We’ve found a new way to enjoy an old favorite! Instead of making ice cream sundaes for your next gathering, make an assortment of “Mash-Ups”! The flavors are unique and ones that you certainly won’t find in your local market. And have fun with it, these are simply suggestions that appeal to us. If you are having a gathering, make a few different flavors - I know any of these would be a great hit at any adventurous eater’s birthday celebration!
Keep combinations simple and to a minimum, this will allow the flavors to stand out. Think about texture, crunchy bits are terrific! And do not be afraid to experiment… I recently saw in the New York Times a place serving Dill Pickle Ice Cream with a Candied Dill Pickle garnish.
Hmmmm… I suppose I would taste it!
How to make an excellent Mash-Up!
Let 1 pint of the best quality of Vanilla Ice Cream soften slightly at room temperature, then scoop into a large bowl
Chop any large mix-ins, them add the mix-ins to the bowl, stir and mash until thoroughly combined.
Transfer to a resealable container and freeze until firm.
Crème Fraîche + Blackberries
Granola + Craisins
Broken Bacon + Waffles
Lemon Curd + Freeze Dried Raspberries (pictured)
Brown Butter + Fresh Pitted Cherries
Raw, Organic, Unfiltered Honey + Goat’s Cheese
Prosecco Soaked Dried Apricots + Pistachio
Strawberries + Sour Cream
Peanut Butter + Jelly
Meyer Lemon + Candied Jalapenos
Toasted Mini Marshmallows, Chocolate and Graham Crackers
Fresh Peaches pureed with Bourbon + Crushed Almonds
Old- fashioned Fudge + Toasted Coconut
Malted Milk Balls + Thick Cut Potato Chips
Raw, Organic, Unfiltered Honey + Pistachios
Strawberry Jam + Cinnamon Cereal
Cherry Cordials + Puffed Chocolate Cereal
Cheesecake + Blondies
Fresh Blueberries and Oatmeal Cookies
Ladyfingers soaked in Espresso + Chocolate Covered Toffee Bits
Caramel Corn + Brownies
Cheddar Flavored Crackers + Apple Pie Filling
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread + Bananas + Corn Flakes
Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels + Chocolate