National Ice Cream Month

This month is National Ice Cream Month.Did you know TasteSpotting is partnering with Dreyer’s/Edy’s Slow Churned Light Ice Creamto feature all kinds of Ice Creams.

I don’t need a reason to eat ice cream, but this is a really good excuse to enjoy it for a whole month.
I love ice cream and nothing screams warm weather better than ice cream. I am talking homemade, creamy ice cream.
Remember when you were young and you had the hand cranked ice cream maker?
I never really liked to crank that thing.
 I wondered how they kept the salt and ice out of the ice cream.
 I do know that I did really love that ice cream.
Now I have a really cool ice cream maker that I got from Bed Bath and Beyond. It has a canister that you freeze. All you have to do is put your custard in add the paddle and let her rip.
So you see, there is really no reason for you not to enjoy homemade ice cream this month.
Or any other month either.
Honestly, the hard thing about making this ice cream, is not dipping that spoon into that creamy lusciousness before it has set all the way.

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Nutmeg Ice Cream


2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

2 cups half-and-half

1 whole nutmeg, cracked

3/4 cup sugar

6 egg yolks

1 cup heavy cream


Toast grated nutmeg in a skillet over medium heat, 1–2 minutes. Remove pan from heat; set aside. Heat half-and-half and cracked nutmeg in a 4-qt. saucepan until it just begins to simmer. Remove from heat; let steep for 10 minutes. In a bowl, whisk together sugar and yolks. While whisking, slowly pour in half-and-half mixture. Return mixture to pan; cook, stirring, until mixture thickens, 8–10 minutes. Pour through a fine strainer into a large bowl. Whisk in toasted nutmeg and cream; cover custard and chill.
Freeze custard in an ice cream maker; transfer to an airtight container. Freeze until set before serving.

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21 Responses to “National Ice Cream Month”

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    Gloria — June 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    This Ice cream look amazing and georgeous, I love Ice Cream and Im a little envious because I havent a machine Ice crea,, maybe the next summer of here, look amazing Veronica!!! gloria


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    Lizzy — June 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I have the same ice cream maker! Your top photo is marvelous…it just screams summer deliciousness!


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    claudia lamascolo — June 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    wow what great mouth watering photo’s I am wishing for ice cream now!


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    Winelady Cooks — June 30, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    OH MY GOSH!, I’m with you I LUV ice cream. I just posted a strawberry yogurt recipe. I must buy myself an ice cream maker – I think it will be my most favored possession LOL.

    Thanks for sharing,


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    Lark (SparkyLarky) — June 30, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    This is great! I am planning on making Homemade Ice Cream for the 4th of July!

    Thanks for sharing!


  6. #
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table — June 30, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    That is a great picture! I would love a big bowl of this!


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    Biren @ Roti n Rice — June 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    First time coming across nutmeg ice cream. It sounds wonderful! You are so right about not dipping that sppon into that luscious cream before it is set 🙂


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    Kimberly — June 30, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    *Drools….* I want an ice cream maker SO badly!!! This looks so good right now… Yum!


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    Peggy — June 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I haven’t busted out my ice cream maker in so long. Thanks for reminding me of Ice Cream month!


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    Eileen — June 30, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I just got an ice cream maker this year too! I love it. I think your nutmeg ice cream sounds delicious. I will have to try it one of these days.


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    Patti — July 1, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I need to get one of those. The ice cream sounds delish Veronica….I would have to dip in before it was ready…sorry!


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    Angie's Recipes — July 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I have a ice cream machine which I hardly use..hehe…your ice cream with nutmeg looks terrific!


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    Spice Sherpa — July 1, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I have this SAME ice cream maker and absolutley love it. It’s true, mix it up and let her rip indeed! Being a spice freak I like the nutmeg ice cream. Plus that’s a spice that can get away with an appearance in the middle of winter. 🙂

    Must admit I love recipes that require minimal effort. This is more due to to the fact that I think, “ice cream! Now!” So I came up with easy Mexican Chocolate ice cream and spiced cinnamon honey ice cream sandwiches.

    Your photos are lovely!


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    briarrose — July 1, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Oooo….nutmeg….great flavor. I love an excuse to eat ice cream. 😉


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    Janet@ from cupcakes to caviar — July 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Neat ice cream flavor! I can see this being a good winter flavor too; maybe on top of warm apple pie. Yum!


  16. #
    Tina — July 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    How unique and refreshing this is-love that close up shot of the beater covered in ice cream-yum-buzz!


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    Medeja — July 16, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Looks yummy!


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    Debra Eliot — July 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Love fresh ground nutmeg!!!!!! Dontcha’ love those ice cream makers. We have one and bought everyone else in the family one about 5 Christmases ago.


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    TammyJo Eckhart — July 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    We finally have an ice cream maker that works but it isn’t nearly as good as my parents had when I was growing up.

    Over on The Chocolate Cult we’re doing featured reviews of ice cream for the next few months so I hope you check us out, Veronica.


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    Allyn — July 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I will have to try this. I’ve had cinnamon ice cream and thought it was fabulous. I also love nutmeg, so this could be a really delicious combination!



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