10 Best Flavor Sensations For the Ice Cream Maker
Everyone loves ice cream, but not everyone makes their own, especially with the fuss and mess involved. However, with an ice cream maker anyone can become an expert in no time. You can get creative with the flavors you know you'll love and experiment with flavors you have never tried before.
Here is a list of the ten best flavors to try making;
- Rocky Road
- The Usual Suspects
- Chocolate and friends
- Honey, toffee and malt
- Natural flavors
- Peanut Butter
- Dessert Flavors
Rocky Road is a flavor that is open to interpretation. Traditionally rocky road includes marshmallow, nuts and candied cherries. However, these days rocky road can mean any combination of flavors as long it includes nuts and marshmallow. You can use almonds or hazelnuts instead of peanuts. You can used flavored marshmallow over the conventional vanilla. You keep the original ingredients and simply add things like coconut or Jaffa flavored mallow, you could use a white or dark chocolate base instead of milk chocolate. You could berries instead of candied fruit, or mixed peel for a more mature pallet. As you can see, the possibilities are endless.
You could be satisfied with a simple coffee flavor but you could also get a little creative and do things like add some chocolate flavor to make mocha. Perhaps you could try adding traditional coffee flavors like hazelnut, caramel or toffee for a sweeter, more complex flavor. Or depending you could try experimenting with the strength of the coffee flavor and make something dark and strong, for mature tastes.
It seems too easy to give chocolate, vanilla and strawberry three positions on the list, so we'll count them as one. But you can definitely play around with these old favorites. You could have dark, milk or white chocolate, or a mixture of all three! You could include other berries in your with strawberry or you could try using real vanilla bean to flavor your home made vanilla.
Chocolate goes with so many other flavors, you could mix it with orange to make Jaffa, or mint to make choc mint, you can mix it up with coconut, or coffee or throw in some nuts for crunch.
This combination of flavors may appear at your local gelataria and it is well worth trying it for yourself at home. It may sound too sweet, but with the right balance of honey, toffee and malt you can make a flavor that you will want to make again and again.
Ingredients that we find in nature often make the most lovely flavored ice creams such as honey, coconut, ginger, licorice or honeycomb.
So many flavors of ice cream have come from the humble nut. There is hazelnut, almond, pecan, walnut and pistachio.
Do not underestimate the power of this simple sandwich spread. Peanut butter ice cream is a taste sensation that you will love. It can be mixed with chunky pieces of peanuts or sometimes with chocolate flavor or chocolate chips.
There are some things in life that taste better in ice cream form, and desserts may just be one of those things. Imagine a cheesecake flavored ice cream? Or better yet, a raspberry cheesecake ice cream, or blueberry cheesecake ice cream. Perhaps a pumpkin and maple syrup ice cream might make you think that all-American classic, pumpkin pie.
Kiwi, mango, pineapple, rhubarb, banana, raspberry, any berry, orange can be blended for a winning combinations ..
So when you are looking in your cupboard packed full of small appliances, do not forget about the ice cream maker. Everyone loves ice cream all year round and now is the time to get creative with making your on home made versions.