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What happens when cinnamon-sugar coated Mexican churros cross with swirly fried funnel cakes? Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce and you have yourself one decadent sundae.

Churro Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sundaes from

These were supposed to be traditional churros served with the usual chocolate dipping sauce, but I got sidetracked. As I was getting ready to make my churros I was thinking about how hard it is to pipe a straight line into a pot of hot oil; the minute the dough hits the oil it just wants to twist and turn. And then I thought— funnel cakes!

Both churros and funnel cakes are fried, both are often served at carnivals and theme parks, and both are delicious. This kind of a mashup is really a no-brainer when you think about it. Continue Reading…


Fudgy brownies sandwiched around mint chocolate chip ice cream make for a fun and easy frozen treat.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Brownie Bars |

I’ve never been a big celebrator of St. Patrick’s Day. I wear green to avoid getting pinched, stock the fridge with Guinness for the hubby, and that’s about it.

But this year I thought I’d create a fun recipe just for the occasion! Except, it turns out I don’t have an Irish bone in my body and all I came up with are these mint chocolate chip ice cream brownie bars (hey, the ice cream is kinda sorta green?). And I realized I’m a little bit boring.

These ice cream brownie bars, though— not boring at all! Continue Reading…


In today’s Sunday Spotlight I’m highlighting this recipe from In Katrina’s Kitchen for chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream sandwiches. It’s a must-try before the summer is up!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches from

A few Fridays ago my husband and I were going through our usual TGIF ritual— takeout, cocktails, and netflix— when a sweet craving hit. And suddenly I was hit with inspiration that only late night munchies can bring.

What if you took vanilla ice cream and sandwiched it between two layers of chocolate chip cookie dough?  Continue Reading…


I hope you’ll begrudge me at least one more homemade ice cream recipe this summer— this one made with huckleberries fresh from the mountains of Idaho.

Huckleberry Ice Cream from

We’re just back from a week spent at my family cabin in McCall, a small lakeside town north of Boise. It’s a longstanding summer tradition I look forward to all year long. We swam, built sandcastles, lounged in the sun, roasted marshmallows, enjoyed sunsets over the lake, and played card games long into the night.

I took a whole week off from the internet and my blogging life, ignoring email, twitter and the like. It was fabulous. But now I’m back! And refreshed and excited to share a recipe I created in our tiny and primitive cabin kitchen.

Untitled Lunch! #icecreamalley #mccall #idaho
Morning hike and huckleberry picking. #mccall #idaho Cap't John!  #dailyjohn
Untitled Home from vacation and missing the sunsets in McCall. Why can't this be my everyday? #mccall #idaho #payettelake

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Rich and dark chocolate ice cream studded with mini marshmallows and toasted hazelnuts is a perfect indulgence to help beat the heat.

Dark Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream with Hazelnuts from

I never cared much for rocky road ice cream as a kid. I think it was the nuts.

Fast forward 20 years to last week when I realized I still hadn’t given rocky road the second chance it deserves. 20 years without the combination of chocolate ice cream, marshmallows and nuts? I must be nuts. And so I made batch of rocky road ice cream.

Dark Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream with Hazelnuts from

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