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Best of: 5 Overall Review

Scoop 50: Vanilla Custard Turtle Sundae at Culver’s in Buffalo, MN

July 15, 2006

Oh how I have missed Culver’s Frozen Custard.  One of the greatest things about going to the cabin has always been stopping at Culver’s in Buffalo on the way.  Culver’s is a Wisconsin based family owned chain.  The always have three flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and the flavor of the day.  Today I mixed it up [...]

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Scoop 49: Sonny’s Blood Orange Sorbet

July 14, 2006

Sorbet doesn’t get much better than this.  Sweet and sour, smooth, fruity, and intense, Sonny’s Blood Orange Sorbet is fantastic. Flavor: 5 Flavor Intensity: 4.5 Texture: 4.5 Originality: 4 Overall: 5

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Scoop 47: Homemade Easy Cocoa Ice Cream

July 12, 2006

This ice cream is awesome.  It’s everything you’d want in an ice cream: rich, creamy, dense, intense.  It doesn’t get much better than this.  But, it does.  It’s extremely easy to make.  There are only a few ingredients, it’s quick and it’s difficult to mess up.  This recipe comes from Hershey, though I actually used [...]

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Scoop 40: Homemade Coconut-Avocado Ice Cream

July 5, 2006

When you take the two fattiest fruits and use them both in homemade ice cream what do you get? A tasty treat that makes you extremely happy there isn’t a carton to tell you the caloric content. I was a little skeptical when I found this recipe on allrecipes.com. Avocado and coconut ice cream? It [...]

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Scoop 39: Homemade Raspberry Ice Cream

July 4, 2006

Nothing says 4th of July like ice cream. Add angel food cake and it’s even better! Using a recipe from Spaghetti Ice Cream Company I made the best dessert ever. For the recipe I used unsweetened frozen raspberries instead of fresh raspberries to save on costs. So, I didn’t use the lemon juice but did [...]

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Scoop 34: Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie

June 29, 2006

According to the website, Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie is one of the most popular flavors. I understand why. This ice cream is awesome. It is extremely fudgy in flavor and brownie-like in texture. The texture is rich and dense, yet still creamy. (It’s very hard to describe; but trust me, it’s good.) I [...]

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Scoop 24: Häagen-Dazs Mint Chip

June 19, 2006

I’m not sure why this flavor jumped out at me when I was browsing the freezer section at Safeway tonight. I actually had Breyer’s ice cream in my freezer that I was planning on eating, but we had to make an emergency run to the store since the dog was out of food and her [...]

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Scoop 19: Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean

June 14, 2006

The best dessert to soothe a mouth stung by spicy red curry? Haagen Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Hands down the best vanilla bean ice cream I’ve ever had. (Besides the homemade vanilla bean my mom makes me every year for my birthday.) Haagen Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream exudes vanilla bean flavor. It is [...]

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Scoop 10: Raspberry White Chocolate at Sweet Licks

June 5, 2006

Winning our first playoff game in the Dupont Kickball league had me exhausted and in need of a refreshing ice cream cone. (Is it necessary to mention that we won because the other team forfeited due to lack of players?) On this warm- but not hot-June evening, I was in the mood for a fruity [...]

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Scoop 9: Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Review

June 4, 2006

There nothing like returning home from a long vacation and enjoying comfort foods.  Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia is one of my comfort foods.  I usually get the frozen yogurt because I enjoy the softer texture (and it has fewer calories), but I figured that since today still counts as vacation I would splurge and [...]

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Scoop 3: Review of Brown Bread Ice Cream at Murphy’s in Dingle, Ireland

May 29, 2006

If you are ever in Ireland you much go to Dingle. And not just because it’s one of the prettiest places in the world. But, because it’s home to Murphy’s Ice Cream. This little shop serves remarkable ice cream. All of the flavors looked wonderful, but I decided that since I was in Ireland I [...]

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