I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream (A Giveaway)

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream (A Giveaway)

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*Giveaway has now ended*

Ever read a recipe book that had you drooling from practically the first page?

Considering that summer is promising to stay hot for a while longer, when I first read Just Making Ice Cream, I could hardly resist jumping up from a cozy table in the coffee shop where I do some of my blogging so that I could stick my ice cream maker in the freezer.

I love all manner of savory food. There probably isn’t a style of food that I don’t love (Italian, Thai, Greek, Japanese, Indian…). But I’m also a sucker for two sweet treats, namely dark chocolate and ice cream. So when I started reading recipe names like Salty Caramel Pecan, Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Lemon Cherry Swirl Cheesecake and Yum Rum Raisin, I was a goner.

The ebook’s author, Mare Beard, lists some might fine reasons why it’s infinitely better to make, rather than buy, your ice cream:

  1. It’s more frugal.
  2. Use healthier and natural ingredients. {A huge reason in my books!}
  3. Ability to make it allergen-free.
  4. For taste and quality.
  5. Because it’s environmentally healthy {no packaging, right?}
  6. Avoid hidden ingredients
  7. You are in control of your food.
  8. Choose your style, favorite flavors, and be creative!
  9. Great activity for family and friends.
  10. Have an ice cream party!

ice cream with strawberries

This 113 page ebook includes a wonderful section on the ingredients used for ice cream, different types of makers, ice cream making methods, tips and techniques, and then moves on to 63 ice cream, gelato and sorbet recipes, as well as some toppings and fun extras.

Our family can’t wait to try some of her scrumptious sounding recipes, especially with this late summer heat that we’re enjoying. Sounds like a perfect way to cool off on a hot day.

Would you like to win one of 2 copies of Just Making Ice Cream ($12 value each)?

Here’s how to get entered (remember to leave a separate comment for each entry):

1. Tell me your top reasons for wanting to make your own ice cream. And if you want, your favorite flavors. So we can all drool together.

2. Subscribe to Keeper of the Home byΒ RSS feed orΒ by email (and be entered to win ourΒ monthly email subscriber-only giveaways!).

3. Share about this giveaway through your blog or favorite social media (find us onFacebook andΒ Twitter here).

4. Visit Mare over at her blog, Just Making Noise, and say hi in a comment!

Giveaway has now ended.

Note that if you go to purchase a copy, you can change the suggested donation to $10 or $11, if that’s what you can afford. If you’d like to donate more, you can do that as well.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review. I am not an affiliate of the book, but all proceeds will be going towards the Rancho Oasis for Youth in the Honduras.

All images property of Mare Beard.

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  1. Ooh, those flavors sound so good! I’m drooling over Salted Carmel Pecan. Makes me think of Starbuck’s Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate. I want to make me own to do it a little bit healthier for my family.

  2. In my recent trip to the grocery store, I spent quiet a bit of time reading the ingredients in America’s favorite brands of ice cream. For the vast majority, I could only pronounce one or two of the ingredients. I really want to make my own so I can control the luscious fruits and velvety cream. I could have faith in what I place in my body. Right now, blackberry season is wrapping up and what better way to use them than blackberry ice cream. Apple season is coming up, I would love to see the fundamentals of making ice cream so I could turn some of those apples in apple and cinnamon ice cream.

  3. I have always wanted to make my own ice cream with my children and have been asking for an ice cream maker for Christmas for years. Problem with that is they are often hard to find during the winter – go figure πŸ˜‰ I finally got my maker this spring from a girlfriend and would love to try some of the recipes mentioned in this book with my children. We just started homeschooling our oldest and I can think of a million ways to incorporate make your own food into our schooling – THANK YOU!

  4. I love making ice cream because it takes me back to my childhood when we’d make ice cream in an old-fashioned ice cream maker using rock salt and snow (well, ice mainly but the kids would add snow). I loved the anticipation of waiting for it to harden. Now with my counter-top ice cream maker I can actually watch the ice cream get hard. I can’t wait till my son is old enough to enjoy the process with me!

  5. About a year and a half ago my son was diagnosed with multiple food sensitivities. Eggs is at the top of the list of thirty-seven. So, in an effort to control the ingredients, we have been making our own at home since then. By “we” I mean me and my husband. And by that I mean I tell him make some ice cream and he does. πŸ™‚ It’s good and we brag about our homemade ice cream but let’s be real, we are stuck in the vanilla rut. We need some new recipes! Thanks!

