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Friday Favorite: Homemade Ice Cream

August 24th, 2012

As I sat down last night at 10:30 once again with no blog post written drawing a blank, then Mr Chiots handed me a bowl of homemade black raspberry ice cream with some dark chocolate on top.

We’ve been putting that old fashioned hand crank machine to good use. Each week I mix up a batch and we enjoy some every night. I have developed my own recipe over time, one that works well with raw milk. It is essentially: cream, whole milk, egg yolks, a small amount of maple syrup or honey, and a dash of salt. Then we mix in whatever flavor we want. When I get a few spare minutes of free time I’ll be adding my recipe over on Eat Outside the Bag.

A few weeks ago I steeped 2 cups of the whole milk with fresh mint leaves from the garden for mint chocolate chip. The week after that we stirred in organic cocoa and a few shots of espresso. This week it’s wild black raspberries. You certainly can’t beat homemade ice cream. One of these days I’m going to try a recipe for savory ice cream. Since I don’t have a sweet tooth I find this idea intriguing, Mr Chiots however isn’t so keen on the idea.

Savory ice cream – would you love it or would it be too weird?

18 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Homemade Ice Cream”
  1. Christine McCormick on August 24, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I’ve heard great things about tomato basil icecream, or basil lemon icecream. Never tried it personally, and I’m not sure I would eat it as a dessert, but it sounds like it might be a good side dish during dinner.

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  2. Greg on August 24, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Homemade ice cream is the best! I most often go with vanilla, and just add toppings. I think it might be time to make some ice cream this weekend… (the mint is a good idea, we have a bunch of that here, too)

    I love that you are still cranking out blog posts every day, too :) I know how busy you guys are right now!

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  3. Rachel on August 24, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Does green tea count as savory? Because that is amazing.

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  4. angie h on August 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I think anything you make must be delicious! I hope I get to try your yummy food someday!

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  5. Donna B. on August 24, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Salted caramel ice cream, bacon, dark chocolate, and candied sage.
    That’s a flavour profile that directly speaks to my tastes. Hee hee.
    So yes – savory ice cream is a YES in my book.
    [even a butter/sage combo, maybe with some lavendar… mmm…]

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  6. Sherri on August 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Aren’t you clever! Oh, that looks SO delicious… i’d love to have an ice cream maker… we did have a small Donvier one years ago, but as our family grew, it didn’t make enough to give anyone more than a wee taste. As far as we are concerned, good (real) ice cream MUST be served in big bowls or not at all :)

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  7. Jaye on August 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I’m with Mr. Chiots on this one :) Let us know how it turns out though!

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  8. Victoria on August 24, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I was just thinking about ice cream, and how my verbena would taste so nice in it. For some reason I haven’t made the homemade ice cream leap….

    Yours looks fantastic!

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    • KimH on August 24, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      Yum.. lemon verbena sounds awesome!

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  9. julie on August 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Yum! I just had a taste of homemade avocado & black salt ice cream… yowza. Doesn’t get more savory than that!

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  10. Kara on August 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I’ve made avocado ice cream quite a bit – although it’s still sweet, it’s not as sweet as “regular” ice cream. I’ve also done a basil ice cream, but that one was pretty sweet. I’d love to try a more spicy ice cream.

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    • Susy on August 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      I hear avocado ice cream is really great, I’ll have to try that next time I order avocados.

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  11. Candie on August 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I have a friend that makes maple bacon ice cream and its amazing!

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  12. KimH on August 24, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Last year, we had garlic ice cream at the Garlic Festival in Cleveland. They chopped the garlic fine then candied & roasted it before adding it to the ice cream. It was pretty tasty.

    Im game for almost anything once. :)

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  13. Bettina on August 25, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Hmm…savoury I don’t know about, but I love honey and cinnamon ice cream.

    Especially if you add the honey when it is almost frozen, so that it stays in in swirls.

    Use it with fresh or poached figs, pears, blueberries…or on a waffle…it is perfect, not to sweet, with the slight bite of cinnamon and complements these fruit rather well.

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  14. Hannah on August 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I LOVE Homemade Ice cream ! I Really Like grandpa’s Vanilla Homemade Ice cream .. Or as We Kids like to Call it ”Ice and cold cream”! Hope all is well !

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  15. Teresa on August 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

    We’ve had ginger caramel icecream and I’d say it’s more savory than sweet.

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