A good scoop of ice cream is only as good as its base. However, when you have mastered the base recipe and classic flavors for ice cream typically found at your local ice cream shop or store, it’s time to branch out and “zhuzh” up the wow factor with different add-ins such as pretzels, marshmallows, cookie crumbles, caramel sauce and even ricotta cheese, says Ralph Kopelman, owner of Cranford Vanilla Bean Creamery in New Jersey.
If you don’t have time to make an ice cream base, it’s acceptable to buy basic vanilla and add your special mix-ins, he says.
Below, Kopelman offers a few recipes to take your at-home frozen delights to the next level.
This award-winning ice cream flavor from Cranford Vanilla Bean Creamery with rum, bananas and caramel is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Ricotta cheese and crumbled cannoli shells impart flavor and delicious crunch to this cannoli ice cream recipe.
Even the wild blue dessert-aholic himself would be impressed with this ice cream recipe blending up chocolate chip and Oreo cookies.