  6. 1. I’m in Arizona and it hovers over 100 degrees these days.
    2. Some days only ice cream will do (and I happen to LOVE ice cream!)

  7. Thank you for sharing/partnering with Just Making Noise! I had hear the name before but never took time to check her out. Having severe hearing loss myself I was delighted to see her blog. I commented on her “what’s that noise” post from several yearsa go when she was describing how she answers her children’s question “what’s that noise, mommy.”

  8. I was just talking with my husband, how I really wanted to start putting our ice cream maker to better use. Instead of a once a year type thing. Getting this recipe book would definately be a motivator!

  9. Oh I love ice cream. I love being able to customize my own flavors and know that all the ingredients in there are pure.

  10. I would love to make ice cream because #1- It is homemade. And #2- It is a cheap treat! Got to love both those reasons! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Got an ice cream maker this summer, but I needed some inspiration to try it πŸ™‚ We all have milk allergies, so have been missing ice cream. It sounds like this book is just what I need.

  12. Well, this family loves icecream. They are always looking in the freezer and at this time I really only buy one kind but it’s not organic. As I child, when the family got together, they would get out the old hand crank freezer and lay newspapers on top outside in the drive. Someone would crank and one of the kids would get to sit on the newspapers to keep it from moving around. As a kid, you knew you were helping. Anyway, black walnut was my grandmas favorite and that’s what we make alot. For me, I would love new recipes. Icecream reminds people of favorite flavors. It reminds me of my grandma first, then my favorite flavor *any chocolate!*.

  13. I just bought an ice cream maker and need healthy ice cream recipes πŸ˜‰ Also visited Mare’s site but didn’t see where to leave comments.

  14. I love homemade ice cream. It brings back great memories of family times as a child and store bought milk makes me sick, so I like the control of ingredients. Coffee flavored or anything with fruit

  15. I would love to make homemade ice cream to know exactly what’s in it. That’s very important to me. I’m also working on a source for raw milk. This would be a great way to get some into my family.

  16. We are trying not to buy processed foods, but Icecream is one item we still buy. I know there is junk in it and would love to make my own so I know exactly what is in it. i can also be creative with the flavors! My all time favorite flavor is strawberry.

  17. My top reason for making our own ice-cream is because of dairy allergies. We have a goat and use goat milk to make ice-cream. My favorite is mint chocolate chip, but because of ease and cost we usually make a fruit ice-cream and my favorite fruit ice-cream is raspberry peach.

  18. We have a milk cow and often have extra milk, so I would like to win this book as a help to use it up with more exciting ice cream recipes than I usually whip up.

  19. I like to make my own because it tastes better and I know what’s in it. My favorite is definitely chocolate, but I love a good vanilla bean icecream too! I’d love to expand my tastes πŸ™‚

  20. I received an ice cream maker for Christmas but now summer has gone and I only tried it once:( My kids and I love chocolate but mango sounds delicious, too. The book would help me be less intimidated by the machine!

  21. I got an ice cream maker for my birthday after 2 years of pining for one. I absolutely love it, and I can’t buy them at the store anymore. It tastes so much better, costs less and is better for me. I would love more recipes that my family and I could enjoy. Thanks!

  22. I make my own ice cream, for the better health options, the ability to make great peanut-free flavors for my daughter, and the fact the it just. tastes. so. good.

    I’d love to win this for more inspiration!

  23. Welllll, I visited Mare’s blog and really enjoyed it; especially the entry on food to make and take on an airplane. I also enjoyed reading about their work with RO4Y but…and this is a big BUT…I cannot figure out how to comment on her blog.

  24. Oh wow! That looks SO yummy! I keep saying that I need to make ice cream with my kids.

    My great-grandmother made an AMAZING maple walnut homemade ice cream!

  25. Ice cream is my absolute favorite treat and I’d like to try making my own since it would be good to know about the ingredients. My favorite flavor is anything with nuts – especially pistachio!

  26. Although we had a traditional ice cream maker (ice & rock salt) I never made it because of the hassle. We just received an ice cream maker where you freeze the canister (Cuisinart), eliminating the ice and salt- no mess! Now we make it often. No fake or unwanted ingredients. Our favorite by far has been the cheesecake, made with cream cheese (even my yogurt cheese left from making whey) with homemade raspberry sauce.

