Did you know that July is national ice cream month?  I don’t know where or when these things get decided, but I’m pretty excited about it nonetheless.  Personally my love of ice cream, sorbet and other frozen treats knows no season.  I still make and eat ice cream in the dead of winter.  But if there is a month for celebrating ice cream then let’s celebrate it!  Just as I consider Helen of Tarlette the queen of macarons, I consider David Lebovitz the king (god?) of ice cream, etc.  I own a few ice cream cookbooks but The Perfect Scoop is without a doubt the bible of ice cream.

In honor of national ice cream month, I’ll be posting at least one ice cream-related treat each week.  The recipe for this pistachio gelato doesn’t actually come from The Perfect Scoop but rather from David’s fantastic blog.  Now I normally try to avoid recipes that call for specialty ingredients, but I also know that David only posts reliable recipes that will yield the best end result.  If he thinks pistachio cream is necessary for good homemade pistachio gelato, then I believe him.  You can read about his thoughts on creating this recipe here.  I didn’t really even try finding this locally as it surely would have been a fruitless search.  I ordered mine online.  The only thing to watch out for is that the size of jar I ordered was slightly less than the amount called for in the recipe.  It wasn’t a significant difference so I just made it with what I had and the result was wonderful, but next time I’ll order two jars at least.  Plus then I’ll have some left over for adding to buttercream and other things – this stuff is gooood.  (The differences between ice cream and gelato are best saved for another time and another post, but if you own The Perfect Scoop you can read David’s thoughts on the matter in the introduction.)

And the gelato?  Well, it’s good too.  Actually it’s much better than good.  I loved the thick, smooth texture and the pretty green color.  Even though it may seem to make a small quantity, it actually lasted about five or six nights of dessert in our house because a single scoop is so satisfying.  (I do not seem to have such restraint with coffee or chocolate ice cream.)

Now, on to the giveaway!  If by some sad turn of events you do not yet own a copy of this wonderful book, this could be your lucky day.  Four readers will win their own copy of The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me your absolute SINGLE favorite flavor of ice cream (homemade, store-bought, from an ice cream parlor, whatever!)

The Rules: One entry per person, U.S. residents only.  Commenting will close on Sunday, July 4 at 10:00 am, EST.  Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered.  Four winners will be chosen at random and announced next week.  Good luck!



2 cups whole milk, divided
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
7 oz. pistachio paste (I used closer to 5.5 oz)
A few drops of lemon juice


  • 01

    Combine ¼ cup whole milk with the cornstarch in a small bowl; whisk together to form a slurry so all the cornstarch is dissolved and the mixture is smooth.  Combine the remaining milk with the sugar in a medium saucepan.  Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is almost to a boil.  Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook at a gentle simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until completely chilled, preferably overnight.  Once the mixture is thoroughly chilled, whisk in the pistachio paste and a few drops of lemon juice.  Freeze the gelato in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Store in an airtight container in the freezer.


  • Macaire

    Ben and Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie!

  • meghan

    hazlenut gelato from a tiny shop in Florence!

  • Brooke

    Ben & Jerry’s Brownie Batter. I used to be able to find it everywhere but now I have to search for it to find any!

  • Faith

    My all time favorite ice cream flavor is my grandmother’s homemade vanilla…sadly, the recipe cannot be found, so we’re left with experimentation.

  • Casie

    Favorite Ice cream of all time: cookies and cream. Cookies + Ice cream = godly combination

  • Angela

    I just went ahead and bought his book off Amazon last month. AMAZING. You MUST do the butterscotch pecan, it was awesome. And you were right, the coffee was bomb. But my fave is still his chocolate. Last time I did it with peanut butter ribbon. To die for.

  • I already own this book (recommended by you earlier, so thanks!) but I’d still like to share that his cheesecake flavor + cookie dough bits were a smash hit at my house, especially with a little rum mixed into the ice cream and some graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on each scoop.

  • Rum Raisin!!!!

  • kim

    i love love love coffee oreo…it’s the best flavor combination

  • Chocolate, I love a good chocolate ice cream. So simple yet so wonderful! YUM I gotta go get some now!

  • Kristin

    Mocha chip!

  • Charlene

    Hello – I Love, Love pure vanilla bean ice cream, some say I am boring, I say I know a great thing! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great 4th of July!

  • Carling

    My favorite ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s S’more flavor!

  • Leigh

    I have to go with B&J Mint Chocolate Cookie also – yum!
    Thanks for the giveaway Annie!

  • Amanda

    Blueberry Cheesecake that I made Sunday. Absolutely amazing!

  • Gina

    Mint mint chocolate chocolate chip from coldstone!

  • Homemade cookies n cream!!

  • My favorite ice cream is my own homemade Brownie Batter with Brownie Chunks. It’s heavenly!

  • Coffee is my pick. Can’t believe I don’t have this book already. Sounds like I’m missing something.

  • Amie

    I got the best Salted Caramel and Almond gelato at the corner store a few months ago… sadly I haven’t seen it since… although I suspect my trainer would say that is for the best =)

  • Definitely my mom’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. Reminds me of endless summer days by the pool

  • JoVonn

    I love Mayfield Turtle Tracks ice cream.

  • Oh gosh – we’re mint chocolate chip girls all the way. With those big chunks of chocolate! And yes it should be an unnatural shade of green…just has to be! Although we won’t say no to gelato…!

  • Vanilla!

  • Sarah Kloss

    I’m coming out of hiding (I read regularly but don’t usually post)…

    My fav flavor is Ben and Jerry’s “Mission to Marzipan”. It’s heavenly!

  • Amy S

    Orange pineapple ice cream—Yummy!!!!

  • Ann Mao

    Chocolate Chip Cookie dough!

  • Carolyn

    Haagen-Dazs Vanilla. Simple, elegant, and just sweet enough.

  • Lindsay

    Blackraspberry is my go to. Even better with chocolate chunks mixed in.

  • It’s always a toss-up between pistachio and coconut. But, since I have Ben & Jerry’s Pistachio in the freezer right now and I’ve seen the photos of this beautiful gelato, I’m ready to go eat ice cream for breakfast! So, today, pistachio wins!

  • Ashley

    Hard to say…probably homemade vanilla out of the Royer’s Roundtop Cafe cookbook.

  • This book looks perfect, we just received an ice cream maker yesterday! My all time favorite ice cream is vanilla, but my boyfriend’s favorite is PB&J so I am going to need to try to find a good recipe for that. Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!

  • Toss up between coffee and pistachio (see? we are kindred souls!). This looks absolutely delicious, I’ve been wanting the recipe ever since you were talking about it on FB!

  • Amy Owczarek

    Edy’s Loaded Cookies ‘N Cream! There is always a ton of cookies in it and it’s lower in calories than most cookies ‘n cream ice cream. You can’t get much better than that:)

  • Kerry Pacciano

    Chocolate and peanut butter!

  • Adrienne

    My absolute favorite flavor of ice cream is… (wait for it)…VANILLA! I know, boring! But I love it! :o)

  • Tasha Fontenot

    Ben and Jerry’s Core Connections-ANY flavor for that matter. And truly any ice cream as long as it has “stuff” in it. Chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, nuts, caramel, marshmallows, cake batter, cookie dough, etc………I think you get the picture.
    Ice cream LOADED!

  • Lori Lindsey

    I honestly have not been too adventuresome, so I will have to say my favorite out of the few different ones I eat would have to be Chocolate Chip cookie dough ice cream.

    After reading all these other favorites, I just may have to go buy some:)

  • Emily

    ohh man, our local store brand has a oatmeal chocolate chip cookie ice cream that is to DIE for. I’m totally down for celebrating “ice cream month” all year long!

  • Nina

    Coffee is my favorite, hands down!!!

  • Ida

    Coffee Oreo!

  • Kathy G.

    My favorite flavor is mint chocolate chip from Graeters Ice Cream Parlor. It’s handmade and delicious!

  • Amanda Little

    I love Vanilla Bean ice cream. So simple yet tastes so good with the fresh fruit we have available to us during the summer months!

  • Butterscotch swirl!

  • Amanda

    Bacio gelato from the only shop in Asolo, Italy! Yum. I always have a special place for pistachio frozen treats- it’s my dad’s favorite!

  • michelle

    hazelnut gelato from a tiny gelateria on the streets of italia!! ahhh, wish the giveaway also included airfare ;)

  • I fell in love with caffe gelato in Italy…

  • cathy

    I know this sounds strange but I had Sea Salt Ice Cream and I have been wanting more every since!

  • vanilla chocolate chip

  • Il Cuoco

    Chocolate ice cream with peanut butter! Absolute favorite!

  • Elizabeth

    I love mint oreo ice cream! Also lemon sorbet. Great, now I want some ice cream and it’s only 7:30 in the morning! :)

  • KT Miller

    Mint Chocolate Chip … any variety!

  • Ooh, that’s tough! I love blueberry cheesecake but my favorite homemade version thus far is the chocolate peanut butter recipe I got from you (which is actually from Dave too)! It’s so good, smooth and velvety!

  • My favorite good flavor is from a local place, Graeter’s. I love their Strawberry Chip! Their chunks of chocolate of such amazing pieces of milk chocolate goodness.

  • Katie DeRouchey

    Homemade Vanilla Bean – I use your recipe, and it is such a staple in our house. I did make the Cake Batter that you had posted a few weeks ago, and that was a good contender, but my heart still belongs to Vanilla Bean!

  • Jen

    Mexican Vanilla from Amy’s Ice Cream (an ice cream chain in an around Austin, Tx). I’ve never had anything quite like it.

  • Catherine from Minneapolis

    Chocolate gelato from a homemade gelato shoppe in Viareggio Tuscany Italy

  • Lainee Norris

    My favorite flavor is my Grandpa’s homemade vanilla. There is nothing better!

  • Mandy A.

    Strawberry! I adore pretty much all ice cream and gelato, but strawberry ice cream is so summer to me.

  • Katie

    mint choco chip – i’ll take it anyway i can get it! :-)

  • Jennifer N.

    I love Marble Slab’s Sweet Creme with Cherries mixed in. It is so yummy! Might have to stop and get some today now that I think of it!

  • Patti

    My husband and I were just saying we need to break out the ice cream maker and make some homemade ice cream this week..now we just need to get the kids to do all the cranking (yes, we have an old hand crank ice cream maker) and decide on what flavor to make.
    I have two favorites that come from this fantastic ice cream shop near me called Moomers..they make their own ice cream from their own milk that comes from their cows that live next door! How cool is that! I love their Coffee Toffee and Cherries Moobilee! Yum!!

  • Elizabeth

    a local homemade ice cream shop makes peanut butter ice cream that is amazing. I also enjoy their coffee oreo. I would love a peanut butter oreo that would be heavenly!

  • Hands down, my favorite flavor of ice cream is homemade chocolate peanut butter with oreo! YUM YUM!

  • stephanie

    i love coffee ice cream. i especially love the starbucks coffee ice creams they sell at the grocery store! YUM!

    mango gelato is my fav.

  • I was just about to bookmark this post so I would remember to try to borrow this book from the library. Winning my own copy would be even BETTER! We have two ice cream makers we have acquired and will be getting all the milk we can possibly muster soon ( a milk cow) so, yeah, ice cream will be frequently made. Need to find some winning recipes.

    My favorite is Butter Crunch. Wonder how you can make THAT homemade?

    And since you posted a recipe for Gelato…what the heck IS it? Not ice cream, not sorbet. So….what makes Gelato different I wonder?

  • Tara

    Mint Chocolate Chip!

  • colleen

    oh yum, I’m famished after reading all the comments. My favorite flavor is a big fat scoop (or 2) of cookies and cream! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  • Jami

    Ben and Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie…drooool….:)

  • Kathleen

    Mint chocolate chip – homemade from Springer’s Ice Cream Shop in Stone Harbor, NJ.

  • Rachel

    I’m coming out of lurk mode to say my favorite ice cream is the hazelnut ice cream that I used to get at the little ice cream shop down the street in Germany where I grew up. Delicious!

  • Mary Beth

    Breyers Vanilla Bean- the version they used to make! They have changed the recipe in recent years and now it’s gross. But the original was perfection!

  • Sondra

    Baskin Robbins World Class Chocolate. It’s white and milk chocolate ice cream mixed. Sadly our BR store closed last year.

  • Anna Diederich

    Butter Pecan! YUM

  • Sara

    My all-time favorite is Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby – chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels = HEAVEN! :)

    I’m also partial to Graeter’s out of Cincinnati. ALL of their ice creams are SINFUL – SO incredibly good and creamy!

  • Lexi

    My aunt makes the absolute best homemade peach ice cream with Fredricksburg peaches… it will always be my favorite!

  • Katrina

    It has to be Pistachio! Ever since I first tasted the pistachio in ice cream, I’ve loved it. Gelato is probably my favorite form too (especially when I got to enjoy it in real Italy). So thanks for this post!

  • Lori

    Right now my favorite is homemade pineapple ice cream, it’s so yummy and refreshing!

  • Carrie Ann

    Cinnamon! It’s so hard to find which makes it even more special when I do get it. I need to to learn how to make it on my own.

  • Grace

    Graeter’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip!

  • Jordan’s Mom

    Mocha Almond Fudge – but it’s hard to find!

  • I’ve never heard of that pistachio product. Thanks for introducing me because we love all things pistachio around here! I can think of quite a few ways to use this besides ice cream.

    Now I hate to be boring, but when I wander into an ice cream shop with all those flavors available, what do I ALWAYS end up with? VANILLA.

  • RLR

    chocolate with real peanut butter swirled in (NOT PB cups – ew!)

  • Jess

    I’m always a vanilla girl!

  • Sarah K

    Lately (cuz it changes ;)) I’ve been loving Edy’s mint cookie crunch. Better than mint chocolate chip cuz it has oreos instead of chips…mmmm!

  • Butter Brickle! It’s hard to find these days but when I do, I always get a double scoop. :)

  • Ashley

    Is it a shame that I love plain ‘ol vanilla??

  • Caroline

    I love coffee ice cream so much it hurts a little. If you add some chocolate chunks or perchance a bit of toffee, I wouldn’t be opposed. :)

  • Katherine

    Starbucks caramel coffee flavor. That stuff is dangerous!

  • I just tried green tea ice cream at the local ice cream parlor…may be a new favorite!

  • I’ve been DYING to get my hands on this book! I found an old but functional ice cream maker in a yard sale last spring for $2 and made quite a bit of ice cream last year. I’ve seen some amazing recipes online taken from this book and I’ve wanted it terribly.

    My favorite flavor of ice cream is hands down cake batter ice cream (homemade, store bought, whatever… that stuff is just divine).

  • My favorite are chocolatey-truffle-brownie kind of icecreams. I also love a nice vanilla icecream, especially with hot fudge sauce.

  • Mint chocolate chip, without a doubt! I have loved it since I was a kid and brings back memories of my parents taking me to the ice cream parlor and walking out with a mint chip cone the size of my head! Too bad they closed that place ! Yummmmy!

  • I saw that post on pistachio gelato on David Lebovitz’s blog a while ago and wanted to make it then (stupid pistachio paste!). Pistachio has always been one of my favorite ice creams. . . that and, of course, really good vanilla.

  • Cookies N Cream is my favorite! Always has been! I’ve made it homemade one time and I really need to again b/c it’s so good! :)

  • I love pumpkin cheesecake ice cream from Brusters. It’s so delicious.

  • i love orange sherbet. it’s so refreshing! i haven’t been able to find a good recipe for on yet. any suggestions??

  • Julie

    I love Cookies and Cream.

    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking

  • This recipe looks super tasty!!

    My absolute favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip, but ONLY from the dairy in my hometown. It’s deadly good.

  • Nikki


  • Teresa

    My favorite ice cream flavor is my mother’s homemade vanilla. She made the best homemade ice cream!

  • Mint chocolate chip.

  • Allison

    Mississippi Mud! The best combination of chocolate, chocolate, and MORE chocolate!!!

  • Sally W

    Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food, yum

  • Heather

    I love all ice cream, but my favorite is Mint Chocolate Chip!

  • Shanna Watson

    Chocolate & Peanut Butter from the Island Creamery on Chincoteague Island, VA. All the ice cream is HOMEMADE! YUMMMM

  • HollyB

    I love strawberry ice cream!!!!

  • Brandi

    My favorite ice cream is Graeter’s Double Chocolate Chip. Graeter’s is a Cincinnati brand that you can also find in Kentucky. Rich, wonderful chocolate ice cream with dark chocolate chips that are long wedges of chocolate throughout. Not your normal chips at all. I think I need to find a shop at lunch today.

