year. That's certainly true, but at a point about two years ago, I finally saw a recipe that made me cave. Next thing I knew, I was the owner of a mid-level Cuisinart machine.
Liquor is crafted and aged with the sole purpose of creating intense depth of flavor. This flavor has to shine above the potential burn of the alcohol. Therefore it is the perfect ingredient to add “intense depth of flavor” to any dish....more
Today's my birthday, and as it approaches every year, I spend a surprising amount of time deciding how best to celebrate it. (OK, to be fair, those who have been my friends for years would not be surprised at the amount of time I spend...not in the least...) My celebrations always involve food, and since I became of age, most certainly involve drink, but because I am a summer birthday girl, they also often, somehow, involve ice cream. And when I was a kid celebrating my birthday, that ice cream arrived, most often, in the form of a sundae....more
Sundaes are delicious, but sundaes made with homemade ice cream? Even better. This festive, Fourth of July dessert idea rides on a base of homemade strawberry ice cream, which is seasonal and fresh. It gets a little red from the ice cream, white from the whipped topping, and blue from blueberries in the fruity sauce that drizzles over the top. Add a celebratory cookie, and you're celebrating the U.S. holiday and BlogHer's Month of Ice Cream all at the same time!...more
In July, summer settles in for the long haul. Hot days and warm nights beg for a sweet but cool treat, and that’s why we’re celebrating ice cream all month long. From rich and creamy custard-based ice cream to dairy-free options, we’ll bring you recipes and stories that are guaranteed to keep you blissfully chilled out. ...more