  27. Just checked out Mare’s blog – it’s terrific! I posted a comment under her ice cream ebook. Hope to try some of her recipies soon.

  28. I want to make my own ice cream so that I can give my kids (and me) a treat an know exactly what is going into it. I remember making ice cream as a kids and thought it was the greatest thing ever!

  29. My top reason for wanting to make ice cream is so that I can make it lactose free, since a couple people in my family are lactose intolerant. I’m sure this book would be awesome in helping with that. =)

  30. Ingredients, ingredients ingredients! I like making our ice cream with raw milk and without hidden ingredients like propylene glycol.

  31. Top reason for making my own ice cream? Cause the stuff you buy in the store isn’t ice cream anymore. Its “Frozen dairy dessert” whatever that means. that’s a scary thought, right? I shudder t o think.

  32. I like that I can control the ingredients in my own ice cream. Also my children think it’s really fun to make it ourselves!

  33. My top reason for making my own ice cream: I can’t eat dairy while nursing my baby. And anything non-dairy to be bought it so expensive!

  34. I moved away from my favorite ice cream place, and can’t find a good replacement. So I want to make my own so I can have a sweet treat more often than my travel plans allow me to get back.

  35. I love homemade ice cream. My favorite kind – that is hard to choose, I love chocolate with peanut butter flavor mixed in or butter pecan.


  36. I would love to make gelato as we don’t have any in my rural area. Only one locally made ice cream shop or the grocery store for me!

  37. I love ice cream! My kids love it when I make ice cream! (of course what kid doesn’t) πŸ™‚

    For me I love anything with the words….carmel….chocolate….and to have them both in an ice cream recipe! OH MY! I can taste it now. It’s a must! YUMMMMMMMM!!!!

  38. I never met an ice cream I didn’t like! I think my favorite is Double Chocolate Malted Crunch – Yummm! IF I could make THAT at home, I’d be one happy chick πŸ˜‰

  39. My favorite ice cream flavor is coffee. I love it with homemade hot fudge drizzled over it. Homemade anything tastes better than store bought!

  40. Top reason would be so I know exactly what is in what I’m eating. We were also just gifted an ice cream machine, so perfect timing!

  41. Why I want this book:

    I’ve wanted to make my own ice cream and/or gelato. Would love to have some inspiring recipes!

    Controlling ingredients is important to me, since my family is gluten-free.

    We LOVE ice cream, but it’s a once-in-a-while purchase, since we’re on a single-income (teacher salary!).

    Favorite flavors: Rocky Road, Salted Caramel, and good old-fashioned vanilla. And the picture on the front of the book has my ears perked up and my mouth salivating!

  42. Ice cream is my biggest weakness, but buying it is both pricey and unhealthy. I would love to learn how to make my own at home!

  43. I’d love to make my own ice cream, so I don’t have to worry about looking for ones without dyes in them, or buying the super expensive brands.

  44. I absolutely LOVE peppermint ice cream but you can only find it around Christmas. I don’t want to have to wait until the holidays, and so I would like to learn more about making ice cream so I can have my favorite ice cream any time of year.

    Thanks for a great website!

  45. Hi- I love homemade ice cream and just recently bought an ice cream maker. We have been trying different recipes that came with the maker but would love some really good recipes to try! I am a subscriber to keeper of the home. I liked you on fb, I also visited Mare’s blog.

  46. My reason for wanting to make home made ice cream? Ben and jerry’s is over priced, and while ice cream tastes wonderful store bought, home made tastes better, and it doesn’t contain a bunch of ingredients I can’t pronounce.

    My favorite flavor of ice cream is definitely cookie dough! I Also love Ben and jerry’s americone dream and phish food! Om nom nom..

  47. With 26 food allergies in our family of 6, it is VERY hard to find an ice cream flavor that is okay for everyone to eat. It get’s tiresome calling companies to find out what “natural flavors” are.

  48. I’m sure you’ve read the ingredients of ice cream in the store….and while it can be tasty, there are about 100 things in there I don’t really want my family eating. I’d love to minimize the ingredient list and still enjoy a treat!

  49. Since my son was born, I’ve been on a crusade to make everything from scratch. If I don’t make it myself, then we don’t eat it…which means I’m definitely missing ice cream! I need to learn to make it myself, my two year old would LOVE trying some!

