Oh. you've opened up a well discussed topic. Have you ever made your own ice cream? If not, you are cheating yourself. When done right, it's better than what you can get at the grocers. Some favorites that I've made are:
- French Vanilla
- Strawberry cheesecake
- Maple nut
- Swirled Vanilla Fudge
- Deep Chocolate with chocolate nibs
- Vanilla with Cherry jam swirl
- Chocolate banana cream swirl
- Vanilla with malt, and nutmeg
- Candycap mushroom (tastes like maplenut)
- Vanilla with caramel swirl
None of these are hard to make. Each starts with crème patisserie, thinned with a little whole milk. After that, you add the other flavors. The strawberry cheesecake uses a cream cheese, mixed into the crème patisserie, and vanilla, then when churned to soft serve, a thick, strawberry sauce is swirled in.
You can sweeten with honey, sugar, monk fruit, or stevia. Gelato is similar to ice cream, but is a frozen milk preparation. The ice crystals are smaller than in ice cream, making gelato more dense, and has a creamier texture, and richer flavor. Frozen yogurt starts with yogurt, to which sweeteners, flavors, and nilk are added before churning.
All of these can be frozen in popsicle molds, the coated by dipping in a chocolate shell Mixture of chocolate combined with coconut oil.
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons virgin coconut oi
Melt chocolate over very low heat. Add coconut oil and stir until you get a homogenous mixture.
You can also use high quality milk chocolate, butterscotch morsels, strawberry, blueberry, or cherry powder and white chocolate, plain white chocolate, etc. in place of the dark chocolate if you prefer. You can also add chopped, rooted peanuts, hazelnuts, or macadamia nuts to the hard shell mixture, or Crisped rice cereal.
Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North