Eats + Sips

Sudara Eats: Three Ice-Cream Recipes to Close Out Summer

September 5, 2015

As much as we love autumn and all things cozy, it’s hard to say goodbye to the carefree, fun days of summer.  This week, we’re bringing you a few of our favorite ice-cream recipes that we made and loved over the past few months. We hope you can try them before it’s time to say goodbye to these warm, sunny days.  So, without further ado, let’s close out this summer in style, shall we?

Basil Ice-Cream with Lemon Cookie Crumble {recipe adapted via}
This goodness came about after our garden Basil got a little bit out of control.  And, as good as it is, we could only eat so much pizza in one week!  We bought the lemon cookies from Trader Joe’s and crumbled them into the ice-cream maker during the last few minutes of the churn cycle. At first, we weren’t sure whether we would love the combination of basil and lemon in an ice-cream, but this recipe made us a believer.  The flavor has the perfect hint of basil, the refreshing taste of lemon, and the cookies add just the right amount of crunch. We can hardly wait to make it again.

Basil Ice-Cream Recipes with Lemon Cookie Crumble


The Buckeye State Ice-Cream aka Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks
 {recipe via}
One of our team members grew up in Ohio — home of the beloved Buckeye candies and Jeni’s Splendid Ice-Cream — and introduced us to this recipe.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating a Buckeye candy during the holidays, here’s what you need to know: Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Amen. Is there a more perfect combination of flavors in all of food? We’re not sure. What we do know is that we love this ice-cream and made it three times this summer. And, then a Jeni’s Scoop Shop opened nearby and we stood in line just to have it again (and, umm…again and again). It’s that good.

image via the bite sized baker

 Backyard Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream {recipe via}

This recipe hardly needs an introduction.  You’ve probably had mint chocolate chip ice-cream so many times you’ve lost count.  That’s OK. That’s how we were too.  Then, we tried this recipe using fresh mint and the deepest of dark chocolate — and we realized what we’d been missing out on all along. This is another recipe adapted from Jeni’s Splendid Ice-Cream (we told you that we love them!!). There are no dyes or artificial food coloring, so if you need your mint chocolate chip to be bright green, this is not the recipe for you.  However, if you’re looking for an ice-cream that forever changes your like for mint into love…look no further, my friend.

Backyard Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Recipes


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  • Reply Virginia February 4, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Can’t wait for warmer weather… and now another reason: to try these amazing ice cream recipes! Spearmint and peppermint and lemon verbena are among the first hints of spring to pop up in the garden. I’ll be counting the days and watching!

    • Reply Erika February 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      We hope you love the recipes! We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring too!

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