Everyone loves ice cream. How can you not?! Even if it’s not your favorite dessert, you at least have that one flavor you can’t get enough of. For me, my
favorite flavor is classic chocolate. But of course, I like to add a few toppings like marshmallow and fudge. Yum! One of my family members recently invested in an ice cream maker, so we’ve been making use of it! I looked through the Forq app for some tasty ice cream treats to try in it; but don’t worry, there’s some ice cream recipes in case you don’t have an ice cream maker, too!
Vanilla ice cream is by far one of the easiest to make, so of course I had to try that one first! This Old Time Vanilla Ice Cream recipe did just the trick. If you don’t have an ice cream maker at home, this Vanilla Ice Cream calls for whipped cream to be folded in, so you can just freeze and scoop! This recipe can be used for vanilla ice cream, but also has the option of adding fresh strawberries into the mix for a different flavor. These simple flavors are great because you always have the options of adding mix-ins or toppings like chocolate chips, cookie dough, fudge, cookie crumble… The list goes on and on!
Now let’s get into some other flavors. My mom’s personal favorite is Butter Pecan. This one has a few more steps than others, but my mom says it is worth it! When it comes to ice cream, I definitely trust her taste buds. My dad’s favorite ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia, so we are really excited to try a homemade version with this Sweet Cherry Ice Cream. If we add in some chocolate, I think it’ll taste just like his favorite!
trend right now. I’ve read about its health benefits and even tried things like matcha lattes and matcha cakes. I love green tea and have enjoyed the matcha flavor, so I am very excited to try this ice cream! Another unique ice cream I’m excited to try is this Marshmallow Ice Cream. I’m thinking I’ll add some chocolate and graham cracker and turn it into a s’mores flavor, which is one of my favorites!
Now for the people that don’t have an ice cream maker, there are a lot of innovative ways to make ice cream yourself! Of course, a maker that does all the work for you is a bit easier, but these ways are just as tasty, if not even more! There’s something about homemade ice cream that is better than all the store-bought brands, so a little extra work is definitely worth it. In the past, I have used this Ice Cream in a Bag recipe and method to make homemade ice cream. It really works, and is super fun for kids to do, too! Another way is to use a coffee can. Both are pretty much the same concept; they use salt and ice to freeze the ice cream ingredients.