Pumpkin n Spice n Everything Nice Ice Cream #icecreamsundays

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Hi folks. I have to make this ICE CREAM SUNDAYS snappy. Things to do, places to go, people to see. You know me, I’m a mover and shaker. *falls down laughing*

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Ah, but seriously I do have to make this a quickie. Love and leave them. That’s my motto. *grabs her side from laughing so hard*

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Okay, okay in all seriousness now. I really do need to hurry up and get rocking n rolling. You know me, party animal. *grabs a paper bag cuz I’m hyperventilating from laughter*

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Alrighty roo folks, enough silliness. Let’s get on with this show.

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

So I made some pumpkin ice cream. Here’s the kicker. I don’t like pumpkin. At all. Not even a little bit. Not even if I hold my nose and try to eat it. Yah, that’s right. I, your Lunatic, your bestie, your trusted friend, HATE pumpkin. There I said it. It’s out there. *waits for the angry mob*

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

*grabs a pepsi, NOT COKE, while she waits*

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

*fits of laughter take over as her regular readers get the joke*

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

*quietly points in THIS direction for the non- regulars who are lost right now*

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

*waits quietly again while drinking her pepsi, NOT COKE, while the rest of the group gets up to speed*

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Okay moving on now. Here’s a quick recap for those who now have a migraine.

1- I made pumpkin ice cream!
2- I hate pumpkin!
3- I like pepsi!
4- I hate coke!

That about sums it up. Now on to the recipe….of the ice cream…that I made….that I hate….but made for the boys…..my boys…not just random boys….cuz that’d be weird….and wrong…and odd…clarifying…my boys….and for the fans…..even the coke drinking ones…cuz that’s how I roll….I’m a giver….and a pepsi drinker….yup…..that’s about all there is to say about that.

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Pumpkin n Spice n Everything Nice Ice Cream:


1 cup whole milk
1 cup dark brown sugar
Pinch vanilla salt (plain salt can be used in a pinch *stifles a giggle*)
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon cinnamon (sorry Ann, you can omit this)
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cardamom


With a mixer whisk together the whole milk, dark brown sugar, and vanilla salt until sugar dissolves.

Now add the rest of the ingredients and mix for a couple minutes more on medium speed.

Cover and stick in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.

Remove and transfer to your ice cream maker freezer bowl. *this must be frozen before using*

Set on your ice cream maker, turn on and mix for 10 to 15 minutes.

You can serve immediately or stick in the freezer until ready to serve. Keep in mind you should take it out of freezer about 10 to 15 minutes before you want to eat it.

*Yields 5 cups*

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

I actually did taste it and I wasn’t horrified. Pumpkin is tolerable. I still don’t LOVE it. But hey, it’s progress right. B tasted it and gave it a “eaten in 3 seconds flat” rating. Which is a very high rating. Hubs has yet to try it. He’s at work. And he chuffed me off today so he may not get any anyway.

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

See that’s what happens when you chuff me off. No ice cream for you!

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Oh who am I kidding, he’ll still get a bowl. But it won’t be this big bowl. It’ll be a eeny weeny little teeny bowl. And no cinnamon stick. Only non chuffers get those.

Alrighty roo folks. I am outta here, later alligator, in awhile crocodile. I am not posting other links this week due to:

I am lazy!
I am tired!
I am chuffed!

We’ll see what kind of mood I’m in next week and go from there. It’s any one’s guess at this point. Later folks, even you non-pepsi, coke drinking crazies.

Toodles and smoochies. xx

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  1. Ann says

    It looks delicious! You have enough yummy spices that I believe I CAN omit the cinnamon and enjoy the taste of all that delicious pumpkin….while drinking a coke!

  2. Greg says

    This sounds really good. I am surprised you didn't carve little faces on every scoop of ice cream. :-) I was thinking it would make a good ice cream pie and using crushed spice cookies for the crust.

  3. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    Haha! It was so sweet of you to make this ice cream despite your hatred of ice cream! I love pumpkin anything. I also love Pepsi (except I have to admit that I like coke zero…does that make me a traitor??)!

  4. Jen at The Three Little Piglets says

    I feel the same way about mushrooms. I occasionally try to like them, but no such luck yet. This however, is right up my ally! With a Coke to go with it even better! Wink.

  5. janet@cupcakestocaviar says

    Ya know… I'm really rethinking this marriage thing Kim. First you don't drink Coke. I tried to forgive that. But to not like Pumpkin too!!!? BLASPHEMY!!! I am giving you back your ring!! Oh…wait… you didn't give me a ring. WAITAMINNIT!! NO RING!? Geeeezzzzz!

    Erhmmm… moving on. I love Pumpkin (sorry) and pumpkin ice cream is something I wait for in the stores all year so I can definitely see this getting made in my ice cream maker. YAY~!!

    Now where's my ring?

  6. momdecuisine says

    AHAHA I love this post! I literally laughed out loud! I'm not a big pumpkin fan either, but I think this ice cream sounds really great!

  7. Emily says

    This looks like it has lots of bold flavors. I love it. Pumpkin ice cream is always the special treat for me on the holidays. I don't like pumpkin pie.

  8. Willa@ArmstrongFamilyFare says

    Pumpkin Ice Cream sounds delicious!! It's ok that you don't like pumpkin…saves more for me! :)

  9. Sandy@divaeatsitalia.com says

    I'm a lunatic for pumpkin ice cream! It's one of the things I look forward to every fall. Great Post!


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