Ice cream is a summer staple. But recently, I find myself drawn toward flavors more extraordinary than your basic vanilla or strawberry. Give me the figs. Give me ginger. Give me ricotta cheese. Something interesting and something to inspire my palette. Please.
But it’s not like you can walk into your typical local ice cream shop and find the amazing and unexpected flavors. And that makes me want to pull out the ice cream maker and make my cravings myself. This is if I had one. So instead, I’ve compiled the most amazing list of Ice Cream Inspiration right here, and I’m giving away two ice cream makers–one for you, one for a friend! Awesome right?
Check out these recipes to cool your off this summer.
1. Avocado Ice Cream. Yep. I said Avocado. I can only imagine the rich, deliciousness. (Girl Cooks World) | 2. I am officially craving Blood Orange Ice Cream. It’s like a grown-up version of orange sherbet. (The View from Great Island) | 3. Lavender is my very favorite smell in the whole world. Maybe that’s why this Lavender Rose flavor sounds so perfect. Plus it’s just pretty, isn’t it? (SugarHero) | 4. Have you ever heard of Banana Bread Ice Cream? Me neither, but I’ll take a bowl. (Guilty Kitchen) | 5. I mentioned figs, right? Check out this Roasted Fig and Goat Cheese Ice Cream. I’m dying. (White on Rice Couple)
6. Red Velvet Ice Cream is probably perfectly Southern. (Something Swanky) | 7. Basil. It’s not just for tomatoes and mozzarella. Check out this Sweet Basil Ice Cream. (I Still Love You by Melissa Esplin.) | 8. And this just sounds amazing, and not just because of the chocolate: Burnt Sugar Ice Cream with Chocolate Bits. (Blogging Over Thyme) | 9. Honey Ricotta Ice Cream sounds as drool-worthy as this photo makes it look delicious. (Wonky Wonderful) | And even if you’re diary free, there’s still ice cream love for you. This recipe is for Green Tea Coconut Milk Ice Cream. Yum. (The Roasted Root)
Are you ready to make your own frozen treats yet? This is your chance!
Win one Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker for you and an identical maker for a friend. Can you say party?
Good luck! If you win, I’m coming over for dessert!