Posts from the ‘Ice Cream’ Category

Caramel Apple Ice Cream

Fall is officially upon us and I have decided to spend the first few weeks of October devoting this blog to all things Caramel Apple! The plan is to start with this ice cream, move on to my caramel apple pie, and finish up with some gourmet Caramel Apples (my favorite!)! I hope you will enjoy this little series as much as we already have…haha!

When developing the recipe, I was working to combine two of my very favorite things, Caramel Apples and Ice Cream. I had never heard of Caramel Apple Ice Cream, and thought I would give it a try. The result was a delicious ice cream that tasted like fall and caramel, and apples, and apple pie and just really good! It is a unique ice cream for sure, but I have a feeling it will become a “Welcome to Fall” traditional food in our house as it really turned out quite yummy! I hope you will enjoy it too and will come back and let me know if you try it!

My family presses fresh apple cider each fall and even though we live in Seattle, they always manage to get a gallon or two of the fresh fall nectar out to me and my husband and we are always very very grateful! I used this fresh cider as part of the ice cream base, but if you don’t have fresh cider, I am sure some store bought would work just fine.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

We were going to be having our dear friends Maren and Jeremy over for dinner for the first time since they had been back in the states after a long time abroad and I wanted to make something special for them!  I knew that  Maren LOVES Chocolate Peanut butter Ice Cream and so decided to try and make that for dessert even though I had not made it before.
Well, if I do say so myself, it turned out great and between the four of us we devoured every single morsel of the frozen delight before the night was done!  Needless to say, I will surely be making this one again but only when I am in the mood to indulge or am having guests over as I think it will be hard to not eat the entire container in one sitting!

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Lillian’s Citrus Slush

It is the time of year where all I want to eat is salads, fruit and all things cool and cold, because turning on an oven just doesn’t seem like a good idea in the heat!  Last year on the hottest day in the history of Seattle…two stick candles in our third floor apartment literally were melting from the heat.  One melted all the way over into the shape below…haha.  We have it in our house still to memorialize the day that it was 96 degrees in our house at 9:30 at night!

After that day, I decided to always have something cold and refreshing on hand for days when there is no air conditioning, no cool breeze, no pool to jump in, no relief from the heat except a cold delicious drink!

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Chai spICE Cream!

I have just returned from my trip to Southeast Asia and it was an AMAZING trip!  While traveling I enjoyed amazing Thai, Malay and Indian food and “endured” a few fabulous $10 couples massages in Thailand with my hubby!  All in all it was a very relaxing and enlightening trip.  However, it was also one of the hottest and most humid trips I have ever been on and I found the one thing besides ice cold water that sounded good every single day of the trip was Ice Cream.  Of course Ice Cream sounds good to me most every day no matter what the climate!  In Particular, as relating to Asia, a scoop or two of Chai or Coconut Ice Cream after some spicy Asian food is not only refreshing but can be a nice pallet cleanser after a flavorful meal.

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