Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream

vanilla ice cream with bourbon

I am guest posting over at my lovely friend Brandy’s site Nutmeg Nanny today… …because she’s having an ice cream social! I brought a batch of Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s my new favorite vanilla ice cream recipe…so great on it’s own, or with just about any summery fruit dessert or sauce (in these photos, … Read more

Red Currant and Lime Sorbet

I bought some red currants at my town’s Farmer’s market recently.

red currants

I was so pleased because they’re not easy to come by, and I cannot overstate how much I enjoy these tart little gems. I almost ate them all in one sitting!

I thought about putting the ones that I did not initially devour into a sweet goodie, but it’s so very hot…I did not want to bake.

So I decided to play up their sour side by incorporating them into a lime sorbet.

photo of limes

I took a chance and made this for dessert the night some new friends were coming over for dinner. I wasn’t sure this was a good plan…what if the recipe bombed?

Well, I am happy to report that the sorbet turned out to be delightful in every way. We loved the pretty pink hue, and thought the sweet/tart flavor was perfectly balanced. I’m hoping I can find more red currants this weekend so that I can make it again.

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Berry Lemongrass Granita Recipe

I feel like I should be offering you all something more substantial (I posted this fruit-based recipe the other day, after all), but the fact of the matter is this: it’s very hot, and I’ve been relying on foods that are inherently light and which don’t require much preparation. The inspiration to make this delicious … Read more

Peony and Rose Petal Ice Cream

rose and peony ice cream

I recently found out that peonies are edible. I have a peony plant which happened to be in luxurious full bloom last week (why does their season have to be so painfully short?!)…seemed like perfect timing to use the petals in a recipe. As soon as I started gathering the peony blossoms, I discovered that … Read more

Deeba’s Mango Ice Cream

When Amanda came up with the idea to form a secret recipe club, I just knew it would be a blast; I was thrilled when I was assigned to make something from one of my very favorite sites: Passionate About Baking. I’ve admired Deeba’s blog for a long time. She’s got serious talent: both as … Read more