Think vanilla ice cream with the delicate flavors of saffron, the sweetness of honey, and tender bits of orange. A while back I had bought over six jars of honey from a local beekeeper and I had so much honey that it gave me the opportunity to get adventurous with them. I made a few jars of flavored honey. One of the flavors I tried was tangerine flavored honey. To make this flavored honey I submerged tangerine slices along with saffron in a jar of honey. I then let the tangerine and saffron marinate for a few weeks. At the end of four weeks the honey developed a wonderful saffron orange flavor, and here’s the best part! The orange slices themselves had become nice and tender and honey sweet! Continue reading Honey Orange Saffron Ice Cream
When preserving lemons with powdered sugar lemons become deliciously tender and sweet including the rind. These tender lemons are easy to blend into a wonderful sweet lemon sauce. The chunky lemons sauce is so delicious I sometimes just have a teaspoon or two to satisfy my sweet tooth! The sauce can also be topped over yogurt or had as a compote with pancake or crepes. Another idea is to use this wonderful lemon sauce in an ice cream. The sauce not only adds a fresh sweet lemony flavor it also adds texture to the ice cream. This is is delicious creamy, sweet and tart ice cream with tender lemon pieces. Give it a try! Continue reading Lemon Ice Cream with Vanilla
With Father’s Day upon us this Sunday I thought I would share one of my most popular ice cream recipes that I posted around this same time last year. The ice cream flavor is a dark chocolate brandy cardamom ice cream and folks absolutely loved it. Brandy and dark chocolate are so good together and cardamom just takes it to the next level, and our guy (Father of three) absolutely went gaga over it! Naturally, this ice cream is not meant for kids, however of you are looking for an adult ice cream that takes care of after dinner drinks and dessert all in one – then this decadent dark chocolate and cardamom brandy ice cream is the one. Continue reading Dark Chocolate Brandy Cardamom Ice Cream
Ginger ice cream is hard to find at ice cream parlors and grocery stores, however there was one candy shop here in Los Gatos called Powells that did have ginger ice cream and it was amazingly delicious 😋🍨. Sadly the parlor closed down a few years back and another candy shop opened in their place, still selling ice cream but not my favorite ginger ice cream 😞. A craving for that ginger ice cream is what prompted me to make my own version of ginger ice cream with all the ingredients that make ginger ice cream taste awesome – fresh ginger, candied ginger and heavy cream. And since ginger and honey are so good together in tea I decided to sweeten my ice cream with honey. This ginger honey ice cream hits all the sweet and ginger cravings in one delicious ice cream. Sweet and creamy with a fresh ginger flavor and little bits of candied ginger, this ice cream is truly ginger decadence 😋🍨🍨! Give it a try! Continue reading Ginger Honey Ice Cream
Today I’d like to share a recipe for one of the most unique and delicious desserts I’ve had in a very long time. I had it at our friend Tracy and Carl’s place when we went over for dinner last weekend. What makes this dessert so original for me is that I’ve had port in desserts many times and mostly with berries, in cakes, tortes, chocolate, and vanilla ice cream, but never with a tropical flavor like mango. This combination I have never had before, and let me tell you folks it tastes outstanding. A mango sorbet drenched in port 😋🍨. This is the type of dessert that takes care of dessert and after dinner drinks all in one beautiful sweet treat. Continue reading Mango Sorbet with Port
Decadent, rich, and creamy, this dark chocolate cardamom ice cream will make you happy, happy, happy 😋😊. The best way to describe this ice cream is to think of a deep dark chocolate truffle infused with cardamom, but in an ice cream form. The idea for a chocolate and cardamom flavored ice cream came from a chocolate ganache that my daughter Rani was making for a chocolate cake. She started off with dark chocolate ganache and decided to jazz it up with cardamom. The cardamom ganache was so good that when the cake was ready we just ate the ganache and not the cake 😀. This got me thinking that maybe dark chocolate and cardamom would taste great together in ice cream too? No surprise here, it tastes delicious! Continue reading Dark Chocolate Cardamom Truffle Ice cream
Invited to a few holiday gatherings? Looking for easy sweet recipes to share with family and friends? Give these recipes all made with wholesome ingredients a look over. Most of these recipes are easy, turn out beautiful and delectable – perfect sweets to make over the holidays. Continue reading Holiday Baking
Dark chocolate peanut butter ice cream is my daughter Rani’s creation who loves loves peanut butter and anything dark chocolate. If you like dark chocolate and Reese’s peanut butter cups then this ice cream is for you. When I was making my dark chocolate cardamom ice cream, Rani came up to me and asked if she could make an ice cream with peanut butter – I told to her to go for it. Rani’s ice cream creation has peanut butter melted with dark chocolate, honey and cream. As if it doesn’t have enough peanut butter, Rani added more melted peanut butter and swirled it into the ice cream. For a decadent peanut butter ice cream – give dark chocolate peanut butter ice cream a try!
A decadent ice cream with juicy sweet summertime blackberries and good quality deep dark fragrant port. The fragrance of port is especially wonderful in this fruity ice cream.
Rose petal ice cream is an exotic flavor that will transport you to the bazars of the Middle East with every spoonful. For the ice cream to get that strong rose floral scent and a dreamy mauve color it helps to use dark colored fragrant rose petals. I find the best fragrance and deep intense rose colors are on my David Austin English roses. In this recipe I used petals from Wise Portia and Bishop’s Castle. Continue reading Rose Petal Ice Cream