Ice Cream Sundays- Double Trouble Edition

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Hey folks. Hope everyone is enjoying their tuesday, er, I mean sunday. Yah, that’s it…enjoying their sunday. I know I am late with this one. Normally they post on sunday as the name implies. I just thought it was too silly a subject matter for a 9/11 post so I decided to delay it this week. So here it is in all it’s wonderful ice creamy glory.Few weeks left for these posts until they morph into slow cooker sundays. I shall be sad to see them go and will look forward to their return in the spring. I shall still make and post ice cream occasionally over winter. Part of me doesn’t want to stop doing these posts. It’s one of my faves to do. That and farm fresh fridays are probably my top 2 faves.So since I had more time *scoffs loudly* I thought I’d do two versions of this one. It’s sort of spectacularly (that’s a word right?!) wonderful so I just had to do it. Mini-me has a very basic taste palette. She tends to like simple things. So most of my ice creams have not appealed to mini-me. So one of these recipes was made for her with her assistance in choosing the ingredient. I wanted to do a candy themed one so we hit walmart for school supplies (my bank account is now sufficiently drained) and made a side trip to the candy aisle. So recipe one is mini-me’s ice cream. Recipe two is for the rest of us. I figured I owed her for all the ones she didn’t eat. So this post is for mini-me who doesn’t eat anything. All the rest were for B who eats everything in massive quantities. Having a 23 year old at home is like cooking for a diner I would think. They are always hungry, they finish every one’s plates off, then ask for more. I swear he has a hollow leg. They both do. How can itty bitty little kiddies eat so much? It’s the 8th wonder of the world if you ask me.

Mini-me’s Cake Batter n Sours Ice Cream:


1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
Pinch of vanilla salt (regular salt is a-okay)
2 cups heavy cream (this is whipping cream is your a Canuck, I have yet to see heavy cream here)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup cake batter
1 and 1/2  cups sour candy (we used red and blue tangy zangy sours, red is strawberry and blue is raspberry)

In your stand mixer combine your whole milk, sugar and salt. Mix until sugar dissolves.

Add your heavy cream and vanilla and cake batter, mix again for a couple minutes.

Cover your bowl (I use tinfoil) and stick it in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.

Remove from fridge and transfer 1/2 the mixture to ice cream maker freezer bowl.

Set the bowl on the machine, turn on and mix for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Add your sours, making sure to add them one or two at a time so they don’t clump, and mix for a couple minutes more. Oddly the color does not bleed so hand mixing with this particular candy is not necessary.

You can serve immediately or stick the bowl in the freezer until ready to eat. Just remember to take it out about 10 minutes before serving.



M + M Cake Batter Ice Cream:


1 cup whole milk

3/4 cup sugar

Pinch of vanilla salt (regular salt is a-okay)
2 cups heavy cream (this is whipping cream is your a Canuck, I have yet to see heavy cream here)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup cake batter
2 cups M + M candies


In your stand mixer combine your whole milk, sugar and salt. Mix until sugar dissolves.

Add your heavy cream and vanilla and cake batter, mix again for a couple minutes.

Cover your bowl (I use tinfoil) and stick it in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.

Remove from fridge and transfer 1/2 the mixture to ice cream maker freezer bowl.

Set the bowl on the machine, turn on and mix for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Add your M + M’s by hand and fold in gently. The color will bleed on this one so you want to do it at the last minute.

You can serve immediately or stick the bowl in the freezer until ready to eat. Just remember to take it out about 10 minutes before serving.

Both ice cream recipes are based on the basic vanilla recipe from Cuisinart. I use that as a jump off point for most of my ice cream creations. I have to say I really loved the m&m one. The pics were oodles of fun to shoot.

So folks, enjoy your week, eat lots of ice cream and if you’re having nice warm weather still you should soak up every minute of it. It will be gone soon and replaced by cool weather which leads to cold weather which leads to freezing temperatures which leads to snow which leads to frustration which leads to fright driving anywhere. I need to move to Hawaii….stat! The end is near. I fear winter. Don’t make me spend another winter in this cold Canuck land. Someone send help, or at least a snow globe of Hawaii so I can pretend this is not where I live.

Toodles and smoochies. xx

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  1. 1

    The ice cream melting picture is fantastic!! I love when ice cream gets just a little melty – so good! Your cake batter ice creams sounds delicious, though I'm partial to M&Ms. Great post!

  2. 2

    Yes it is relay artistic..the melting much licking to do with that one.They anyhow look all yummy yummy

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    Oh, that was an AMAZING picture! I just love it! I'm not much of a cookie dough person, but I LOVE cake batter…this one is right up my alley! I think I would pick the M&Ms! Stunning photos!

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    Oh wow!! What a great selection of ice creams! I love the one with the melty ice cream over the glass … it's a work of art!! I've just started to discover the possibilities of making ice creams of different types even without a proper ice cream machine. I like the idea of the cake batter base … definitely less ice crystals there I would presume. And thanks for linking me.

