Ice Cream

Toasted Pistachio Ice Cream

June 26, 2014

Toasted, chopped pistachios, fresh ricotta, and a ribbon of honey give this ice cream its unique flavor. You will, however, need an ice cream maker for this recipe.

Ice Cream Base

June 25, 2014

Homemade ice cream is fairly easy to make and tastes so much better.  All you need is a little time and some basic ingredients. Make this ice cream base into any flavor that you want. Add fruit, chocolate, or anything that sounds good to you actually.  As I like to...

Peach Ice Cream Terrine

August 13, 2013

Peach Ice Cream Terrine I love peaches and usually go picking at Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford, CT every summer.  This weekend I had a new ice cream maker delivered to my house and decided to make a Peach Ice Cream Terrine.  My experiment worked and came out really well.  Turning...

Banana Split

August 10, 2013

Banana Split August 10th is National Banana Split Day!  I haven’t had a Banana Split in years so I think that I’m due for one. The traditional banana split is an ice cream dessert of a banana that has been split lengthwise (hence the name), served with three scoops of...

Strawberry Milkshakes

July 5, 2012

Strawberry Milkshakes It’s hot out and time for a good old fashioned Strawberry Milkshake!    INGREDIENTS 1/2 Pound Fresh Strawberries 3 Tablespoons Sugar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 Pint Good Quality Vanilla Ice Cream 1/2 Cup Milk   Hull and slice the strawberries.  Place the sliced strawberries in a medium size mixing...

Root Beer Float

December 2, 2011

Root Beer Float I remember many a Root Beer Float at the A&W Drive-In when I was young. I still love Root Beer Floats. They are so simple to make and are delicious! INGREDIENTS 2 Quarts Chilled Good Quality Root Beer 8 Scoops French Vanilla Ice Cream 8 Ten Ounce...

Victoriawich

September 2, 2011

Victoriawich Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned ice cream sandwich? Ice cream sandwiches are a year round favorite of young and old alike. Store bought is fine, but homemade is always much better. I like to use a small amount of corn syrup and olive oil in the dough...

Gelato Affogato

July 16, 2011

Gelato Affogato Gelato Affogato means “drowned” gelato in Italian.  A coffee based dessert that consists of a scoop of vanilla gelato topped with a shot of hot espresso.  Some people also include a shot of Amaretto or dark rum. INGREDIENTS 2 Pints Vanilla Gelato (or Ice Cream) 1 Cup Hot...

Old Fashioned Peppermint Ice Cream

July 9, 2011

Old Fashioned Peppermint Ice Cream In 1810 Peppermint Schnaps was invented by Paris candy maker, Francois Nicolas, to put on ice cream.  Apparently, Napolean’s wife, Austrian Marie Louise Duchess of Parma, took the recipe back to Austria where it became popular as an ice cream dessert as well as a...

Peach Ice Cream

July 8, 2011

Peach Ice Cream INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Chopped Fresh Peaches 1 ¼ Cups Sugar 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch ¼ Teaspoon Salt 2 Cups Whole Milk 2 Large Beaten Eggs 1 Tablespoons Vanilla 2 Cups Half & Half Combine the peaches with ¼ cup of the sugar and chill in the refrigerator.  In...

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