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Ice Cream Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind

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Ice Cream Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind

Kind of like shrimp, Bubba Gump's fruit of the sea, there are a million ways you can eat ice cream. Sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cake, cones, popsicles, etc. Whatever your flavor, FY&I has a new and exciting way for you to experience a classic summer treat. Read below for suggestions to put a spin on a quintessential frozen delicacy.

Sundae Cones

You can use store-bought ice cream (such as the amazing selection offered at FY&I) to put inside of these delicious, homemade cones. To make the cones, set them upright in a loaf pan filled with uncooked rice. Microwave ¼ of the chocolate in 30-second increments, until smooth. Spoon into the tips of the cones and let them cool. Freeze the cones to secure the chocolate, then add the ice cream and lastly, add more chocolate on top of the ice cream. To do this, simply invert each cone, dip them in chocolate, set them upright in a pan and sprinkle them with nuts and other toppings of your choosing.

Sundaes with Spoon Shaped Cookies

These sundaes are the cutest little things! Complete with spoon shaped cookies and the ice cream flavor of your choosing, these delicacies are a great summer treat. To make the cookies, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Then, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture and mix until dough comes together. Shape dough into 2 disks and bake them at 325 degrees. After the cookie spoons are done, create the sundae of your dreams with an ice cream flavor of your choosing and toppings you like as well.

Ice Cream Cake

A favorite at birthday parties and family get-togethers alike, ice cream cake is sure to be a crowd pleaser at whatever event you’re preparing for. This ice cream cake recipe utilizes fudge sauce and graham crackers for a crispy, fudgy texture and taste. To make it, whip up a fudge sauce with cream, cocoa and sugar. Let the fudge sauce cool and then select the ice cream you want to use for the cake. Press the ice cream into the pan, then top it with a layer of graham crackers. Then drizzle the fudge sauce over the graham crackers. Repeat this for as many times as seems right to create the cake of your wildest dreams!

Ice Cream Sandwich

This is perhaps the most classic of all ice cream inspired treats. You can make it with either cookies or brownies. To create this culinary masterpiece, simply whip up the cookie or brownie recipe and divide the yield into two portions. Spread half the brownie/cookie with ice cream, invert the remaining half on top and wrap the combination tightly in plastic. Freeze until firm, about two hours and then unwrap the creation and cut it to serve. Voila, you have a tasty, homemade treat perfect for a summer party or just for chilling at home!

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Ice Cream Around the World

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Ice Cream Around the World

Ice cream is served in a variety of ways across the globe. In this blog, FY&I takes you on an around-the-world culinary adventure to explore how the sweet treat is consumed in different nations. And one thing’s for sure, no matter how it's prepared, ice cream is all around appealing!


France

Foie Gras Ice Cream

This ice-cream creation is not for the faint of the heart and is very, very french. Fois Gras, or over-fattened duck liver (often used in appetizers or entrees, not desserts), is used to make this french delicacy. I don’t know about you, but I’ll stick to the wide selection of gelatos and ice creams at FY&I over duck ice cream, thank you!

 

Israel

Halva Ice Cream

How do the Israelis enjoy ice cream? By creating their own take on it, named halva ice cream. Halva, a sweet candy-like treat made from sesame seeds smashed into a sugar-and-honey paste, is common in many Israeli dishes. This culinary creation is very sweet and perfect for cooling off on a hot day in Tel-Aviv.

 

Japan

Mochi

This delightful masterpiece mixes the most American of treats (ice cream) and the most Japanese of desserts (mochi) to create a delicious, international dessert fusion. It consists of tiny balls of mochi (sticky rice pounded into a soft texture) with an ice-cream filling in flavors like green tea and red bean. But you don’t have to travel halfway across the world to try this treat: it can be found at your neighborhood Asian grocery store or market.

 

Italy

Gelato

Gelato is perhaps the most quintessential Italian dessert and do not be caught calling it ice cream in front of an Italian. While the two treats are similar in their deliciousness, gelato is typically denser and milkier than traditional ice cream. And the good news? Gelato contains less fat than ice cream, since it uses more milk than cream. The other good news is that you don’t have to book a flight to get some of this delightful delicacy, you can check out the gelato selections offered at FY&I today.

 

Iran

Faloodeh

Made of thin vermicelli noodles frozen with corn starch, rose water and lime juice, Faloodeh is a unique blend of citrus and floral tastes. This Persian treat is especially refreshing on a hot day in the middle east.

 

Philippines

Cheese Ice Cream

This Filipino dessert combines two amazing comfort foods: cheese and ice cream. Once sold only by street vendors, today it’s crafted with real cheese by the brand Magnolia and sold in stores all over the Philippines, ensuring much easier consumption and availability.

 

Turkey

Dondurma

Turkish ice cream, dondurma, has a similar pliability to taffy. The dondurma street vendors in Istanbul have fun with its pliable texture, putting on a show for customers and passersby, alike.

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Make Your Next Event Extra Sweet with FY&I

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Make Your Next Event Extra Sweet with FY&I

FY&I Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Shop offers great in-house treats for all members of the family. But, we also offer catering, perfect for birthdays or special events! We offer a selection of goodies for delivery, catering and in-store including: protein shakes, birthday cakes, sundaes, pies, banana splits, milkshakes and candies. Our ice cream flavors include: vanilla, chocolate, almond praline, steller coffee, double fudge brownie, cookies and cream, peanut butter cup, cookie dough, butter pecan, fudge track, mint chocolate chip, rum raisin, strawberry, chocolate chip, superman, birthday cake, cotton candy, pistachio, banana cream pie and black cherry vanilla and our gelato offerings include: dark chocolate, chocolate hazelnut, caramel macchiato, cookies and cream, stracciatella and sea salt caramel. Whatever your tastes, we have a variety of selections to surely please guests at any type of party. With the sweets aspect of your party covered, all you have to decide upon is what kind of party you want to throw. Here are a few of our ideas:

Housewarming Party:

What better way to welcome someone to a new home or neighborhood than with delicious ice cream or gelato? Throw a housewarming party for your friends, neighbors or yourself and make the event one to remember by setting up the new space with beautiful decorations and candles and an in impressive spread of food. Your guests will especially love if the spread includes some amazing sweet treats. Even better: send out ice cream themed invites and thank you cards.

 

Dinner Party:

One of the most classic parties of all time, the dinner party focuses on why everyone really goes to parties: the food. Select a theme of your choosing for the meal and choose an accompanying ice cream flavor to provide some continuity.

 

Birthday Party:

The most traditional party, most birthday parties are begging for a way to add some pizzazz. Spice things up at the next birthday party you throw or attend by providing guests with the ice cream of their dreams. You could even throw an entire ice cream themed party, especially for younger kids.

 

Themed Party:

You can go wherever your imagination takes you with a themed party. Awesome ideas include: ancient Greece, decades, Rubik's Cube, hippies vs. hipsters, bad family portraits, underwater, puns, murder mystery, Mad Men and Hawaiian luau. Any of these themes can be easily improved with a scoop of FY&I’s tasty ice cream.

 

Holiday Party:

This is a great theme because there are so many holidays throughout the year! Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Halloween, or anything else, make sure your celebration includes something sweet!

 

Family Reunion:

Let’s face it, sometimes we need an awesome spread of food to congregate at when we’re taking breaks from our more taxing family members. Give everyone delicious ice cream treats to share and they’re way more likely to ask you about the gelato than your ex-boyfriend.

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