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Fancy Figs? Make this Ice Cream

If you have a fig tree (or access to one), you know the season is short and sweet. It's literally about two weeks during early July where I live in Florida. During those couple of weeks, anyone who ...

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Cabernet Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

I love surprises, so Secret Santa exchanges are right up my alley. It used to be that you wrote your “wish list” on a piece of paper, or had no wish list at all and hoped your Santa knew you well ...

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Wine Ice Cream Floats

  Last week our general manager, Kate, tagged me in a Facebook post, challenging me to write a blog about red wine ice cream floats. In general, I don't advocate adulterating wine; a lot of work went ...

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5 Dreamy Ice Cream Hacks for Summer

  When the weather gets this hot, there’s not a whole lot you can do about it. Not a lot, that is, except for resorting to a diet made up of ice cream. There are very few who will complain about this ...

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The Best Ice Cream You’ll Never Eat

  In all my years of cooking, I never thought my favorite dessert – ice cream - would become one of my favorite treats to make, especially since this recipe isn’t designed for human consumption!

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What’s Better Than Ice Cream?

Here in Chicago we’ve been waiting and waiting for Summer to come, and now it is finally upon us. The temperature is climbing, the beaches are open, the barbeques have begun and the ice cream trucks ...

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Homemade Ice Cream… in a Vitamix?

We all know the Vitamix blender makes the best frozen cocktails, and it was one night, after a stellar round of Pina Coladas, I was inspired to make a pineapple sorbet with leftover frozen pineapple ...

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We're Screaming about our New Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

There's no better time for ice cream than summer. At The Chopping Block, we teach you how to make it yourself in our Homemade Ice Cream cooking class, and we always have suggestions for new, unusual ...

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Pineapple Pink Pepper Sorbet: A Light, Refreshing Summer Dessert

You'd think after last month’s butternut squash ice cream brainstorm that I was obsessed with ice cream. Well, I am! I'm also a big fan of combining unique flavor combinations… within reason of ...

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No Ice Cream? Try this Dairy Free Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet

You know what's terrible? Not being able to have ice cream on a hot day. I’m lactose intolerant which means growing up in a Mexican household that put dairy on everything was torture. I remember ...

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