You know how some people have a family heritage and culture rich in food history? They can tell you stories of family dishes full of memories? Well, our families come from ice cream. Both Matt and I have parents who enjoyed a cold sweet treat almost every evening after dinner. Matt tells stories of his dad having nightly bowls (evidently there was one particular bowl that was his dad’s only) and I still vividly remember my dad’s fondness for Italian ice when he decided ice cream was terribly bad for us because of the fat (but the high fructose corn syrup and red dye 40 were still OK back in the early 90s). And to this day my mom continues to enjoy sitting down to watch our favorite Sunday shows with a pint and a spoon (although, to be fair, she never eats the whole thing and she seeks out much higher quality).
Now, of course, we’ve attempted to educate our parents on the health hazards of said “creamies” becoming a too-regular treat; but, that doesn’t mean our heritage has changed! The comfort and memories of ice cream still remains an absolute favorite food for each of us, as well as our children. If there was one dessert we would all choose (especially in the summer time) it would certainly be ice cream.
What we’ve tried to do over the years (wow, it’s been over 4 years!) is learn healthier ways to make old favorites. And although we’re not perfectionists and certainly indulge in the occasional high-quality ice cream when the occasion is appropriate, when at home we try to make better choices that won’t upset our tummies or derail our health. That’s why our site has, like, a bazillion ice cream recipes. We just love the darn stuff!
So today for dessert we’ll celebrate National Ice Cream day with the boys and let the choose from one of the many recipes we already know and love. Want some ideas? We thought we’d pull them together for you! If you’re nut-free, egg-free, AIP, avoiding sweeteners or just wanting something new and unique – rest assured, we’re sure we have you covered!
Yowza! As if we didn’t have enough ice cream and frozen custard (my favorite) recipes, then we also have quite a few from fantastic guest bloggers!
And last but not least, if you’ve tried all of ours and want more ideas, these are on my Pinterest board and can’t wait to try them!
And pssst, don’t forget the cone!