Ice Cream Sundae Pie

Happy National Ice Cream Day! You can celebrate even if you don’t live in the USA. It’s always a good day to celebrate ice cream! I only ever make Ice Cream Sundae Pie in December but it’s a great dessert any time. Ice Cream Sundae Pie has been a tradition for Christmas dinner in our…

Chocolate Ice Cream

Smooth, rich, chocolate ice cream. Homemade ice cream is so decadent and delicious. The only part that really has a learning curve is separating the egg yolks from the whites. You can buy all sorts of gizmos for this, but I think the best tools are the ones you were born with: your hands. If…

Black Raspberry Frozen Custard

  If you’ve ever been to Abbott’s in Rochester, NY, you probably know that black raspberry frozen custard is a thing. Abbott’s first custard stand opened back in 1926, across the street from Lake Ontario. It was a popular spot for beachgoers in the summertime. They’ve since expanded to a handful of other areas, but…

The Frozen Custard vs. Ice Cream Trial, Part 2: Strawberry Ice Cream

Here’s the second recipe in The Frozen Custard vs. Ice Cream Trial. Click here for Part 1: Strawberry Frozen Custard. They’re both incredibly delicious! You’ll find a printer-friendly version of this recipe, which I’ve adapted (with very little change) from Serious Eats, at the bottom of this page. Ingredients: 30 ounces fresh, local, in-season strawberries, divided (a little…

Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce

I have a treat for you today: My mom’s Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce (shown here on Vanilla Frozen Custard). This was one of her favorite recipes. She used to make it well in advance of dinner, and just leave it sitting on the stove with the spoon still in it from stirring in the…

Vanilla Frozen Custard

Here we are, September already! I just had to make one more batch of ice cream before retiring the ice cream maker for the season. Yes, it’s ice cream. But it’s also frozen custard, as all great ice creams are. It’s rich and decadent, and not at all good for you. I love it! It’s…

Lime Sherbet

I found this recipe from Southern Living on MyRecipes.com. It’s incredibly easy to make (assuming you have an ice cream machine.) Cool & refreshing, and very tasty! Mine didn’t come out as creamy as I’d like, but that’s my fault. Or rather, the fault of my crummy freezer. It just couldn’t keep up with the…