Mexican Hot Chocolate ft. Apotheker's Triple Pepper Bee-Sweetened Chocolate

Oh man, I love this one! Mexican Hot Chocolate Ice Cream featuring Apotheker's (bee-sweetened) Spicy Triple Pepper Chocolate! I've been crushing on the Apothekers for quite some time (you know, just obsessively following them on Instagram and such), so I was psyched to finally whip up some ice cream with their honeyed deliciousness!

You can find the recipe (and grab some goodies) on their website!

Sweet Winter Churnings

Here are some of my Winter Churnings:

Jasmine Rose Habanero & White Chocolate

Floral, spicy, sweet. Made with organic dried jasmine flowers, the slightest bit of habanero pepper, rosewater, organic dried rose petals, honey, and white chocolate. SO. MANY. LAYERS.

White Chocolate, Cranberry & Orange Zest

A TANGY FLAVOR MELLOWED OUT WITH SOME SEXY WHITE CHOCOLATE.

White Chocolate, Coconut & Clove

White on white on white. One of the flavors I brought along to 

Mirah 's Jamaica Plain show.

Grapefruit Orange Cayenne Chip

- A customized flavor for Flashnotes.com's holiday party. They asked for "a spicy, sour, sweet-looking flavor with a surprising kick" and orange in color. So I came up with this gem I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE TOO avant-garde - WASN'T SURE IF IT WOULD BE A HIT. It was, though! And it sold out at

The Dirty Dottys album release show the next day!

Cardamom Hot Chocolate

- At a Scoopsies SOCIAL for an after school program, one student described it as: "It tastes the way an old lady smells. I like it!".

Mexican Hot Chocolate

- Dark chocolate with cayenne, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Each ingredient truly does its job and the result is perfection for spicy and chocolate lovers. This one is signature status!

Moscow Mule

- Ginger beer, lime, and vodka. Served in a copper mug!

Hot Toddy

- Whiskey, honey, mulling spices. Eat in place of an actual Hot Toddy and you'll be surprised how soothing it is! It'll cure your SNIFFLES and you'll be pretty tipsy!

Poppied Almond

- Inspired by Snoqualmie Ice Cream's Almond Poppy. First tried it when I did my Seattle Ice Cream Tour!

And MORE:

Curried Apricot & White Rum 

Coconut Ginger & Candied Roasted Pecans

Vegan Spiced Caramel

Blood Orange & Fennel

Quince Sorbet

Coconut Oreo

Coconut Ginger

Just Maple

North Carolina Blackberry

Vegan Salted Caramel

Sprinkled Butterscotch

Deep Fried Oreo Mint Chocolate Chip

This dirty delight of a flavor was inspired by Action Bronson's foodie web-series (NSFW). In this episode, Action takes Manhattan-made DEEP FRIED OREOS to Mikey Likes It (a homemade ice cream shop in the East Village) and folds them into a Mint Brownie Chip ice cream. He puts the ice cream over some sweet fried plantains and tops the sundae off with some freshly whipped whipped cream. I couldn't not...

 

The fried Oreos were showered with powdered sugar and, along with some hefty chunks of dark chocolate, were mixed into a marshmallow peppermint schnapps batter. Mmmm...

Mulled Wine with 90+ Cellars' Merlot

Some of you may remember flavor #73:  Mulled Wine Ice Cream. I reduced a Cabernet Sauvignon and infused it with some mulling spices. It was delish. And so I decided to revisit it, this time with 90+ Cellars' Merlot. The result was a super boozy full-bodied flavor witH HINTS OF star anise and clove. *Raises waffle cone*...Cheers!

Seasonal Scoopsies & More (Including S'moreo, Nutmeg Cheesecake, and Vegan Coquito)

I've been a bit caught up with my delivery shop. Needless to say, I'm wayyy behind on posting flavors (a few months' worth). But I wanted to share some seasonal sweetness -- the latest additions to the Scoopsies flavor stash. 

Recent creations include: 

Nutmeg Cheesecake

Nutmeg tends to get overlooked during the holidays. Sure, it's a milling spice and I'm sure most of you include it in your baked holiday dishes. But it's rarely the star, getting overshadowed by cinnamon. Nutmeg Cheesecake is my way of honoring this underdog of a spice.

Vegan Coquito

Coconut milk, tons of rum, cinnamon, clove, allspice, and a touch of ginger and chili powder. 

Cranberry Sage

Cranberry Sage, or "Christmas Tree" as I call it, is a taste of bitter freshness.

Ceylon & Meyer Lemon 

Sri Lankan black tea and meyer lemon zest (and a bit of lemon juice) transports you off the coast of India with this London Foq-esque flavor. 

White Chocolate & Candied Cranberry 

Handmade candied cranberries and white chocolate. A bitter and dainty flavor. 

Maple Bourbon Squash 

Thanksgiving in a pint. 

S'moreo 

I made S'moreo for the first time this Summer and things just haven't been the same since. It is my most ordered flavor and most loved! 

Roasted Plantain & Coconut

I haven't been posting to the blog enough. And it's a shame because I've been coming out with some pretty out-there flavors. Like this one -- Roasted Plantain & Coconut. Plantain is the latest ingredient to be added to my stash and I can certainly say that I'll be working it into my list of regulars (alongside anise, cardamom, cayenne, ginger, and...rum). 

Le Jus D'Orange: Two Pints of Scoopsies!

I was never much of baker. Nor was I a good cook. After making ice cream for two years, something just clicked one day. I started cooking more and more. Nowadays, I'm always baking. The more complicated a dish, the more I want to try it. And I'm constantly searching for adventurous food blogs. Le Jus D'Orange, the blog of my new friend, Betty, had me in awe. Star Anise Tea Eggs? Pork Mooncakes? Bourbon Rosemary Apple Crisp!!!? And her food photos? Don't get me started! Having just gone apple picking and searching for a use for my 30 pounds of Tougas Farm apples, I picked up a bottle of bourbon and some sprigs of rosemary and baked a few mini pans and a pie of Betty's crisp. I added some lavender and orange zest because, why not? And handed them out to my friends (just kidding -- I ate them all myself).

Betty and I have joined forces and have put together a fun little giveaway! It will run for the next two weeks and all you have to do is "like" Scoopsies & Le Jus D'Orange on Facebook or Instagram and tell us your favorite flavor! We will randomly select a winner, who will receive TWO pints of Scoopsies ice cream (delivery included). Bon appetit! 

Last three photos by Betty, Le Jus D'Orange

Cinnamon Chai Cookie: A Flavor For Akhil

My boyfriend is the ultimate Cookie Monster. So much so, that for his birthday, I gave him a giant jar filled with a cookie medley. Note: his birthday was a few weeks ago and that jar is 90% empty (or 10% full if you're a cookie optimist!). I made this flavor for him (he's Indian, hence the chai twist) and it was such a hit that I made a ton more and put it up in my shop. As with the cookies in his jar -- there's more where that came from!

Rose with Rose Caramel Swirl

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sharing three fairytale-themed ice cream flavors at the Nave Gallery Annex  in Somerville for their exhibit opening. I brought along Sweet Pea (it had one single pea in the middle that brought good luck to whoever found it in their scoop), Red Bean, and this Rose Ice Cream. The homemade rose caramel, made with organic rose petals, was just...magical!