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What's the BEST ice cream you've made?

If it's healthier, even better. I did maple custard -- it was subtle, but after mellowing a day had a rich, creme caramel type flavor. At two parts cream to one part whole milk, I can't eat that much more like that.
What's your favorite flavor combo that you've made -- extra points for ice milks or richly-flavored sorbets that don't taste "dietetic."

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  1. The best flavor that I've made was a chocolate-rosemary ice cream. It was a ganache-based ice cream, so definitely not low-fat!

    However, one of the best textures I achieved with my ice cream maker was a frozen yogurt made from drained yogurt. I got the technique from Alton Brown (his recipe for lemon-ginger frozen yogurt, which is on the foodtv website), but I made it chocolate. Chocolate + sour = yuck, so it was not a success. But the texture was incredible! I am currently draining some yogurt and macerating some strawberries to see if I can get both the flavor and the texture together. I'm using fat-free yogurt this time around, though I'll probably use full-fat next time to see if that improves things. Even with full-fat yogurt, though, it's still far healthier than ice cream. I'll let you know how it goes...

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    1. re: maillard

      I know this is old but ya chocolate and yogurt= worst flavours together ever! I think people must have dead taste buds. I don't get it.

    2. I don't make it myself, but my daughter makes a killer strawberry basil ice cream. I'll get her to follow up if interested.

      1. Cardomon ice cream that I made a couple of years ago.

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        1. re: jenniferstimson

          Me too! That was my favorite. I liked it so much I made it into cardamom ginger the next time, and that was fabulous as well. Basically, I take Martha Stewart's vanilla ice cream, omit the vanilla, and steep whatever spices I want in the cream. I've done mint as well, to rave reviews.

        2. There were two: a blueberry ice cream that I made last summer, and a coffee ice cream that I made this summer. That coffee ice cream...man, it was good. I need to make it again soon for some sort of event so I don't eat the whole thing.

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          1. re: JasmineG

            Can you post your coffee ice cream recipe? That's my son's favorite flavor too, so at least that way he'll have some and I won't eat it all! thanks.

          2. Huckleberry. Or maybe olallieberry. No, huckle. No, wait, olallie. Um...