Goat Cheese and Honey Ice Cream

Goat cheese and honey ice cream is a magical dessert that can be devoured on its own, with an apple pie or with poached pears. I used egg yolks to improve the texture and add creaminess. Scotch Whiskey goes brilliantly with the ingredients used in this ice cream so it's well worth adding. It also reduced the freezing point of your ice cream base which will provide you with a better end product. The Whiskey will also act as a stabiliser so your ice cream will store better in the freezer. ...

A Quick Guide to Ice Cream Overrun

What is overrun? Ice Cream overrun refers to the amount of air that is incorporated into ice cream during the churning process. A higher level of overrun will result more ice cream being produced at the end of churning. Ice cream manufacturers love overrun. It means they can sell a tub of ice cream; half of that being air! It's a great way to reduce costs. Governments, however, regulate how much overrun can be incorporated into commercially made ice cream to ensure customers aren't "ripped ...

Blue Moon Ice Cream

Although I'm not a fan of artificial colours or flavours, I had a request from a friend to make Blue Moon Ice Cream. So here it is - do what you will with it. I've never eaten this ice cream before so I researched the flavour and ended up adapting a recipe from the team at serious eats. This recipe was invented in the 1950's in the USA and has a mildly fruity, creamy flavour. From what I can see, there are many different recipes used in the US which all have subtle differences. Feel free to ...

Maple Ice Cream

Every time I make a new ice cream I usually say, "Nate, this is the best yet". Well folks, I'm not going to lie - this maple ice cream is no exception.It tastes so damn fine that you're going to have trouble controlling yourself. The temptation will certainly be there to eat all of the bowl in one foul swoop. I came close - the only thing that stopped me was that I needed some leftovers to take pictures of. You won't see much ice cream in the pictures I took; that's because most of it got ...

Zabaglione Dessert

Zabaglione, also known as Zabaione, is a classic Italian dessert that's similar to custard and can be served warm or chilled. The main difference from custard is that you'll whisk this dessert long enough to create a light, mousse-like consistency. You'll only need three ingredients to make Zabablione: egg yolks, sugar and wine (or spirits). You can whip up this dish in under half an hour and no churning is required in an ice cream maker so it's great if you're short on time.Zabaglione is ...

Maple Bacon Ice Cream

Learn how to make bacon ice cream: Breakfast and dinner in one bowl. This mega dessert may seem so wrong to some and yet so right to others. It will polarise readers I'm sure. Myself, I'd like to fill a pool with this ice cream and swim in it. The salty and sweet flavour work like a well oiled machine.The ice cream base is a Philadelphia style base; however if you can make the ice cream the night before eating, I suggest using this vanilla base. As you have almost finished churning ...

Sensational 5 Spice Ice Cream

This one's for all you spice lovers. I'm a big fan of spices but wasn't sure that the combination I wanted to combine were meant for ice cream. I'll say from the start that the flavour is actually really good and I'd encourage anyone that's sceptical to give it a try. What I added to this 5 spice ice cream The controversial spice I added was Pepper sichuan (or Szechwan). This spice is made from berries that have a warm peppery fragrance, with citrus notes. The aftertaste provides a ...

Lemon Sorbet

When I first had a crack at making sorbet I was amazed at how great the homemade stuff tastes. There's so much more flavour than the store bought version! Lemon sorbet is a real crowd pleaser: I think because the sour lemon combined with the sweet sugar base is the perfect marrying of flavour. So refreshing too!The best part about sorbet is how easy it is to make. You really can't get this recipe wrong. Just make sure you cool the mixture thoroughly before churning, preferably overnight. ...

Chocolate Chilli Mezcal Ice Cream

Ice cream always gets me excited; but this recipe takes it to a whole new dimension. I'd sum up this Mezcal ice cream as being surprisingly tasty and a little exotic. Let's face it, any ice cream that's boozy is either good or great. But wait, what's Mezcal? It's not exactly a household name in Australia so let me elaborate:Let me start by saying this recipe doesn't include the worm! But I'd like to think this ice cream will unlock wonderous experiences for you. I used Monte Alban ...

Cheesecake Base Crumb for Ice Cream

These chunks of cheesecake base are well worth the effort. I've suggested using Digestive biscuits but you can use any plain biscuit like Nice or Marie biscuits. If you don't have a blender to make the biscuit crumb, simply place the biscuits in a clean bag and crush with a rolling pin. After you've baked your cheesecake base Once you've cooled and cut up your biscuit base you'll need to put into an airtight container and leave in fridge for at least an hour. You want them cooled right ...

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Take the humble ice cream sandwich to a new level. Combine decadent, fudgey brownies with fresh strawberry ice cream to create the ultimate dessert. Step 1: Make the Brownies The reason this dessert works so well is that brownies are ideal for freezing. Unlike so many other ice cream ingredients, like chocolate chips or chunks of fruit, that turn into bullets when frozen, this doesn't happen to brownies. They maintain their chewy texture beautifully in the freezer. Feel free to adjust the ...

Trio of Homemade Sorbet For Summer

Homemade sorbet - the perfect summer refresher. They look so good and you'd be surprised how easy they are to make. All you need to do is choose your favourite summer fruit and turn it into the perfect frozen dessert. Actually, it doesn't have to be fruit. For my trio of sorbets I created a mango sorbet, lemon sorbet and, wait for it.... wine sorbet! Once you've mastered these classics, you may want to have a crack at these not so common sorbet flavours. Lemon sorbet Who doesn't have a few ...

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

It's Autumn here in Melbourne; the days are getting shorter, cooler and the leaves are falling from the trees. I'm not quite ready to accept that summer is over though and in defiance, have produced this classic spring dessert - cheese cake. This version raises the bar. Can you picture chunks of cheesecake base and fresh blueberries added to a creamy lemon ice cream base. What you get is lemon and blueberry cheesecake ice cream that no-one will be able to resist. How to make cheesecake ice ...

Coffee Ice Cream

Caffeine lovers rejoice! This coffee ice cream is for you. This ice cream is super easy to make and so tasty. I love using a nice full strength coffee bursting with caffeine. It makes for an incredible ice cream that has an added benefit of giving you an energy boost.Everyone has different opinions on what a good coffee tastes like. The recommended amount of coffee in this ice cream can easily be adjusted to your taste. I used a 1/2 cup but you can reduce to 1/4 cup for a mild flavou...