Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts

Passionate Baking, Three Ways

Even before I’d ever tasted passion fruit, I fell in love with the name. Growing up surrounded by boring, utilitarian fruit names (are you listening, orange?), learning that there was a fruit that broke this mold was a revelation. It belongs on a soap opera! Of course I was intensely curious about its flavor. Did…

Baklava Fingers & Spiced Orange Sorbet

Until recently, I’ve never given honey too much thought. My father worked as a beekeeper when he was younger, which meant that he was full of entertaining stories about bee shenanigans–including a dark time when a hive “went rogue” and made their own queen–and our pantry was always full of his honey. Jeopardy trivia break:…

TWD: Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Pie

This week’s Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Pie was a bit of an odd duck for me. I think a large part of my problem was the name. It had me expecting lush tropical flavors, but then the chocolate ice cream kind of stole the show and overwhelmed everything else. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that…)…

TWD: Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

I have just 3 letters to describe this week’s TWD pick, Burnt Sugar Ice Cream. O.M.G. Now obviously, this stands for Oh-so-delicious Mind-blowingly Good Or, judging by the tasty puddle rapidly forming underneath all my ice cream scoops, despite hours of chilling and lightening-quick scooping, it stands for Outrageously Melty & Guzzle-able Yes, we absolutely…

The Ballad of A Bad Bundt Pan

This week’s TWD recipe was Marbled Mocha-Walnut Bundt Cake. Another bundt cake? You know what this means: Liz vs. Her Bundt Pan: Ultimate Death Match VI: Bake-Off Boogaloo Remember last week when I made that Coconut Tea Cake in the bundt pan, and I whined about how my “nonstick” bundt pan was no such thing?…

Milk Chocolate Cremeux with Coconut Sorbet

This may sound odd coming from a sugarphile, but I don’t usually order dessert when eating out. I eat so many sweets at work and at home as it is, I feel like it has to be really worth it for me to spend my dining-out calories on more dessert. But when the husband and…

TWD: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches and Bonbons

Let it be known: this was the week all of my husband’s dreams came true. You see, he is a simple man, with simple dessert needs. While I love deep, dark chocolate cakes drizzled with five kinds of sauces and topped with sorbets that involve obscure ingredient combinations, he likes vanilla ice cream. By itself….

TWD: Peach-Honey Ice Cream

I’m baaaaaack! Peru was amazing. We hiked the Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu: And visited various islands on Lake Titicaca, including these crazy floating islands made entirely of reeds: We explored the rainforest and saw way too many enormous insects and spiders, but also lots of cool stuff, like a whole family of capybaras!…

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