Ice Cream – Delicious Ice Cream Recipes & Flavors
It’s that time of year again and as the summer season approaches we start thinking Ice Cream! This heavenly, creamy, cool stuff dates back to at least the second century B.C, maybe even as early as 3000 B.C., and after all that time it is still going strong! Ice Cream Recipes have actually changed very little over the years, though toppings and extra flavorful ingredients such as bacon have frequently worked their way into the popular dessert.
Here we have some Ice Cream flavors and recipes to make your mouth water, and give you some tasty ideas for this summer’s cool and creamy creations! Homemade ice cream can be substituted for commercial ice cream if you really want to make your dessert stand out, and you can add whatever strikes your fancy for more decadent flavor combinations as well.
Easy Chocolate Chip Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream
This is flavor is super easy to make yourself, but tastes like a gourmet treat you would get from the best ice cream shops. Simply take your favorite Vanilla Ice Cream, blend in fresh strawberries and Chocolate Chips (dark or semi-sweet, your choice) to taste, then place in the freezer until solid. This makes a great addition to any summer BBQ and can be prepared days ahead of time, but when everyone tastes it, they will think you spent a lot of money and/or time making it! This ice cream tastes great served in waffle cones, or served in bowls with whipped cream, and fresh cherries make a mouthwatering substitute for strawberries as well. (If you decide to use cherries we recommend using dark chocolate chips.)
Salted Pineapple Crunch Vanilla Ice Cream
If sweet and salty treats are your thing, this simple yet spectacular recipe makes the perfect treat for hot summer afternoons! The pineapple lends a tropical flair to the flavor, while the Pink Himalayan Sea Salt blends beautifully on the palate with the pineapple. (Recipe Courtesy of The Himalayan Salt Boutique.)
Makes 1 Gallon
- 1/2 Pineapple, cut into 1/2″ chunks
- 1 Gallon Premium Vanilla Ice Cream or Homemade Ice Cream
- Course Grain Himalayan Sea Salt [Click Here for more info.]
- Prepare cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
- Lightly coat pineapple chunks with sea salt and spread onto cookie sheet, making sure that the chunks do not touch. Place in freezer until frozen.
- Thaw 1 Gallon of ice cream until melted just enough to stir, carefully stir in frozen, salted Pineapple chunks and refreeze mixture immediately.
Mochi ice cream
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We don’t have a recipe for this ice cream treat, however we can tell you that Mochi Ice Cream is made of pounded sticky rice, or Mochi, rolled out into a sheet and filled with ice cream. As you may have guessed by now this is an Asian confection, Japanese to be exact, and one that has become internationally known for it’s unique and tasty presentation of an old favorite, turning ice cream into a cold finger food. Don’t pass up the chance to sample this ice cream this summer!
Caramel Vanilla Brownie Sundae
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No matter how you choose to make it, this ice cream treat is simply to die for, and very few can resist the combination of Caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream over a brownie! Our favorite recipe calls for Caramel and Chocolate sauce drizzled over vanilla ice cream, heaped on top of a dark chocolate brownie with walnuts baked in. Another great “brownie base” for this sundae can be created by baking salted caramels into the brownies.
Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
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Another all-time favorite, this flavor leaves your taste buds tingling with a cool mint sensation, smoothed over with chocolate, but you probably know that already. You may love your Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream just the way it is, or you may like to add sprinkles on top, but no matter how you like it this flavor is definitely a classic summer time treat!
Blueberry Vanilla Ice Cream
Ah Blueberries! This sweet berry goes great with all kinds of desserts, but we think they go best with homemade vanilla ice cream, serve in a waffle cone. Of course if you are strapped for time, you can simply use your favorite store bought vanilla ice cream and add fresh Blueberries or frozen blueberries. For added pizazz you can add a pinch of All Spice or Cinnimon, or you can make a simple Blueberry sauce and drizzle it over whipped cream covered ice cream instead. Either way this flavor is a Blueberry lover’s dream come true!
Waffles & Ice Cream
We will leave you with one last simply irresistible ice cream image here, because we just can’t leave it out; ice cream and waffles! Who ever thought of this one was a genius, and certainly put more fun into ice cream parties…mmmm!
These are of course just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to truly fantastic Ice Cream treats, but they are sure to give you ideas and get your summer started off with a blast of cold, creamy delight!
Ice Cream – Delicious Ice Cream Recipes & Flavors
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