Frosty Treats

Olive Oil Gelato

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gelato - Ice Cream recipe |

Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Gelato. Olive Oil gelato? It's the "olive oil" + "gelato" that caught my full attention. I just couldn't fathom what an olive oil gelato (or even an ice cream) would taste like. So it was a sure thing that anything else that was on my list to make these next weeks was going to be gently bumped down the rather lengthy to-dos so I could make this unusual flavor gelato a priority!

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Chocolate covered frozen Banana Bon-Bons with Pistachios

Chocolate covered frozen banana bon-bons with pistachios recipe |

It will be your little secret that these hand dipped, chocolate covered frozen banana bon-bons with pistachios are full of potassium and antioxidants! The dark chocolate with a dribble of either butter, coconut, vegetable or canola oil creates a firm chocolate shell outside a creamy frozen banana bite. You almost can't believe that it's really just a banana and not ice cream or some yogurt concoction under the shell!

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Guava, Banana & Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Guava, Banana & Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie recipe |

Summer is in full swing now. There's no turning back, only moving forward and enjoying what the summer season has to offer. That means the year is already halfway through! My palate has been re-awakened with a flavor I haven't had since I was still a kid in grade school. Now my mind is all a buzz to incorporate my rediscovered childhood love, Guava. I've never actually tasted a real guava fruit, yet. But I have always loved the nectar/juice and can't wait to incorporate the guava flavor into future posts. Since I could only get my hands on the nectar right now, I'm using it in this

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Paletas de fresa aka Strawberry Ice Pops

Paletas de fresa - Strawberry ice pops recipe |

A couple of years ago I came across an article in a food magazines about Mexican ice pops, more commonly known as Paletas. I had every intention of learning more about this authentic, frosty, traditional Mexican treat, but never quite got around to it...until now.

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Simply Homemade – Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream recipe |

What I really liked about the ingredients for this homemade strawberry ice cream was that there were no eggs involved. No eggs equated to not having to precook a custard. I'm not opposed or averse to ice creams that require cooking preparation. However, what drew me to this recipe over the other two that I had long contemplated were the amount and sometimes insane quantity of eggs called for in what would seem like should be simplicity in a strawberry frosty treat.

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Delicious Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream recipe |

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream source modified from Williams-Sonoma Collection: Ice Cream Makes about 1 quart or 32 ounces Ingredients 1 1/2 cups whole milk 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise 6 large egg yolks 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar Directions In a heavy saucepan, combine milk and 1 cup of the cream. Using the tip of a sharp knife, scrap the seeds from the vanilla bean into the milk mixture. Add the vanilla bean also, to the milk mixture. Cook over medium heat until small bubbles form around the edges of the saucepan - about 5 minutes. Combine

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