PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Non-Dairy Ice Cream

Over the last few years there’s been a huge move to non-dairy substitutes. As part of the move to veganism and/or sustainability, plus diets that are kosher or lactose-free, more consumers seek animal-free dairy products. You can now find delicious milks, yogurts, ice creams and cheeses made from non-dairy plant products. Some examples in the…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream & Sorbet With Spirits (Alcohol, That Is)

Long ago, in our graduate school years, we would go home when the library closed at 11 p.m. and make a batch of boozy ice cream. Our specialties: Grand Marnier, Amaretto with crushed amaretti cookies, Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry and Kahlúa Coffee Chip. We haven’t made them for years (there’s no room in the freezer…
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FOOD FUN: Chocolate Fruitcake Shake

‘Tis the season for adding a little something special to the conventional. So here’s a twist on a chocolate shake: a Chocolate Fruitcake Shake. It was created by American Heritage Chocolate, which focuses on historical chocolate products and recipes.     RECIPE: CHOCOLATE FRUITCAKE SHAKE Prep time is 45 minutes, cook time is 10 minutes.…
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PRODUCT: FatBoy Ice Cream In Holiday Flavors

[1] Yummy ice cream sandwiches in Egg Nog and Peppermint (all photos © Casper’s Ice Cream). [2] FatBoy’s version of a peppermint sundae—no spoon required! [3] Our new favorite chocolate ice cream: Frozen Hot Cocoa. [4] You can’t put FatBoy under the tree…but load up the freezer!   We were not familiar with Fat Boy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Rum Raisin Ice Cream

Rum Raisin ice cream is typically a holiday special in American grocery stores, although it’s delicious year-round. Raisins are plumped up with rum and mixed into vanilla ice cream. But if you buy a commercial brand, you’re more likely to get raisins plumped in rum flavor instead of alcohol. And that doesn’t produce much rum…
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