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Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream

Yesterday’s post for Double Chocolate Brownies suggested adding ice cream. Here is what we serve at Cooking by the Book: a rich, bourbon spiked vanilla treat. This recipe follows the classic technique of carefully making custard. The steps here are well described and take some time — greatness is rarely swift. But I assure you…

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Lemon Ice Cream

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla? Chocolate? About 90% of Americans are covered by those two flavors. Strawberry comes in third in most locations. After that, well, there is a spectrum of flavors. Like one of those ice cream stands with 40 flavors, there are lots of flavors that you see but never…

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Gifford’s Ice Cream in Maine

Ice cream. It’s a food, of course, but I believe it deserves to be classified as a vitamin. Vitamin IC. And the best source for IC is New England, the world’s capitol of IC. If you travel the roads here, you are always stumbling on local, seasonal ice creams stands. And bordering communities can have…

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Extra Rich and Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

Down the road from us is lady with a yard filled with chickens running around and laying eggs. The egg shells come in rainbow colors — almost like Easter eggs without the artificial dye. Inside, each egg is radiant with an intensely orange yolk and lovely white that whips to a perfect meringue. This weekend…

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