  50. I want to make homemade ice cream since it is healthier. I LOVE chocolate ice cream, and I like fruity sorbets. And that sorbet on the cover of the book looks delicious!

  51. I would like to make my own ice-cream because it would be healthier and taste so much better too. Our favorite flavors are homemade peach ice-cream and of course Chocolate! Thanks!

  52. I would love to make my own ice cream. We are rather addicted to ice cream and if I made it myself I would 1) eat healthier ice cream – no yucky ingredients and 2) probably not eat as much if I could only eat it when I made it. πŸ™‚

  53. Our family’s main vice is ice cream. My first job was at an ice cream parlor and it all went down hill from there! We love anything with chocolate in it.

  54. Top reason for making my own ice cream is allergies and flavor! We have some food allergies and still want yummy ice cream!

  55. id love to win this because my hubs and i are ice cream afeciandos. we go far and wide for good quality ice cream. We love the idea of making it at home, especially flavors like pistacho & pumpkin πŸ™‚

  56. I love to make my own ice cream because I am in charge of the ingredients – and I can use raw cream and pastured eggs- yummy.

  57. I’d love to build memories with my son and daughter and husband making fresh healthier ice cream! We’ve been talking about it for a while now. I’d love to make the salty caramel pecan!

    1. I LOVE the Play and freeze ice cream maker (before this we used the old coffee can) ;o)
    2. Its magically delicious I can add as much vanillia as I want!
    3. Its a great lesson to my kids
    We scream “We LOVE Ice cream!”

  59. We like making our own ice cream because we know exactly how healthy it is as we control the ingredients we use. Chocolate is definitely my family’s favorite flavor!

  60. Ice cream is my favorite treat. The natural organic brands in the stores are all so expensive. I would much rather make my own. I would love to try flavors like pumpkin, cranberry/blueberry, strawberry, etc. I’m excited about this giveaway. Thank you.

  61. The number one reason for me wanting to make my own ice cream is for the nourishment of our family and secondly to avoid all of the additives and other ingredients that possibly are not labeled on the ice cream carton. πŸ™‚

    Some of our favorite flavors are: Strawberry, vanilla, mint chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookie dough and so many more…

  62. I would like to make my own ice cream because I like ice cream and it is fun to make. Let’s see, some of my favorite flavors are: mint chocolate chip, ice cream with homemade candy or cookies and fruit ice cream.

  63. I would like venture out and make my own ice cream because….
    1. I am very sensitive to dairy & sugar, so grocery store varieties are out
    2. Coconut milk ice cream at the local health food store costs an arm and a leg!
    3. I love the satisfaction of making my own food πŸ™‚

  64. Oh, how I would LOVE this recipe eBook! It just happens that the only thing I’ve requested for my birthday this year is an ice cream maker! So, in two weeks, I’ll be making every flavor of ice cream I can get my hands on! I’ve heard of a ginger-peach ice cream. Definitely going to look for that recipe.

  65. I couldn’t find out where to comment on the Just Making site, but I’ve book marked it and can’t wait to learn from her.

  66. I make my own ice cream, because it is healthier, I can control what is in it and I love the creative aspect of combining different flavours.

  67. i love to make my own ice cream but would like some great ideas for different flavors and techniques. i think the best part is controlling what goes in your ice cream and what stays out.

  68. I love the cost savings of making your own ice cream…plus, I think we tend to eat less of the food we make versus buy pre-made. πŸ™‚ Mmm…I can just imagine a mint chocolate chip homemade ice cream in my freezer! Thank you for the giveaway!

  69. My husband has a crazy, strong sweet tooth, and his favorite SWEET treat is, of course, ice cream! His favorite flavors are butter pecan, cookies and cream, and anything with chunks of anything! My favorite is good old-fashioned vanilla with chocolate sauce. yummmm

  70. I would love to win so I can get new ideas for healthy fun flavors of ice-cream with my 6 kiddos.


  71. We’re saving up for a good icecream maker, because we have milk goats now, and have oodles of yummy milk and cream that would make amazing, health-ful icecream!! We’d really like to turn ice cream making in to a family event – I’m even pondering getting a hand-crank machine so that we can all take turns (5 kids so far, so lots of hands to help eventually!)
    Even if I don’t win this book, I might just have to get my hands on it, anyway! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity, though.

  72. I want to make my own ice cream because I have a lot of hungry children to feed as well as a big hungry husband… plus… we LOVE to feed our bodies (which are the temple of the Holy Spirit) with healthy whole ingredients. I want to win!

