A couple weeks ago I had my first taste of Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. I was hooked. I needed to find a recipe that I could make at home so I could enjoy it at my leisure. Probably not the best move if you’re watching your waistline, but everything is okay in moderation, right?
As I’ve mentioned before, pumpkin pie is best served with vanilla ice cream. Well, in my humble opinion anyway. So this dessert was clearly a no-brainer for me to feature. This ice cream is creamy, rich and decadent! It literally tastes like pumpkin pie. Absolutely delicious and perfect for holding onto the last bits of summer but embracing autumn flavours.
I recently returned from a trip to Montreal, Quebec. It’s a gorgeous city full of culture, history and delicious food. One of my favourite cities in the entire world. I had been to Montreal before but decided to make this latest adventure to the city a culinary experience. We dined at many amazing restaurants recommended by those who have either lived there or have visited and had unbelievable food experiences. Although all the places I dined in were mouthwatering, the one that stood out the most is Au Pied de Cochon. This now is my favourite restaurant of all time. Hands down. The menu is a little intimidating and features plenty of duck, pig and fois gras. Very rich. Very decadent. Very French Canadian. Every dish I had was divine.
I returned and after a few weeks I still couldn’t stop thinking about Au Pied de Cochon and how I wanted to recreate some of the food I devoured. I decided to purchase their cookbook. I haven’t looked back. I figured I’d start with a simpler recipe…something I was more familiar with making. That’s when I selected this decadent Maple Syrup Ice Cream. Not to mention, maple syrup is also a Quebec staple. I adapted this recipe by adding walnuts to create Claudia’s favourite ice cream flavour! I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s sweet, syrupy, creamy and has great texture.
Question – if you were stuck on a deserted island and only given one dessert to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mine, hands down, would be ice cream.
I purchased an ice cream making attachment to my KitchenAid Stand Mixer last summer and haven’t looked back. It is pretty much the best purchase I’ve made in a long time. Making ice cream with it is easy and it tastes a million times better than store bought. My absolute favourite ice cream flavour is Cold Stone Creamery’s “Birthday Cake Remix“. It combines sweet cake batter ice cream with rainbow sprinkles, fudge sauce and a mashed up brownie in it. Seriously amazing. Therefore, I figured I would take a stab at making the cake batter ice cream for myself at home. I am so glad I did!
This ice cream is absolutely delicious. With a hint of cake flavour, this ice cream is rich, creamy and sweet. It is perfect on its own or with a few fun sprinkles on top. This recipe was adapted from one of my favourite food blogs – Annie’s Eats.
I frequent food blogs a lot. Some people zone out in front of the television after a long day at work. I zone out in front of my computer reading my favourite websites. Other people’s creations almost always inspire me to experiment in the kitchen. However, there were always a select few featured desserts that would drive me crazy. These desserts were ice creams and sorbets. As soon as the summer months came, everybody was featuring these frozen treats. I became infuriated. You see, I didn’t own an ice cream maker. I had no plans of owning an ice cream maker. What would I do with yet another appliance to store in my overcrowded cupboards? Then a moment of boredom (and weakness) at work led me Amazon and I quickly learned that I didn’t need an ice cream maker appliance. All I needed was an attachment for my coveted Kitchen Aid mixer and I was set. Two days and one package delivery later, I was searching every food blog out there for ice cream recipes. I was officially hooked.
As mentioned in my last post, blueberries are my favourite summer fruit to bake with. I also just purchased 2 pounds of blueberries from the grocery store, so I figured I might as well use it for my very first ice cream recipe. I was not disappointed, and neither will you if you try this treat! This was the first very time I had ever tried home made ice cream. All the comments I was reading on my favourite blog posts about homemade ice cream was that it was superior to store bought, and once you start making your own, you will never go back. I couldn’t agree more!