Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

This post is sponsored by Watkins 1868, a valued partner of The Vanilla Bean Blog. They’re a local Minnesota company, and one of the world’s top purveyors in natural and gourmet flavoring products that have been in American kitchens for more…

peppermint chocolate ice cream cake on white plates

This post is sponsored by Watkins 1868, a valued partner of The Vanilla Bean Blog. They’re a local Minnesota company, and one of the world’s top purveyors in natural and gourmet flavoring products that have been in American kitchens for more than 150 years. I’m a big fan of no-churn ice cream, as you may have figured out if you’ve been reading here for a while. I also have a lot of nostalgia surrounding ice cream during the holidays; every Christmas Eve of my childhood was spent at my grandma’s cozy little house, and she, without fail, had a box of sprinkled minty green ice cream Christmas Trees in her freezer. This ice cream cake is an attempt at a grown-up version of that minty goodness; I’ve added chocolate (of course) and a layer of cookie crumbs replaces the sprinkles. The meringue topping puts this over the edge, and a little toasting from your kitchen blow torch will impress any holiday guests. What is baking vanilla? I’ve used Watkins 1868 Organic Original Gourmet Baking Vanilla for both the chocolate and peppermint ice creams. Unlike high-alcohol vanilla extracts, the Baking Vanilla doesn’t evaporate when baking or freezing, which helps retain its delicious […]

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15 Best No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes

No ice cream cream maker? No problem. You don’t even need one to make some of the most amazing ice cream you’ve tasted! No-churn ice cream is made using just 5 easy to find ingredients and 10 minutes of prep. The ice cream is rich and cream…

strawberry rhubarb ice cream in a dish with gold spoon

No ice cream cream maker? No problem. You don’t even need one to make some of the most amazing ice cream you’ve tasted! No-churn ice cream is made using just 5 easy to find ingredients and 10 minutes of prep. The ice cream is rich and creamy, and while the texture is slightly different than regular ice cream, it’s a great way to make a simple frozen dessert. In this post you’ll find my top 15 no-churn ice cream recipes, everything from classic vanilla to strawberry rhubarb, and a bonus recipe for Raspberry Chip! How to Make No-Churn Ice Cream I dedicated a whole chapter in my first cookbook to no-churn ice cream recipes because I love the ease and versatility of this method so much. No-churn ice cream is simply made by folding whipped cream into condensed milk, along with your favorite flavors or mix-in’s, then spreading in a pan and freezing. Besides heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk, you’ll add a bit of salt to cut the sweetness. And I like to add a small amount of cream cheese for it’s tang, to balance the flavors, and keep the ice cream smooth when it’s frozen. Using No-Churn Ice […]

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