Black Forest Trifle
If you're looking for a nice quick dessert for Christmas, or any time, this is a good choice. Unlike ice cream that requires freezing, this is simply a case of whipping cream and layering with sponge cake and cherries. It's a cross between a black forest cake and a trifle and it's sure to satisfy.
Ingredients1L thickened cream
1 chocolate sponge cake, cut into 3cm pieces
¼ cup brandy
1kg pitted cherries
¼ cup grated chocolateMethodBeat the cream with a whisk or ...
Candy Cane Ice Cream
This candy cane ice cream should be your go-to recipe every Christmas. A combination of peppermint ice cream with pieces of candy cane to keep things interesting. There's less egg yolks in this recipe than most; I reduced them to keep the ice cream a nice white colour which looks better with the canes.
Ingredients3 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup full cream milk (whole milk)
1 1/2 cups thickened cream (heavy cream)
1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
5 crushed candy canesMeth...
Take the delicious strawberry to new heights by adding a little sugar and water. The end result is one of the simplest, yet refreshingly delicious desserts you'll ever make.If you don't have an ice cream machine simply add the strained puree to the freezer. Give it a whisk every half hour to create a smoother texture.
Pumpkin Ice Cream
This is a simple recipe for making pumpkin ice cream. You can buy half a Kent pumpkin for about a dollar at the supermarket and just boil it until soft. It doesn't take long but if you're in a hurry, you can buy pumpkin puree in a can which works fine. There are some cans of pumpkin which are used for pie filling that have other flavours added. Avoid this type and stick with pure pumpkin puree.
Suggested add ins for your pumpkin ice creamCrumble up some gingerbread biscuits and scatter ...
Sweet Corn Ice Cream
Corn ice cream is really popular in Central and South America as well as many Asian countries like Philippines and Singapore. In Australia, however, I don't know anyone that has ever made this flavor. That's a shame because the flavor is delectable.Not only do you get to eat delicious ice cream, you also are getting some vegetables in your diet. There aren't a lot of desserts that can make that claim.With this recipe I used a creamy French vanilla base. For a lighter ice cream you ...
Homemade Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
Let me begin by saying that I really do like the company, Ben and Jerry’s. They have really creative flavours when you compare them to the other big brands. But more importantly, they seem to do some good deeds in the community. Kudos to Ben and Jerry’s.Last night I bought a couple of B&J chocolate fudge brownie ice cream tubs. The ice cream was good, but I couldn’t kept eyeing off the receipt and shaking my head at the price. Surely there’s a better way than spending $4.50 on a ...
Sriracha Ice Cream
Take a plain ice cream and give it new life with the addition of Sriracha, a spicy sauce that is usually reserved for Thai and Vietnamese cooking.Sriracha sauce has a kick to it. So if hot foods aren’t for you then avoid Sriracha ice cream. For everyone else, you’re going to love this flavour. You get the initial delicious taste of vanilla ice cream with a surprise hit of heat soon after. A lot like this ice cream which is also a must-try dessert.If you don’t have any Sriracha ...
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Learn the secret to rich, indulgent vanilla bean ice cream.
The taste of this dessert is hard to beat. I recommend you chill your ice cream mixture in the fridge overnight before freezing. This will help infuse the amazing flavour of the vanilla bean.Not a fan of vanilla? Try this velvety chocolate option or this strawberry flavour.A quick rundown on vanilla beans
The vanilla bean isn't exactly the most inspiring looking spice in the kitchen. It's a dried up looking brown pod with ...
Basic Vanilla Ice Cream
A creamy vanilla ice cream recipe that never fails.
This recipe does away with the eggs which results in a lovely white ice cream that's super creamy and full of flavour. Add it to almost any dessert, top with your favourite sauce or scoop it onto a cone. You haven't experienced good vanilla ice cream until you make it at home.
Prefer to watch a video? Here it is...2 simple tips to improve your ice cream
1. Buy quality vanilla
You'll need to find yourself a good quality pure extract. ...
Olive Oil Ice Cream
Olive oil ice cream is a fairly popular flavour in Italy and for good reason. It tastes great in many recipes and also has loads of nutritional benefits. This recipe uses a custard base which creates a creamy ice cream that combines beautifully with the distinct taste of olive oil.