  • Alison

    wow, how can I just pick one. We are an ice cream loving family. I think my favorite has to be chocolate chip cookie dough.

    thanks so much for the chance to win!

  • Kirsten

    My favorite is Chocolate, not very original, but my favorite!

  • JK Davenport

    My favorite ice cream is homemade German chocolate ice cream. It is so easy and so delicious.

  • Eva

    I love Haagen Daz’s mint chip. *drool*

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough from Ben & Jerry’s is da bomb!! Great…..that’s all I can think about now. :)

  • Allie

    My grandmother’s homemade vanilla icecream…it’s the best and she has been making it for years!

  • Katie

    I’d have to say that it’s a three-way tie between Coffee, Pistachio, and Mint-Chocolate Chip (depending on my mood.) That said, I pretty much love every flavor of ice cream!

    (Side note: LOVE your website. Don’t usually post but I visit often.)

  • I love love LOVE pistachio ice cream…gelato is even better!! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • I am thinking I need to get an ice cream maker, I know it can be done w/o one but I still think I need one, this looks gelato looks wonderful!

  • Kathy

    I just made hazelnut gelato that was so good. It is my favorite at the moment.

  • Alison

    Burnt Butter Sugar from a local ice cream shop

  • Abby

    Mint chocolate chip!!

  • Avalentine

    All time favorite was Ben & Jerry’s Rainforest Crunch. Sadly, they discontinued it about 15 years ago. Something about the harvesting of the nuts was destroying the rainforest. Whatever. I miss my ice cream. Ha!

  • Emily F.

    Mint Cookies and Cream from the Michigan State University dairy store! soo good.

  • Demi

    Ohhh it’s so hard to choose!!! I’m like you and am addicted to ice cream! Especially being pregnant AND it’s summer, I’m always wanting ice cream. If I had to pick one favorite I’d say Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked. Cookie dough and brownies…mmmm!! Oh dang…now I want some! Better call the hubby to pick it up for me, preggers has a craving!! ;)

  • Alexa

    Plain old chocolate… we would visit my great-aunt in Maine every summer, and several times during the visit we’d go to her favorite ice cream shop. I always got a chocolate waffle cone. The shop closed down about 5 years ago, around the time of my great-aunt’s death. I’ll never forget how creamy, smooth, and rich the ice cream was. Leaving my home in Florida during summer vacation was not high on my list as a kid… but, one mention of the ice cream shop just outside of Bar Harbor would get my heart racing and rearin’ to go!

  • Amber

    My favorite ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. I recreate it at home using the recipe you posted for David’s coffee ice cream and adding heath toffee pieces–its just as good!

  • Looking forward to seeing what you churn up! I am also posting ice cream once a week all summer and will be posting my favorite next week…. Homemade Chocolate Covered Pretzel with Caramel Swirl. :)

  • Catherine O.

    My all-time favorite has to be the vanilla bean ice cream I used to eat with my grandparents in Canada when I was a little girl… it even came in a cute little blue box. I wish I could remember the name of it!

  • Amberli

    If I had to pick one ice cream to eat for the rest of my life, it would be Chocolate Chip Mint.

  • Lauren

    haagen-das’s mango sorbet =) so good and really refreshing

  • Michelle R

    This is an easy one for me. Graeter’s Strawberry Chip. I ate it by the gallon when I was pregnant with my daughter and the craving just never really went away!

  • Emily

    Salted Caramel with cajeta topping from Molly Moon’s in Seattle, but everything they make is amazing.

  • I love chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream!

  • White Chocolate from Coldstone – add strawberries, mix in chocolate sprinkles, and it’s heaven.

  • Christine

    Cheesecake ice cream with strawberries and graham crakers! yum yum

  • Stacy

    Kettle Crunch from our local shop is my favorite although last time we went they notified me it was discontinued :-(

  • Cookies N’ Cream! Homemade, store bought, McDonalds blizzard… it don’t matter!

  • Amanda

    Banana ice cream with fresh bananas from Cold Stone is my fav!!

  • Alice

    I love all different flavors of ice cream, gelato and sorbet – but if I could only have one, it would have to be Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla. It’s the perfect ice cream!

  • Jenna

    Cookies and Cream. End of story. :)

  • Sarah

    At culinary school we made a passion fruit spoom (sorbet mixed with italian meringue). It was the absolute best thing I’ve ever eaten! I love making homemade ice cream.

  • Mandie

    Gah….ONE favorite? Chocolate. No. Green tea. No. Cookie dough. No wait. Nope. None of those. Toasted Coconut Ice Cream with a little hot fudge on top. It’s gotta have the hot fudge. Yep. THAT is my favorite.

  • Strawberry Cheesecake!

  • Katie

    I LOVE Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

  • jessica

    cheesecake icecream …YUM!!!

  • Andrea F

    My favorite is chocolate chip from Braum’s, a local chain in Oklahoma and Texas.

  • Alex

    Chocolate mint raspberry:))) panda paws:) nutty cone….there are so many choices.

  • Jo

    Mint Chocolate Chip !!!!

  • Erin

    Cookies and Cream.

  • Carol

    I love coffee ice cream above all others!

  • Stacy

    Cake batter. Delicious!

  • My all time favorite used to be a banana-fudge chip made by Breyers. When they discontinued it, I decided the only way to satisfy my craving was to recreate it myself! The homemade version is even better. :)

  • Sarah Taylor

    Lemon gelato direct from Italy. So refreshing and yummy too!

  • Holly

    I just checked out this book from the library and now I want to win it! I made his Cinnamon Ice Cream…YUMMMMMMM.

  • I love my in-laws’ homemade Butterfinger ice cream! I also love some homemade vanilla that I can doctor up or homemade chocolate…. yum!

  • my favorite ice-cream flavor – so far – is the strawberry one (from Kilwins, in St. Joseph, MI)

  • Michele

    My favorite ice cream is from the coffee recipe you posted a while back. Yum!!

  • JoAnna

    Graeter’s Cookie Dough Chip!!!!

  • Roxanne

    There is this snickerdoodle ice cream recipe I love and is so simple to make. It is heavenly with some homemade caramel sauce drizzled over it.

  • murnanh

    Just one?….I love a good challenge! My all time favorite ice cream is chocolate with peanut butter-YUM!

  • Cortney

    The Vanilla Custard flavor of Frozen Yogurt from The Bigg Chill, the BEST frozen yogurt store in Los Angeles. Hands down.

  • I’m a HUGE fan of Chubby Hubby from Ben and Jerry’s sweet peanut butter and salty pretzels. YUM!

  • Leigh

    Have to go with Chocolate and PB swirl. YUM!

  • Rebecca

    Nutella gelato is absolutely hands down the best gelato or ice cream ever! I’ve had it in Rome, Maine and Chicago but it’s hard to find.

  • Bridget

    Bruster’s chocolate cake batter :)

  • Lauren

    Straciatella from an “away from the tourists” gelato stand in Venice. Heaven eaten with a tiny spoon.

  • Sara

    You can’t go wrong with traditional chocolate!! :)

  • Ashley D

    My absolute favorite ice cream is the Sweet Cream gelato at Angelo Broccato’s in New Orleans. Unfortunately, this Wisconsinite doesn’t get it as often as she’d like :)

  • Nathalie B

    My go to flavor is vanilla bean…very simple but tastes so pure and yummy! But I do love playing with flavors. :)

  • randomanderson

    Mint Chocolate Chip from Dietsch Brothers’ in my hometown Findlay, OH.

  • Lizz

    Ginger Ice Cream from Elizabeth Creamery in Charlotte, NC. It’s sinfully creamy, with lots of fresh ginger flavor. Perfect by itself or with a fruit pie/cobbler.

  • Shannon

    My favorite flavor is actually a creation I make a Coldstone. I take the banana ice cream and mix it up with oreos, cookie dough and chocolate fudge. Tastes like a frozen banana! I LOVE IT.

  • Irene

    Mint Chocolate Chip, although cookies and cream is a close second!

  • Megan

    Definitely Cookies & Cream!!

  • Sarah

    I think that my absolute favorite would have to be Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food – chocolate ice cream + caramel + marshmallows + those adorable little chocolate fish = sooo delicious!

  • Amanda N

    My favorite ice-cream is definitely classic cookie dough. Just something about those little cookie dough hunks that make me smile!

  • Laura

    I just made my first homemade vanilla ice cream last night, and that is by far the best ice cream I have ever had. So rich! I couldn’t keep my husband from taking spoonfuls of it WHILE IT WAS STILL CHURNING.

  • Missy

    My all-time favorite ice cream flavor is White House: Vanilla Ice Cream with Maraschino Cherries. YUMMY!

  • valen

    Cookie dough is my favorite! I’ve been wanting this book for a while, yay.

  • Neen

    Having to pick one flavor is too hard! My all-time favovite flavor is Rocky Road. It has everything I love all in one great combo! A close runner up would have to be Breyers Vanilla Bean. Who ever though vanilla could taste so great?

  • Julia

    homemade vanilla ice cream with homemade m&m cookies

  • Andrea R.

    My favorite ice cream ever is Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream. Oh my it makes my mouth water to think about it. I craved it throughout my entire first pregnancy, but wasn’t able to find it anywhere. When that child was 18 months old we went to Chicago for the day and I found it at a Baskin Robbins. I was so excited, but unfortunately I had a head cold, and couldn’t taste it at all. My son wound up enjoying it instead. :( My Culver’s here in town is having it this month on the day before my birthday. Yay!

  • My hands-down favorite would have to be coffee.

  • Emily

    I love the Dark Chocolate ice cream and Belgium Milk Chocolate ice cream from Jeni’s ice cream in Columbus, OH!! So rich and creamy and full of chocolate goodness :)

  • Andrea

    Cookies and Cream (homemade made with Late July Vanilla Bean with Green Tea Sandwich cookies) YUM!

  • Allison

    Hand-dipped Strawberry (rich vanilla with large chunks of strawberries). Wonderful!!

  • My all time favorite ice cream would have to be when my grandma use to make homemade vanilla ice cream…she used the old crank ice cream maker…well, she actually let all us grandkids crank it, but that was the fun part about it too, being a part of the making process!!!

  • lucy

    I’m all for trying other flavors but I still go back to chocolate chip, my all time favorite! Love your blog!!!

  • Kristen

    My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough!

  • Sarah B

    My mom’s homemade peach ice cream. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

  • Hands down, my favorite is Nutella gelato.

  • Emily


  • Amy

    Chocolate. Whether it is store bought or homemade….I heart chocolate! Great-now I want ice cream! :-)

  • I just made the Strawberry Ice cream from your recipe on here. It was AMAZING! We had really ripe strawberries so the flavor really shines. This is currently my favorite, until I try another homemade flavor I like more. The roasted banana ice cream sounds delicious and I absolutely LOVE banana’s and banana flavor (plus my husband won’t eat any of it so it’ll be all mine!) so that’ll be my 2nd favorite once I make it!

    Great blog!

  • I recently got an ice cream maker and tried your recipe for chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Without a doubt, it is the new favorite flavor of the entire household!

  • Alysha

    Coffee Oreo…from anywhere!

  • Erin

    My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip – with big chunks of chocolate – Yum :) This is dangerous since I work right next to an ice cream parlor!!

  • Nick Falkenstein

    My absolute SINGLE favorite flavor of ice cream is homemade vanilla.

  • Molly

    I love to try new flavors but always come back to mint chocolate chip.

  • Megan

    Mint chocolate chip!

  • jeanine

    Chocolate peanut butter from Baskin Robbins. It’s been my fave since I was a kid.

  • Emi

    Hi Annie! I love your blog!
    My all time favorite ice cream flavor is Ben & Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chunk. I can have the whole pint in one sitting so I don’t buy it that often but it is heavenly!

  • My absolute favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip. Or Rocky Road. Or David’s Sour Cream Strawberry. Heck, all ice creams are my favorite!

  • Lemon custard from a little popcorn shop near my hometown…

  • Lemon Sorbet

  • Mailyn

    I absolutely love Haagen- Dazs rum raisin ice cream. YUM!

  • Sarah

    Mint Fudge Brownie frozen custard from Robert’s in Germantown, WI!!!

  • I have to admit that I am a sucker for a pure, well made vanilla bean :-)

  • Anything that involves chocolate, caramel and peanut butter is heaven in my world!

  • Jamie

    My favorite icecream is cinnamon! I need to get an icecream maker and learn to make it because good cinnamon ice cream is so hard to find in stores.

  • bekah jones

    My favorite is called Coffee Break. It is coffee flavored ice cream with oreos. Heaven!

  • I love Bryers Mint Chip!

  • Chris E

    Homemade Vanilla Bean ice cream! A lot of work, but SO worth it!

  • Carla

    I think our hands-down favorite is melone (Cantaloupe) gelato we had in Rome3 years ago.
    I’ve never made a gelato and I’m intrigued about the differences between that and ice cream!

  • April

    Mint chocolate chip!

  • Pam

    My favorite ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia or anything in waffle cone. Love it!

  • Amanda

    My favorite is vanilla…all kinds, but especially the vanilla bean!

  • s

    mint chocolate chip!

  • Briana

    Homemade vanilla icecream with fresh rasberries!

  • Joanna

    Mmmm! Ice cream. Hard to pick, but probably raspberry chocolate chunk from Sebastian Joe’s (local Mpls ice cream shop). I love the fresh raspberry seeds in it.

  • Oh, I would love to have this book. I notice that you use it so much and I think it would be a great addition to any cook’s collection. My absolute favorite flavor is Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby.

  • Just made my first gelato a few weeks ago from another of David’s cookbooks – can’t wait to try more. My favorite ice cream flavor, nineties as it sounds, is still cookie dough.

  • Alysha

    My mother’s homemade vanilla ice cream! It goes best with a fudgy brownie!

  • I am in love with chocolate peanut butter ice cream with Reese Cups. Mmm! I cannot wait to see what yummy flavors you have in store for us. Thanks for the giveaway, Annie!

  • Lori

    All time favorite is homemade Banana Pudding Ice Cream–I also make it Chocolate Banana Pudding if I need a chocolate fix!!! YUM!!!

  • Natalie

    My all-time favorite ice cream is cake batter….YUMMY!

  • I have to have one favorite?! I used to say Homemade brand Cherry Cordial which is still very much A favorite. However, hand me a blueberry and peach gelato, and I’ll be in heaven.

  • Elizabeth

    Our local creamery makes orange custard chocolate chip. MMMM!

  • My favorite icecream is chocolate icecream with peanut butter cups and fudge pieces. A chocolate lovers dream!

  • My favorite ice cream flavor is cake batter, hands down. Sadly I have never made my own ice cream, perhaps its the month to get started :)

  • Sam W.

    Baskin Robbins’ Winter White Chocolate! A mix of chocolate and cherry goodness!

  • eileenrn

    My favorite has to be chocolate or maybe mint chocolate chip or maybe butter pecan or maybe just about anything cold and creamy.

  • I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE chocolate mint ice cream! AND…..I absolutely LOVE your blog! I look at it every day just to see what new, awesome treat you’ve posted that I want to try!! You rock ;)!

  • Michelle

    Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

  • Danielle Gharineh

    There is a Ice Cream Shoppe called Sonny’s here in Minneapolis they have Peanut Butter and Jelly Icecream that I crave on a daily basis.

  • Christina

    Oh man. I’d say mint chocolate chip is my absolute favorite, but when I go out for ice cream, soft serve vanilla & chocolate swirl is the BEST.


  • Laura

    i ALWAYS look forward to pumpkin ice cream come fall! so delicious!

  • I love chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Mmmmm, so good!

  • Mere W

    Phish Food – Ben and Jerry’s. Yum!!

  • Amy

    Alton Brown’s homemade chocolate ice cream is amazing!!!

  • Jordan

    Ghirardelli chocolate ice cream with reeses cups and cookie dough from Coldstone is definitely my all-time favorite

  • Creamsicle homemade ice cream. (orange and vanilla). So good!

  • lisa

    I really have to pick just one?? That is so so hard, especially now that I’ve mastered making my own ice cream (it was dicey at first).

    If I MUST choose, then it’s cinnamon ice cream. Such a fun flavor and so good with any number of accompaniments (my fave — brownies:))

  • Marlene

    Marscapone gelato. I’ve only ever seen it in one little gelato shop, but it was divine!

  • mint chocolate chip–but it’s got to be naturalish, with real chocolate flakes. Yum!

