Each July, my community celebrates National Ice Cream Month with a fundraiser called “The Big Chill,” an entry-by-donation event offering tastings of exquisitely crafted homemade ice creams, live music by local artists and “cold-calling,” during which various community leaders quite literally freeze their buns off while sitting on blocks of ice in quest of a fundraising goal.
The funds raised at The Big Chill are directed to an amazing non-profit organization called The Shalom Project. If you find any of my ice cream recipes interesting, creative, unexpected, intriguing or just plain pretty, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to this life-giving project.
Along with pumpkin puree and pumpkin butter, I’ve accented this ice cream with my beloved Pumking ale. It adds intense depth and a slight hoppy flavor that is exactly the right balance to the richness of this custard-based dessert.