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    the caked crusader says:

    Your ice cream photos are too cruel when I'm sitting here ice cream-less! Love the "melting" photo and that mixed berry sorbet looks divine.

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    Terri @ that's some good cookin' says:

    Love that picture. Well worth letting the ice cream just to see all of the colors!

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    Apron Appeal says:

    There are some foods that know no season at my house. If I had an ice cream maker, ice cream would be one of them, another is GRILLING. We do it all year long, even in the dead of winter.

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Ohhh I love how ice cream start to melt but it looks actually pretty!! I hope the cleanup wasn't too bad. =P You have good ice cream recipes here and I will be back next year for recipes!

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    I had never seen such a pretty goblet of colorful, melty ice cream.

  10. 10

    Sounds so delcious and looks equally wonderful! Ice cream is a big downfall!! What a fun post, thanks!

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    Oh, you've made so many fabulous ice creams!! But this one with the cake batter, M & Ms and that photo of the rainbow colors dripping from the glass make it my favorite!!!

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    Pretend Chef says:

    I wanted to lick my screen Willy Wonka style. Yummy!

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    Wow, who knew making ice cream could be so fun and so tasty?! You have me totally craving ice cream right now! YUM! Maybe I'll try to make some with the kiddos on Friday. We always have family movie night on Friday's. I think making ice cream would be a special treat to enhance our tradition. Thanks for the inspiration…


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    OMG, this post was sheer torture. Those pictures!! Every time I thought one was my favorite, the next one would make my mouth water even more. Can I just say YUMMY!!
    Thanks for the calories!

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    Great Beauty Buys says:

    Wow – these pictures are sinful. Now I need to get an ice cream maker. I'm following from VB Friends to Remember. Hope you are having a great week.


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    BigBearswife says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of those ice creams! and yes I do feel the need to lick that glass!

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    Ciao Mama's says:

    OK this was like food porn…I am so in the mood for a sweet right now…Following you from vB hope you can come by and visit my site…..Ahhhhh ice creaaaam

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    Spilled Milkshake says:

    Wow, that was just sheer torture! Those all look so delicious and now I'm going to have to go get some ice cream (I'm not up for making it today, but I am saving your recipes!!)

    The pictures are awesome!! I definitely want to lick the melting ice cream.

    Stopping by from voiceBoks Members to Remember!

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    The cake batter looks awesome and sour candies are my favorites!!!

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    I might have a new favorite of your ice creams! This cake batter with candy is just amazing!!

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    Golden Butterflyz says:

    My daughter was gushing over all of those pics! She wants me to make very single one. I am supposed to be watching my waistline, Anywho, I am tempted and I love, love love. Looking forward to Slow Cooker Sundays.

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    All your ice creams look fantastic!


  23. 23

    This is the ultimate combo of sweet and sour! Love the idea of cake batter and sour candy-also the melty picture is so eye catching. Great post.

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    Emily Malloy says:


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    Shannon Milholland says:

    Clearly we have a shared love – I too heart ice cream. My favorite birthday cake is an ice cream cake. My favorite dessert period is ice cream. These recipes sound super delish!

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    hooray for mini-me's ice cream creation! Looks and sounds amazing =)

  27. 27

    All of them look wonderful, but the melting colorful streaks of ice cream look amazing!!

  28. 28

    I can't wait to do some of these recipes for our weekly "family" night. My kids will die. Thank you for the ideas.

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    That picture of the melting ice cream with all the colours is awesome!

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    Oh my gosh! They all look and sound so yummy!!! Now, I definitely want ice cream. Stopping in from members to remember!

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    Nan @ Playful Decor says:

    Not good to come here when on Nutrisystem! ;) All those creations look soooooo yummy! The ice creams look really great – I always thought an ice creammaker would be fun, but when I've tried friends' ice cream, it wasn't that good. Now I have a place to come if I ever get one. And that pic of the sundae is incredible – just like a magazine! Thanks for making me drool! Coming from vb.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    Cake batter ice cream is one of my favorites so this ice cream would be very dangerous around me!! I like the sour candy addition too! MMM, I want a bowl of this right now!

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    @Everyone- I am so overwhelmed by your kindness so huge thank you. Now on to the individual comments.

    @Alida- Thanks so much. I love M+M's in anything.

    @Dzoli- Thank you! My son demolished that thing in seconds.

    @Ann- Thanks so much my dear. I had a ball with this one. So fun! These are the kind of recipes I love doing.

    @Ping- Thanks. Ice cream is incredible as the possibilities are endless. It's why I love doing this one so much. You're welcome, that ice cream was really beautiful. Stunning combo of tastes, I was floored when I saw it.

    @the caked crusader- Lol, sorry. Should I send some over?

    @Terri- Thanks. It was fun to watch. Luckily I have a 23 year old at home who eats everything in sight. Lol!

