Ice Cream Desserts

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mint-ice-cream-pie

It’s a rainy, dark morning here in Austin which suits my mood perfectly. There’s a lot going on here right now, so to unwind a bit I made something I’d been craving for a while – a frozen ice cream dessert with a brownie base. The thing with frozen brownies as a base is that […]

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Published on April 14, 2014
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Sonoma Crush Vanilla

I’ve added a new vanilla to the collection. Lisa recommended this in the comment section a while back, and I just happened to stumble upon it in the gourmet section of a local liquor store. Sonoma Syrup’s Vanilla Bean Extract Crush is a blend of Tahitian and Madagascar vanilla with crushed vanilla seeds thrown in. […]

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Published on September 18, 2013
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Oreo Ice Cream Cake

by on August 3, 2013 · 8 comments

Ice Cream Cake

I have a great little ice cream maker, but haven’t felt motivated to pull it out lately and instead, have been using the Super Simple Ice Cream recipe from Eagle brand.  It’s the one where you mixed condensed milk with flavorings, then whip the cream separately and fold it in. The theory is that you […]

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Published on August 3, 2013
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lemon ice cream sandwich cookie

Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! To celebrate, I’m going to answer a question that’s been on all of your minds: Does Magic Shell freeze when you put it on an ice cream sandwich?  Yes!  And you should try it. You do have to stick the whole thing back in the freezer momentarily, but it […]

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Published on August 2, 2013
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Layered Black Silk Ice Cream Brownie Dessert

Fuzz and I are heading to Chicago for Blogher 2013, which means Todd has to fend for himself for a few days. He’s on his own for dinner, but I did leave him with one fantastic dessert! This is my best Black Silk creation yet! Please try it and let me know what you think. […]

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Published on July 24, 2013
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Small Batch Buster Bar Dessert

by on July 22, 2013 · 8 comments

Buster Bar Dessert

After many childhood trips to Dairy Queen where I was told I could have either the Dilly Bar or the plain vanilla cone, the day my mom finally bought me a Buster Bar is one I’ll never forget. And that’s pretty strange because I have forgotten a lot of things, but the Buster Bar memory […]

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Published on July 22, 2013
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homemade ice cream sandwiches

I’ll take a good store bought ice cream sandwich any day. In fact, I like them so much I’ve made an entire ice cream cake with them. However, making homemade ice cream sandwiches is even more fun because you can experiment with different bases and fill them with whatever type of ice cream you feel […]

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Published on June 26, 2013
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vanilla

A few weeks ago I started on a mission to find my favorite vanilla extract. What I’ve learned from this is that vanilla is like wine: it’s tough to find one favorite, because different vanillas go better with different things. For instance, Mexican vanilla might be better in certain cookies, while Indonesian vanilla bean adds […]

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Published on June 2, 2013