Food & Recipes

7 Deliciously Offbeat Ice Cream Recipes

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, July 1, 2015

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Aired July 1, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

Today is Creative Ice Cream Flavor day, and to celebrate, we have seven uniquely tasty ice cream recipes that you can make at home!

No. 1: Richard Blais' Violet Dry Ice Cream

If you’re a fan of Richard Blais from Top Chef, you know that he loves to experiment with avant garde food preparation, so this interesting ice cream won’t surprise you. He makes a quick violet-flavored ice cream using dry ice, then uses liquid nitrogen to quick freeze caramel corn and marshmallows for a delicious topping.

No. 2: Clodagh McKenna's Baileys Irish Soda Bread Ice Cream

Wait… what!? Soda bread IN your ice cream? Where do we sign up! Clodagh McKenna (known as the “Irish Rachael Ray”) toasts soda bread crumbs with brown sugar and folds them into a beautiful vanilla custard. Then, simply pop in the freezer and stir every so often – no ice cream maker necessary!

Tip: After you remove the seeds from a fresh vanilla bean, dry the bean and add it to a container of sugar to get vanilla-flavored sugar.

No. 3: Lozza’s Sticky Toffee Ice Cream

This amazingly delicious ice cream uses Medjool dates as the base for a sticky toffee to blend with vanilla ice cream. Perfection!

No. 4: Banana 'Ice Cream' Fakeout

This delicious frozen treat, while very similar to ice cream, is actually made primarily from bananas! Just freeze chunks of banana, then puree with a small amount of milk until it reaches a whipped consistency. Yum!

No. 5: Bananas and Cookie Spread Ice Cream

This fake-out banana recipe is very similar to the above, but adds Speculoos “cookie butter” spread for a creamy, but still somewhat healthy, treat!

No. 6: Sunny Anderson's Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sunny’s recipe starts with a homemade carrot cake ice cream (we know… sounds amazing!) that is then sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies. Delish!

No. 7: Buddy Valastro's Leftover Candy Ice Cream

This cleverly simple recipe calls for a gallon of pre-made vanilla ice cream, softened and then blended with any candy that you like! Pop it back in the freezer to re-set, and you’re done!

What’s your favorite offbeat ice cream flavor? Tell us in the comments!