By Aaron Zaretzky
Fall is just around the corner and the warm, sunny days are about to end. So don’t miss out on trying these FIVE unique ice cream flavours before you bid farewell to summer.
Curry Mint Ice Cream
Spice up your dessert with curry and mint ice cream! This Indian flavour contains curry with mint leaves, whipped cream, sweet paprika and white chocolate chips. Enjoy a cool treat with a spicy kick. Plus, curry and mint ice cream is gluten free! Click here for full recipe.
Raita Ice Cream with Indian Pistachio Brittle
Another Indian ice cream flavour, which is also gluten free, is raita ice cream with Indian pistachio brittle. Raita is a yogurt-based Indian side dish that usually includes several herbs like cilantro and mint. It is often served as a side dish or dip, used to cool the palate. Transforming raita into ice cream, heavy cream, egg yolks, and whole milk is required. Top it off with Indian pistachio brittle that adds a sweet nutty taste, scented with cilantro, cumin and fennel seeds. Click here if you’re looking forward to trying this recipe.
Sweet Corn Ice Cream with Caramel-Candied Bacon
Pop corn, bacon, and ice cream are great individually, at times irresistible. Bacon and ice cream is not a surprise, as bacon can be paired with just about anything. But adding caramel-candied bacon and popcorn to the mix, makes for one irresistible North American treat! It is also a perfect blend of sweet and salty. Click here if you’d like to give this a try!
Pumpkin Stracciatella Gelato
Gelato is Italian for ice cream and stracciatella, meaning “little rags” in Italian, refers to shards of pure chocolate in this gelato. So, pumpkin stracciatella gelato is Italian for pumpkin pure chocolate ice cream. Pumpkin is associated with Halloween but it’s never too early to indulge in a cool pumpkin treat! This gelato can be consumed the same day it’s made, but it is better when chilled overnight. Check out the recipe here.
Roasted Strawberry and Buttermilk Ice Cream
A unique step above the traditional strawberry ice cream is roasted strawberry and buttermilk ice cream! Roasting strawberries for just a few minutes dissolves some of their water, and concentrates the flavour. A touch of lemon juice and buttermilk brings out the subtle tartness and sweetness of the berries. Also, the roasted strawberries provide a campfire quality in your home! Check out the delicious recipe here.
These unique ice cream flavours upgrade traditional ice cream to a whole new level. If you have time to create one, two, or all of these, you will most definitely enjoy a cool, sweet end-of-summer treat!