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Banana Nut Ice Cream Recipe

Banana Nut Ice Cream Recipe

Banana nut ice cream recipe

Quick & Easy! Ready for the freezer in an hour or less!

This Banana Nut Ice Cream recipe is a fast and super simple recipe you can make early in the morning and serve in the evening.

It tastes as good as it looks! The texture is great for scooping into cones or bowls.

This recipe uses walnuts. If you would prefer to avoid nuts, try the Fresh Banana Ice Cream recipe or you may leave nuts out of this one and it will still come out just fine with great texture and flavor.

A hint of brown sugar gives this ice cream a subtle richness in taste. Try it with chocolate sauce for a chocolate banana treat!

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Confetti Fudge Ice Cream Recipe

Confetti Fudge Ice Cream Recipe

Confetti Fudge Ice Cream in dish

The look and flavor of this Confetti Fudge Ice Cream recipe is like a party in a scoop! The taste is total celebration!

This recipe is a taste sensation for birthday parties! The texture is creamy and the flavor would not only go great with any birthday cake…on its own, with the addition of a little bit of almond extract (which brings out a cake flavor) and fudge (duplicating a frosting), it tastes like cake and ice cream in a dish!

You can find these little confetti candies in the baking section of the grocery store with other sprinkles.

I have to admit, the first attempt flopped. You can’t add the confetti or the fudge before making the ice cream. The confetti becomes muddled in the ice cream and the fudge gives the ice cream a light chocolate tint which drowns out the colorful accents of the confetti. It looks more like crayons melting in mud.

You should add the fudge quickly or it will tend to melt into the ice cream. Pushing it straight down into the ice cream with the back of a spoon immediately after pouring the ribbons seems to work the best. And don’t rush and pour it all in, then push it down. Just a ribbon at a time. Then get it in the freezer as quickly as possible.

In this recipe, the addition of butter replaces the need for half and half.

You can also make this Confetti Fudge Ice Cream recipe without the fudge in the ice cream if you prefer…and voila! Confetti Ice Cream! Serve it with a sprinkle of confetti or nuts over the top.

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Snow Ice Cream Recipe

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

Need a new way to enjoy winter snow? This Vanilla Snow Ice Cream Recipe is a fun way to bring the joy of snow inside!

Snow Ice Cream recipe scoops servedWhen I was young and there was so much snow outside that we had to walk around the mountains of snow the city plowed into the center of our street…when the drifts were so high you could climb them to the rooftop, my mother would get out a pail and make this Snow Ice Cream recipe.

It’s amazingly simple and a delight to make with children, particularly on school snow days! Fun to make and tasty to eat, this Snow Ice Cream recipe is at its best served immediately so no patience needed.

This recipe does call for a double boiler when making the custard. If you don’t have one, often one pan with handles will fit into another larger pan and the handles will hold the smaller pan above the bottom of the larger pan, allowing for the necessary space between the water and the small pan.

You can add coloring or different flavors to it by substituting the vanilla extract for other flavors. If you plan to color it, add the coloring at the end, or make rainbow swirls by adding different colors just before serving.

A reminder: Never eat the yellow snow! And never use anything but clean white snow.

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Peanut Butter Marshmallow Ice Cream Recipe

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Ice Cream

Have you ever dipped a big marshmallow in peanut butter? This Peanut Butter Marshmallow Ice Cream recipe is that good!

homemade peanut butter marshmallow ice cream recipeWhen I have big marshmallows and a jar of peanut butter in the house…together…I never fail to dip one of those fluffy confections into the peanut butter. I couldn’t tell you when this started but the urge has never gone away.

Making ice cream it dawned on me…combine the two in a frozen feast. And what a feast of flavor! The texture is fluffy and perfect for scooping and licking. The flavor is addictively luscious.

By the way, this ice cream was all gone before I even got the recipe published!

Mini marshmallows are recommended for this ice cream. They’re easier to mix in than large ones and speckle the ice cream just right. If you want more marshmallows don’t be shy. Since they’re added after the ice cream is made you can add as many as you like. I added one cup but next time I think I’ll make it two cups.

Crunchy peanut butter was used for this Peanut Butter Marshmallow Ice Cream recipe but it will work just as well with creamy…whichever is your favorite. And you don’t need any eggs.

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Creme De Menthe Ice Cream Recipe – Non-alcoholic

Creme de Menthe Ice Cream Recipe

Creme de Menthe…French for ‘cream mint’…and this is a wonderful way to enjoy cream mint frozen!

Creme de Menthe ice cream recipeThis Creme de Menthe Ice Cream recipe is a deliciously light, refreshing blend of mint and cream! The recipe is non-alcoholic so the wee ones can enjoy it too! For this recipe I use nonalcoholic Reese Creme de Menthe Syrup, purchased at the grocery store.

There are so many ways you can serve this…

Creme de Menthe Ice Cream recipe topped with Creme de Menthe liqueur

If you want an alcoholic treat, say for dinner guests, pour a little Creme de Menthe liqueur over it and serve with a sprig of mint. It’s a delightfully fresh after dinner dessert!

Since the ice cream is non-alcoholic, you can even serve the same dessert to the younger ones so they don’t feel left out…just use Creme de Menthe syrup in place of the the liqueur.

Or make a Grasshopper Float with homemade Creme de Menthe ice cream in it!