  73. I’d love to make my own ice cream for flavor and quality! My favorite flavor(s) of the moment is dark chocolate with coffee ice cream. Yum!

  74. I want to make my own ice cream because it will allow me to use all natural, more nourishing ingredients in my favorite treat! I absolutely adore toasted coconut ice cream the most!

  75. This list of ingredients alone make you want to say ugh! Here in Texas we can eat ice cream pretty much year round, it would be great to have some and actually be able to tell my kids what’s in it.

  76. I make my own ice cream all the time since we’re on Feingold. This would be great since I only know how to make vanilla! Thanks for the opportunity!

  77. The flavor of homemade ice cream simply can’t be beat! And homemade is way cheaper than the good (ie, no weird ingredients) store-bought stuff.

  78. I want to learn to make my own ice cream because it’s just better!! And if I can learn to make some dairy-free for my sweet son that would be even better!!

  79. I want to learn to make my own ice cream because I like cooking from scratch. And, I like knowing what I’m eating. That’s easier done when I cook for myself.

  80. Wow! What a book! I would LOVE to have a book like that. My husband thinks he’ll pass on to the next world if he doesn’t have ice cream EVERY day at LEAST once! (He’s very lean too!) I love using raw milk and cage free eggs besides other healthy ingredients.

  81. I would love to win this! I’m a homemade ice cream fanatic. The best I’ve made so far is Blueberry Honey (no sugar!)– I have the recipe on my blog. πŸ™‚

  82. I would LOVE to win this book! My family and I just bought an ice cream maker this summer so we could make our own, but the instruction book only comes with a few recipes, and their not that great (calling for lots of white sugar!). I’d love to find recipes that contain nutritious or healthy sweetners, and this book would be a goldmine! I especially like homemade Peach Ice Cream!

  83. I love making homemade ice cream! It’s so much easier to enjoy eating it knowing it is full of nourishing ingredients! I would so love to try some new flavors…we made a yummy mint chocolate chip ice cream a few weeks back, but I’d like to try some more creative kinds!

  84. Mmmm…so happy I found your blog, and just in time to enter a yummy giveaway! Would love to make our own ice cream because it would be much easier than trying to keep it stocked in the freezer, since I only grocery shop once a month! Mint Chocolate Chip is my favorite!

  85. I love icecream above all else! Any flavor is great, but I especially like chocolate or caramel flavors. Yum! Homemade icecream brings back wonderful memories of my childhood.

  86. I would like to be able to make my own ice cream for multiple reasons:

    1. I can eat it again!
    2. I can send some with my children when they visit their grandparents. (Then I won’t be surprised (and sick on my stomach) when they tell me that they had some!!!!)

  87. My absolute favorite ice cream flavor of all time is Rocky Road…. but I yearn to make my own sorbets and gelato. Love the intense flavors!

  88. I would like to make my own ice cream b/c I like to control the ingredients! And I love ice cream. Good old vanilla is my favorite!

  89. I want to make my own ice cream to avoid anti freeze and other “mystery” ingredients. I love vanilla bean and would like to learn to make red bean ice cream with bean paste like I get at the Japanese restaurant! Yum!

  90. I went to Just making noise to say hi but couldn’t find a way to comment! So I sent her an email instead. Her site is amazing-much like yours!!!

  91. In college once, my neighbors mom shipped her homemade ice cream. It was amazing. And ever since then I have wanted to try my hand at making some.

  92. I was given an ice cream bowl/mixer set for my kitchen-aid mixer and I haven’t tried it yet! Actually, I’ve never made ice cream so this is a new experience! I’d love to put it to good use and try out some of the yummy recipes from this book! I think I’d start with the Salty Caramel Pecan.

  93. I would love to win this book. My husband and one of my daughters both have a dairy allergy. I would love to find some really good and economical recipes for them.

  94. Ice cream and fresh home made cookies, my dearest darkest down falls πŸ™‚
    So improving that can always be a bonus.
    I have found a super simple recipe for those of you who, like myself, have yet to invest in an ice cream maker…
    banana, peanut butter (valencia or natural/organic) and cocoa powder… in a blender. whatever portions you desire and freeze it, UNREAL! so tasty and such a simple ingredients list!!
    I would love some more recipe ideas and help with the ice cream maker I do get!
    Gotta stick with the classic mint chocolate chip… or mint fudge – YUM

  95. Wow, I would love to have this! My daughter bought an ice cream machine and loves to make all sorts of ice cream. Yum Rum Raisin?! Sounds fantastic! And that kiwi ice cream looks pretty good too!

