In last year's Savoring Summer recipe series, I shared a recipe for no-churn ice cream. We all enjoyed it as a yummy, cold indulgence on a hot summer night! It was a bit rich for my taste (not for everyone else's), but super creamy and quite good in small amounts.
On one of our visits to our son Ryan's house, our daughter-in-law Sarah served us some no-churn ice cream, but she had made it even better! She offered coffee ice cream or raspberry chocolate chip! Oh my. How to choose?
I chose raspberry chocolate chip, but I may or may not have sampled someone's coffee ice cream. And I decided that add-ins was the way to go with this ice cream.
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For the July meeting of our Keepers at Home club, I couldn't think of a better theme than ice cream! I printed out the recipe, and I had collected a variety of add-ins* so that the girls could invent their own flavors.
After we sampled the Chocolate-Chocolate Chip (cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips) ice cream that I had made for us to try, I set them free in the kitchen to make their creations! They ended up with two batches of Espresso Chip (espresso powder and mini chocolate chips) and one batch of Chocolate Mint Chip (cocoa powder and Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips).
|Enjoying some Espresso Chip ice cream on a summer's evening.|
Obviously, we are a group of chocoholics ~grin~, but the sky's the limit with flavor choices! Here are some other ideas:
Pina Colada: Stir in coconut and well-drained crushed pineapple.
Chunky Monkey: Pieces of banana and chocolate chunks.
Butter Pecan: Saute pecans in a little butter and a pinch of salt.
Strawberry Basil: Some mashed strawberries and chopped fresh basil.
Cookies and Cream: Crushed Oreo cookies.
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* NOTE: If you're adding extracts, liquids, or powders that need to be dissolved, stir them thoroughly into the sweetened condensed milk mixture (before folding in whipped cream). Chunky items (fruit, chips, cookie crumbles, etc) can be folded in along with the whipped cream.
Have you ever made no-churn ice cream? What flavor would you make?