Roasted Plum Strawberry & Five Spice Ice Cream

roast plum ice  ream

When I read Kavey’s latest ICE CREAM POST, I was inspired to get using my very own ice cream maker again after reading all about her Sichuan pepper flavoured ice cream. The theme this month is “Spices”. This should be easy for me, considering my undying love of all spices. In fact, I struggled because […]

Banana Shake Pops

Banana Shake pops

This is a very brief post which I really wanted to add before heading off to France. It is a flavour of ice lolly that I remember absolutely loving as a kid. But, don’t ask me what it used to be called. I simply can’t remember. Er…….banana shake pop??? All I can remember is that […]

Tea and Biscuits Ice Cream

tea &  biscuits

Summer is finally here……hooray. That gives me the perfect excuse to knock up a batch of ice cream. Not just any old ice cream, no way! I have had in my mind the idea of making a chai spiced cookie because I love chai spiced tea. Then I thought about it and tea of any […]

Strawberry & Elderflower Ice Cream

strawberry & elderflower ice cream

Here we are in June, my second favourite month of the year (after May) but I have been  struggling to get into the summer season. The weather has been ridiculous……..and not in a good way. Are we in for a truly  soggy summer, who knows?  The garden and the allotment seem to enjoy this rainy […]

White Chocolate Saffron & Cardamom Sorbet With Candied Walnuts

White choc sorbet

I do happen to like white chocolate. It’s probably down to fond memories of the milky bar kid. It’s buttery and fatty, ever so greasy with a hint of custard to it so whether this is a good or a bad thing, I am rather fond of it. So I thought making  white chocolate sorbet […]

Lemon & Ginger Sorbet

Lemon & Ginger Sorbet

It was my birthday on Tuesday and I have been very busy celebrating with various friends, and of course my lovely family. And guess what they all gave me? A very super duper ice cream maker. I am overjoyed to receive it and I have for you here my very first creation….. Now I knew […]

How To Make Choc Ices

Choc Ice

After the success of the Ginger C’Rum ice cream I made without the use of an ice cream maker I thought I would give it another go. Last time, I used a tub of good quality shop bought custard. This time I am using that old favourite “Ambrosia”. Seeing as this idea of mine to […]

How To Make Ginger C’Rum Ice Cream


Growing up in the 70s, my ice cream memories revolve around some favourites that aren’t really on trend any more. Or perhaps they have been usurped by grander, fancier titles. Neopolitan, raspberry ripple, Arctic roll, vanilla ice cream made by Lyon’s I think and sold in rectangular blocks wrapped in cardboard. Then in the 80s […]