Campfire-Less S’Mores Ice Cream

This recipe is perfect for city dwellers who, like me, dream about eating campfire s’mores under the stars while we sit in our tiny urban apartments.

Crowd-Pleasing Nutella Gelato

What’s your signature recipe? You know – that crowd-pleaser that your friends and family (not-so-secretly) hope you’re bringing to the next potluck or party? For my sister, it’s her amazing chili. For my mom, it’s her lemon meringue pie. Just last night, my dear friends Anna and Meg came over for dinner. And you better … Continue reading Crowd-Pleasing Nutella Gelato

Amarula Milkshake

For me, the absolute highlight of our honeymoon was a safari in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. One of the largest game reserves in Africa, Kruger boasts 147 species of mammals, including the famous “Big 5” — the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros. And while the safari concept was born … Continue reading Amarula Milkshake

Banana Flambé Ice Cream

Does your family have any funny shared memories? The types that cause everyone to burst out laughing, even years later? My family has a lot of funny memories. I’m not sure if that’s because we’re funny, or we can embarrass ourselves quite often… One of my favorite ones took place in Washington, DC before I … Continue reading Banana Flambé Ice Cream

Choco-Coconut Ice Cream (Vegan, GF)

I can’t cook. Correction: I won’t cook. Most recipes test my patience. The chopping, dicing, sauteing, roasting – it’s not my cup of tea. Since I live alone during the week, it’s easy to skirt around meal-making responsibilities. I keep my dinners healthy but quick: salads, tacos, omelets, organic frozen meals, sandwiches, or (when I’m feeling … Continue reading Choco-Coconut Ice Cream (Vegan, GF)

Indian Pudding Ice Cream

Happy November! It’s fitting that my mom’s birthday falls in the same month as Thanksgiving; I’m so blessed to have her in my life. My mom is one of the friendliest, happiest, and kindest people I’ve ever known. She always goes out of her way for others, and my sisters and I use her birthday … Continue reading Indian Pudding Ice Cream

Jalapeño-Chocolate Sorbet

They say variety is the spice of life. This old adage rings true to me. But sometimes I get a little too comfortable with my routine and habits. And that extends to ice cream. Eighty percent of the time, you’ll find me eating mint-chocolate chip, caramel or vanilla (with sprinkles) ice cream at home. When … Continue reading Jalapeño-Chocolate Sorbet

Pumpkin Spice Gelato

Eating pumpkin makes me feel grown up. As a kid, I didn’t care for pumpkin at all. On Thanksgiving, I’d skip over the pumpkin pie and pile my plate with cake and cookies instead. Something about vegetable-esque desserts just didn’t jive with me, and pumpkin pie never held any appeal. That is – until I … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Gelato