Jul 31, 2012

Candy Apple Or Praline? Ice Cream That's A Dream

As my friend Jerome - an accomplished artisan glacier in France - will tell you, ice cream is not just a profession ... it is an art form! Here are 2 examples of his ice cream making which I think portray just that.

Candy Apple Ice Cream

Praline Ice Cream With Roasted Almonds & Nougatine

Check out more unusual ice cream recipes

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Jul 25, 2012

Seaside Ice Cream - Memories Are Made Of This

Ice cream at the seaside - there's little to beat that combination!

The chance to indulge in some locally made ice cream whilst walking in the sunshine and breathing in the fresh, sea air is truly something to relish. It's one of my fondest childhood memories. Usually the local ice cream parlor figured in the equation too!

I particularly remember my father being easily swayed into buying ice cream at the seaside. In fact, it was often his idea to get some, particularly if there was a chance of getting a Knickerbocker Glory somewhere! It was his favorite ice cream sundae. If a sundae wasn't on hand, he was always  happy to have an ice cream cone.

My father had a great sense of fun and ice cream was often part of that fun. I have many happy memories of him, smiling whilst enjoying some ice cream - and not just at the seaside but lots of places. In fact, anywhere where ice cream might be available!

The seaside, however, was always my father's favorite place for an ice cream. This photograph was taken by my mother 4 years ago at the seaside resort of Bridlington in Yorkshire, England.

My father is on the left with my Uncle Ron (my mother's brother) on the right.

What sets them apart is that they each chose a different ice cream - my father an ice cream cone and my uncle Ron a tub of ice cream with a small spoon.

What they share in common is the wonderful wry smile on their faces, probably no different from when they were boys, acknowledging the fun of a special treat - and clearly enjoying every minute of it! Happy days :)

To my Uncle Ron who recently suffered a broken shoulder I would just say:
"Please get well soon and keep eating that ice cream to build yourself up!"

To my father who passed away 3 years ago today I say:
"Thanks for the memories Dad, especially the ice cream ones!"

The angels will surely get an ice cream treat today if he has any say :)

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Jul 22, 2012

Taste, Texture & Tone - Ice Cream Has It All!

Ice cream has to be one of the best foods in the world. There are so many colors, flavors and indeed textures to ice cream that it's virtually impossible to run out of ideas for ice cream recipes! Words cannot adequately describe what I'm trying to say here but my photographs can. Here are 2 fabulous examples of ice cream with vastly varying taste, texture and tone.

Marshmallow Ice Cream

Cherry & Pistachio Ice Cream

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Jul 15, 2012

Ice Cream Cones & Sundaes On National Ice Cream Day

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day by enjoying some of your favorite ice cream. If you make ice cream then here are some popular ice cream recipes as well as a few unusual ice cream recipes you might like to try.

If you don't have the time to make your own ice cream then you could visit one of the many ice cream parlors that will no doubt be open on National Ice Cream Day and enjoy a great ice cream sundae

If an ice cream sundae is too much for you then a simple ice cream cone is always a great option. Take a friend along and buy 2 ice cream cones .... or even 3 ice cream cones!

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Jul 8, 2012

Celebrating National Ice Cream Month In Pictures

National Ice Cream Month is here again with National Ice Cream Day just around the corner. Here's a list of all my previous ice cream blog posts on the subject of National Ice Cream Month.

Making ice cream is an obvious way to celebrate and you can find lots of ice cream recipes to have fun with.

Another way to celebrate the fun of ice cream is to enjoy great ice cream photographs - and I have thousands that I have taken over the years! So between now and the end of July I'm going to post a succession of some of the most mouth-watering ice cream pictures you'll ever see! Here's the first.

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Jul 4, 2012

Ice Cream Cone For Jefferson & 4th July

Yes one of the biggest ice cream days of the year has finally arrived - 4th July.

It seems more people make ice cream for 4th July celebrations than for any other time of year. Don't believe me? Check it out on this  culinary blog post entitled 'Ice Cream For Jefferson & 4th July'. If you follow the link it will also provide you with a FABULOUS Rocky Road ice cream recipe - I know it's good because it's one of my own!

If you don't feel like making ice cream today, that's OK .... just don't deny yourself of the pleasure of eating some though! Just go out, find a great ice cream parlor and grab a delicious ice cream cone like the one pictured here (chocolate and mint choc chip ice cream). Delicious!.

Happy 4th July! 

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