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Ice Cream Flavors
Recently, brooksmoses saw an ice cream maker somewhere-or-other and decided it needed to come live with us. So we've made a batch or two of ice cream -- the Mexican chocolate from the included recipe booklet, with chocolate, cinnamon, and cayenne, is quite tasty -- and determined that the custard base is an excellent base but ice cream flavors we can buy at the store are boring.

Help us think of new ones.

So far, the best idea is andres_s_p_b's suggestion of Victorian Sexuality: it looks like vanilla, but isn't. We're thinking white chocolate with either just a hint of peppermint extract or a rather larger quantity of almond extract; macadamia nuts might be a nice touch. I would also like to do a chai flavor.

What's good in ice cream that Ben & Jerry's doesn't already do?

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I am up for pretty exotic, in terms of ingredient rarity/unusualness. But I am looking for things that taste good and happen to be a bit unusual, rather than things that are As Weird As Possible with flavor a secondary consideration, if that makes sense. Strange is maybe a nice bonus, but not the whole goal of the exercise.

I have not to date much liked ice creams with savory sorts of things in them (salt, vinegar); my preferences in ice cream inclusions tend more towards sweets (caramel, maple syrup, fruits), spices, and nuts/chocolate/crunchy bits.

Lemon and blueberry sounds like a really good sorbet combination.

Edited at 2011-09-22 11:31 pm (UTC)

*nod* I'm not so much into stunt flavors, although I'm willing to sample quite a bit.

I did lemon/blueberry as a frozen yogurt. I've had some amazing savory/sweet collision flavors, but some of them are rather 'meh'.

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