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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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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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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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Easy Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

This is a simple and quick vanilla ice cream recipe with a flavor and texture so creamy and smooth it rivals some of the best gourmet vanilla ice cream available.

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

It took me a few flops before this vanilla ice cream recipe was ready to share. I did find one tiny issue with it though…it’s totally addicting!

The flavor is distinctly vanilla without being overwhelming and the texture is smooth, dense and creamy.

You have the option of using scrapings from one or more vanilla beans, depending on your taste, in the custard for this vanilla ice cream recipe. If you don’t have a bean, don’t worry! But please don’t use more vanilla extract to make up for it…it isn’t necessary. It will be just as creamy rich without the added bean seeds.

If you do decide to use beans and you’re not sure how to cut and scrape it, please click here for a handy guide.

You will notice that this recipe calls for half a dozen egg yolks. Oh my, but what to do with all of those egg whites if you don’t need them right away? Here’s a solution to help you save those egg whites until you have a recipe that calls for them!

The nice thing about a great vanilla ice cream recipe is that it can become the base to so many flavorful ice creams. You can add fruit, nuts, candies and with just a little extra time have a totally new dessert.

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