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TIP OF THE DAY: Halloween Ice Cream

While crafty cooks are inspired to turn ice cream cones into witches’ hats and use candies to create ghost and black cat faces on a scoop of vanilla or chocolate, specific Halloween ice cream flavors don’t typically come to mind. (When did you last see pumpkin ice cream?)

Baskin Robbins will sell you an ice cream cake in the shape of a jack o’lantern or a haunted house.

But our friends at Talenti inspired us by carving a jack o’lantern face into their Alphonse Mango Sorbetto, naturally colored like a harvest moon.

Perfect, we thought; and promptly bought a few pints to carve and then pass, lid on, around the dinner table as a Halloween surprise.

With its deep orange color, we nominate mango a Halloween flavor, served plain or with a scoop of vanilla for a delicious “Creamsicle” effect. For extra panache, layer the flavors in a glass parfait or sundae dish or a wine goblet.

More Halloween ice cream ideas:

   
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Mango sorbet: a great holiday color. Photo courtesy Talenti.com.
 

 

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Another seasonal option: Caramel Apple Pie.
Photo courtesy Talenti.
 
  • Substitute orange sorbet for mango, or serve them together.
  • Freeze orange or mango sorbet into balls and make jack o’lantern faces with a tube of black decorating gel.
  • Top ice cream with a Halloween cookie, such as Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Oreos, Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies (soft, oversize cookies you can use as a base for the ice cream), or Lucy’s Gluten Free Pumpkin Patch Cookies. We also discovered a local brand of ginger snaps shaped like jack o’lanterns (plain ginger snaps will do) and pumpkin spice cookie mixes from Betty Crocker and Pillsbury.
  • Candy corn: a few kernels create a seasonal garnish for vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
  • Try eyeball candy instead of a maraschino cherry.

 
Other ideas? Let us know!

 

  




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