“It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July for our family without this special treat,” writes Alice Hicken of Heber City, Utah. “Even though electric models make it easier, I still prefer to hand-crank ice cream.”
Making ice cream goes smoothly when you do prep work in advance. I make the custard ahead and refrigerate it overnight. Plus, I toast the almonds beforehand and separate my add-ins into labeled containers. —Rosalie Peters, Caldwell, Texas
I found this recipe years ago and have been taking it to ice cream socials ever since. But you won't want to wait for a get-together to enjoy it. The cool combination of chocolate, coconut and pecans is delicious anytime.
-Peggy Key, Grant, Alabama
Chances are chocolate's high on your family's list of favorite flavors—so we've included this easy recipe. Combine this ice cream with scoops of Homemade Vanilla, spoonfuls of Delicious Chocolate Sauce (see recipe in Recipe Finder) plus fresh pineapple and ripe bananas to create an old-fashioned split everyone will love!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
As a child, I helped crank out gallons of homemade ice cream. And thanks to this recipe, I'm carrying on the tradition in my family. We're chocolate fans-so you can imagine the reaction when we spoon up this fudgy summer treat.
"When the weather gets hot, my family really enjoys this cool combination of chocolate and mint," says Fran Skaff of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. "It doesn't require an ice cream maker—all that you need is an ordinary freezer. My ice cream's versatile, too. We've used crushed Heath bars, Oreo cookies and miniature chocolate chips in place of the Andes candies."
Being slightly diabetic and able to control it with my diet, I've learned to satisfy my sweet tooth with a number of different desserts. This ice cream is my latest recipe. It's low in sugar - but you wouldn't know it by its smooth texture and delicious taste. You'll love it even if you don't need to watch your sugar intake.