Fresh and comforting – Orange ice cream with almonds and chocolate sauce

Sometimes you want something that’s fresh and something that’s rich at the same time. Some people might suggest that you grab a bowl of fruit sorbet and alter eating spoonfuls of that with chewing on a Mars bar in between, but that’s just not me, and I think everyone agree that you can do better […]

Cheating – Coffee ice cream with Bailey’s chocolate swirl and chocolate chip biscuits

A few years ago I made a cake for my step dad’s birthday. It was a vanilla sponge cake with a ganache filling covered with whipped cream and then finished with a layer of marzipan. During eating my family started talking about a new pizza kit that they thought was really clever; you just roll […]

Just a great ice cream – Blueberry ice cream with macadamia nuts and white chocolate

A while ago, whilst still craving fruity ice creams, I decided to make blueberry ice cream. One of the biggest perks with having an ice cream machine is all the rare flavours that you now can make and eat; I’d never tried good quality blueberry ice cream before. I spent some time thinking up some […]

A comforting treat – Cassia ice cream with oat biscuits and raisins

It’s more or less impossible to find good quality fruit ice cream in the supermarkets in the U.K (I can count to two; a lime coconut ice cream and a lemon curd ice cream) so in the last two weeks we’ve been making fruity ice cream in my precious, new ice cream machine but since […]

A new start – Cherry almond chocolate chip ice cream

I turned 24 last week. I’m not old (although I sometimes feel old and bitter) but I’m not a child anymore, and it was five years since I was a teenager. As you grow out of childhood and into the responsibility of being an adult you usually get less and smaller presents for your birthday. […]

Better days – Raspberry ice cream

Some people say that you shouldn’t eat ice cream in Winter, but I think that’s silly. If you’re indoors with the radiators on under a warm blanket then it’s not any colder than Summer would be so why deprive yourself of ice cream simply because it’s not traditional? Especially if the ice cream is fruity […]

Only the best – Banana ice cream with peanuts and chocolate chunks

Before I met Keith I didn’t eat much fruit. I was a typical, sugar driven teenager. I’d ask him why he liked having apples so much when there was an unlimited supply of Mars bars in his house. With years my tastes changed and matured, I stopped enjoying eating rolled fondant on its own and […]