Each year in 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.
Now, what about these ice creams?
In celebration of National Ice Cream Day today, I’m whipping together two of my all-time favorite flavors into one deliciously sinful scoop!
I put a couple of easy twists on my standard, custard-based ice cream formula to arrive at this unique yet classic pistachio flavor. Let’s celebrate National Ice Cream Month!
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.
Believe it or not, this over-the-top dessert is merely a dressed-up box brownie mix! Filled with ice cream, of course, and a quick homemade cherry sauce.
It’s National Ice Cream Day! There’s a little bit of “fire and ice” going on here, but it’s definitely the pineapple taking center stage in this crazy good tropical ice cream!
Inspired by the sweetness of summer, and the brilliant blueberry-infused bourbon whiskey called “Smashing Violet” produced by Broad Branch Distillery in our own Winston-Salem.
This covers everything I love about a fresh summer cheesecake—the smooth creaminess, sweet fresh fruit and even the graham cracker crust—but in an easy, no-cooking-required ice cream.
Here’s the scoop: big, dark, delicious, luxurious chocolate ice cream, shout out to local businesses and raising money for The Shalom Project. Win-win-win!
Comfort du Jour is all about twisting and turning to elevate your happy. This ice cream has layers of ginger snap cookies rather than graham crackers. The zippy spice plays so nicely with anything citrus, I just have to.