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Aug 18, 2008 08:18 PM

Interesting Ice Cream Flavors?

Hey all!

I've just been getting a craving for some interesting ice cream lately... probably because im so sick of the peanut butter cup ice cream my family is used to...

I've usually failed at ice cream making at home because ive been too impatient. I've under-frozen the ice cream maker base, under-chilled the creme anglaise, and under-churned the ice cream. But this is going to be different... you'll see....

I want to really make all of this new-found patience worth it, though. Instead of normal vanilla (not that I have anything against a good vanilla!), I want to try something fun and new. Maybe some dried fruit or reduced balsamic, im not sure.

Basically, im asking y'all for some tried and true ice cream/gelato recipes or even an amazing go-to ice cream base that I could use to test other flavors. Thanks guys!


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  1. The most interesting ice cream flavor I have tried is blue cheese. I passed on trying it, but Chef insisted. Delicious! Creamy and not much bite, just smooth creamy bluecheese. Not for everyone, but what a suprise!! Olive Oil ice cream, you would have to twist my arm to get me to try it, but my pals in the kitchen insist it is the bomb.

    1. If I were you, I'd search for threads on The Perfect Scoop, David Lebovitz's wonderful cookbook. Those will help recommend things. Plus, his basic recipes are very reliable.

      To find some of his recipes, search his blog: