July 1st is “Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day”, so I thought I’d post my Mom’s best home made ice cream invention. It is coconut pecan ice cream with cherries.
I don’t have exact measurements, but if you make your own ice cream you can probably figure out how to do this. She uses coconut milk for part of the milk in the recipe, then she adds shredded (unsweetened) coconut. Toward the very end (so that they won’t be totally disintegrated by the mixing process) she adds maraschino cherries and broken pecan pieces. It is delicious, and chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce makes it even better!
The strangest ice cream flavor we ever had was ginger ice cream. My dad bought it at a discount grocery store in Tennessee in 2004. It was rather odd to eat cold ice cream that burned your mouth (from the spiciness of the ginger)! Most of us didn’t like it. :-)
As you can see he got a large container of it!
Three whole gallons of hot and spicy ice cream that only he and Mom liked! It took them a while to eat it, and I think we threw out the last small container of it just before we moved. :-)