  96. My top reasons for making my own ice cream are:
    1) To make flavor combinations that you can’t find in the grocery store.
    2) To make less expensive ice cream than you can buy.
    3) To make healthier ice cream that doesn’t have tons of extra ingredients in it.

    Nom nom nom. Can’t wait to get started.

  97. I would love to win these books because I grew up in a family that made homemade icecream every summer. I have wonderful memories of taking turns cranking the icecream. My favorite flavor is still one called Brown Bread icecream, which was maple flavors with semi-crunchy grapenuts. Yum!!

  98. My top reasons are food sensitivities make store bought ice cream a difficult purchase and you just had me at “salty caramel”. Yum!

  99. I would LOVE to learn how to make my own ice cream because I MISS ICE CREAM! I recently found out I am allergic to dairy, so have gone without my precious milkshakes. I did find one decent brand of coconut ice cream but it’s so expensive. It would ROCK to be able to learn how to make my own ice cream, especially anything that involves mint or cookies! Drooling as I remember what those flavors tasted like!

  100. I would love to make my own ice cream! My husband and I got an ice cream maker for ourselves for our 1 year anniversary, and we haven’t used it yet!

  101. I have a problem with carragenan and guar gum and many of the artificial ingredients in store bought icecream. I would love to start making my own.Homemade mint chocolate chip sounds heavenly!!!You know what is in it when you make it yourself.

  102. My daughter is allergic to soy and isn’t able to eat many commerically available ice creams. It would be great to make our own and know that they’re safe for her to eat!

  103. I would love to learn more about making ice cream at home. I have multiple food intolerances, and if I could once again have this tasty treat in my life…that would be wonderful!

  104. I made my own chocolate ice cream once and it reminded me of Wendy’s Frosty’s. I just cant remember what ingredients I used. Was it coconut milk or heavy cream??? and cant remember what sugar I used…But would love this book for ideals on other flavors.

  105. I got an ice cream maker last Christmas and have only used it twice! A travesty. So I would love ideas for ice cream flavors and if they’re made with nourishing ingredients, all the better. I’m a sucker for chocolate and strawberry ice creams.

  106. I would love it because my son has peanut and egg allergies. I only have one recipe we use and haven’t ventured too far out. I think ALL the flavors would be amazing. We love them all

  107. #3. Ability to make it allergen free.

    The number one reason I make ice cream at home! My littlest often has to watch others eat ice cream because he’s allergic. So to have lots of options for him is always great!

  108. I would love this recipe book! Our family loves to eat ice cream. When we finally were able to buy raw milk and cream and farm fresh eggs, I bought a 2qt electric ice cream maker. I’d love more recipes to try different flavors. Right now we usually just do vanilla and add toppings.

  109. I prefer to control the ingredients in our food and our “sonny-boy” can’t have dairy ice cream. Favorite? Mint Chocolate Chip is right there next to plain ol’ vanilla bean.

  110. Every year, we make homemade ice cream at my husband’s family’s reunions. I love the ability to control what we are putting in the ice cream. My favorite flavor is chocolate with chocolate chunks. Yum!

  111. My top reason for wanting to make my own is because I try to limit what we eat from boxes and cans. I already make my own ice cream toppings, now just need the ice cream!! My favorite is coffee!

  112. I think the name… Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough says it all! I also love being able to control what I put into the food I make for my family! Great giveaway!!

  113. I would love to win for health reasons. It is definitely more natural when you make it yourself. I would make coffee and a moose tracks or something like that.

  114. My top reasons are to avoid the icky ingredients in store ice cream and to be more frugal (which means we can eat more ice cream!).

  115. My top reasons include that I have had an ice cream maker since last Christmas and still have not ever used it (unsure which recipe to try), we are on a tight budget and making my own ice cream would be much cheaper than buying it, and I want to use the very best real food ingredients.

    Thank you!

  116. Salty caramel??? sign me up!!! I like any kind of coconut or peanut butter ice cream. I think I’d like making my own because I know the ingredients (no corn syrup) and I can be creative!

  117. I receive RSS feeds. I would like to try something dairy-free for my son and use natural flavors and colors in our ice cream. I like cherry or peppermint chocolate chip and many others.

