There is nothing better than ice cream on a warm summer day. With Van Leeuwen opening down the street I am tempted almost daily to stop and have a cone. The most intriguing part of the shop are their flavors. They have everything from basic vanilla and chocolate to Royal Wedding Cake and S’mores. Always being someone who is up for a challenge, I decided to pull out my ice cream maker and see if I could create some amazing flavors with the products from the marketplace.
When I received my ice cream maker years ago, I was given a copy of the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Cookbook and to this day, their sweet cream base is what I use to start all of my ice cream creations. I am happy to share the recipe below along with the creative flavors I produced. Put the ice cream in a cup or a cone and enjoy!
Ben & Jerry’s Sweet Cream Base
Makes 1 quart
2 large Eggs
¾ cups Sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
-Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
-Whisk in the sugar a little at a time and then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 more minute.
-Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
-Pour entire mixture into prepared ice cream maker and freeze as directed.
-Add mix-ins during the last few minutes of freezing.
Cashew & Cranberry – Chopped Cacao Prieto Dark Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Chip – Chopped Palette de Bine Single Origin Chocolate
Toffee Crunch – Lucy’s Toffee Crumbles