When you want to create a masterpiece with flavors that you can only get at an ice cream parlor or a street vendor’s stand, try making homemade ice cream. You can add just about anything to it to turn it into a dish that people will talk about for weeks to come. Some of you may remember the wonderful ice cream brand Phin and Phebes from Brooklyn, and this post is inspired by them.
When the ice cream is made at home, the flavors can be as bold or as subtle as you like. This variation is much easier on the budget than purchasing pre-packaged varieties from the store and gives you more control over what goes into the treat. Whether it’s simple vanilla or creamy mocha, there is a good chance that you can make an ice cream recipe that other friends and family will love.
If you think you’re up for the challenge, why not try a Marshmallow Parfait? You will need an old fashioned scoopable egg, whipped cream, fresh and frozen strawberries, rolled and chopped corn syrup, and nonfat dry milk. If you feel adventurous, why not make your own chocolate chip cookies with your special flavors.
For a Halloween treat you can’t go wrong with Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream – it’s a nice break from the warm and hearty fall desserts like cinnamon apple rings. This recipe makes use of frozen pumpkins, a touch of vanilla extract, and cream of tartar. All you have to do is add all of this to a bowl, shake it up, and serve it to guests in bowls. If you add in some food color to the cream, it will taste like pumpkin pie!
There are a number of flavors that can be added to your homemade ice cream that you may not have tried before. One very interesting one that is gaining popularity is caramel. caramel is often added to chocolate desserts, but it can also be used for flavoring many other recipes as well. A nice combination for caramel is cinnamon and nutmeg, or chocolate and orange.
If you want to make some quick and easy dessert, consider making a frozen fruit batch. For this recipe you will need three quarters of a pound each of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. You can also add a quarter teaspoon of vanilla for an extra kick. Place all of these ingredients into a freezer for about twenty minutes prior to starting your homemade ice cream maker. Once the frozen fruit mixture is done freezing, place into your maker and then run a cycle with it.
Another great idea for homemade ice cream recipes is using mint extract. If you have never made mint desserts, using mint extract is a fun way to incorporate a little extra zest into your favorite recipes. The great thing about mine is that it has a slightly bitter taste, so it doesn’t overpower the sweetness of the other ingredients. Try mint extract with peach, apricot, or lemon flavors for a delicious summer dessert recipes. You can even make dog-friendly versions that make for nice treats to reward them for good behavior during the training process – like whenever they return willingly to their kennel.
For the classic coffee cream recipe, add four cups of water to one quart of milk and then stir to combine. Once the mixture is completely blended, place it in your ice cream maker and run a cycle. During the process, you will end up with a delicious coffee flavored treat that is not only refreshing but will satisfy your coffee craving.
Other great options for your homemade ice cream recipe include peaches, strawberries, and blueberries. These fruits are very versatile, which means that you can come up with a wide range of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. The great thing about fruits is that they naturally have a high nutrient content. Making them a part of any recipe will ensure that you are getting the nutritional benefits without having to spend a lot of money on the dessert.
Adriana is a baker owns her own bake shop. She also teaches classes at a local community center and workshops. She also volunteers on various feeding programs.