  • Peppermint Bon Bon from the same candy store I went to as a kid! I still go back there every year for a scoop of their ice cream… right around this time, actually!

  • Mint Chocolate Chip. The mint flavor is so light and refreshing, but the chocolate makes it feel decadent.

  • Susan A

    My FAVORITE ice cream comes from Kilwin’s in downtown Wilmington, NC. They have the VERY best coconut ice cream. I have never had anything like it. They somehow coated sweetened coconut flakes with dark chocolate. If you like coconut and you are in Wilmington, you MUST have this ice cream!

    Thanks for the contest!

  • Purple Cow from Daisy’s in Chatham, Cape Cod. It’s black raspberry ice cream with dark and white chocolate chunks and blueberries… yummm! I miss it, but just picked 5# of black raspberries and was hoping to recreate it so that book would be a perfect accompaniment :)

  • Maggie

    It’s hard to beat straight up Haagen Dazs vanilla!

  • Kris

    My absolute favorite is a custard based, home made peanut butter cup ice cream. I’m not sure where I even found the recipe any more. Chopped up PB cups, cream, little shavings of chocolate…mmmm!

  • Jennie

    My absolute favorite ice cream is chocolate, but it has to be doused with hot fudge, sprinkles, whipped cream and nuts! Mmmmm….

  • Theresa

    Strawberry-with real strawberries! None of that fakey stuff. ;)

  • Jill C

    chocolate chip cookie dough!!

  • Lissa

    I’m going to go with Cherry Cordial. It never disappoints!

  • jaimeleben

    Our local gelato place, and I’m sure others as well, serves a salted caramel that is to die for. Sweet, just a touch of salt, creamy. So, so good.

  • Hazelnut Gelato.. out of this world!

  • Liz

    My favorite ice cream is a sentimental favorite. PISTACHIO NUT from Baskin robbins. I fell in love with it because it was my grandfather’s favorite and it was a fun treat for us to get ice cream together. I have very fond memories of my grandfather because of that ice cream flavor. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Mary

    Homemade honey vanilla. Made with our very own honey. YUM!

  • Ryan

    I can’t decide all time fav. It’s a tie between cookie dough and some type of cheesecake. Or, possibly a brownie fudge. Yum!! Course your pistachio gelato looks amazing!

  • Teresa Spellman

    My mom’s homemade vanilla!

  • I love a good vanilla ice cream more than any other flavor

  • Anna Was

    My favorite all time ice cream is homemade vanilla. We make it frequently during the summer. I use half and half and a touch of Mexican vanilla. It is fabuouls by itself or on top of a cobbler or crisp!

  • Jessica Burnell

    Ruby Red Grapefruit Gelato!!
    Most amazing icecream I’ve ever had.

  • Kelly

    Hands down my favorite has got to be Grasshopper ice cream from a local ice cream parlor in the town I am from! Absolutely deelish!

  • I LOVE MapleNut Ice Cream! The soft maple flavor is so perfect and how could I say no to nuts. Mmm
    Second favorite is BR’s Rainbow Sherbet, because no other sherbet seems to compare to their amazing flavors. I know, so very different!

  • Kathie

    It’s really hard to choose, but something like Moose Tracks with chocolate and peanut butter probably comes in first.

  • My absolute favorite ice cream is chocolate peanut butter!

    I’ve been eyeing this book for a long time. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kelly S.

    Wow, I was just telling my husband I wanted a copy of the perfect scoop. My all time favorite ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food

  • Rachel

    My favorite flavor ice cream is cake batter!

  • Katie

    Stracciatella gelato. Sort of like chocolate chip ice cream, but very different (in an amazing way!). Yum yum yum!

  • Becca

    Talenti’s Almond Gelato. Ooh yum.

  • If we’re going healthy, then it’s raspberry sorbet. If we’re going unhealthy, then it’s banana puddding ice cream. And. . .now I’m hungry again.

  • Amber

    Haagen Dazs Chococolate Peanut Butter! I have made tons of homemade ice cream and sorbet but nothing beats a cold pint of that delicious chocolate with frozen pb, the best!

  • Shawnee Farnsworth

    Haagen-Dazs Strawberry !!

  • kim

    Homemade butter pecan – sweet, creamy & salty all at the same time. love it!

  • SuzyQ

    I love matcha (green tea) gelato! Like this pistachio was for you, I find a single scoop so flavorful that I don’t end up eating the whole container!

  • I am a classic vanilla girl…but let’s not kid ourselves, I will eat just about any flavor in a pinch. You know, it’s just the right thing to do. ;o)

  • Megan

    Hands down Ben & Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie … close second though is Grater’s Black Raspberry Chip!

  • Jennifer

    Strawberry ice cream with real strawberries! That’s the way to go! :)

  • Andrea

    My mother-in-law makes “Milky Way” Ice Cream every summer and it is absolutely delicious! It doesn’t have milky way candy bars in it, but it is made with marshmallows and tastes like a Wendy’s frosty!

  • hadleybrooke

    I love Culver’s plain chocolate frozen custard! It is the best chocolate ice cream I have ever had!

  • I was born this month and I love ice cream!!

    My most favorite gelato flavor is hazelnut!

  • Melissa

    Pistachio gelato is actually my favorite! There is a restaurant where I used to live that serves it with a drizzle of caramel sauce & crumbled oreos on top. Life changing!

  • Mishelle

    My favorite is Baskin Robbins or Haagen Daz Chocolate Peanut Butter…noone else seems to do it right besides these two. Unfortuately (or maybe not!?) 2 of my kids are allergic to nuts so it leaves it all for me…which is not good for my diet!

  • Julie in TX

    I actaully own The Perfect Scoop, but I would love to give a copy to a friend! My favorite flavor combo at our local shop – Brindles in San Antonio is Honey Pine Nut and Coffee Heath! Yum!

  • Butter pecan is my all time favortie

  • Lanette

    Rocky Road… love it! :)

  • Peppermint!

  • I love a good vanilla bean. You can add candy, or chocolate or caramel syrup or fruit to it – so versatile

  • Kirk

    I know this is sad, but after working at Baskin Robbins for a few summers as a kid, my favorite flavor will forever be their Gold Medal Ribbon…chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. I think it was first introduced for the 1980 Olympic games (Lake Placid was winter, Moscow was summer).

  • Nicole

    My absolute favorite (so far, haven’t attempted homemade ice cream yet!) is Ben & Jerry’s Cinnamon Buns. OH SO GOOD…

  • My favorite homemade ice cream is Coffee Heath Bar Crunch!

  • My all time favorite is chocolate. I could eat a chocolate ice cream cone any day. You have me itching to make my own!

  • Chellie

    Orange Sherbert

  • I know it’s “plain”, but French Vanilla. I love the simplicity and creaminess of it, and you can add so much to it, like candies, sauces, etc. Or, just plain is fine with me, too!

  • Patricia

    Gold medal ribbon from Baskin Robbins. Vanilla, Chocolate and Caramel, super delicious!!

  • sherrilee

    mmmmm! I think my favorite would be salted caramel ice cream from Ivanna Cone in Lincoln, NE.

  • Kristin T

    I could eat Ben and Jerry’s Halfed Baked all day.

  • Lora

    Mint Chocolate chip, oh or maybe Oreo cookie?

  • Chocolate peanut butter. But Almond Joy and Pistachio are close second and third favorites. :)

  • Judy

    Butter Pecan, without a doubt!!

  • Green Tea Ice Cream!

  • Bekah

    I love all things ice cream, but my favorite is Chocolate Peanut Butter. Our local ice cream place in Iowa makes a FANTASTIC version with dark chocolate ice cream and LOTS of peanut butter. MMMMMM!!

  • Any homemade ice cream my dad makes. Chocolate usually wins!

  • Oh man, ice cream is the key to my heart. I’d have to say right now my favorite is Dreyer’s (Edy’s) S’more’s flavor. YUM YUM YUM!!!

  • Kat

    Godiva’s raspberry chocolate truffle. ‘Nuff said.

    (But coffee is a very close second when I’m feeling less decadent ;)

  • Corrie

    Easy – coffee ice cream. Mmmmm

  • Jill

    Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked – yum!

  • Kristen

    Black raspberry chip from Graeter’s!

  • catk

    Salted caramel from bi-rite

  • Dena

    Coldstone cake batter.

  • joyce

    I’m currently in love with Blue Bunny’s Peanut Butter Panic (doused in Magic Shell). Although, when I was in Italy, I ate Pistachio Gelato EVERY DAY for THREE WEEKS!!! mmmmm, so good…

  • Jessica

    Birthday cake!!!!!!! YUMMY!!

  • Cookies ‘n Cream

  • Jessica

    Cookies & Cream – especially if it’s from Brooms Bloom local dairy farm!

  • Jacqui

    My favorite is coffee!! Yummy in my tummy.

  • Patty

    I hate to be boring, but give me a vanilla any time. But please be sure to make it with a vanilla bean. Seeing those little dark flecks just set my taste buds off and running.

  • Mandy

    In the St. Louis area, we have a frozen custard shop called Ted Drewes, and it is just amazing. Every time a baseball game lets out, people drive there and will stand in line for hours just to get some. My favorite flavor is plain chocolate. All other ice creams I can inhale, but when it come to their simple chocolate, I eat it super super slow to savor it!

  • StephyC

    Definitely butter pecan!

  • Steph

    I’d have to say vanilla bean because it’s great alone, and I could dress it up if I wanted. Unfortunately, I do not own my own ice cream maker yet, but winning this book would be the perfect excuse to go get one!

  • Christie

    Definitely mint chocolate chip!

  • Renee

    My favorite flavor of all time is the coffee recipe from your site (a David Lebovitz recipe I believe!) with oreo cookies added in. YUM!!

  • Melissa

    The best flavor of ice cream I have ever had is Maggie’s Fudge from Maggie Moos…it’s so simple and creamy and deliciously chocolate without being heavy or too intense! Maggie Moos’ variety of chocolate flavors puts them head and shoulders above Coldstone in my book.

  • Cookies & Cream!

  • Tan

    Cardamom ice cream from the Big Dipper in Missoula, MT – ahhhmazing:)

  • Rebbie

    I recently made a yummy chocolate frappacino icecream and added crushed oreos. My family ate it so fast and they’re begging for more. I guess I’ll be doing that for 4th of July!

  • Shanna

    Oreo cookies and cream just wins me over everytime. That counts as a single flavor right? :) Its the one ice cream that I can eat over and over again.

  • I’m a vanilla girl, throw in some caramelized macadamia nuts and then it’s to die for!

  • Amy

    my current favorite is Cold Stone Creamery’s Birthday Cake ice cream mixed in with a brownie – YUM! But I’m in a hunt for the best Cherry vanilla ice cream – i just might have to make my own. (Love your blog – your pics are great and i just love your recipes! )

  • Heather K.

    My absolute favorite ice cream of all time is coffee heath from Brown’s in York, Maine! And, since we’re thinking of buying an ice cream maker to fill our kid’s insatiable hunger for ice cream, winning the book would be awesome :)

  • My favorite flavor is Blackraspberry Chocolate Chip from Glacier (a Boulder, CO ice cream shop). I’ve found other blackraspberry chips before but this one is the creamiest and the chips are the perfect size. And just an FYI, very hard to pick just one. But I did it.

  • Tish

    I love the recipe from The pioneer woman for Blackberry!….So rich and delicious:)

  • eunice

    I love ice cream that taste nutty: butter pecan, pistachio, hazelnut… but at the moment, I’ve fallen in love with Mint Chocolate Chip from my childhood. Cool, refreshingly minty and just enough chocolate. Perfection!

  • Jessica

    Chocolate fudge brownie (preferably Ben and Jerry’s but any kid will do!)

  • Amber

    frozen custard from Ritter’s

  • January

    Birthday Cake Ice Cream from Bruster’s!!! SO GOOD! I wish I had some right now! I would love to be able to make yummy ice cream at home! :)

  • Jen

    My absolute favorite ice cream is the gelato that I bought probably daily on the streets when I lived in Seville, Spain. So creamy and delicious. My favorite flavor was somesort of triple berry concoction.

    I’ve been wanting this book for so long! I love making homemade ice cream.

  • Sandi S.

    Blue Bell Homeade Vanilla :)

  • Michelle

    this really divine Cinnamon ice cream I had a few years ago from a place called Maggie Moo’s. Yummy!

  • Coffee with chocolate chips in it. Oh yeah!

  • Haejin

    Vanilla Bean! It goes well with anything, especially with just-out-of-the-oven fruit pie :-) Yum, oh, it’s making me drool…!

  • Debbie

    Coffee ice cream with heath bar bits and bananas. Yum!

  • Kelly

    Mint Chocolate chip for sure!

  • I am boring and plain when it comes to my favorite ice cream because I would prefer just chocolate :)

  • Nicole V.

    Peanut Butter Cup from the boardwalk at Newport Beach in CA!

  • Andra

    Homemade topped with strawberries! Yummy!

  • Erin

    Love Ben and Jerry’s Key Lime Cheesecake!

  • Katie

    I absolutely adore lemon soft-serv frozen yogurt! YUM!

  • Katie

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Icecream from Thomas’s Sweets in Princeton, NJ.. THE WHOLE ICECREAM TASTES LIKE COOKIE DOUGH! yummm!!!

  • Heather

    Cold Stone’s Sweet Cream with Rasberries!

  • Mary Beth

    my favorite ice cream flavor of all time is ben & jerry’s apple pie… the crust pieces, cinnamon vanilla and spicy bits of apple are wonderful together!

  • Homemade vanilla icecream with coconuts, pecans and a little chocolate drizzle.

  • Jen T.


  • Chatelaine B

    Heavenly Hash – i’ve only found it in Canada :( and I don’t live there anymore….

  • Mandy

    pretty much anything with nuts and chocolate- which makes rocky road my go-to favorite.

  • Tracey

    I just purchased an ice cream maker and I absolutely adore it! Almost every day I whip up a new batch. So delicious! My favorite flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough – I can’t wait to create my own version!

  • Strawberry is my absolutel favorite, hands down! Whether it’s store-bought or at my local ice cream shop (Handels and Ritters are my favorites), I could eat it all! It’s so funny how most people always look for different, new, unique flavors but I always seem to go for the classic!

  • Lately, our little family has been on a homemade ice cream making kick. We’ve recently made vanilla, a really good chocolate recipe, and the next one to try is a cinnamon ice cream recipe. We’re all looking forward to it. So a copy of this book would be right up our alley.
    I’d have to say that my favorite ice cream is either anything homemade or vanilla.

  • Kate

    You used to be able to buy a store version of pistachio with almonds that is high up on my list. Although my new obsession is mascarpone gelato from a shop down the block from me- amazing!

  • Julie

    I love all ice-cream but if somebody put a pint of B&J’s Chubby Hubby in front of me I could not and would not resist. Fortunately for me I think the flavor was discontinued but I sure loved all those chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels – I’m a sucker for sweet/salty combos.

  • Intisar

    Yum ice cream! It’s a tie homemade Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream and Banana Pudding Ice Cream. I think I’ll make some this weekend in honor of the month. Can’t wait!

  • Marcy

    Pralines and Cream…I experiment with other flavors but keep coming back to this one!

  • Courtney

    Ooh that’s tough. But I think I’ll go with Cake Batter ice cream from Coldstone. With brownie and sprinkles mixed in. :)

  • Christina

    Call me boring (I prefer to say I am classic) but I love Breyer’s vanilla bean. Simple, delicious, a hit every time! I’d take vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles over some fancy sundae any day! You are inspiring me to make ice cream at home though. My toddler would adore it if I did!

  • I LOVE my homemade smores icecream… mmm vanilla bean custard base with fudge chunks, marshmellow and graham cracker swirls :) The best!

  • Mabel

    My favorite ice cream flavors normally have at least some chocolate in them (cookies and cream, rocky road, brownies a la mode). But my absolute favorite ice cream flavor ever only came out for a limited time at Cold Stone. It was called “Blueberry Muffin Batter” and it pains me that they have not come out with it again. It had the perfect blend of blueberry flavor and vanilla and it literally did taste like muffin batter. I used to love it with blueberries and brownies mixed in (still needed my chocolate fix). This summer they are coming out with a blueberry flavor, but it remains to be seen whether it compares to the flavor I fell in love with.

  • Debbie in Tennessee

    I love Lemon Custard Ice Cream. If I cannot find that then Pistachio all the way! New to your site, love it!

  • Chelsea

    Arctic Ice Cream Peanut Butter- fortunately (or unfortunately) I get it for free where I work….

    Also, long time reader and first time commenter- just wanted to say I love your blog!

  • Homemade icecream, mmmmmmm. I love making rasberry icecream. but when i go to a ice cream palor i get butter pecan.

  • Heidi

    Any combination of chocolate and peanut butter! Doesn’t matter which one is the ice cream or the additions. just a great combination all around!

  • Heidi

    I just went to Gouda, Netherlands today and had a scoop of After Eight gelato— it was sooooooo yummy! I love ANYTHING mint!

  • Linda

    Moose tracks. Nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter!

  • Bethany

    My Uncle Scott runs a gourmet ice cream business… he has invented many flavors but my very favorite has to be KY Bourbon Ball ice cream made with…. you guessed it, Makers Mark!

  • Emilie in MN

    Cookies and Cream from a local ice cream shop called Sebastian Joe’s

  • J. Vint

    Baskin Robbins German Chocolate Cake ice cream in a waffle cone. YUM!

  • Jennifer Mack

    My absolute favorite ice cream was an Almond Joy ice cream (I belive by Breyer). It was amazing and had so much flavor. My 80 year old grandmother said that it was better than sex, which was really disturbing as a high school freshman. Our store stopped carrying this years ago and it is a true shame. I’m still playing with the memory to make my own version of that delicious treat.

  • Diane

    I’m purist–home made vanilla!!

  • Trish

    Cherry chocolate.

  • Fresh mint ice cream from Christina’s in Cambridge, MA. Amazing!

  • Lisa

    My favorite is Jamoca Almond Fudge from Baskin Robbins. I love the combination of coffee and chocolate. Plus almonds are good for you.

  • Cynthia

    I love any kind of chocolate ice cream but the blackberry cobbler from Blue Bell is great also.

  • I can’t tell a lie…chocolate all the way! And I heard David Lebovitz has a great recipe/tips for it!

  • Claire

    Coffee ice cream… No doubt!

  • Stephanie

    My favorite ice cream is homemade peppermint. I use the candy canes off of my Christmas tree. It’s an incentive to get the tree taken down :)

  • I love anything chocolate. Ben & Jerry’s used to make a smooth variety that was chocolate ice cream with tunnel of fudge. Man it was the best!

  • Definitely coffee! Mmmm…

  • Kara

    There’s a great ice cream shop in my hometown that makes Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch – it’s SO good. Wish I could have a recipe for that one!

    I was wondering – from what website did you order the Pistachio Cream? This recipe looks amazing!

  • Mary V

    Homemade ice cream is the best – hands down! I distinctly remember my mom’s peach ice cream that we made with peaches we picked from a local orchard – so smooth, creamy, and peachy. My mouth is watering just thinking about it . . .

  • Blue Bell Chocolate Ice Cream. Yes Please!

  • Mercedes

    My absolute favorite favorite is butterfinger ice cream. It can be either Dreyer’s Loaded (although I haven’t seen it around lately) or just vanilla ice cream with crushed butterfinger bites. Yum! :D

  • Annie

    Haagen Dasz Strawberry. It can’t be beat. Every aspect of it is perfectly done, and I could eat it for days. Tangy, sweet, creamy, DELICIOUS!

  • Angie

    I love cookies and cream ice cream! It’s awesome. (:

  • OHHHHHH. I heart Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. A close second is Moosetracks. YUM!

  • Anna M

    I could never choose just one- I used to work in an ice cream parlor after all! If I had to choose, mint cookies is pretty much perdection.

  • Whitney

    Blue Bell COFFEE!

  • Sarah R

    I love chocolate, but when it comes to ice cream, vanilla wins out because you can add so much to it! I really need a ice cream recipe book, I haven’t used my ice cream maker yet this summer!

  • Maggie

    My favorite is Ben & Jerry’s Maple Blondie. It tastes like fall, but that doesn’t stop me from eating it year-round! So delicious. In fact, I might need to make a run to the grocery store later….

  • I have to pick only ONE flavor?!?!? Do you know me?! :)

    Hmmmm ok I think my favorite is homemade peppermint!! Ohhhh now I need to go make some!

  • Avi

    Mmm, pistachio!! I think my absolute favorite, however, is cookies ‘n’ cream all the way :)

  • Kathleen

    Velvet Ice Cream’s Moose Tracks. Nothing like it. It’s in the Ohio area so I always stock up when I can.

  • MCD

    Cookies & Cream!

  • Stephanie

    Only one favorite ice cream? I love them all! But if I had to choose (like I do now,) I would say chocolate- it’s so rich and versatile.

  • Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby is my all time favorite!

  • Mocha almond fudge

  • lydia gross

    I studied abroad in Italy in the summer of 2004 and I absolutely know I can attribute the majority of my weight gain to Gelato!! I for some reason REALLY loved the vanilla.. I don’t know what it was about it but it was just beyond amazing! (of course I cant even remember its Italian name)

  • Amy

    Vanilla bean! Yummy!

  • Terri Knowlton

    Cake Batter!

  • cookies & cream!

  • Sophia

    I love the pistachio ice cream at Jeni’s in Columbus!

  • Christina C

    Strawberry Ice Cream. You can’t go wrong!!!

  • Heather

    The college campus where I work has a dairy, and they make and sell their own icecream. The vanilla is simple and delicious. Sprinkle a little toffee on top, and it’s heaven!!

  • erica

    Huckleberry, from a local dairy shop. Yummy!

  • Naomi Raj

    I looooooooove Pralines and cream!!! its so crunchy and yummmmmmy!!

  • Kate

    Bryer’s Mint Chocolate Chip!

  • jacquie

    peach ice cream from hoffman’s in westminister maryland

  • Jennifer

    I love any homemade ice cream, but homemade raspberry ice cream is one of my favorites!

  • Anne

    Cherry garcia from Ben and Jerry’s holds a very special and dear place in my heart.

  • Brittany

    I absolutely LOVE homemade ice cream on a hot summer day! It brings back memories of my childhood just thinking about it. Just plain vanilla with a few berries thrown in is the definition of pure bliss! On a side note, if I can’t get that, Dove’s Unconditionally chocolate is AMAZING!

  • When I’m feeling naughty I like Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked. When I need to reverse the B&J damage, I whip up a batch of my chocolate vegan icecream!

  • Fraser

    my all time favorite has got to be nutella gelato, from gelateria gelart in viterbo, italy.
    you just can’t find good gelato out here in MT.

  • Bekah

    My father’s old fashioned homemade strawberry ice cream. Mmmm!

  • Laura Bodine

    Butter Pecan!

  • Hmm. I pretty much love ANY ice cream I’m eating, but I’d have to go with Mint Cookies and Cream. They had it at the University Creamery where I went to college and it was soo good!

  • Tracy

    The old fashioned hard kind in a sugar cone!
    Mouth watering right now!

  • Eileen

    I’ve been dying for that book! My favorite flavor is mint chocolate chip!

  • Thumbe

    I have to agree with you – ANYTIME is ice-cream time! I’d rather skip all my meals and have ice-cream for breakfast, lunch, dinner and yep dessert too! My favorite though has got to be mint chocolate chip gelato with those dark chocolate bark chunks in them. Oh yummy. Another one of my favorite’s is mexican vanilla with chunks of fresh strawberries… Okay, I’ll stop right here before I go a tad over-board! :-)

  • Keturah

    My favorite is one that has been discontinued, which makes me so very sad. I love, love, loved Starbucks Mud Pie. It was coffee ice cream with chunks of Oreo and a fudge swirl. I need to try to recreate it!

  • Haagen Dazs Caramel ice cream….YUM!

  • My favorite flavor is mint chocolate chip! And I really like it when the ice cream is green colored too.

  • Brittany

    Phish Food Ice Cream by Ben & Jerry’s. Best. Thing. Ever.

  • Daphne

    mocha almond! I love the combination of chocolate, espresso, and almonds!

  • Kylie Platz

    My all time favorite ice cream is mint with oreos in it, so it is like a mint cookies and cream. yum! :)

  • Margo

    Cherry chocolate chip! So yummy.

  • Kathi

    My all-time favorite ice cream is blck raspberry. The best shop to get a scoop has to be Ashley’s in Hamden, CT. Yum! Yum!

  • Kimmi

    I really just love any homemade flavors… peach and strawberry are amazing!

  • Natalie

    Cookies and Cream or a really good Vanilla ice cream(So plain, I know)

  • Cake Batter from Cold Stone, to die for!!

  • If I *had* to chose, I’d say Peanut Butter. But to be honest, I’ve never met an ice cream flavor I didn’t like.

  • Kaitlyn

    Coconut Pineapple Bisque from an ice cream shop near me. The bisque consists of almonds & macaroons and is the perfect mix with coconut and pineapple! A perfect tropical treat!

  • Samantha

    my grandma’s homemade chocolate with reese’s peanut butter cups.

  • Jenna T.

    Haagen Daz Rocky Road. I can’t get enough of their ooey, gooey, marshmallow.

  • Chocolate with Oreo Cookie chunks! I don’t own an ice cream maker yet, but this book would be the perfect reason to cave in and get one!

  • Donna

    My absolute favorite is cherry vanilla, homemade with fresh picked bing cherries from a near by orchard!

  • Hutch

    pumpkin pie ice cream, it’s like a velvety frozen piece of pumpkin pie

  • kate C.

    So difficult to choose, it really depends on the day! But probably my all-time favorite is Univ of Wisconsin – Madison’s Babcock Hall’s “Berry Alvarez” (named after football coach, now athletic director). With all kinds of berries swirled into so rich and creamy vanilla base – it is unbelievable!

  • Gosh it’s so hard to pick but I’m going to have to support my hometown brand (and Oprah’s fave apparently, too!). Graeter’s ice cream – black cherry to be specific! Every bite is so creamy due to their small batch french pot process…omg to die for!!!

    By the way, I <3 your blog and would love a copy of this book. I just got a KA ice cream attachment last Friday and made my first batch last night. This ice cream "bible" would be PERFECT to add to my collection! Thanks!

  • my very favorite is homemade strawberry cheesecake ice cream, it’s delicious. now i just need to learn how to make it!

  • Lydia MacDonald

    mm there are so many yummy kinds. But my all-time favorite ice cream is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. It never fails! :)

  • starlight mint, with hot fudge on top
    or homemade raspberry icecream by my Aunt LuAnn!

  • MaryBeth

    Right outside of town there is this little peach stand that sells all kinds of fresh produce, not just peaches, and they have the most AMAZING fresh peach ice cream!! Oh it is to die for!

  • Jill

    single flavor? has to be chocolate. but I do like adding mix ins too – PB, caramel, cooke dough . . .

  • Mary

    Nocciola (Hazelnut) gelato in a little gelataria located somewhere in the ancient town of Orvieto, Italy.

    Nothing like authentic taste, huh? :)

  • Meredith

    I think my favorite would have to be chocolate. I like to add milk or soy milk to ice cream until it becomes crystallized rather than creamy. If the milk and the ice cream are both very cold, it takes on more of an Italian ice consistency. I love Italian ice more than ice cream, though. My favorite of that is a fudge brownie flavor, but I can’t seem to get anymore of that. The shop that sold it closed and the owners moved back to New York. I’ll keep looking for some more of that! :)

  • Mestebla

    My favorite icecream flavor (right now) has to be chocolate chip cookie dough. Mmm!

  • Staci Carroll

    My favorite is my mom’s homemade raspberry icecream. We let the kids pick the raspberries for the ice cream off of her bushes. The ice cream and the raspberries are divine.

  • Caroline

    Chocolate- any kind!

  • summer


  • Annie, My favorite ice cream is peanut butter oreo – two fabulous flavors!

  • rere

    my all time favorite is black raspberry!

  • Michelle

    So my faaaavorite ice cream flavor they don’t actually make anymore :o( It was from Dairy Queen, it was Smurf Ice Cream. It was vanilla ice cream colored smurf blue and it had mini marshmallows and chocolate chunks and nuts, and was amazing!
    Since then I’ve become a huge fan of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food, the Caramel sauce, marshmallow and fudge fish…I just can’t resist!

  • Christy

    Read regularly but have never commented before…. Homemade mint chocolate chip : )

  • LJ

    I really love ice cream but I’d say my favorite flavor is Coffee Crumble. It is made up of several combinations of flavor that I enjoy, creamy coffee, sweet chocolate pieces, and nuts to add some crunch. Hmm.. :)

  • Mary Lynn

    chocolate chip!

  • ali

    oh it’s got to be mint chocolate chip, but if they don’t have it i’ll take a cookie dough cone, thank you! lol

  • JennyG

    A big fan of Pralines and Cream from Baskin Robbins.

  • Mary R

    Green tea ice cream! I’d love it if Lebovitz had a recipe for that. All the one’s I’ve tried to make have been…lacking.

  • What a wonderful giveaway!

    My favorite flavor is homemade butter pecan. So good!

  • Hazelnut gelato from Stacato Gelato in Portland, Oregon.

  • Julie

    Mint chocolate chip

  • My favorite flavor, hands down is MANGO, but only the kind with real luscious wonderful ripe mango. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  • annahita

    i LOVE simple strawberry, always and forever!

  • Jackie

    Mint Chocolate Chip will forever possess my heart and taste buds <3

  • Estie

    Pomegranate Gelato from this teeny tiny shop in Boca Raton, Florida. To Die For!!!!

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding by Haagen Dazs. They don’t make it anymore. It was a customer submitted flavor. It was awesome!

  • Shane

    My Grandma’s homemade strawberry icecream!! Oh my goodness, YUM!! Hmmm…just might be the perfect treat for 4th of July weekend!

  • Yen

    Absolute favorite is green tea ice cream.

  • chocolate and peanut butter

  • Brandi

    I love Chocolate Peanut Butter… And Mint Chocolate Chip!

  • My favorite ice cream of all time has to be Ben & Jerry’s “Mission to Marzipan”. I love the taste of almonds, and marzipan in an ice cream? Heavenly.

  • Lena

    I live near an ice cream parlor where they make their own ice cream on site. They have this amazing Wild Maine Blueberry that I am wild about :)

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • Niveditha

    Haagen Dazs’ strawberry is my absolute favorite…thanks for this lovely giveaway!!!


  • heather e

    cherry vanilla!

  • Kelly

    Trader Joe’s carries a double chocolate ice cream that tastes like a bowl of fudge pops. If you’re feeling extremely indulgent, it also makes an amazing milkshake with Bailey’s. Looks like I’m stopping at the store on my way home!

  • YUM! No stop to Door County, Wisconsin is complete without a scoop (double scoop maybe) of Raspberry Cheesecake from the Door County ice cream factory. :)

  • Becky

    mint choc chip!

  • Lynne

    Kentucky Pecan Fudge Pie from our local burger chain, G.D. Ritzy’s. It’s a delicious chocolate ice cream with dark chocolate shavings, pecans, and pieces of pie crust. It’s perfection.

  • Daniela

    Rocky road!

  • My fave is just simple vanilla; that way I can load it up with extras!

  • Mariel

    Good ole plain vanilla can’t be beat!

  • Banana walnut chocolate chunk.

  • Melissa

    Wow, thanks for posting this recipe Annie and it’s so nice of you for giving away 4 of his cookbooks! I’ve had The Perfect Scoop on my wish list since it came out – I wanted it because the first ice cream recipe I made of his (from your blog of course) was my ALL-TIME FAVORITE recipe – CHOCOLATE ice cream! My husband has always disliked chocolate ice cream (how, right?) but once he took one bite of the homemade chocolate ice cream he fell in love with it and it’s his favorite too!!! :)

  • Leanne

    My two favorite flavors are Butter Crunch, which I always got as a kid with my grandmother at Friendly’s. My current favorite is Ben & Jerry’s Mission to Marzipan – love that sweet cream ice cream!

  • Erica H

    All time favorite is Graham Canyon from the Creamery On 9th in Utah.

  • Heather

    Well I it’s hard to pick just one but my fav has to be oatmeal cookie gelato from Whole Foods Market. Cinnamon ice cream with oatmeal cookie chunks…..bliss.

  • Amanda

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

  • kristin

    graham cracker ice cream!

  • juliefi

    Either homeade vanilla or mint chocolate chip.

  • Rachel

    Mint Oreo is my fave flavor that I’d eat anytime no matter is it’s frozen yogurt, ice cream or gelato. Just so good!

  • Homemade black raspberry ice cream is my favorite!

  • Sara

    peanut butter chocolate, a match made in heaven!

  • Call me boring, but my absolute favorite flavor of ice cream is a simple chocolate chip. When I was younger I didn’t care for it but while in Italy I fell in love with strachiatella gelato and I haven’t stopped since. There’s this amazing old ice cream shop (Mashti Malones, in Hollywood on La Brea) and they make the most amazing chocolate chip ice cream that tastes unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. They use all natural ingredients and the flavor of all the ice creamy goodness shines through. Oh my, I think I may need to pick some up on my way back to work!

  • grace

    Cookies and Cream

  • olivia

    there’s a place in columbus called Jeni’s that makes the most delicious ice cream with all ohio-made ingredients. The absolute best flavor is salty caramel…mmm.

  • Mitzi

    Holy Moly! People come out of the woodwork when there’s a giveaway, huh? :) The best ice cream I’ve ever had in my life is Godiva’s Belgian Dark Chocolate. Alas, I can no longer find it anywhere! :(

  • Amanda

    rocky road…yum!

  • Tanica

    Cookies and Cream!

  • Lindsey

    How can I pick just one?! It’s probably Mint Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter ice cream with bits of Reese’s mixed it. YUM!

  • Nancy

    My favorite is Pistachio. We used to eat it all the time when I was a kid…they always had it at the Chinese restaurants we went to. And…now I want ice cream!

  • Nicola

    Just reading all the comments makes me hungry. I think my favorite all time Ice Cream has to be Homemade Mexican Vanilla. Don’t get me wrong I love all different flavors of Ice Cream and I don’t think you could ever go wrong with adding a ton of “loot” to the ice cream but there is truly nothing better than the pure taste of Vanilla. Heaven would be a good description. But the book you suggested looks amazing! Going to have to go and find it!

  • Christina Madison

    Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food…..SO sweet but SO good!

  • Jenna

    I like Nestles Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough!

  • My favorite flavor is hands down… B&J PHISH FOOD! The delicious combination of creamy chocolate ice cream with swirls of caramel & marshmallow topped off with those yummy fudge fishies, its simply to die for!

  • Jennie

    My favorite is mint cookies and cream. :) I love many other flavors, but I always come back to mint cookies and cream.

  • AnneJ

    I gotta say . . . the best is homemade vanilla. Nothing like it.

  • Crystal


  • Kelley

    Good old chocolate for me! Thanks!

  • linz

    The peppermint stick ice cream from Gifford’s!

  • Alli

    As an Ohio girl, nothing will EVER beat Handel’s Ice Cream for me – although my favorite flavor is somewhat new and hardly ever on the CA location menu, “Chocolate Cake Batter”. Seriously tastes like you’re eating cold brownie batter right from the bowl!

  • Ella

    Ben + Jerry’s cherry garcia!!

  • Homemade strawberry ice cream with fresh strawberries…YUM!!!

  • Trudi

    I have to go with a classic…mint chocloate chip. Yum!

  • Kim in NashVegas

    Without a doubt – homemade peach w/ fresh Alabama peaches!

  • Anna

    I like peach ice cream by far……… though really the best is just vanilla with chunks of roasted peaches tossed in the mix

  • Rebecca

    Homemade. Any kind. But preferably with lots of chocolate and strawberries and hot fudge.

  • Brenda

    There is a ice-cream shop in a nearby town called Screaming Mimi’s…they make something called Absolutely Almond that I cannot get enough of, good thing they are not closer, it is DANGEROUS stuff!

  • Almondy Joy! They serve it at Milwauke Joe’s in DFW.

  • Homemade peach ice cream. There is nothing better!

    Thanks for the fun!

  • Elaine


  • Jamie Z

    Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!!!

  • Renee

    Classic strawberry will always be my favorite!

  • Ooooh! I waaaaant! I just got an ice cream maker a month ago and have been itching for this book, for serious!

    Surprisingly, the best flavor I’ve made so far is chocolate, which is funny because I don’t even like chocolate ice cream. But THIS chocolate ice cream was so rich and chocolaty! Dreyer’s take note! I topped it with strawberry sauce for an extra oomph of delicious.

  • Shelby

    I Love Cinnamon-Buns Ice cream! I guess it’s kind of like snickerdoodle cookie dough batter, caramel, cinnamon, and vanilla ice cream… yum!

  • Lyndsey

    Chocolate dipped in blackberry hard shell!!! I use to get it at the beach when I was little and have not had it in about 15 years. I still remember how good it was a would give anything to have it again.

  • My absolute favorite is pepermint ice cream!!! I love how the cold and the ice cream mix. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  • Annette

    My Aunts homemade vanilla bean ice cream. Hands down the best ever!

  • I LOVE ice cream in any form, but I will never forget the ONE experience I had with Ben and Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie. Don’t ask me why I haven’t returned to it because it was like heaven on a spoon!

  • Lisa Yowell

    Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia

  • I love french vanilla icecream with reeses peanut butter cups mixed in. I get it whenever I am at coldstone and its the absolute best thing.

  • Annie

    the homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream from Homer’s in Wilmette, Il. The chips are huge!

  • Christy

    Mint chocolate chip!

  • Kira

    All time favorite is without a doubt Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby Ice Cream- Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels— YUMMERS!!!!!!

  • My fave flavor is mint and chip ice cream!

  • Breyer’s Mint Chocolate chip! None of that green stuff for me!

  • Only one? So, so, so hard. I would say chocolate with brownies, caramel and pecans. SOOOO GOOD! I love Kopps frozen custard here in Milwaukee and Cold Stone Creamery as well. Yummy!

    We would love this book as we are going to be working on making our own ice cream now and not buying the stuff with odd ingredients anymore!

  • Cassidy

    Cantaloupe Gelato that I was fortunate enough to find while in Italy. Mmmmmm

  • Jennifer H.

    I love a plain coffee ice cream!

  • Gin

    There’s an ice cream parlor in the next town that serves a raspberry truffle ice cream. Think moose tracks but with raspberry ice cream and those lil’ peanut butter chocolates are filled instead with raspberry jam. It is out of this world. Someday I’ll figure out how to make it.

  • Jessica

    Blue Bell Cookies ‘N Cream is my favorite! LOVE it. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  • Amber

    My favorite ice cream is from Cold Stone, I get chocolate with 2 spoons of peanut butter!! It’s the perfect mix of each!

  • Emily B.

    Coffee toffee!!

  • Heather S.

    Favorite ice cream? Nothing beats a scoop of pure vanilla.

  • Rainbow Italian Ice …Not sure if it counts. We have the cutest neighborhood ice cream parlor – Torico Ice Cream. They make all the ice cream and Italian ice in store.

  • laura

    sheridans vanilla custard, YUMo!

  • How funny that you would post this recipe today, I just had pistachio gelato for the first time yesterday!

    My favorite ice cream is English toffee. Rich & creamy vanilla ice cream with chocolate covered English toffee bits. Sooo good!

  • Kristina

    I love mint chocolate chip, but not the bright green one. The natural one. I have yet to have pistachio ice cream that isn’t bright green either.

  • Easy, Salty Caramel!

  • Kath

    I have grown to love green tea ice cream especially when it is surrounded by mochi mmmm, good luck everyone!

  • Josephine

    Mint chocolate chip–especially homemade with fresh mint!

  • Liza

    I know it’s boring, but vanilla is hands-down the best way to enjoy good-quality ice cream–no fancy mix-ins to disguise it.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Marjorie Meeks

    Just plain old chocolate is always wonderful.

  • Henny

    Mint Chocolate Chunk from Graeters..so so good!

  • Jessica


  • Erin

    Mackinac Island Fudge!

  • Charmaine

    I love honey lavender ice cream that’s specific to an ice cream shop in Wallingford, WA! :)

  • Cookie dough!

  • Jessica

    I just had pistachio gelato in North Beach! My favorite though is chocolate with peanut butter!

  • Jennifer

    Good old vanilla bean is my favorite. Breyer’s especially since its what my grandmother used to have so it brings back good memories of her!

  • Cathy

    For sure coffee. Well, a close second is peanut butter chocolate. :)

  • Terri

    I’ve got to have Rocky Road but there use to be a boutique ice cream parlor in town that made a cinnamon ice cream with chocolate chips – divine!

  • Spumoni!! that totally counts, right?!

  • I love almond coconut ice cream – yum!!

  • Lidia

    Homemade anything!!! Vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, strawberry, cherry, chocolate chip, coffee, cookie dough, and so and and so on and so on.

  • maryellen

    chocolate peanut butter!

  • Gretchen

    Graeter’s coconut chocolate chip. Yum

  • Robin

    growing up mine was one scoop Gold Medal Ribbon and one scoopy Peanut Butter and Chocolate from Baskin Robbins. Oh man.

  • Julie M.

    Bruester’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye….heaven.

  • That gelato looks delicious!! I love pistachios!

  • I would have to say Taro! I know…most people won’t know what that is, but it’s basically a sweet purple potato. It’s really popular in Asian desserts (it’s used a lot in the Philipines and Viet Nam).

    It’s amazing! Wonderful flavor…I can’t even describe it. You can find it in specialty stores…but you can also find it in select Albertson’s.

    If you do, Magnolia is a great brand.

    So tasty!

  • I wasn’t passionate about ice cream until I tasted pistachio. It changed my world. I love the Ciao Bella brand! Thanks for the giveaway offer! :)

  • Jessica

    Classic Neapolitan. All three classics in one place. :)

  • Emily

    Dark chocolate gelato. Yummm!!!

    nordstromemily at hotmail dot com

  • Vickie

    There’s a place called Tony’s right outside of town, they have THE.BEST banana pudding ice cream! Oh my gosh just amazing southern banana pudding made into ice cream :drool: delish! Hometown celebrities always come back for some Tony’s!!!

  • katie

    A swirl cone from Dairy Queen. It takes me back to my childhood :)

  • Elizabeth

    Pumpkin from Young’s Jersey Dairy just north of Yellow Springs, Ohio

  • Rocio

    my all time favorite ice cream is called Bizcocho (basically a vanilla ice cream with bits of cake in it) and it’s made in the Dominican Republic by the Bon ice cream store. It’s so delicious and I can’t wait to get off the plane to eat it!

  • D.

    Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Ice Cream. Mmmm….

  • Chrissy

    i LOVE the Earl Grey Tea ice cream from Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco!

  • Oops. Disregard previous entry. I meant to say chocolate is my favorite.

  • passion fruit gelato!

  • Abby

    Homemade vanilla is the best stuff ever! I of course load it up with topping though! :)

  • Megan

    Jeni’s (an all natural/organic ice cream store in Columbus, OH) has the most divine sweet corn and black raspberries ice cream. You wouldn’t think those flavors together in an ice cream, but I’m telling you, it’s to die for! (only available late summer, though, grr!)

  • My very favorite is bubble gum ice cream. I rarely order it, but when I do I think I am a kid again!

  • Andrea D.

    Ben and Jerry’s Cinnamon Bun ice Cream. YUM!!

  • Kellee

    My absolute favorite frozen treat is stracciatella gelato.

  • Brenda

    Vanilla – as long as it’s a good, rich one!

  • Libby

    Bryers Mint Chocolate Chip!

  • Heather

    Cotton Candy is by far one of my most favorites, but I have been in LOVE with mint chocolate chip all my life.

  • Kimmi

    Lavendar Honey at Sparky’s. It’s beyond heaven.

  • Katherine Garretson

    Americone Dream by B&J, or Tillamook’s Vanilla Bean.

  • Lindsay

    My favorite ice cream flavor has to be Ben & Jerry’s Cinnamon Buns. It is caramel ice cream with huge chunks of cinnamon bun dough. To die for!!

  • I just can’t get enough good french vanilla… but it has to have the “authentic” bean bits or it’s just plain vanilla.

  • Stephanie

    Vaniglia gelato…Venice, Italy.

  • Noel


  • As a kid I loved mint chocolate chip, the green kind. Now I think it has to be Java chip.

  • Judith

    Spumoni ice cream is at the top of my list.

  • Jen

    Black Raspberry Chip from Graeters Ice Cream. Heaven.

  • Jani

    My favorite – and a favorite of all who try it – is the Coffee-Toffee ice cream that I discovered when I first got my Cuisinart ice cream maker – it’s still on their website at http://www.cuisinart.com/recipes/desserts/31.html. It’s easy AND amazing!

    Thanks for the contest – and for the encouragement on pie crust yesterday. Love your blog!

  • I love love love Cold Stone’s Cakebatter ice cream with brownie mixed in!

  • Julia

    Superman icecream, but only the kind you can get in Michigan. It tastes different there!

  • Amanda

    Cappuccino-chip ice cream or hazelnut gelato when in Rome, Italy :)

  • Cassie

    Raspberry Chocolate Chunk from Graeters. SO delicious!!!

  • Sara

    Strawberry from Graeters.

  • Irene

    I just got back from New Jersey where I had the BEST soft serve chocolate vanilla swirl ice cream…it’s ruined me forever with how good it was! Since I can’t get it here in Colorado, my go-to flavor is Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream!

  • Dominique

    I LOVE Haagen-Dazs Banana Split ice cream. The ice cream is whipped cream and banana flavored..there’s chewy hot fudge and pieces of strawberry. It is a shame that I can’t buy it in a larger size…it is heavenly!

  • annieD

    Having worked at Baskin Robbins in high school and college, I feels as though I could be an expert on flavors. I love the salty sweet combo–especially with vanilla ice cream, pretzels, caramel, and hot fudge swirls. Make it or buy it–it doesn’t matter. But I will take (almost) any flavor, any day–bring it on!! Also, daiquiri ice with a dark chocolate fudge is SOOO good. And german chocolate cake, and peanut butter and chocolate, and the list goes on and on….

  • mj in la

    Chocolate with chunks of brownies! So satisfying! YUM

  • Jeanne

    White chocolate truffle–yum, yum!

  • My favorite ice cream is green tea ice cream, by far.


  • Jenny

    We have a place in town that sells lavender ice cream and it is to die for. However, my old standbys are oreo and mint chocolate chip.

  • Kimberley

    My favorite ice cream? Home made lemon ice cream. SCRUMPTIOUS!

  • Classic Strawberry!

  • Jenn P.

    Just a good quality chocolate ice cream is wonderful!

  • Pam E.

    My favorite ice cream flavor is really good, plain vanilla.

  • Ruthi

    Apricot sorbet! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Hollie

    I am a sucker for anything chocolate and peanut butter!

  • Caroline

    Homemade blackberry gelato.

  • Sara

    Moose Tracks!

  • My favorite is Pralines and Cream from Baskin Robbins. It’s the perfect combo of salty and sweet!

  • Nicole

    Yum! My favorite is real creamy strawberry gelato.

  • I made some watermelon sorbet the other day that I loved. It was refreshing and so good! I also love Ben & Jerry’s Mission to Marzipan.

  • Sarah

    Oh man, i’ve been on a bit of a diet lately and haven’t enjoyed real true ice cream in awhile, but when i can it’s definitely chocolate chip cookie dough. Yum! I had some at Culver’s last month that was heavenly.

  • My favorite is actually pistachio pistachio by B&J. It’s even better with a little dark chocolate ganache drizzled on top :)

  • Rachel

    I used to love Rocky Road, but now I’ve been on this peanut butter fix. Moose Tracks? I think that is my new favorite.

  • Amy

    I love, love, LOVE Ben & Jerry’s Dublin Mudslide!

  • Shannon

    I love spumoni. I love the combination of chocolate, pistachio and the cherry together. We used to get it after dinner at this Italian restaurant when I was a kid. Love it!

  • Donna

    I love homemade chocolate ice cream. 3 simple ingredients.. 1 .can condensed milk, 1/2 gallon choc. milk, and 1 small container of cool whip…Tastes just like a wendy’s frosty!

  • Favorite store bought flavor is Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. The best home made is our own apricot ice cream when they are fresh and in season.

  • Sara C

    Anything chocolate is my favorite! We’re looking forward to making some strawberries and cream ice cream this weekend.

  • Michelle

    I received a soft serve ice cream maker for my wedding last summer, and we’ve really enjoyed making homemade peach ice cream!

  • Jenn

    Strawberry, enough said!!!! Although little man ice cream in Denver makes a Baileys ice cream that is a very close second!

  • Alyssa

    I love your blog! My favorite is mint chocolate chip!

  • Elise

    Coconut gelato!

  • Cassie

    Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream. It’s made with actual cooked cookies, not just cookie dough.

  • Carey

    My favorite is Vermonty Python by B&J.

  • Lourdes

    Coconut and pineapple ice cream!

  • Meagan

    My favorite is called Blue Moo Cookie Dough from UDF. It has been my favorite for as long as I can remember and I can only get it when I go back home to Ohio.

  • Kelly

    Hands down it has to be Grasshopper ice cream. It’s a specialty at a local ice cream parlor where I’m from! Delish!

  • Camille Pococok

    I can only find this in my small Idaho home town, but my favorite ice cream is black licorice ice cream. It is divine! Since I can’t ever find it, I go for the traditional chocolate marshmallow.

  • Maggi

    I have two. Toasted Coconut and Cinnamon. And I make both at home. :)

  • Rachel

    Chocolate peanut butter, definitely. Haagen Daz used to make an excellent one, but they seem to have discontinued it. I made my own at home last weekend and ate the whole batch in two days.

    Close second: Pralines and Cream

  • Kimberly

    I simply love … Vanilla Bean Ice Cream!!

  • MaryBeth

    A nice, creamy chocolate always hits the spot! My favorite is the Chocolate Devotion mix from Cold Stone Creamery.

  • Raminder

    I love homemade mango ice cream! :)

  • Kim

    Birthday Cake Ice Cream. Definitly.

  • Niko

    My favorite ice cream is cheesecake ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.

  • Heather

    My all time favorite would be the peach ice cream that my grandfather made with an old fashioned hand cranked churn!

  • Preeti

    I’d have to go with chocolate-chocolate chip ice cream from DQ! Can’t get enough!!!

  • Betsie

    My favorite ice cream is Blueberry Crumb Cake. It’s absolutely delicious!

  • Mellybrown

    I love fancy ice creams and gourment gelatos, but give me a blue bubblegum ice cream cone and I’m good! Childhood is calling!

  • Rachel L

    When I wanna splurge it’s gotta be Ben & Jerry’s Everything But The…

  • Tenay

    My favorite flavor changes all the time. However, right now, I’d have to say, Chocolate Fudge Brownie. All that chocolate, how could you go wrong?

  • Eleisha

    Chocolate Chip cookie dough

  • Melissa

    I’m a rocky road girl all the way.

  • Emilee Hunter

    My favorite is when the Girl Scout Cookie flavors hit the shelves and the Samoa variety wins my heart every time!

  • Kristin

    Homemade chocolate chip! Yummy!

  • Lara Miller

    My favorite is probably Baskin-Robbins Chocolate Peanut Butter. As a kid, we would walk to a Baskin-Robbins shop and my brother and I would get this. It is still our favorite.

  • Lydia

    Chocolate with peanut butter — yum!! Haagen-Dazs makes a great one!

  • Lori

    Haagan-Dazs Sticky toffee pudding

  • Elisha J

    Mexican coffee gelato from Splendora’s, our local gelateria :)

  • Baskin Robbins Chocolate Chip! I’m a simple girl.

  • Having gone to school in Vermont, I am partial to Ben and Jerry’s! Oatmeal cookie chunk is my favorite flavor of all time!

  • Nora

    it’s GOT to be coffee ice cream, mmmm i want it now!

  • Katie

    My absolute favorite flavor is strawberry, from anywhere. Especially when it’s got generous strawberry chunks in it! I love fruit in my ice cream.

  • Lindsay

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough has always been my absolute favorite! (But I am an Ice Cream love, so I’m usually easy to please). Coffee comes in as a very close second :)

  • annieh

    Oatmeal chocolate chip by Ben & Jerry’s. Yum!

  • It has changed over the years but at the moment my favorite ice cream flavor is coffee. I can’t get enough.

  • Heather Hensley

    Sweet cream from marble slab – yummy!

  • Kirabelle

    Coffee ice cream with chocolate chips!

  • Kelly Eileen

    My favorite ice cream has to be banana gelato….and not just any banana gelato…only from Italy. I’ve never been able to find something comparable in the United States. There’s something so flavorful and fresh about the true Italian version, so much banana flavor and SO delicious! I don’t know how they do it! :)

  • i’m new to the whole making my own ice cream thing, so for now my favorite is haagen daaz peanut butter chocolate…yum!

  • Kim K.

    I love coffee ice cream the most!

  • Andrea

    Chocolate chip cookie dough…too good to pass up!

  • Sylvia

    My favorite would be homemade vanilla with chocolate malt balls — yum!

  • Eileen

    Mint chocolate cookie. Basically mint chocolate chip without the chocolate chips, but, with oreos instead! YUMMMM

  • sarah k.

    i LOVE raspberry dark chocolate chip. i had it at a little shop in midland, mi & am in love with it. yum! i’d love to try to recreate it at home.

  • Sarah

    Hazelnut! Or perhaps mint chocolate chip gelato…mmmm

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

  • Diana

    My favorite ice cream is Absolutely Nuts from Cumberland Farms. The only problem is I can’t find it anywhere. It’s vanilla ice cream with pecans, almonds and cashews mixed with caramel. :-)

  • Tiffany

    I love cookie dough ice cream.

  • Jenny Dryfhout

    Peanut Butter Chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jina

    I usually consider any kind of sorbet or sherbert or just plain vanilla bean to be my faves, never anything with chocolate. But visiting Puerto Rico a couple of months ago we went to a place called Piu Bello for gelato (my first time ever having it!) and first I tried Choco-Hazelnut and proclaimed that as my absolute new favorite. Then the next time we went back I decided to try another flavor. I picked one called Barioche…dark chocolate gelato, chocolate chunks, whole almonds, whole pecans and I think even some chocolate swirls in it…TO DIE FOR!! So if I had to pick one right now, that would be it.

  • amanda

    Banana ice cream in Europe…..delicious!!

  • Amy

    I LOVE Ice Cream…how did I not know it was Ice Cream month? Yum! My favorite is vanilla, the kind with the little specks of vanilla bean in it. I love making a sundae at home, with whatever strikes my fancy.

  • Analyn

    cookies and cream! the best ice cream is from a local farm – Woodside Creamery. Thee best.

  • Sara

    It is hard to pick just one flavor but chocolate chip cookie dough would have to be mine. Enjoy reading your blog!!

  • Simple vanilla bean ice cream for me because the taste alone is so refreshing & delicious but you can top it with so many wonderful items and totally have a taste explosion in your mouth!

  • Oooh how exciting, I’ve wanted The Perfect Scoop for so long! I love cookies & cream or lemon custard.

  • Joy

    OMG’ chubby hubby by ben and jerrys.

  • For store bought, I absolutely love the Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz ice cream that they used to carry at Ben and Jerrys, but unfortunately for me (but to the great delight of all who had to deal with the buzzed me), it’s been discontinued. As for home made, my favorite so far is peach custard ice cream sandwiched between two molasses cookies. Yum!

  • Joe

    Store bought: Turkey Hill Chocolate (the black box — only four ingredients).
    Store bought ice cream bar: B&J’s Cherry Garcia the Bar. YUM, esp. slightly thawed.
    Homemade: I make a mean lemon sorbet — B&J’s recipe. :)

  • Wow, it’s really hard to narrow down to one flavor as my favorite. Homemade vanilla and pretty much any Ben & Jerry’s flavor is up there for me. But if I had to choose it would be Mint Chocolate Chip. I like it from Baskin Robbins, I like it from the grocery, and I like it homemade. I just love, love, love mint and chocolate!

  • Delilah

    My favorite kind of ice cream is definitely pumpkin! Yum….

  • Thao

    When I get gilato it’s always Pistachio. But if it’s icecream, good old vanilla!

  • Kathy

    Strawberry Cheesecake!

  • Heather Trabucco

    my total fave is mint chocolate chip. smooth, creamy, and rich without being heavy on the fat. I have made my own and totally love the result..however i will eat Breyer’s because it hits the spot and doesn’t totally go right to my hips with a huge fat content. i’m def gonna have to give this recipe a try…love pistachios!

  • Mackenzie

    My favorite would probably have to be a kind called Huckleberry Ice Cream from a small Ice Cream store in my hometown of Hannibal, MO. It’s a blue ice cream with huckleberries in it and it’s soo yummy on a waffle cone!

  • Melanie F


  • Dana

    My favorite has to be Haagen-Dazs Mango Sorbet … This book looks awesome, thanks for the chance to win.

  • Sarah Kubinski

    Haagen Daz cookie dough. Definitely

  • I would LOVE to win this! I’ve been wanting this book forever. My favorite flavor of ice cream …. oh man. Probably Ben & Jerry’s mint chocolate cookie. Nothing better than mint AND oreos.

  • Amy

    I don’t drink coffee, but I love coffee ice cream!

  • RebeccaNC

    San Crispino Gelato in Italy- pistachio is my favorite flavor!

  • Kathleen P

    I love ice cream, especially min chocolate chip.

  • Brionne Griffin

    Mine is Lemon Blackberry swirl from a local mom n pop ice cream parlor called Soda Jacks. It closed a few years ago, but it will always be my favorite. It was the perfect texture and had the most delicious fresh blackberry swirl.

  • Becca B


  • Tiara

    Coffee Ice Cream….. any brand, any strength, almost any add-ins. Coffee Ice cream is heavenly!

  • Cimarron

    I adore ice cream. I could eat it for every meal. My 3yr old is the same way. My absolute favorite is my mother’s homemade butterfinger ice cream. Vanilla base with crushed butterfinger candies in it. Oh. my. goodness. Absolute heaven!

  • Allison

    My favorite ice cream in the whole wide world is the vanilla ice cream that I had in Costa Rica. It was made with fresh cream and it was phenomenal!

  • ah! that pistachio looks phenom! my fave however is lavender honey! :)

  • Nancy

    My love of ice cream started when I was still in a stroller! My mom took me out for an evening walk and we ended up at Stewarts ice cream shop. Mom got me a single scoop black raspberry in a sugar cone! Yum! I wore most of it, but what made it to my mouth was pure heaven! Still my favorite to this day.

  • Francine

    My absolute favorite is Baskin-Robbins’ Baseball Nut. I love it! It’s vanilla with raspberry swirl and cashews. It sounds so simple but it tastes so good. I wait for it every spring!

  • Mint Chocolate Chip!! Favorite is from Baskin Robbins.

  • Jenny

    I LOVE ice cream and have many favorites, but I do have to say Mint Chocolate Chip tops my list. I choose this flavor if it is store bought, homemade or gourmet ice cream shop created – it is delicious every way.

  • Laura W

    i love gold medal from baskin robbins!!

  • Actually, it’s pistachio gelato from a gelateria in Chicago.

  • MollyB

    Store-bought: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

    Home-made? Vanilla all the way!

  • Libby

    vanilla!!!!!!!!!! am I boring?!?!?

  • I have been wanting this book for so long! My favorite ice cream is chocolate fudge with chunks of brownie….soooooo delicious! Yum!

  • Dana

    I feel like I am in the first grade confessing this, but ice cream is pretty much still my favorite food ever. I like cookies and cream, spumoni, chocolate chip cookie dough, my sister does an awesome homemade madagascar vanilla, and I love, love, love chocolate ice cream with a peanut butter swirl through it.

  • Right now (it changes with alarming regularity) it is Haagen Dazs Pineapple and Coconut ice cream. The perfect blend of the two flavors, not overly sweet…it’s delicious!

  • Kim

    It depends on my mood, but right now it’s Fleur de Sal (French Salted Caramel). SOOOOO good!

  • Alice

    Black Cherry custard from my hometown custard stand.

    Until today, when I made my first homemade batch of ice cream – Nutella. YUM!

  • Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby!

  • I love cheesecake with chocolate chips.

  • Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Mint chocolate chip! Thanks for the fun give-away!

  • Shanon

    Seriously? I’m the 724th comment? This is unreal. Super awesome, Annie.

    Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip

  • Juliette

    It has to be Edy’s Java Mash-Up. Delicious combination of chocolate and espresso..Mmm. Sadly our local Wawa stopped stocking it, but I’ve still got 1/2 a pint left until I find a new source!

  • vanilla ice cream with reese cups and a chocolate fudge swirl. Its called Moosetracks!

  • Libby

    Haagen-Dazs coffee…major caffeine buzz, but worth it!

  • Dana C

    I love a good homemade vanilla bean ice cream

  • Anna

    Chocolate chip cookie dough right now.

  • Katie

    I absolutely love cookie dough ice cream!

  • Jill

    It is a tie between coffee and anything with peanut butter in it!

  • Alyson

    I LOVE mint chocolate chip. Classic!

  • Rebecca

    This one is a no brainer. Most certainly homemade peach ice cream. The absolute best!!

  • Katie W

    Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food Ice Cream!

  • My most recent favorite flavor of ice cream (because almost any flavor of ice cream is yummy!) is an ice cream called Mousse Trail from Stewart’s Shops (gas station/ice cream shop chain). It’s so incredibly decadent. It tastes like eating the finest mousse with cookie crumbs and chocolate swirls! Heavenly. Also, your post is so timely, I was just looking at Lebowitz’s blog on pistachio gelato (my grandmother’s 81st birthday is in two weeks, and pistachio is her favorite and she rarely gets it homemade). I was debating whether it was worth purchasing the pistachio paste, and now I’m going to! Thanks :)

  • Marilyn

    This is so hard, but I guess I will pick Pralines and Cream. I just bought a Cuisinart ice cream machine so I realllllllllly need this book.

  • Betonya

    Cookies and Cream icecream. My hands down favorite!!

  • Meredith

    I adore Blue Bell’s Vanilla Cookies n’ Cream- absolutely amazing.

  • Jennifer Hisi

    My favorite flavor is mint chocolate chip!

  • Lisa

    I love sweet cream ice cream from local shop Sweet Jenny’s- it’s perfect all on it’s own

  • Brenda J. H.

    Mint Chocolate Chip

  • Jessica

    Moose Tracks! Who could turn down vanilla ice cream, fudge and peanut butter cup?

  • My favorite is Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby. I love the combination of the salty pretzels, and the sweet pb & chocolate. I’ve been eying this book for a while – I’m going to give in and buy it soon!

  • Steph

    Pumpkin spice ice cream from Thenos Dairy in Redmond, WA. I think I love it best because it’s seasonal and you can only get it for a limited time in the fall. :)

  • Kristen

    Ice cream is my favorite food, but if I had to pick one flavor I would say moose tracks!

  • Mariah

    I absolutely love the combo of strawberry and oreo! It is heaven! Homemade is even better!

  • Lauren Staehle

    Mint Chocolate chip….the combo from Cold Stone is heavenly!

  • Meg

    It’s a toss up between peppermint ice cream whether it’s homemade or store bought and Turkey Hill peanut butter ripple. Yum! Yum! Yum!

  • Butter pecan is a favorite from childhood; however, homemade, hand churned vanilla ice cream eaten in the back yard on a hot southern afternoon is memorable.

  • Diana

    Chocolate Malted Crunch from Thrifty’s in San Diego. The best!

  • Moosetracks is probably my favorite in America! We just returned from living in Macedonia. There in Macedonia they have raisin ice cream and kiwi ice cream, but of which are tasty!:)

  • Maria

    my all-time favorite ice cream would be mint chocolate chip any brand. though if i can get my hands on gelato (i had some amazing mango gelato one time) of any flavor would definitely trump ice cream. i wish we had a place that served gelato in this area.

  • Lindsey

    It’s so hard to pick just one but I’d have to say homemade yellow cake mix!

  • Kristi

    Banana Pudding!

  • Chocolate malted crunch from Thrifty’s. They don’t exist anymore, but the ice cream is so good they still sell it at Water’N’Ice. I have been eating this stuff since I was a small girl. Yum!

  • Teresa Mercer

    My absolute SINGLE favorite flavor of ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby! Delish

  • My favorite homemade ice cream is David Lebovitz’s coffee ice cream. It is the best!!

  • Anne Marie

    Marsha Marsha Marshmallow from Ben & Jerry’s! I believe it is retired, unfortunately. :0( There’s nothing else like it.

  • Annie B.

    While I hardly ever have met an ice cream flavor I don’t like–Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia is amazingly good as is 31 Flavors seasonal Coconut. Together they are heaven!

  • clohee

    i’m eating ice cream now for dinner as we speak. coconut. i love coconut.

  • Dione

    Love Potion #31 from Baskin Robbins…YUM!

  • joyce

    hello my favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip cause of the refreshing sweet taste of mint i love how the flavor of it best of most flavor of most of ice cream that cant be beat :3

  • Leanne

    Homemade Basil Ice Cream!

  • Lisa

    Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food

  • I don’t own a copy, but coincidentally, today I picked up a copy at the library. I had to wait a few weeks to receive it because it’s so popular. I can’t wait to use his recipes.

    My favorite ice cream is vanilla with lots of mix-ins and toppings.

  • Sammi


  • Krista

    Homemade vanilla with strawberry topping….yum!

  • Chrissy

    My absolute favorite is Daiquiri Ice from 31 flavors (even found out it was my husband’s favorite the first day we met). A good second is the chocolate frozen custard concrete from Ted Drews.

  • pamfletcher

    Homemade vanilla. The cooked custard type. Especially on a hot summer night after a long day of boating. This is a family tradition!

  • It changes all the time, but my current favorite would have to be Goodberries vanilla frozen custard with pistachios and tart cherries. Pistachios are my new ice cream obsession, so this recipe will be on the must-try list!

  • Nikki

    Homemade chocolate ice cream with marshmallow creme & toasted almonds. I have been wanting this cookbook!!!

  • Erica

    There is no greater fix for a chocolate craving than Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy… It has this amazing ribbon of a creamy chocolate pudding through rich chocolate ice cream with the most perfect pieces of chocolate cookies through out. I can only find this at the actual Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shops… Maybe that’s a good thing!

  • Rachel


  • Do I have to pick just one??? Chocolate chip baby!

  • kelsey

    MAPLENUT!!!!!! in a waffle cone. nom nom nom!

  • Mandeep


  • Jas

    Plain and simple vanilla ice cream :)

  • Amber

    I love mint chocolate chip! Homemade and store bought. My store bought guilty pleasure is Moo-linium Crunch by Blue Bell.

  • gretchen

    Ben and Jerry’s “willie nelson’s peach cobbler”
    Mm, mm, good!

  • jillrock96

    Mint oreo — perfection!

  • Gopi

    Passion fruit ice cream which I once tried at Australians ice cream shop in Antigua. Delicious!!

  • I know I am not very original but my favorite flavor is chocolate.

  • Leslie

    Working at Baskin Robbins was my very first summer job at the tender age of 15. While working there I developed a love for a dish of ice cream containing one scoop of Mint Chocolate Chip and one scoop of Chocolate Peanut Butter. Indescribably delicious!

  • Jasmin

    Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream- yummmmmmmmm!

  • Strawberry Cheesecake

  • Hey Steph – I love Thenos Dairy in Redmond, WA and I really LOVE their pumpkin spice ice cream. Good call. I live in Texas now and it was so fun to see your post.

  • I love Cedar Crest Elephant Tracks – it is local to Wisconsin and they sell it at at the Milwaukee County Zoo – YUM!

  • Chocolate for sure!

  • Liz

    My favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate chip.

  • sara scott

    the first time i ever had cinnamon ice cream was from Cantina Laredo and we could not stop talking about how delicious it was! but i will always be a sucker for cookie dough..

  • I’d have to go with Cookies and Cream. Simple, but perfect.

  • Lauren

    After living for a year in Europe, my mom flew over to visit me, and we took a trip to Paris. One evening, we stopped at an ice cream shop near Notre Dame for a late afternoon snack so we split a grapefruit gelato. We sat along the Seine, enjoying our delicious treat and listening to a band play along the river bank. The gelato was so good we skipped dinner all together and went back for a second helping! I don’t know whether it was the picturesque setting, finally seeing my mom, or simply the great flavor (or all three!), but it was hands down the best ice cream I’ve ever had!

  • Renae

    My favorite ice cream is butter pecan. Hmmmm, maybe I will dig out the ice cream maker this weekend!

  • blanca

    Chocolate Chocolate Chip, I love You!!!

  • sue

    Vanilla bean. Pure. Delish.

  • I’m currently pretty hooked on Haagen Daz Creme Brulee ice cream…it’s amazing how accurate it really tastes!

  • Elizabeth Brunner

    Vanilla Bean with highest quality pure ingredients.

  • Brenda

    My favorite ice cream is Hazelnut Gelato from TangoGelato in San Francisco’s Fillmore district! Yummmmm…

  • Melissa Black

    I haven’t met a chocolate drumstick with nuts that I didn’t like. ;)

  • Laura

    Ben and Jerry’s Coconut Almond Fudge Chip! They don’t make it anymore but this is the ice cream I measure all other ice cream flavors by.

  • Favorite ice cream flavor…. Cinnamon Buns. Ben and Jerry’s.

  • Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food!! Yummmmmm!!!

  • I really love Hagen Daazs (sp?) Caramel Cone ice cream, but chocolate never fails to please me, too. :)

  • Lanea E.

    Dolce de leche is my favorite. ;-)

  • Judy B.

    Fresh peach ice cream made in White Mountain hand crank ice cream maker – it’s an effort but worth every mouth full!! Happy 4th Everyone.

  • Laura F.

    Hmmm, I’ll go with homemade peach ice-cream! It’s been forever since I’ve had it, but reminds me of summers growing up and the ice-cream maker that you had to hand turn.

  • Danielle

    Strawberry! :D

  • wrcampbell

    Strawberry ice cream–assuming real strawberries, of course!

  • Kristen

    Any sweet flavor (nothing savory) from Ivanacone in Lincoln, NE. You leave the parlor smelling like sugar. Mmmmmm.

  • Simple Vanilla!

  • Erin

    Cake Batter!!!!

  • Tiffany

    Chocolate with caramel.

  • maple walnut

  • Pralines and cream! Love your blog!!

  • Chris

    My absolute favorite is Moose Tracks

  • At this very moment it’s Turkey hill
    Twin Mint
    Dynamic Duos

    Mint flavor with choco-covered cookie pieces; Chocolate mint flavor with chocolate cookie swirl.

    To die for LOL

  • Susan

    German Chocolate from a little dairy called Reed’s Dairy in Idaho.

  • Caroline

    Haagen Das Vanilla Honey Bee.

  • Audrey

    Salted Carmel!

  • Maureen

    I’m generally a standard cookies ‘n cream girl, but my imagination was captured by a local Columbia, MO ice cream parlor’s creation: red wine ice cream with bits of dark chocolate. They tip their hat to a local winery’s sweet red, and it’s AMAZING. (Thank you Sparky’s Ice Cream and Les Bourgeois Winery!)

  • Lisa

    I love cookies n’ cream.

  • Teri

    Butterscotch covered vanilla ice cream cone from the local tastee freeze

  • My favorite ice cream is homemade vanilla with Reeses cups mixed in! You’ve inspired my summer goal to make enough batches of homemade ice cream to keep them in our freezer so that whenever we want some the best kind is there! This weekend I’m making your ice cream cupcakes for our family get together! This cookbook sounds perfect!

  • Chubby Hubby

  • Mel

    Häagen-Dazs Five: Vanilla Bean (it has to be the Five variety – it’s extra beany!)

  • My favorite flavor is mint chocolate chip!

  • Edy’s Rocky Road

  • Jordan

    Ben and Jerry’s Cake batter yumm

  • Kerry

    Lemon Custard from Mooney’s!!!!

  • Amanda

    Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked — chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate fudge brownie combined? yum!

  • samantha

    I can never pass up rocky road, especially if there are toppings available!

  • Ann Grismore

    Stracciatella! (I may not have spelled that correctly). It’s a vanilla gelato with crispy peices of dark chocolate swirl through-out. Decadently good!!

  • Christy

    cookies and cream — homemade with oreos! yum!

  • kelly o

    I love strawberry icecream and mixing things in it.

  • Lisa Bayorek

    BLUE MOON!!!

  • Darla

    Coffee with dark chocolate chunks.

  • I love peanut butter and chocolate icecream! I hope I win one of the books…I have a nice icecream machine that needs to be put to some good use.

  • Melanie Simpson

    Ironically enough, my favorite flavor is pistachio!

  • Amy

    Graeter’s black raspberry chip! Yum!

  • Aya

    green tea!

  • Mrs.M

    Homemade Butterfinger Ice Cream…

  • linda donzello

    my all time favorite ice cream was toasted almond fudge available from Friendly”s-an ice cream and sandwich chain in New England

  • Iris

    Anything with brownie pieces in it!

  • Carrie

    Mint Chip or Mint Oreo

  • Kelli

    Thats so hard! Right now I really like Ben & Jerry’s peanut brittle.

  • Steve & Brit

    Hands down it is the pineapple basil sorbet from Whole Foods. I’ve used the kitchen aid ice cream maker to recreate it and it was still super yummy :) Highly recommended!

  • Jenny

    Mint chocolate chip

  • Shannon

    Maine’s Gifford Icecream. Flavor: Deer Tracks (espresso icecream w/Heath candies and swirls of chocolate fudge). Makes you want to slap your grandma.

  • Haagan Daaz used to make a fabulous vanilla peanut butter ice cream that was to die for! Happy 4th!

  • cherry vanilla!

  • Spencer

    Without a doubt, Maggie Moos’ Better Batter is my absolute favorite. The only way to make it more delicious is to add rainbow sprinkles. Try it. It is truly life changing!

  • Alison

    Mint chocolate chip, definitely!

  • Chelsie H

    Definatly CHOCOLATE. Just good old Classic Chocolate Icecream…Yum!

  • Adrienne

    Black cherry! My grandfather introduced me to this….it was his favorite, too!

  • I live in Sicily, and go to the Bronte pistachio festival every year, and am more than happy to send you some of the pistachio cream if you need it. My husband and I both work for the U.S. Government here, and our mail goes through USPS. I bet it’d be cheaper for you if I shipped vs. ordering online! Just let me know!

    As for ice cream flavor, gotta go with cookies ‘n cream. It’s always my fall back. Yum!

  • Nicole Laudorn

    Mint Chocolate Cookie by Ben & Jerry’s

  • Lisa J.

    OMG! This recipe is a must try after baby arrives! Of course I cannot go overboard and so many of your sweet treats are on my want to try list!
    It’s so hard to pick just one favorite but I would have to say Haagen Daz Strawberry Shortcake. Unfortunately I cannot find a single local store that sells it anymore, but according to their website they still make it!

  • Meg

    Sweet cream ice cream in a waffle cone. Doesn’t get better than that.

  • carolina

    single flavor is definately Vanilla. There is nothing plain about it. it’s so smooth and refreshing. I adore a good vanilla ice cream…

  • Cookies n cream!! For sure.

  • My fave gelato flavor is pistachio, and my fave ice cream flavor is Ben & Jerry’s Cheesecake Brownie.

  • Kat

    strawberry cheesecake!

  • You had to ask probably the hardest question ever for me…I am a self proclaimed ice cream addict.

    Hmm….Hershey’s Ice Cream Royal Red Velvet. Yum.

  • ash

    If I have to choose an ice cream it would be Baskin & Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip.

    I’d much rather have Blood Orange Sorbet though. Yum!

  • Rose

    My favorite store bought ice cream is Cappuccino from Fosselman’s Ice Cream Parlor. Coffee and cocoa blended together and studded with coffee candy pieces.
    My favorite homemade ice cream is red bean.
    Thanks for your food blog and for this great giveaway!

  • Sharon Gilmer

    I love all kinds…..I’m a sucker for ice cream. I have a hard time picking just one flavor when at the store. If I had to only pick one I would have to go with Vanilla since you can add just about anything to it and make it delicious.

  • Julie

    chocolate chocolate chip from Oberweis :)

  • Ruth

    Mint chocolate chip!

  • Joanna

    artisan-made cassis sorbet!

  • zarpandit

    ben and jerry’s chocolate macadamia ice cream! omg yummm :)

  • Lori H

    My absolute favorite is Graeter’s coconut chocolate chip. A vanilla ice-cream base with huge chunks of chocolate. Yum!

  • I would have to say Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip…OMG, is it ever fantastic!!!! Oh, and I must have THAT BOOK!!! :0)

  • Katie

    This question is so difficult because I love ice cream & love trying new kinds! I think my favorite would be mississippi mud. I got a ice cream maker for my wedding that I have been waiting for an excuse to use it.

  • Jesse

    My favorite is Friendly’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream, YUM! Just found your blog, can’t wait to try out some of the recipes…they all look fantastic, and the photographs are mouth-watering!!!

  • Tameka

    Banana Pudding ice cream (when I make it) or custard (from my fave local shop)!

  • Sarah

    Peppermint from Braum’s! One of the best things about the holidays :D

  • I just love Moosetracks ice cream!

  • Rachel S

    Pumpkin, especially in the fall.

  • I’d have to say ColdStone’s birthday cake is a big hit with me!

  • Sara

    B&J’s Banana’s on the Rum, hands down!

  • nikki

    Peppermint Ice Cream! So cool and minty and creamy… mmmm…

  • The original Starbucks Java Chip Ice cream but since I can’t usually find it, I’m on a Oberweis Chocolate Peanut Butter kick right now.

  • Krystle

    Oh this is hard… hands down my favorite flavor is chocolate ice cream.

  • Erin

    Mint Chocolate Chip — any time, any where, in custard, low fat or regular – I am not partial!!

  • Natalie

    I have been DYING to get a copy of this book!!!! I hope I win!

    My favorite ice cream ever is Sweet Cream – they have it at a place in Texas called Marble Slab… it’s my favorite. :) I can’t find it many places, but when I do… watch out!!!

  • Annie

    Chocolate banana chocolate chip, was the most delightful flavor I’ve ever tasted. Too bad it was just a seasonal at my ice cream shop.

  • Samantha

    Hiii, i too adore ice cream , sorbet and the like! But perhaps my absolute favorite was one i created( and by created I mean mixed two already existing flavors together)…Cake batter ice cream mixed with fudge ripple….yummmmmm

  • Kyle

    Good old fashioned strawberry ice cream with huge chunks of fresh strawberries.

  • Linda

    I love a really good vanilla. There’s nothing like it.

  • Abby

    Love love love your recipes and site!! My favorite ice cream has to be any kind of cake batter.. Yumm!

  • I (heart) cream cheese ice cream with dulce de leche swirls. It is amazing!!!

  • Jenna Devries

    I am truly in LOVE with ice-cream.
    All time favorite.. red velvet cake gelato with chunks of cream cheese icing!

  • Dawn

    Any fruit sorbet….sweet and refreshing!

  • Jane

    Without a doubt, my favorite is homemade nectarine mint gelato! Best. flavor. ever. :)

  • I love our local ice cream store Dags, and they make this AMAZING cinnamon flavored ice cream. I first came across it in a dessert made at my favorite restaurant, and found out they acquired the ice cream from Dags! Whenever I get the craving for their ice cream I go there :) Yum… just thinking about it makes me want to go get some!

  • Courtney McIlwain

    We just made some Key Lime Pie ice cream thaty was to die for. OMG is was so good.

  • Ashley A

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ben and Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk!

  • Angela

    Monster cookie from a little diary in Idaho. It has oreos and cookie dough. Delicious!

  • Scott

    Carmel gelato – using Mario Batali’s recipe!

  • Amrit

    Vanilla ice cream. Can’t ever go wrong!

  • Tara

    Homemade peach ice cream is my all time favorite. We used to make it at my grandparents’ house in the summer when the peaches were ripe. My cousins and I would take turns turning the crank on the ice cream maker.

  • Kristin

    Moose Tracks from the little store by our cabin in ND. Oh I get to have my first cone full of the summer tonight with many more to come!

  • Sandra

    I love ice cream, I just bought an ice cream maker and can’t wait to start making homemade ice cream for the 1st time, my favorite ice cream at this moment I would say is Vanilla Bean :)

  • Marina

    My favorite is cookies and cream!!

  • jo

    My favorite would definitely have to be Chocolate Fudge Moose Tracks. I love reading your blog!!

  • Leslie

    Peanut butter cup from Ben and Jerry’s–I’m gaining weight just thinking of it! :)

  • Christeen

    My absoulute favorite is Butter Pecan.

  • Stacy E.

    This is easy. A common flavor that doesn’t feel quite so common to me – mint chocolate chip. Green mint chocolate chip. I’m not big on unnatural additives but there is just something about that green ice cream glowing back at me. It takes me back to special days when my parents would surprise my sisters and I with a visit to the ice cream parlor. My mom with my sisters would be sampling up just about every flavor while, while my dad and I – little hand in giant paw – would do one simple walk down that lovely ice cream counter. Then suddenly he’d stop and look down at me – a wink, a cute little smile that only my father could give, and then an order for two cones of the green stuff would be placed. I love that green stuff.

  • Christina

    chocolate peanut butter is my favorite! chocolate and peanut butter = LOVE

  • I’m going to have to go with chocolate chip cookie dough!

  • Danielle

    Haagen Das coffee. YUM.

  • Vanilla and then you can add all the different toppings you want.

  • Amber


  • Sarah

    Homemade chocolate ice cream is the best! Reminds me of being a kid. I have David’s Ready for Dessert cookbook from my library right now…really want to buy it sometime soon.

