Ice Cream: Some Recipe Ideas

Love ice cream? Who doesn’t?! The great news is it’s Ice Cream Day this month, so there’s an excuse (if you needed one) to tuck in.

Okay, so it’s originally a US celebration, but we’re adopting it here in the UK because, well, why not? In America, the very first ice cream shops were opened by the Quaker Colonists. They brought their ice recipes with them to the new world and Ben Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson were among those who enjoyed the treat for the first time. Lucky them.

If you want some inspiration ahead of Ice Cream Day, here’s what to serve the sweet treat with this summer…

Arctic Roll

Who can forget Arctic roll? A childhood favourite, it’s perfect for a slice of nostalgia and it offers a bit more substance pudding-wise than ice cream on its own.

Fancy making an Arctic roll from scratch? Tesco has a recipe – preheat your oven (for the cake part) and give it a go.

Baked Alaska

…and now for an American favourite…baked Alaska.

But what is it? It consists of ice cream, layered between a slice of sponge cake. Kind of like an Arctic roll, but with a covering of meringue too. Sounds tasty, doesn’t it? All Recipes shows you how to make it at home.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

While it isn’t synonymous with summer as such, sticky toffee pudding is delicious when served with ice cream. Who are we kidding? It’s delicious when it isn’t served with ice cream.

But if you’d like to pair it witg the cold stuff, we guarantee it’ll taste even better for it. Take a look at this recipe from BBC Good Food and serve shop-bought or homemade ice cream with the sticky fave.

Fudge Brownie

How do you make a fudge brownie even better? Serve it with a dollop of ice cream.

Inspired Taste has a recipe from some easy, ridiculously fudgy brownies, which will be the perfect pud at your summer barbecues, family gatherings, or just an evening watching a film with the family.

“These homemade brownies are so much better than the box, and I bet you have what you need to make them already sitting in your kitchen.” – so says the creator of this recipe, via the Inspired Taste site.

And that’s what’s great about making brownies; you probably do already have everything you need – so you can save yourself a trip to the shops for ingredients.

Serve these with vanilla ice cream or add squirt or two of chocolate sauce to make them extra indulgent – if you want to. You could also throw some nuts into your brownie mixture – or on the top of your ice cream and choccy sauce for some extra crunch.


What’s the difference between a brownie and a blondie? White chocolate!

The two puds have something in common though: they both go perfectly with ice cream – you should try them and see which you prefer. Don’t mind if you do, eh?

Will you be trying any of these recipes – each one the perfect accompaniment to your favourite ice cream?

Until next time…

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