What is the best olive oil for ice cream?
The only flavour in this ice cream is olive oil so it's important to choose the best quality extra virgin olive oil you can get your hands on.You know you need to buy ...
Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Peanut butter is a delicious ingredient in all sorts of dishes: satay skewers, PBJ sandwiches, cupcakes and lots more. My favourite use for it has to be peanut butter ice cream. This recipe offers a rich, creamy ice cream with a touch of salt to balance it out.Crunchy peanut butter gives some good texture to the ice cream but the version pictured here uses smooth. There are other peanut-free alternatives like almond butter which would work well also. If you're feeling really inspired you ...
What is Spumoni?
Did you know August 21 is National Spumoni Day? That is, unless you're from Canada. Sorry guys, you have to wait until November 13.If you're like most readers, you'll probably have no idea what this bizarre sounding dessert is. Spumoni certainly doesn't have the mainstream coverage that gelato, frozen yoghurt and ice cream enjoy. Don't worry. we've got you covered with this guide. Find out everything you need to know including how to make homemade spumoni.
What is Spumoni?
Spumoni is a ...
Banana Ice Cream Recipe
Bananas, they seem to be in the fruit bowl of every household I've ever visited. A versatile fruit that can be turned into a surprising number of entrees, mains and desserts, including ice cream. This is a simple banana ice cream recipe that is likely to be popular with most that you serve it to.Be sure to use really ripe bananas if you want lots of flavour in your dessert.
How to make banana ice cream without a maker
Follow recipe steps 1-7 below then, instead of adding to an ice cream ...
Zesty Lime Ice Cream
Combine sweet and sour to create an irresistible flavour.
This is a simple recipe to make lime ice cream which I think you'll really love. The combination of zesty lime with sweet, creamy ice cream works well.As always, it's preferable to use fresh limes for your dessert. If they're hard to find then no problems, you can use the bottled juice.When it's time to eat, you could combine the ice cream with a piece of chocolate cake or fresh strawberries for the ultimate dessert.
How to ...
Types of Cream Around the World
Every part of the world uses different cream terminology based on its fat content. It causes a lot of confusion - sometimes on this website. For example, here in Australia a popular type of cream is called "thickened cream". This has a high fat content and is ideal for making ice cream. However, sometimes readers from other parts of the world think thickened cream means it needs to be beaten first. I can understand why they'd think that.It's time to clear this up.I've whipped up a quick ...
Cinnamon Ice Cream
A sweet and mildly spicy ice cream that everyone will love.
This is an excellent ice cream. Lovely on it's own - but when paired with other flavours it reaches its full potential. Combine one of the following as an add-in when you churn the ice cream or plate up as an extra element to your dish. Here are some suggestions:Apple crumble
HoneyDid you know?
In general, the lighter the ...
10 Tips to Improve Ice Cream
There are so many ways to improve the flavour and texture of your ice cream. I'm going to keep it simple without deep diving into anything too sciencey. These tips are really simple but they will make your ice cream a lot better.
How to improve homemade ice creamDon't overfill your ice cream machine and, if possible, keep your ice cream base below the maximum fill line. Domestic ice cream machines can't deal with the extra volume and you'll usually end up with slushy ice cream which ...
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
A must-try ice cream recipe that combines creamy dairy with pecans that have been roasted in butter. Not the most nutritious dessert - but really good!
How to make butter pecan ice cream
This ice cream was really easy to make. Smother the pecans with melted butter then toast them in the oven until they're a shade darker. These nuts will soak up the butter and the mouth-feel of the nuts will become irresistible. The perfect add-in for ice cream.Once you're finished with the pecans, ...
Cherry Ice Cream
A sweet and sour ice cream you can make any time of year.
This cherry ice cream recipe allows you to make a dessert that's a lovely balance of sweet and sour. Using cherries from the jar will allow you to make this ice cream any time, even in the depths of winter. If cherries are in season then go for the fresh option. Like all desserts made with fruit, they always taste better with fresh ingredients.How to make cherry ice cream without an ice cream maker
Once you've chilled the ice ...