Birch syrup ice cream with buttered hickory nuts

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Birch syrup is made from the sap of the paper birch (or black birch) tree, in the same way that maple syrup is made from the sap of the sugar maple tree. But the spicy, warm caramel flavor of birch … Continue reading

Pumpkin ice cream sandwiches with gingersnaps

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This subtly spiced pumpkin or winter squash ice cream packed between gingersnaps is the perfect fall treat to follow a savory meal, or a brisk afternoon raking leaves. I include my own recipe for homemade gingersnaps, but you could go … Continue reading

Chocolate coconut milk ice cream

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If you’ve been disappointed with the flavor and texture of coconut milk ice cream, try this one. Virgin coconut oil, creme de cacao, and tapioca syrup lend this chocolate coconut milk ice cream a smooth and creamy mouth feel, and … Continue reading

Autumnberry ice cream pie with hazelnuts

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Why not turn an invasive plant into an elegant dessert? This sumptuous pie starts with a nutty, no-bake graham cracker crust. It’s layered with a thick, sweet-tart autumnberry sauce made from the berries of the invasive shrub, autumn olive. Then … Continue reading

Elderberry ice cream with chocolate hazelnut crunch

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Fruit purees and syrups add great flavor to ice cream, but the extra water can lead to crystallization, giving the ice cream a gritty texture. Not so with elderberry syrup. For whatever reason, elderberry syrup actually lends elasticity and smoothness … Continue reading

Black Walnut Ice Cream With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

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Black walnuts: Either you love ’em or hate ’em, right? There may be a good reason for that division, as you’ll read later on. In this recipe, toasting the nuts mellows the flavor. Brown sugar and cinnamon go especially well … Continue reading

Huckleberry Swirl Lemon Ice Cream Recipe

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Wondering what to to do with summer’s bounty of huckleberries or blueberries? This huckleberry swirl lemon ice cream recipe works wonderfully well with any type of huckleberry or blueberry. (However, that does not include the poorly named “garden huckleberry”, a … Continue reading

Fresh Raspberry Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Chips

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Having trouble finding a homemade fresh raspberry ice cream recipe with a smooth, creamy texture that stays that way even after a week or more in the freezer? Lucky for you, you’ve stumbled upon one! It took a bit of … Continue reading