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Original Publish Date: July 23, 2021; Republished on July 17, 2022
Cheers to Ice Cream!
Today — July 17th — is National Ice Cream Day. That’s one of the perfect National Days, right?
Then — July 23rd — is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day!
I ran this post last year for National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, but this year, I am aiming for National Ice Cream Day. So I am expanding the post.
Today’s post will look at Ice Cream across the ice cream spectrum. We’ll look at a variety of different flavors that you can try with your homemade ice cream.
Some ice cream stores may have 31 flavors, but there are many more flavors available if you care to give them a try. What are some of the most unusual flavors of homemade ice cream you’ve ever tried? If you’re adventurous, you may want to see if one of these different ice cream flavors suits your taste buds.
Not everyone likes the same tastes, and this is true when it comes to eating ice cream. One person may prefer simple vanilla. Others may like chocolate and someone else may eat only cookie dough. With all the possibilities for different flavors of homemade ice cream available, you could probably try a different flavor every day for at least half a year and there would still be some you hadn’t tried.
Fruit Flavor Options
The fruit lover may want to try one of these tantalizing tastes:
- Mango sorbet would be a welcome change-of-pace for someone who generally eats orange sherbet. If you still want a citrusy taste, why not add blood oranges or tangelos to the mix?
- Raspberry gelato made especially for vegans is made without dairy products or an ice cream machine. Instead, you could take cashews and grind them finely and use maple sugar to sweeten the gelato. Freeze it in a metal pan.
Coffee or Tea Ice Creams
Perhaps you like the flavor of coffee or tea. Try one of these different flavors:
- Take your favorite flavored coffee that has been cooled. Add it to your plain ice cream base to get coffee-flavored ice cream.
- Chai tea is enjoyed by many people. You can use cooled chai tea as a part of the base to get chai tea ice cream.
Other Flavor Profiles
- Spruce up your chocolate: Chocolate is a common ice cream flavor. Why not add Nutella, which is a combination of hazelnut and cocoa instead? Add a little Guinness to your chocolate ice cream base for something that’s truly unique.
- Corn on the Cone: Corn on the cob ice cream may be something you’ve never tried before. Make a plain ice cream base and then liquefy the corn before it is added to the base. This will be a whole new way to enjoy corn!
- Mmm, Meat Ice Cream?: Haggis is a traditional sausage. Someone has come up with an ice cream recipe using this unusual flavor. Many people won’t even try haggis, and it’s a good chance this may be one ice cream flavor that isn’t eaten by anyone except the die-hard haggis fan.
- Early Thanksgiving Ice Cream: You may enjoy sweet potato pie at Thanksgiving. Why not give sweet potato ice cream a try? Whether you choose to pair the pie and ice cream together is up to you, but it could be interesting.
Other Ice Cream Recipes
Really Coconut Ice Cream
- 2 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
- 1 C unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 C sugar
- 2 C whipping cream
- 1 T lemon juice
- 1 T vanilla
- 1 1/3 C coconut toasted
- Pour the evaporated milk and coconut milk into a large mixing bowl.
- Dump the sugar in with the milk and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Add the whipping cream and lemon juice and stir until combined.
- Stir in the vanilla well.
- Fold the coconut into the ice cream mixture.
- Pour the mixture into the freezer canister of the ice cream maker.
- Freeze according to the directions for the ice cream maker.
- Leave in the freezer for an additional 4 hours.
There are so many different flavors of homemade ice cream possible. In fact, the only thing that can limit the flavors you serve your family is your imagination. If you’re adventurous, take a look through magazines, cookbooks, on the internet, or on television to find new unusual ice cream flavors.
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