Six ways to enjoy ice cream…

July is National Ice Cream month so to celebrate this cool month we thought we’d give you six ideas you can do with ice cream.

We love ice cream on its own, served with a slice of cake or in a cone with a flake on top – we’re not fussy!

 

  • On its own

There’s nothing better than a scoop of ice cream after a meal or as a mid-afternoon snack to cool you down in the summer. From traditional vanilla to classic chocolate there’s plenty of flavours and for something a little more exotic there’s even green tea recipes out there. We love these recipes from Olive magazine – the double honey and banana ice creams are delicious!

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  • In a cone

Ice cream served in a cone with a flake in – perfection! Have you ever tried making your own cones? Why not give it a go with a little help from Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking blog, the step by step guide is super easy and can be done in just 10 minutes. Decorate them with chocolate, sprinkles and nuts – whichever you prefer. Fill with your favourite flavour, top with sauce and finish with a flake!

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  • With cake

Cake and ice cream is a match made in heaven, we’ve teamed up some of our cakes and desserts with your favourite flavours and recipes. Have a go:

– Our Chocolate Fudge Cake, serve it warm and team it up with this classic vanilla recipe from BBC Good Food

– Our Apple Strudel, we love this dessert served with a pistachio ice cream – this recipe on the Nigella website is delicious

– Our Strawberry Cheesecake is tasty served with a honeycomb ice cream, the Great British Chefs website features this recipe.

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  • Freakshakes

Take a jar, fill it with ice cream, slather with sauce, top with whipped cream and finally a slab of cake. Behold the freakshake! We did a blog last year with everything you need to know about freakshakes with a few recipes which include a chocolate fudge cake freakshake and a salted caramel, apple pie freakshake!

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  • Ice cream float

Follow our guide to make a tasty ice cream float:

– Take a tall glass and place in the freezer for a few minutes, once cool remove from the freezer

– Add 3 tablespoons of syrup (whichever flavour you prefer), and two tablespoons of cream – mix together

– Add soda water – fill to about three quarters of the glass

– Add as many scoops of ice cream you can fit in

– Top with whipped cream, sprinkles and sauce!

– Enjoy.

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  • In a cake

Ice cream served with a slice of cake is one thing but why not try an actual ice cream cake? Here are two of our favourite recipes, Jamie Oliver has an Epic Ice Cream Cake recipe which serves 12 and uses three flavours of ice cream; pistachio, strawberry and vanilla. Or why not try this Martha Stewart Chocolate Ice Cream Cake with Hazelnuts and Marshmallow Swirl? It taste as amazing as it sounds!

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There’s so many options when it comes to ice cream, these recipes are great for the school holidays for you and the kids to try. Plus we’re giving away a Cuisinart Ice Maker in our monthly competition, so enter here to be in with a chance of winning it.

Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

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