Mix equal parts of Creme de Menthe, Creme de Caoco, and half and half. Shake and pour into a glass.

Grasshopper Float with Creme de Menthe Ice Cream recipe
Grasshopper Float with Creme de Menthe Ice Cream

Top with small scoops of your homemade Creme de Menthe Ice Cream!

This is so tasty and as the ice cream slowly melts on top, it leaves a wonder frothy foam. For this I used a small cookie type scoop and put three small scoops into it. Just make sure you leave enough space at the top for the ice cream so it doesn’t spill over as you add it.



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Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

homemade coffee ice cream recipe

What a luxury! This easy Coffee Ice Cream Recipe is super creamy and fluffy with a perfect texture. The flavor is smooth and rich.

It doesn’t freeze as solid as some other ice creams and scoops beautifully. Even better, it doesn’t melt any faster either. This ice cream has that dense texture you can actually bite into while still smooth enough to lick from a cone.

This Coffee Ice Cream recipe isn’t for the weak of heart. I like my ice cream flavors bold but if you prefer a lighter coffee flavor or have a need to limit your caffeine intake, try using 2-1/2 rounded tablespoons rather than the 1/3 cup called for.

Finally, just a word of precaution…I had a delicious waffle cone of this at night and even though I was very tired, I couldn’t sleep. Now…normally I can drink coffee right up until bed. This might give you an idea of the potency. If serving to dinner guests or even enjoying some at the end of a day, I recommend enjoying this Coffee Ice Cream earlier than later.


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Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Make Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe at Home

Strawberries and Cream! That’s exactly what this easy Strawberry Ice Cream recipe reminds me of! Using fresh, ripened strawberries gives it such great flavor.

I confess, I went straight to the ‘mashing’ with my strawberries instead of cutting them into pieces first. Doing this gave me some mighty big chunks that I later had to cut up a bit so you might want to make sure you either cut the strawberries first or throw them in a blender.

I love the ‘real’ look and taste of pieces of strawberries so I mash. As you’ll see, I’m not the neatest masher but it sure feels good…mash! mash! mash! Either way you do it — mash or blend — your Strawberry Ice Cream will be delicious!

Since there are no eggs in this recipe, the flavor of the strawberries with the cream is much more pure. The texture is wonderful too and it’s great in a cone as well as a bowl.

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Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

This Coconut Ice Cream Recipe has terrific coconut flavor!

Coconut Ice Cream Recipe ServedI just love this Coconut Ice Cream recipe for it’s wonderful coconut flavor. It contains Silk Coconut Milk and flaked coconut. Something I did notice…the milk makes the texture lighter and mixed with the coconut flakes, the ice cream may tend to crumble a bit days later, making it difficult to scoop into good firm balls. There is a fix for this…

Coconut Ice Cream ConeAfter it has frozen, let is sit out until it’s just soft enough to stir with a spoon. Mix it up completely and put it back in the freezer. After the second chill it should have perfect texture and scoop beautifully for ice cream cones! This method also makes the ice cream fluffier and easier to scoop right out of the freezer.

You can also make Coconut Snowballs by scooping it into balls and rolling them in coconut.Coconut Ice Cream Recipe in a Snowball These snowballs will hold well for days in the freezer.

Should you decide to serve Coconut Snowballs from your freezer, you can store the coconut covered balls in a freezer container until ready to serve. They will continue to hold their shape quite a while after removing from the freezer so don’t feel rushed when serving. These are terrific tropical-style desserts with a little Kahlua poured over the top.

Honestly, this recipe is one of my favorites. I love it in a good waffle cone! 

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Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Enjoy the fresh flavor of bananas frosted in cream! This Banana Ice Cream recipe uses no eggs…only bananas which give the ice cream terrific texture and flavor.Banana ice cream recipe

This Banana Ice Cream recipe is so easy and quick to make since you won’t need to cook an egg custard. You can make it in the morning and serve it that afternoon.

And the texture? Oh my, what a dense and creamy ice cream with the distinct flavor of fresh bananas. This recipe is now one of my favorites! Served in a waffle cone, the flavor of the bananas mixing with the buttery sweet cookie flavor of a good waffle cone is a heavenly match!

In preparing the bananas, I mash them with a fork since I enjoy bits of fruit in my ice cream. If you prefer a perfectly smooth Banana Ice Cream, put the bananas in a blender, liquify, then pour through a strainer to remove any remaining unwanted pieces.

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Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Who doesn’t love chocolate? You’ll find this chocolate ice cream recipe easy to make and a tasty hit!

Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe Served

Let’s face it…your ice cream recipe file isn’t complete without a good Chocolate Ice Cream recipe. A true homemade chocolate ice cream using 100% cocoa powder is a must-have when you need to satisfy not only a craving for ice cream but a gnawing desire for chocolate!

Oddly, when I was young, I preferred white chocolate over the standard milk chocolate. Yes, I was a minority of one in my family and community. These days however, my taste has totally flipped and I find the darker chocolates lift my spirits on ho-hum days.

This is an easy recipe using all natural ingredients for a rich, creamy chocolate ice cream with just the right sweetness.

Also, using cocoa powder also allows you to adjust the sweetness with only the amount of sugar you use. You don’t have to take added sweeteners in syrups or melted chocolate chips into consideration.

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