It’s been nearly three years now since I started making ice cream. After buying an ice cream maker for my sister for her grad school graduation, I immediately decided I wanted one as well, and bought a second one.
I started out using the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment for my stand mixer, which served me well as an enthusiast and recreational ice cream maker. Once I got a bit more serious about making ice cream—I entered the Ice Cream Takedown and agreed to do a daily blog for ice cream month for Real Simple—I knew it was time to upgrade. Luckily, the generous folks at Cuisinart gifted me the Supreme Commercial Quality Ice Cream Maker, which it appears is no longer in production.
Freed from the need to prep the freezer bowl ahead of time, I went into a bit of an ice cream frenzy. Making any and every flavor I could dream up, but never writing them down. I’ve had such supportive friends, family members, and co-workers along the way—spoons always at the ready—that I think it’s high time I share some of the recipes I’ve dreamt up.
I’m hoping that you’ll also forgive me if I meander a bit along the way—dabbling in cocktails, sorbets, and other desserts. Because while my love of ice cream is paramount, I have a wandering eye for brownies, bundt cakes, and bourbon-based anything.
Let’s start off with a question. Tell me your favorite ice cream flavors, or your dream ice cream flavor.