I think people sometimes think I’m kidding when I tell them it’s one of Dan’s life goals to have a deep freezer, mostly for the purpose of ice cream storage. They would be wrong.Somehow, it just seems right and good to make homemade ice creams during the summer. Here are a few that I’ve really been wanting to try. They deviate a bit from the standard fare but still look sweet (although not too much so), cool, and delicious.
Behold, 7 Unique Homemade Ice Creams for your summer enjoyment:
- Sweet Corn Ice Cream – I’ve been wanting to try this for ages. Dan lived in Brazil for two years as a missionary for our church and they are into corn everything there, including ice cream. It seems perfectly not-too-sweet.
- Avocado Ice Cream – Another type I’ve been wanting to experiment with for years. I adore avocados and avocado milkshakes so this is a no-brainer.
- Coconut Pinkcherry Yogurt – I love the idea of sweet cherries against a backdrop of tangy yogurt. Perfect for when sweet cherries come into season.
- Honey-Lavender Ice Cream – I adore lavender in desserts and ice cream is no exception. Dan made me a lavender ricotta ice cream for my birthday a few years ago and I still dream about it.
- Roasted Banana Ice Cream – I used to loathe bananas with all my being, but a switch flipped in college and now I generally like them, so long as they’re not mushy. I love the idea of roasting and caramelizing them to bring out their natural sweetness.
- Sweet Basil Ice Cream – I just cannot get enough of basil in the summertime, so why not make it into a dessert?
- Goat Cheese Ice Cream – Definitely the most unusual of the pack. But goat cheese seems to find its way into 99% of my meals, anyway, so why not make it a solid 100?
(I realized after the fact that most of these recipes were adapted from my beloved The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz. But it’s perfect, so that’s no surprise.)