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Maple Nut Ice Cream – Recipe

I wanted to make ice cream to go with the purported buche de Noel my friend Lola was bringing for Xmas Eve dinner. I wanted something creamy, refreshing, with a light flavor that would go well with the cake regardless … Continue reading

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Knudsen’s Ice Creamery – Castro Valley – Update

I originally tried (and reviewed) Knudsen’s Ice Creamery in 2004, soon after they opened. We went several times after that, but for some reason we hadn’t been back in a couple of years. We finally went yesterday (9/5/09) and, as … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream – Recipe

Last night I made Reeses peanut butter cup ice cream, from the Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book, which is great. The ice cream tasted just like Ben & Jerry’s, only better. It’s very rich, perfectly frozen … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s ONE Cheesecake Brownie

I think it’s been many years now since Ben & Jerry’s has come out with a flavor of ice cream I actually like. Meanwhile, they’ve gotten rid of many of my favorites, including the best flavor they ever had, Wavy … Continue reading

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Dulce de leche ice cream redux

Yesterday I made dulce de leche ice cream again. This time all I did was mix two cups of cream with dulce de leche. I can’t tell you how much because I did it by pouring and tasting, but it … Continue reading

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Leonidas

The other night we went to dinner at Grasshopper, and decided to skip dessert there and head to Leonidas instead. Leonidas is a Belgium chocolatier that produces and sells specialty chocolates. There are Leonidas shops all over Belgium, and apparently … Continue reading

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Ice Creamery

I’m a little late with this posting but better late than ever, right? Last April was Mika’s 4th birthday. We had a party for her the day after her birthday, but I wanted to celebrate the actual anniversary of her … Continue reading

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Condensed milk ice cream

This recipe for a “base” for ice cream contains 2 ingredients and 1 preparation step. Still, I managed to mess it up on all counts. The results, however, where very interesting. This has to be the smoothest, richest ice cream … Continue reading

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Ben and Jerry’s New Flavors

Ben & Jerry’s selling strategy must be based in introducing new flavors, as they do so quite regularly lately. We, of course, have to try them, though it’s been years since we found a new flavor we really liked. For … Continue reading

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Watermelon Sorbet

About three years ago, Mike had an incredible watermelon sorbet at Charles Nob Hill. One of my motivators in getting an ice-cream maker was to be able to make it for him. Today I finally try but my attempt wasn’t … Continue reading

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