  118. we just got an ice cream maker this year and i’m loving making my own! so far my favorite flavor has been mint chocolate chip.

  119. I want to make my own because then I know what’s in the ice cream (not fillers that make the ice cream less meltable), it’s less expensive, and I can make up my own flavors. For my last birthday I treated myself to a KitchenAid attachment to make ice cream, but have only used it once. This should inspire me!

  120. I’ve been making my own, but it’s usually plain flavors (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry), so this would be lovely to get some better ideas! Is that sherbet in the picture? My husband would LOVE that!

  121. The idea of home-made icecream; so many flavours that I could never buy in a shop; knowing what is IN my icecream; being able to serve something completely different and out-of-the-ordinary and tasty………. All of these things are the reason I would love this book!

  122. Homemade always has one ingredient that cannot be found in any store bought ice cream…LOVE! As a new first time Mommy, I want to train up my daughter in the way she should go so she will not depart from it. I want for her to get to enjoy yummy ice cream without it being processed and nutritionally void or stressing her body with refined sugars! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  123. I like making my own because it is becoming harder and harder to find brands that are not filled with all kinds of “stuff”.

  124. I would love to win this to make some delicious treats for my 2-year old!! She is allergic to eggs and citrus and usually all of the more natural good-for-you ice creams have eggs! And, her momma is a HUGE ice cream fan. πŸ™‚

  125. Why I want to make homemade ice cream? How long do you have???

    I have really fond memories of my dad making homemade ice cream for the 4th of July – so making ice cream feels very patriotic to me. The DH & I LOVE ice cream, but can’t afford to buy the stuff we don’t feel guilty for eating.

    Finally – what would I make? Strawberry. With fresh chunks of strawberry. Topped in homemade chocolate syrup. MM…..

  126. I read a blog review of ice cream at Heavenly Homemakers a few months back and she did an experiment by leaving regular ice cream out of the freezer…scary how it still looked the same after several days! So I would like to actually use my ice cream maker and make my own!

  127. I’d like to make my own ice cream so I can control the ingredients and because its cheaper. My favorite flavor is cookies and cream, although I’ll eat pretty much any type of ice cream!

  128. My husband and I are ice cream lovers to the max! A friend of ours just enlightened us about making ice cream at home – an ice cream maker is #1 on our christmas list this year! We want to make our own ice cream to save money and to control the ingredients in our fav. treat. Our favorite flavors are: butter pecan, moose tracks, and mint chocolate chip! Sharing this giveaway via facebook!!

  129. I make my own ice cream because that way I know exactly what’s in it. The taste is so much better than anything you can buy in the store too. Plus you can make all kinds of flavors that aren’t available in the typical grocery store.

  130. I’d like to win this because ice cream is pretty much my favorite food. Even the good kinds have some bad stuff in them and they’re expensive!

  131. I want to make my own ice cream because of the ridiculously long ingredient list on most flavored ice creams in the store! I just bought some this weekend for a treat and purposely didn’t look at the ingredients because I was trying to make hubs happy and wanted to remain ignorant of how they made it taste that good. Just think though–if I could make chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream at home?? Best of both worlds!!! Thanks for the info about the book!

  132. My father-in-law makes fabulous homemade ice cream. I really want to start making our own for 2 reasons. 1. a little more inconvenient to eat since you have to make it 2. probably much healthier.

  133. I would like to make my own ice cream because I eat way too much of it, and if I can make some that is a little healthier than what I buy in the store, that would be great! My absolute fave is Mint Chocolate Chip… anything chocolate, or coffee flavored… mmmmmm. πŸ™‚

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  134. I love ice cream too much. Being able to make my own yummy flavors by controlling the ingredients and sugar content would be great.

  135. I’d like this because I use raw milk and would like to find wholesome ingredients. I found an ice cream maker at a resale shop and have been using it some. My favorite flavor is peanut butter and chocolate.

  136. I love making ice cream and would love some new recipes. My favorite flavor is definitely Pumpkin. I grew up in the “Pumpkin Capital of the World” and the yearly festival boasted the best Pumpkin ice cream ever.

  137. I would love to make my own ice cream because I get so tired of all the “fake” ingredients in most ice creams. My favorite flavor is peanut butter. Yum!

