Get ready for the hot weather by checking out these 11 amazing ice cream recipes for summer, all from Canadian bloggers!
Ah, ice cream. It seems that around May or June each year, a hunger awakens in all of us to crave ice cream. Maybe it comes to us on the warm spring winds, bringing eager thoughts of hot days, long nights and refreshingly cool waters. Or . . . maybe it just tastes good.
It could be both.
Today’s post is a round-up of 11 indulgent ice cream recipes for summer, sourced entirely from the good members of the Food Bloggers of Canada, many of whom I call friends. (Should we add a #SupportCanadian hashtag here? Yes, let’s.)
I recently bought an ice cream maker—this is the one I got (note: affiliate link) and I love it—and wanted to do a round-up of recipes that only use an ice cream maker. I love a good no-churn litre too (in fact, here’s one if you’re interested) but let’s give some love to kitchen appliances today.
From tangy rhubarb to sinful dark chocolate and everything in between, you’re sure to find the perfect recipe for summer. Dust off your ice cream maker, and enjoy!
Sweet, tangy rhubarb is folded into vanilla bean ice cream and topped with shortbread cookies in this Rhubarb Ripple Shortbread Ice Cream. (Crumb Kitchen)
Marie promises this dark chocolate gelato is like “the strongest hit of cocoa you’ll ever taste, short of biting into a square of dark chocolate.” Delish! (Food Nouveau)
Having too many limes seems like a blessing, not a curse, to me. So what do you do with them? Make key lime pie ice cream, of course! (Sweet Sundays)
Have you ever made ice cream with whole coffee beans? And caramel? And pecans? No? Then get on it! (The Cookie Writer)
Pistachio is one of the most coveted and classic ice cream flavours out there. For some real Italian gelato, check out Marisa’s recipe. (Marisa’s Italian Kitchen)
Dairy-free ice cream is great for when you have dairy-sensitive friends visiting and still want to serve that classic summer treat. Plus chocolate almonds! (From Our Hideaway)
Sometimes a classic flavour is exactly what you need. Throw in some of the season’s best produce, such as strawberries, and you have the perfect weekend afternoon treat. (Sugar Love Spices)
There’s raspberry gelato and then there’s raspberry ripple gelato with huge, luscious ribbons of that delicious berry. Yeah, I’ll take this version! (Crumb: A Food Blog)
Adding liquor to ice cream? Yes, please! Kahlua and chocolate go so well together, especially when they’re mixed in this scrumptious dairy-free treat! (The Misfit Baker)
Creamy coconut milk and sweet, succulent raspberries make for the perfect light-tasting treat—a dairy-free ice cream that will impress all! (She Bakes Here)
You know what everyone says: Gotta get your ferments in! And what better way to enjoy fermented food than through fermented chocolate ice cream? (Sondi Brunner)
That’s all for now, folks. Check out the recipes above by clicking on the recipe names, and visit the bloggers’ sites in the bolded links below.
Grab that ice cream maker, and get started!