  • Erica

    My favorite homemade is vanilla.. is that lame? It’s so sweet.
    Storebought would have to be Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food… mmm…

  • wendy

    Breyers Vanilla Bean……….yummmmmmmmmmmmm.

  • I absolutely love a coffee ice cream of course :)

  • Kaitlin

    White Russian, but Ben & Jerry’s stopped making it long ago.

  • Paula

    I find my tastes have changed over the years but I always go back to mint chocolate chip. It is my absolute favorite.

  • Chocolate. I love all kinds of ice cream, but when forced to pick my desert island ice cream, it would have to be plain old chocolate!

    I love David Lebovitz, too–he’s amazing!

  • Melanie

    Rosemary and sweet olive oil from a small ice-cream shop in Atlanta!

  • Ben and Jerry’s Everything But The…

  • Love, love, love gelato. My favorite flavors are pistachio, chocolate and rocky road.

  • Marian Mcdonald

    Baccio… it’s an italian chocolate Gelato made with hazelnuts creamed in… think creamy frozen nutella only with fantastic chocolate and oh my gosh! No wonder it translates “kiss”… it literally kisses your mouth!

  • Love your blog!
    My favorite ice cream that I can buy at home is Schwan’s Chocolate.
    This pistachio gelato sounds incredibly interesting.


  • Chocolate Peanut Butter! Yum!

  • Leigh

    Bulldog Crunch from Purity Ice Cream in Ithaca, NY:
    praline ice cream with caramel swirl and chocolate covered praline pecans….too die for, yum!

  • Melissa

    My all time favorite is my grandma’s homemade banana ice cream! I just can’t seem to recreate it! What wonderful memories! :)

  • denise

    Hmmm, It’s a toss up between Coffee/Mocha and Vanilla Bean.

  • Vanessa

    Oh geez . . . all time favorite HAS to be the coconut ice cream in Aguada Puerto Rico, at the little ice cream shop my dad use to go to when he was little!

  • Steph

    I NEED this book! I just got my husband the Kitchenaid ice cream maker attachment for Fathers Day (the gift that gives back :) ) and I can’t wait to try out new flavors.

    My favorite flavor is probably Baskin Robbins Triple Play. It was so weird–it has popcorn in it. I worked there for a summer and everyone thought I was crazy for liking it so much. I haven’t seen it since then, but I crave it sometimes.

    I also like cotton candy from a local dairy. Yum!

  • Isabelle

    Matcha (japanese green tea) flavor would be the favorite!
    pistachio gelato is the next though :)

  • Patti

    Oh crud, I just realized I mentioned two favorites. pooey. I guess I’m out. I do have them put on one cone though, does that count? ;)

  • Teresa

    My all time favorite was a Häagen-Dazs limited edition – Vanilla Caramel Brownie. Vanilla ice cream with chunks of brownie and swirls of caramel mixed in. I suppose I could accomplish the same thing by baking the brownies, making caramel sauce and self mixing, but just opening the container was so much better. I haven’t had it in 4 years and I still check the Häagen-Dazs section at the grocery store every time :(

  • My very favorite ice cream flavor ever is chocloate peanut butter from Baskin Robins. I’ve been eating it since I was a little kid :)

  • Jessica

    My all time favorite is probably a good choc. chip cookie dough. Where the chips are big and the cookie dough is big and chunky.

  • Desiree H.

    I am an ice cream lover!!! My husband laughs that I have to have ice cream almost every night before bed. My favorite brand of ice cream would have to be Blue Bell. It is made right here in Texas and tastes heavenly. My favorite flavor is Blue Bell Blackberry Cobbler. It is superb! :-)

  • Jennifer

    I just made a sage ice cream that came in my latest CSA box. I had no idea that it would be so good. But even though it was green, pistachio is still my favorite.

  • Madeleine

    Only one? I can only tell you what I’m craving right now: salted butter caramel. Mmmm….

  • Sydney

    Ever since I went to the Ben & Jerry’s factory, I have been in love with Ben & Jerry’s Orange and Cream!

  • Jamie

    Mint chocolate chip!!

  • Emily

    My favorite ice cream is the Dreyer’s Dreamery Coney Island Waffle Cone Ice Cream! Yum!

  • Kelsey

    Definitely amazon valley chocolate by Hagaan daaz. Or any other dark chocolate type of ice cream. Yummm, runner up is mint chocolate chip.

  • Kristy

    Chocolate chip from Jiffy Treet on the IU campus. It’s always the first place I hit whenever I visit, because I dream about that ice cream!

  • Nicole

    mint chocolate chip!!!

  • Annie

    I’m a Jiffy Treet-aholic! Since our parents still live in Bloomington, we visit often and almost always hit up Jiffy Treet. Oh, how I love it!

  • suneeta

    chocolate chip from baskin robbins

  • Michaela

    The ice cream I will always get if it is available is pistachio, so this is the perfect post!

  • I love love love the chocolate hazelnut gelato recipe from Giada De Laurentis.

  • Sara

    Homemade blueberry cheesecake – can’t resist!

  • Lori P.

    Mint chocolate chip!!

  • Brent P.


  • Melissa

    Mint Chocolate Chip

  • Sarah

    Chocolate-hazelnut gelato for sure!

  • Mint Cookies & Cream is my favorite!

  • Jan

    My favorite would be homemade vanilla with whatever fruit is in season. I love it!!!!!!!

  • My absolute favorite is homemade vanilla with hand picked raspberries from my garden. Mmmmm, yummy!

  • micaela

    Double Chocolate Chip from Graeters in Cincinnati. I know Oprah likes the Black Raspberry Chip but for chocoholics you cannot beat this chocolately heaven!

  • Janae

    Loving rocky road right now. Your blog is incredible–you are so inspiring, cooking great meals while juggling work and a family!

  • Laura

    Unfortunately, I can’t eat ice cream…but a nice sweet-tart lemon sorbet is amazing!

  • Lynn

    COFFEE ice cream forever!

  • Katie

    Chocolate Lace hands down. It is made locally & is a cream based vanilla with chocolate covered caramel lace broken up in it. To Die For!!!

  • Fran

    Graeter’s ~ Black Raspberry Chip. Best thing in Cincinnati!!!

  • Heather

    Hands down oatmeal cookie gelato from Whole Foods Market. Cinnamon ice cream meet gooey oatmeal cookie peices…………bliss.

  • SarahEG

    Ohh if I have to pick a single flavor, it would be Heath bar with carmel sauce! I have only tried to make ice cream once…it was a disaster! I need to learn how to make it. I have a very sad ice cream maker in my freeze!

  • Mrs. H

    defiantly Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby

  • Karen George

    I’m originally from GA, so homemade peach ice cream is the BEST. I look forward to peaches as much as you look forward to cherries. I enjoy your recipes. I have tried a number of them. I love the burrito bowl. I can’t wait to make that recipe again. Thanks.

  • Kelly

    Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chunk

  • Ashley Nelmes

    Cherry Cheesecake.

  • Jess

    My favorite is homemade chocolate chip.

  • Heidi Kratzke

    When I was in Puerto Rico, in the city center Humacao, I visited this spectacular family-owned ice cream parlor. It was there that I tasted the best, more delectable ice cream in my life: kiwi ice cream.

    Every morning the couple who owned the shop actually mashed up the kiwis (fresh) for the ice cream. Yum, yum, yum!

  • Jean

    tough question but…peanut butter ice cream. While chocolate peanut butter is delicious, my preference is a vanilla base with the salty ribbon of peanut butter running through it…yum!

  • Heather

    Grater’s Peanut Butter Chip! Best stuff ever!

  • sk

    Coconut ice cream with chocolate covered almonds…mmm.

  • Torrie

    pure, plain, perfect–vanilla

  • The Hazelnut Gelato somewhere around the Piazza in Florence is to-die-for!

  • jamie

    Butter pecan ice cream.Yum.

  • Emily Spence

    No matter where I go, or what brand I buy, I always go for Cookie Dough! : ) Cold Stone and Baskin Robbin’s varieties are good, but the best I’ve ever tasted was in a small shop called Hansel and Gretel in Exeter, NH. I can’t wait to try and make my own one of these days!

  • Homemade strawberry. I remember growing up and going camping with my grandparents during the summer — there were so many nights when we made homemade strawberry ice cream. Tons of great memories all wrapped up in a bowl of sweet goodness.

  • I like others off and on, but I always come back to Chocolate Chip. Nothing fancy, just lots of good chips in a nice vanilla ice cream…mmmmmm.

  • I’d have to say pistachio almond ice cream is my favorite. And, now, I have to get some!

  • Scarllet

    B&J Butter Pecan

  • Heidi

    Homemade citrus – can’t beat it!

  • Karen

    Chocolate Orange Cointreau, but it was discontinued by Ben & Jerry’s, so now it’s Chubby Hubby

  • Kelly R

    I’m a midwestern girl, and nothing tastes as good as pure vanilla frozen custard.

  • Kaitlin

    Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food

  • Lydia

    All of the gelato that I ate in Italy…I guess we need to try some of Lebovitz’s recipes, although I don’t know if I’ll ship in any ingredients!

  • Judy

    Bruster’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  • mmmmint chocolate chip.

  • Colette

    Graeter’s French Pot mint chocolate chip!! :)

  • Leah

    i love love love ben & jerry’s americone dream! and i would love love love this book! thanks for the chance to win, and have a great fourth of july holiday :)

  • MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP! Hands down my favorite. Although I once had this killer red velvet cake ice cream.. Still, mint chocolate chip for the win!!!!

    Happy 4th!

  • My favorite ice cream is my home made version of green tea ice cream. The powder is expensive but the flavor is so worth the money, plus it does not take long to get together. My family loves it :-)

  • victoria lester

    My favorite flavor of ice cream is:
    Cherry Ice Cream

  • BrendaB

    If I have to pick a single flavor, I’m going with Pralines n Cream. But my favorite way to have ice cream is a sundae we used to be able to get at Ritter’s (you can still request it but it’s not on the menu) called the Almond Enjoy: vanilla frozen custard layered with hot fudge, coconut and sliced almonds. Mmmmm!!

  • Kim W

    Chocolate peanut butter. YUM

  • Caitlin

    Pistachio is actually my favorite, but have never heard of this cream… going to order some now!

  • Kristen

    I love Coffee Ice cream :)

  • jc

    Ben and Jerrys Phish Food! nom nom nom!

  • Amanda

    Rocky Road!

  • joy

    Mission to Marzipan by Ben and Jerry, oh soo good!

  • Alyssa Yancey

    Chocolate Chip cookie dough is my favorite and I think it would be really good making it homemade to eat.

  • I love the Peanut Butter at Sweet Cece’s in Franklin, TN! It’s awesome!

  • Liz

    Last night I had creamsicle at an ice cream stand – it was *fantastic* and reminded me exactly of what a creamsicle tastes like!

  • Rachel Reiboldt

    Cake batter!

  • JR

    Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, as long as the base is maple, not vanilla. Otherwise, the only thing that gets made in our ice cream maker is chocolate peanut butter.

  • Melissa

    Heath Bar Crunch from my local ice cream shop! It is toffee ice cream with heath bars, almonds and chocolate chips, so good!

  • Currently it is Vietnamese Iced Coffee flavor…

  • Amy L

    My absolute favorite ice cream is Graeter’s Peanut Butter Chip. YUM!

  • Homemade vanilla ice cream is my favorite. It’s so simple and pure. mmm!

    And I’d put a scoop on top of your cherry pie, too!

  • Tricia

    I think it’s a tie–I made David Lebovitz’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream and even went to the trouble to make the peanut butter candies that go inside. It was worth every bit of trouble!

    Now that it’s summer–I love getting the Orange and Vanilla cones from Kohr Brothers on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore. It’s been my favorite since childhood and as an adult, it brings me right back to that!!

  • Kim

    I’m boring. I like plain old vanilla. Perferably Homemade!

  • My son’s favorite flavor is called “purple cow” which we found at an ice cream stand in Cape Cod. It was black raspberry ice cream with huge chocolate chunks. I am sure they sell it in the stores, but i havent seen it called that before anywhere else.

  • euroduck

    mocha chip from a fantastic ice cream parlor in Des Moines, Iowa of all places!

  • Carrie

    Love Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia!

  • Courtney P.

    coffee ice cream! but it really is hard to just choose one!!

  • Laura

    I love cardamom ice cream from this great shop in Seattle, Molly Moon’s.

  • thequickanddirtycook

    Strawberry. Period.

  • SheilaM

    I absolutely LOVE pistachio ice cream!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  • Shannon

    I love Heath ice cream…yum!

  • Karen G

    Mint chocolate chip!!

  • Christina

    Ben & Jerry’s “Everything But The…” is my favorite store-bought. It’s awesome!

  • delia

    It’s so hard to pick just one, but I really like cake batter ice cream!

  • Becky Lambert

    Nielson’s Custard—Choc. Chip Malted Almound
    It’s the BEST!!!!!!!

  • Jennifer

    Homemade mint chocolate chip!

  • Banana Pudding from Publix!

  • It’s hard to decide on just one, but I think my favorite is either Chocolate Peanut Butter or Dulce de Leche from Haagen-Dazs. Although the Key Lime Pie from Amy’s Ice Cream does give them a run for their money with the graham cracker mixed in…

  • Krysten

    I love homemade pumpkin pie ice cream. My mom makes it with half a pumpkin pie’s worth of filling and almost that much in crust pieces. (She makes an amazing pumpkin pie though, so that doesn’t hurt.)

  • Aaron

    Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream from starbucks .. <3

  • Crystal P

    Superman ice cream, red, yellow and blue ice cream I ate as a child, it’s unbelievable!

  • Jessica Leigh

    I love pretty much any fruit flavor. It is really hard to pick a favorite! I guess I’d pick homemade peach!

  • Sarah L

    My fave is “Blue Moon” from a local hand dipped ice cream parlor. They describe the flavor as “Wedding cake flavored”…which I might disagree with (since my fave cake is something lemon or chocolate, but maybe mildly vanilla flavored with a hint of almond flavor. It’s blue of course, and it’s YUMMY (however you describe it!)

  • Staci T

    Blue Bell Peppermint, it’s only available at Christmas but it’s amazing!

  • vanille

    ginger…with crystallized ginger :)

  • Lena

    B&J Sticky Toffee Pudding…amazing!

  • Heidi

    Mint chocolate chip!

  • Katie

    Dinosaur Crunch from Sully’s Ice Cream.

  • Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch (Ben and Jerry’s).

  • Brooke Hill

    Ben and Jerry’s Un baked( I think that is the name). With brownie and coookie dough pieces! Love it!!! :D

  • Kim

    Jockey Hollow (homemade vanilla with chocolate covered pretzels and a peanut butter swirl) from the South Street Creamery in Morristown, NJ.

  • Since it’s summertime, my favorite ice cream is a vanilla sundae with pineapple drizzled on top!

  • liza

    French Vanilla! (from the store) sorry so boring…..

  • Jenny V

    I just found your blog via the nest what’s cooking board, and I have to say I love it already! I figured since I am a half hour from the reply deadline that I may as well try to win the book.
    My fave ice cream flavour ever is peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter swirl and mini peanut butter cups topped with hot fudge. mmmmm.

  • Jenn D.

    Superman, for sure. It’s just that yummy! Elicits memories of my childhood everytime.

  • Annie, do you remember where you bought your pistachio cream? I’m having a hard time finding it for sale in the US… I may even resort to bribing a friend in Italy to look for it there and send me a few jars!

  • annieseats

    I bought mine online, I believe from Dean and Deluca, but last time I looked for it, it was no longer available. I would look online and eventually I’m hoping to post about how to make your own…but first I’ll need to find some to compare it with! Good luck.

  • Ana from Buenos Aires

    OMG Annie! I just made this gelato! Its unbelievable! I used “Crema al Pistacchio Verde di Bronte” that I got in Lago di Como. It tastes just like Sicilia! Thanks for sharing!

  • sweettoothduo

    This gelato is amazing. I pop up to King Arthur Flour’s store to take a class once/ year or so and picked up pistachio paste last time because it sounded so appealing. I love pistachio!! I only wish there were more tried and true recipes using the paste. What an amazing flavor. This gelato was our number 1 favorite last year. Incredible taste. KAF sells the paste via the catalogue too, I think, if you don’t live close by. Tomorrow’s gelato in my house will basil. I have an abundance of it in the garden. Hope the flavor is good!

  • annieseats

    Good to know they sell the paste too. Thanks!