  138. I love making homemade ice cream because I think it tastes way better and I like knowing what’s going into my food…one of my favorite flavors is just plain old vanilla!

  139. Yum! I love ice cream, and homemade is so tasty! I’d like to win a copy, so I can try making my favorite flavors, and of course, feel better about the ingredients. I love peach ice cream, coconut pineapple, coffee, and chocolate chip ice cream.

  140. I just started making my own ice cream with my kitchenaid ice cream maker attachment for my mixer and my husband who swore he wouldn’t eat it, loves it! I like knowing exactly what it is in it πŸ™‚

    We really like mint chocolate chip in our house!

  141. I love making my own ice cream because I can use organic ingredients and no preservatives, but mostly because my kiddos LOVE helping make it! I am thinking peanut butter and chocolate would be on tap to make πŸ™‚

  142. I love the idea of knowing the ingredients and having control over them – plus, saving money! We love mint chocolate chip. And chocolate fudge. Oh, and lemon. And peach in the summer. And, well …I’m open-minded to all of them? * grin*

  143. I want to make my own ice cream because I LOVE ice cream – its my favorite dessert. We are really limiting sugar intake so it’s hard for me to use store bought.

  144. I’d love to make my own ice cream because I usually can’t pronounce all the ingredients in the store-bought variety. I’d love to try making some malted milk ball ice cream!

  145. I’d love to learn to make ice cream because I’m trying to go grain-free… so it’s my best dessert option! Also it’s my fiance’s favorite. We love chocolate chip cookie dough! πŸ™‚

  146. I’d like to make my own ice cream because, after all, fresh and homemade is always best. πŸ™‚ We have made ice cream a couple times, and it just doesn’t compare with store-bought.

  147. We already do make our own ice cream and love it, but more recipese, and ones that are already listing good ingredients, would always be wonderful!

    I am subscribed!

  148. I’ve been making my own ice cream this summer because my little kiddo is at an age (just shy of two) when he can enjoy the summer treat. So, of course, I make my own to ensure that it has the best ingredients possible without any nasty additives. His favorite: pistachio gelato. Does this kid have great taste or what? My husband and I love Mexican chocolate ice cream. It’s sweet; it’s spicy; it deserves to be immortalized in a bronze statue that’s proudly displayed in a town square. I’d love to experiment with more flavors please. This would would be great for that endeavor.

  149. I would love this book! New ideas for tasty desserts are always a plus! My favorite flavors include anything that involves peanut butter… mmm….

  150. We eat so much Ice cream, plus I love homemade ice cream the best. I think rocky road, or anything with fruit or peanut butter has to be my favorite.

  151. I need to make my own ice cream- my daughter and I can’t have cow milk so it would be great to make our own to suit our allergens!

  152. I’d love to make my own ice cream because it would be more frugal, I could make something completely unique, and it would be a fun activitiy to do wtih my son!

  153. Our family ice cream, and I am starting to make my own at home. I live in the Middle East and there are limited varieties of shop-bought ice cream here. We live in a very warm climate currently 38C, and it would be just wonderful to have some fresh inspiration to whip up my own delicious flavours. Another BIG plus is that I would know exactly what it contained if I made the recipe at home!
    Amazing Giveaway!

  154. a friend and I have an ice cream maker and I always struggle with finding truly healthy recipes that taste awesome! I LOVE Mint chip, butter pecan, and MOOSE TRACKS!!!

  155. We make ice cream in our Vita Mix and love it. I’d love to have a few more recipes to use with our actual ice cream maker. Thanks!

  156. I’m interested in this book more for the sorbet recipes than anything. We need to do a lot of dairy free here, and DS does love sorbet as a special treat.

  157. We just started making our own ice cream this summer and I just don’t think I can go back to buying store bought! I would love, love, love to win this book!!! I’ve been trying to find healthier ice cream recipes.

  158. Top Ten Reasons I Want To Make My Own Ice Cream:

    1. Flavors our whole family will like
    2. Increase fruit intake
    3. Know what is actually going in it!
    4. Hubby is very picky!
    5. Baby girl wants to try ice cream!
    6. I love to try making new things.
    7. We can eat more ice cream!
    8. And eat it freely!
    9. More fat in our ice cream!
    10. Uber-delish!

  159. I love a good chocolate… pure and creamy. πŸ™‚

    My homemade ice cream freak started when I read Heavenly Homemakers’s unmeltable ice cream posts…. yuck!

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