    @Gwenevere- I don't usually grill in winter but I may try putting the grill on my daughter's deck this year. It has a crank awning I could use for some shelter from the cold and snow. Lol!

    @Nami- Thanks so much. I had my son clean it up, and by cleaning it up I mean licking the bowl and practically drinking it. Lol!

    @Adriana- Aw, thanks so much.

    @Kathy- Thanks. Mine too!

    @Lizzy- Thanks, I really enjoyed summer, and ice cream.

    @Pretend Chef- Roflmao!

    @Rosann- Thanks so much. It would be perfect for a family night. Hope you try it out.

    @Erin- Thanks. I have to say taste wise the chocolate fudge brownie pistachio is my fave. Pic wise it's the m+m or the smores.

    @Great Beauty Buys/Dayna- Thanks so much. You must get one. I just got one this year and as you can see I've made good use of it. Love you VB ladies. VB rules.

    @Big Bears WIfe- Thanks and feel free. Lol!

    @Ciao Mama's- Thanks so much. It really is like food porn on this one. Lol! Happy you popped by, I'll pop by your site tonight. VB ladies sure are supportive. Love you gals.

    @Spilled Milkshakes- Thanks so much. Glad you came by. Hope you get to try some out. VB sure is a great community.

    @Erin- Thanks so much my dear. I am kind of loving this one too.

    @Golden Butterflyz- Thanks so much. That's cute she is picking them out. I love when people and kids get excited about my recipes. Great feeling. The red berry sorbet is figure friendly. Thanks so much for coming by. I adore my VB friends.

    Mrs Diner- Thanks so much. Glad you popped by.

    @Tina- I find mixing stuff up so much fun. This was a blast not only to make but to shoot and eat. Love when that happens.

    @Emily- Thank you!

    @Shannon- Great minds think alike I say. Glad you came by. Ice cream is just so much fun to share.

    @Peggy- Mini-me rules! Her ideas are pretty good. And she makes a slamming pizza.

    @Malli- Thank you so much!

    @Alison- Thanks. I hope you like them. Feel free to leave any feedback if you do. Love hearing what people think of my stuff.

    @Carolyn- Thanks so much. This was so much fun.

    @Michelle- Thanks. Ice cream is just an amazing dessert. Thanks for coming by. VB ladies really amaze me. You ladies are fab!

    @Nan- Lol, sorry to tempt ya. But hurray for weight loss. The red berry is a healthy option. I love home made ice cream. I now have trouble eating store bought. Thanks for coming by. VB is amazing.

    @Stephanie- It is SO good. I had never had it before. Quite good.

  34. 34

    You ice creams are just stunning and so tasty looking Kim..I love your melted ice cream photo, look real and so yummy!! Congrats on top 9 tonight! So happy to see ya up there!

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    Now that's the way ice cream should be served! Love it melting all over the place. Fantastic idea for an ice cream and so much fun. Obviously, you had as much fun taking pictures as you did eating the ice cream! :)

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    Beth Michelle says:

    Another great ice cream creation!! That photo of it melting is soo pretty!!

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    momdecuisine says:

    That is the best melted ice cream I've ever seen! Great post!

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    Christine's Pantry says:

    Congrats on Foodbuzz top 9.

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    Free Spirit Eater says:

    I think I would dip my face in the each one lol You know I would totally lick the side of that glass lol Wonderful post, you've done it again Kim. Congrats on top 9! =]

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    @Sandra- Thanks so much my dear. I was so happy to make the top 9. Very cool and quite an honor.

    @mjskit- Thanks. I had a blast. This might be one of my fave posts ever. So fun.

    @Beth Michelle- Thank you so much.

    @momdecuisine-Aw, thanks so much.

    @Christine- Thank you so much!

    @Free Spirit Eater- Thanks. I really loved doing this one. And top 9 was just the cherry on top. xx

  41. 41

    The melting ice cream looks so great. Slurp..Slurp..Slurp!

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    I don’t care if you posted this recipe last year. I’m leaving a comment!

    One, I love love love that melted look w the MnM ice cream. Intended or not :D

    Two, so is Canuck whipping cream different than US heavy cream? Mine says heavy whipping cream, so it’s like both worlds combined. I’m not sure what makes it heavy cream and not just cream (the fact that it’s all cream and not half and half or just plain milk)? I’m just wondering if there’s an actual difference or simply the name.

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      Heavy cream and whipping cream are pretty much the same thing. Apparently Canada just likes to make things difficult. Our sizes for stuff are different than yours too. It drives me mad. I think the milk is classified by fat content if I’m not mistaken. Whipping is 30 to 36% and Heavy Whipping is anything more than 36%. I had to scope that info out when trying to convert what my ice cream maker called for and what is actually available here. So basically use heavy or whipping depending on where you live.

      Thanks. I love the melty pic. It’s so cute.


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