I’ll be honest: I’ve been doing a lot of “Research Marketing” of late. While it might sound like a fancy term I am more than willing to use generously, I can assure you that deep down my interpretation of the word is nothing more than an excuse to eat sweets – a whooooole lotta sweets.
For those of you who don’t yet know, this year I will be opening a sweets store in my home town. After years of trying and triple tasting some of the best desserts on the planet, I have decided to bring back that knowledge (and just all out love for my favourite meal of the day) to Tasmania, where I grew up. So between adventures around the world and adventures in the kitchen, I’m sure this blog is about to get a whole lot tastier!
1. Salted Caramel Toffee Pretzel Ice Cream
There’s nothing I love more than caramel, but salted caramel comes pretty close. Sometimes the sweetness of caramel can be a little overpowering (for regular people – of which I am not, as I really don’t believe I have a limit to my sweet tooth), so perhaps this salted caramel toffee pretzel ice cream is the answer. Both sweet and a little savoury at the same time – sound good to me!
Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Toffee Pretzel Ice Cream
2. Brown Sugar Cinnamon Ice Cream
And yet because I can’t go past super sweet flavours myself, I really couldn’t write this article without a super sweet, super delicious sugary dream in the form of brown sugar cinnamon ice cream. I’ve tried this recipe at home and it melts my ice cream dreams into the abyss. It really is that good!
Get the recipe: Brown sugar cinnamon ice cream
3. German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream
So here’s the thing: there are chocolate cakes, and then there are German chocolate cakes. When eating cakes in Germany over the years, I have come to realise that I seem to have way more room for cake than I do normally. I figure thats because cakes in Germany aren’t as sweet as in say North America, but instead a more rich-in-moderation kind of flavour that leaves you wanting more. If the cakes are anything to go by, this ice cream will win over the masses.
Get the recipe: German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream
4. No Churn Apple Pie Ice Cream
As someone who swears by apple + brown sugar + cinnamon as a meal in itself, it comes at little surprise that I have chosen to include this magnificent looking (and more importantly tasting) creation: Apple Pie ice cream! The best part? You don’t need an ice cream machine. WIN!
Get the recipe: No-churn apple pie ice cream
5. Chocolate-Hazelnut & Toasted Marshmallow Gelato
Shut the front door. How is this even a thing!? The more creative the flavour, the greater risk you have of it maybe not turning out so well. But fear not, that is certainly not the case with this choc-hazelnut-marshmallow gelato! The gooeyness is delicious and the rich flavour of chocolate is the perfect balance. Plus, its gelato. The only thing I really love more than ice cream.
Get the recipe: Chocolate-hazelnut & Toasted Marshmallow Gelato
6. Red Velvet Gelato
Sticking with the gelatos, I couldn’t go past this red velvet gelato because, well, I love red velvet!!! The mix of sweetness with a little bitterness is really interesting when it comes to red velvet, so I’m eager to give this recipe a try ASAP!
Get the recipe: Red Velvet Gelato
7. No Churn Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream
Did I tell you that I love caramel yet!? Coffee is for me a bare necessity in life – like brushing your teeth in the morning or washing your hair. In fact, I’d say coffee is more important to me than these two things combined! So what better solution to have than the marriage between my two favourite things: caramel and coffee. Are you running to your kitchen yet!?
Get the recipe: No churn Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream
8. Peanut Butter Gelato
In Italy earlier this year I made the brave move to venture beyond my classic caramel order, and dive deep into the depths of an entirely different flavour group: peanut butter. I don’t regret a thing. This gelato recipe is one of the best I’ve found (and a must try for PB lovers!)
Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Gelato
9. Blueberry Ice Cream
I won’t lie: I picked this recipe because of the striking colour. Plus, I don’t even like blueberries. But maybe you do? Thus, included.
Get the recipe: Blueberry Ice Cream
10. Coconut Ice Cream
Fancy flavours aside, sometimes it is good to strip it back to basics and try one dimensional flavours like a simple coconut ice cream. Served with a scoop of rich dark chocolate, you can’t go wrong.
Get the recipe: Coconut Ice Cream
11. Dulce de Leche Ice Cream (Paleo!)
Again with the caramel – I know, I know. But I couldn’t resist throwing this recipe in the mix, too, because it is a decidedly healthier option than every single other aforementioned recipe. I regret nothing.
Get the recipe: Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
12. Lemon Curd Ice Cream
One for the fruit lovers with a creamy twist (I just couldn’t resist) – Lemon Curd. Unless you’re on the isle of Capri or cliff jumping in the roaring heat of Greece, I don’t think sorbets ever taste as good as ice creams. Thus I have the answer for you: creamy, well-balance, delicious lemon curd ice cream. Or just buy a ticket to Greece.
Get the recipe: Lemon Curd Ice Cream