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 ...
Raspberry Sorbet Recipe
I recently wrote an article on 7 fruit ice cream recipes which was really popular so I decided to stay with the fruit theme for today's recipe.In Melbourne at the moment, it's not exactly warm. But that doesn't mean a summer dessert like raspberry sorbet is off the table. Sure, a large punnet of of raspberries will cost you a small fortune out of season but that doesn't need to stop you. Simply take a walk down the freezer aisle and get yourself a bag of frozen raspberries. It's not quite ...
Cherry Sorbet Recipe
Create a refreshing cherry sorbet that's perfect for the heat of summer.
This is one of those simple recipes that'll be a smash hit with family and friends. A sweet, cool dessert that showcases delicious cherries.Be sure to use ripe berries rather than morello cherries in a jar or can. The processed version don't provide as much flavour or colour.How to make cherry sorbet without an ice cream maker
If you don't have an ice cream machine you can still make this dessert. Simply add ...
Brownie Ice Cream
This recipe combines creamy chocolate ice cream with decadent brownie pieces.
Chocolate brownies are possibly the perfect companion to ice cream. Why? Because unlike chocolate chips, brownies are fantastic frozen. They don't turn rock hard; if anything the texture improves.How to make brownie ice creamMake the brownies using the recipe below
Make a batch of your favourite chocolate ice cream
Break the brownies into small pieces (or big if that's what you like) and add to the ...
Dog Ice Cream
Ice cream is such a fantastic invention. It seems unfair that our loyal, furry friends should miss out. It's tempting to feed our dogs the ice cream we buy for ourselves but those products contain ingredients that aren't great for your dog's health.Sugar is found in big doses through most ice cream brands which is bad for your dog. It rots their teeth and adds unwanted weight. There are also flavours like vanilla and added chocolate which your dog should not eat.The solution is to make ...
Philadelphia Ice Cream
Philadelphia ice cream, also known as American ice cream or New York ice cream, is easily one of my favourites. It provides a lighter, refreshing ice cream that's perfect for a wide range of add-ins including fruit, chocolate or nuts. For those that find ice cream made with eggs too heavy and "eggy", this is the recipe for you.Why you should love Philadelphia ice creamIt has fantastic taste and is easier on the stomach than heavy French style ice creams.
There is no cooking so ...
Prune Ice Cream Recipe
Good News. This prune ice cream will beat any other prune recipe you've ever tried.
Prune ice cream doesn't exactly sound the sexiest flavour on offer. But it's a hard to resist a dessert that is deliciously creamy... and keeps you regular! Let's face it, this ice cream has it all.https://youtu.be/mywaqzIJ6BI
What you'll need1/2 cup of water
1 cup prunes
1 cup sugar + 1/2 cup sugar divided
6 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups cream
1 cup full cream milk
Beer Ice Cream
Winter or summer, I never say no to a cool beer. So it seemed only natural that I should create beer ice cream.
I won't lie, this is one of the best ice creams you'll ever have the pleasure of eating. That is, if you enjoy beer. It's ultra creamy and the subtle hint of malt and hops leaves you wondering why this flavour isn't already sold as a McFlurry option.
How this beer ice cream was born
I decided to take a trip to the local bottle shop to find a good beer for this ...
Chocolate Ice Cream
Heavenly chocolate ice cream that's super simple.Learn the secret to making amazing ice cream without eggs. It's not that egg based French style ice cream tastes bad or anything; sometimes we all just want a dessert that's a little lighter and this chocolate ice cream recipe doesn't fail. I used a Philadelphia style ice cream base and added Dutch cocoa as well as dark chocolate.Keep in mind that egg yolks work very well as stabilisers so you'll find the freezer life is reduced for this ...
Mango Ice Cream
This is a mango ice cream recipe that is the ultimate summer treat. For those of you who love a Weis Bar, this is definitely the one for you! A yummy combination of sweet fresh mango and a not too sweet ice cream made without egg yolks.
How to make a cheaper version of mango ice cream
Fresh mangoes are really cheap in many parts of the world in summer. This is the best time to make this recipe. If they cost too much, the frozen version works really well too.
Crunchie Ice Cream Recipe
Take the super popular crunchie bar and use it's powers to make incredible crunchie ice cream.
It doesn't get much simpler than this crunchie bar ice cream recipe. I'm going to be kind and let you use store bought ice cream too. If you're feeling motivated, you can also use this vanilla ice cream recipe to avoid using the stuff from the supermarket.Although it's an easy recipe, you'll find it may get added to your favourites list. The combination of honeycomb, chocolate and vanilla ice ...
9 Best Winter Ice Cream Recipes
In some parts of the world it's getting really cold. Here in Melbourne, we're starting to do hard time as the mercury drops each week. Those that can escape to Europe, America or any tropical island are doing it now.Even though it's cold, there's still people lined up to get served ice cream at their local ice cream shops. Popular Lygon Street spots are pumping out the ice cream, rain or shine.The reality is people love ice cream all year around. But some of us like to make our own ice ...
No Churn Bubble Gum Ice Cream Recipe
This bubble gum ice cream is sure to be a hit with the kids.
A fun, colourful dessert that is ideal for parties or any other time you want a bit of extra excitement in your life. The best part is, this pink bubble gum ice cream can be made without an ice cream maker.If colourful desserts are what you're looking for, you might also want to check out my rainbow ice cream recipe.
How to make bubble gum ice cream video
What you need to make bubble gum ice ...
Arkadia Ice Cream Review
The ultimate Arkadia ice cream review: I test out this new range of ice cream mixes available in Woolworths (Australia).
When my box of Arkadia Make Fresh ice cream mixes arrived in the mail I was very excited. Ice cream mixes have been around since the beginning of time, but they aren't common in the supermarkets. Mixes are generally used by ice cream parlours and manufacturers to make life easier. They simply add their dairy and any additional flavours - there's no need to spend time ...
Apple Pie Ice Cream
Combining vanilla ice cream and apple pie is magical.
I think you'll really enjoy this apple pie ice cream. The best news is, I'm going to make life easy for you. For this recipe you can buy an apple pie from the supermarket in the frozen section. They're only a few dollars but they work exceptionally well in ice cream.Once you buy the apple pie, chop it up and add it to the fridge so that it's cool when you toss it into the ice cream.Ingredients1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups ...
How To Make Rolled Ice Cream
Learn how to make rolled ice cream at home
Rolled ice cream, AKA stir fried ice cream, is a fun dessert that's hugely popular popular in Asian countries, especially Thailand. It's "made with milk poured on an iced grill, mixed with fruit or different ingredients on the ice-pan ." Source.Over the last few years rolled ice cream has grown in popularity thanks to viral videos of vendors making the ice cream. It really is exciting to watch an expert whipping up a batch of ice cream on the ...