Frozen Berry Mousse

These little frozen bursts of berry mousse are a surprising topping on a fruit salad or a slice of sponge cake. This recipe uses a cream whipper. Prepare berry mousse according to the recipe.  Line a baking tray with wax paper.  Using a star shaped decorating tip create stars of mouse about 2″ in diameter […]

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

This ice cream is awesome!  I hate to brag but I think it’s my best ice cream recipe yet.  The chocolate is really rich, the peppermint has punch and the marshmallows are big and chewy.  A garnish of crushed peppermints adds an extra little crunch.  2 cups heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 2 ounces […]

Eggnog Ice Cream

It’s super trendy to use freshly grated nutmeg, but I think this recipe is just as good with the pre-ground stuff.  Just be sure to taste and adjust your spice level before putting your ice cream in the freezer. I think homemade ice cream tastes best the same day it’s made.  I try to make […]

Persimmon Ice Cream

I love the color of this ice cream, and the taste is subtly spicy.  You can use either ripe or over-ripe Fuyu persimmons.  This recipe would also work nicely with ripe Hachiya persimmons. For this recipe you’ll need: 4 or 5 Fuyu persimmons 2 eggs (pasteurized if you can find them) 2 cups heavy cream […]

Butterscotch Ice Cream with Real Scotch

“What butter and whiskey won’t cure, there is no cure for.” For this recipe, you’ll need: 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter pinch salt 1/3 cup pasteurized liquid egg whites – I use the kind that come in a carton.  Make sure the only ingredient […]

Basil Ice Cream

A few weeks ago I tried a recipe for basil custard that failed miserably.  The ice cream machine rescued me and inspired me to create this basil ice cream. For this recipe you’ll need: 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup sugar 6 egg yolks 1 large bunch basil, about 4 ounces […]

Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book

This cookbook gets a lot of use in my kitchen and it’s fun to read. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield with Nancy J. Stevens This is one of my favorite cookbooks.  It contains great recipes, a charming narrative and fun illustrations.  It’s true that I feel […]