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    Homemade Frozen Treats ~ July 2012 Topic

    NorthwestGal
    Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:31 am
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    ~ With the hot and humid summer days ahead of us, it’s always nice to cool off with a sweet treat from the freezer. What better way to quench that thirst for coolness than to relax with a double scoop of ice cream, fruity sorbet, or a triple-flavor popsicle.

    There are variations of ice cream served throughout the world, such as gelato, frozen yogurt, frozen custard, sherbet and sorbet. When frozen into molds with a stick inserted at the bottom, ice cream or sorbet bases can be served as popsicles.

    ~ Ice cream has been around for a long time, dating back to the Persian Empire when grape juice concentrate was poured over snow and enjoyed as a treat. Arabs were the first to use milk as a major ingredient, sweetening it with sugar rather than fruit juices.

    In her History of Food, Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat claims that the Chinese were perhaps the first to be credited with inventing a device to make sorbets and ice cream, using syrup (rather than salt) to lower the freezing point to below zero.

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    ~ Ice cream recipes were first published in 1718, and the earliest reference to ice cream was given by the Oxford English Dictionary in 1744. But It was the Quaker colonists who introduced ice cream to the United States, first selling it in shops in New York and other cities. It was made by hand in a large vat placed inside a tub with ice and salt to ensure the mixture reached below the freezing point. Being tedious and labor intensive to make and store, it tended to be a luxury in most areas (as the finished batches were usually quite difficult to store properly). Ice cream was, nonetheless, the favorite treat of such dignitaries as Ben Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. In addition, First Lady Dolly Madison is said to have been an avid fan of ice cream, too, which she served it at her husband’s inaugural ball in 1813.

    However, ice cream shops became quite popular throughout the world in the 20th century after cheap refrigeration made it possible to keep finished batches properly frozen. What followed was an explosion of ice cream shops that cropped up almost everywhere, making ice cream a common treat for all to enjoy.

    ~ The important development in the 20th Century was the introduction of soft ice cream, developed by a British research team (of which a young Margaret Thatcher was a member).

    Ice cream serves the basis of many well-known desserts and frozen treats that are all-time favorites around the world, such as

    Root beer floats
    Ice cream sundaes
    Frozen ice cream pies
    Milkshakes
    Banana splits
    Ice cream cakes
    Bananas Foster
    Cherries Jubilee
    Baked Alaska

    ~ Of course, ice cream can stand alone and be enjoyed right from the bowl, or served in a sugar or waffle cone. But besides luscious, delectable ice cream, other favorite summertime frozen treats include popsicles, juice pops, ice pops (such as the Otter Pops brand) and snow cones.








    Ice Cream




    Country Vanilla Ice Cream
    Cake Batter Ice Cream
    Strawberry Ice Cream Like Ben and Jerry's
    Blueberry Ice Cream
    Cinnamon Ice Cream (for electric ice cream machine)
    Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream


    MORE Ice Cream




    Pumpkin Ice Cream
    Coconut Milk Ice Cream
    Simple Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
    Snickerdoodle Ice Cream (For Ice Cream Maker)
    Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream (For Electric Ice Cream Machine)
    Triple Chocolate Ice Cream


    AND EVEN MORE Ice Cream




    Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
    Mango Ice Cream
    Kahlua Coffee Ice Cream
    Coffee Ice Cream
    Old-Fashioned Strawberry Ice Cream
    Blue Moon Ice Cream


    Ice Cream Sauces and Toppings




    Kittencal's Easy Caramel Sauce or Ice Cream Topping
    Lee Lee's Famous Chocolate Sauce for Ice Cream
    Praline Ice Cream Sauce
    Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sauce
    Homemade Magic Shell (Ice Cream topping)
    Marshmallow Fudge Ice Cream Topping


    Frozen Yogurt




    Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
    Angelic Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
    Berry Berry Frozen Yogurt (Healthy; for Ice Cream Machine)
    Fabulous Fat-Free Frozen Yogurt
    Key Lime Frozen Yogurt
    5 Minute Frozen Yogurt With Fruit Variations


    Gelato




    Coconut Gelato
    Lip Zmakk'in Gypsy Gelato
    Luscious Silky Mango Gelato
    Peach Gelato
    Pistachio Gelato 1995 ( Italy)
    Purrrrfectly Creamy Cannoli Gelato


    Sherbet




    Pina Colada Sherbet
    Kittencal's Raspberry Sherbet Without a Ice Cream Machine
    Pineapple Sherbet
    Easy Kool-Aid Frozen Sherbet (Kid Pleaser)
    Fat-Free Watermelon Sherbet
    Creamy Lime Sherbet (Or Orange if You Prefer!)


    Sorbet




    Sorbet -- No Ice Cream Maker Needed!
    Watermelon Sorbet
    Strawberry Sorbet
    Mango Sorbet
    Sorbet Caribe
    Tastebud Tickling Bellini Sorbet


    Popsicles




    Popsicles
    Mango Coconut Popsicle
    Fudge Popsicles (Fudgesicles)
    Fruit Yogurt Popsicles
    Frozen Yogurt Pops
    Red White and Blue Popsicles


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