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Dec 11, 2010 08:38 AM

Ice cream flavours for the holiday season

I want to make some ice cream for the winter / holiday season and I'm looking for interesting suggestions.

Some ideas are: chai, egg nog & rum, cinnimon & apple, chocolate & chili, maple walnut and cranberry & vanilla.

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  1. I think you hit them all except candy cane, pumpkin pie, and maybe gingerbread, but the chai would be rather similar to the later.

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    1. re: maplesugar

      I think I'll do the pumpkin pie! It sounds delicious.

    2. These are what I made for the holidays, esp. Christmas:

      1. Peppermint rum
      2. Peppermint with chocolate bark bits
      3. Ginger with gingerbread bits
      4. Ginger, cinnamon and allspice (should taste like gingerbread cookies without the cookie bits)

      Hope this helps and enjoy!

      1. I like pumpkin ice cream (sort of like a creamy, frozen pie) this time of year!

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        1. re: teemo


          Pumpkin pie ice cream is so delicious.

          You could also do sweet potato ice cream with cinnamon and pecans.

          you'll find some seasonal inspiration by viewing the flavors @ Jeni's Ice Cream.
          I love her use of wine and spices.

          For instance:

          Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows
          Baked sweet potatoes scented with Saigon cinnamon in Ohio sweet cream, studded with hand-toasted, handmade marshmallows. A holiday classic for your cone.

          Cocoa Zin
          Robust red zinfandel provides fruit on the finish and accentuates luscious dark chocolate. Complex flavor. Jammy dark berry notes marry with tangy dark chocolate.

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            1. re: HillJ

              i'm all about that cocoa zin...and i think pecans would be fabulous in the sweet potato.

            2. heartily support ginger molasses, and would tweak cranberry to cranberry pistachio.

              something maple roasted chestnut, or perhaps maple pumpkin roasted chestnut.

              marzipan too...

              ...and toasted almond ... with kahlua and amaretto ;)