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Savor Summer With These Four Fun Ice Cream Recipes

From the dairy-free to the bourbon-infused.
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Photo by Travis Awalt

For the most part, I wouldn’t consider myself an ice cream fanatic. (I’ve always been more of a cookie/brownie girl myself.) But when the temperatures start to soar, as they’re wont to do during a Dallas summer, I find myself constantly craving the cold stuff.

After my umpteenth vanilla in a cake cone, I decided it was time for something a little fancier. Thankfully, the (web) pages of are full of fun ideas to satisfy even the most sophisticated of ice cream connoisseurs.

Peach Bourbon
Photo by Lesley Mann Lynch

Peach and Bourbon Ice Cream

This fancy flavor was whipped up as a remedy for wisdom teeth removal, but post-op or not, the concoction is pretty magical.
(Makes approximately one quart)

What You’ll Need

2 cups milk
4 tsp. cornstarch
1 ¼ cups heavy cream
2/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
1 cup peach puree
1 Tbsp. bourbon
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. kosher salt
1 ½ oz cream cheese, softened

Head over to the original Side Dish article for full instructions


Photo by Hayley Votolato
Photo by Hayley Votolato

Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This recipe, derived from Minimalist Baker, was a savior for a former lactose-intolerant intern.

What You’ll Need

Two 13.5-ounce cans full fat coconut milk (roughly 3 1/2 cups)
1/2 to 3/4 cup raw sugar, depending on preferred sweetness
1 tsp quality vanilla extract
1 pinch xanthan gum (optional)
2 ounces quality non-dairy dark chocolate (I used Taza brand, 70% dark chocolate)

Head over to the original Side Dish article for full instructions and an additional recipe for Vegan Caramel Syrup


banana chai
Photo by Lauryn Bodden

Banana Chai Almond Butter Popsicles

Got brown bananas? Then you’ve got the most important ingredient for this sweet snack.

What You’ll Need

3 large bananas
1/4 cup almond butter
1/3 cup almond milk (I used vanilla)
¼ cup agave or honey
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon allspice
½ cup chocolate chips (or however many you want)

Head over to the original Side Dish article for full instructions


Photo by Travis Awalt
Photo by Travis Awalt

Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream

Yes, this recipe is beautiful. But to quote the creator of this pretty dessert, “This @#$% is good. Alarmingly good.” 

What You’ll Need

Special equipment needed: ice cream maker
2 cups coconut milk FULL FAT
1 cup pistachio milk (or almond milk for vanilla ice cream)
(see below for DIY pistachio and coconut milk instructions)
3/4 cup agave or corn syrup
1 tbsp neutral oil (I actually used olive b/c that’s what I had and it turned out fine)
3/4 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pistachio pieces (optional)

Head over to the original Side Dish article for full instructions

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