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


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      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.


    1,061 responses to “Pistachio Gelato (and a Giveaway!)”

    1. Macaire says:

      Ben and Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie!

    2. meghan says:

      hazlenut gelato from a tiny shop in Florence!

    3. Brooke says:

      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!

    4. Faith says:

      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.

    5. Casie says:

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

    6. Angela says:

      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.

    7. poperatzii says:

      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.

    8. kim says:

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

    9. Angela says:

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

    10. Kristin says:

      Mocha chip!

    11. Charlene says:

      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!

    12. Carling says:

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

    13. Leigh says:

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

    14. Amanda says:

      Blueberry Cheesecake that I made Sunday. Absolutely amazing!

    15. Gina says:

      Mint mint chocolate chocolate chip from coldstone!

    16. Kathleen says:

      Homemade cookies n cream!!

    17. Beth says:

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

    18. Romaine says:

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

    19. Amie says:

      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 =)

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

    21. JoVonn says:

      I love Mayfield Turtle Tracks ice cream.

    22. 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…!

    23. Sarah Kloss says:

      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!

    24. Amy S says:

      Orange pineapple ice cream—Yummy!!!!

    25. Ann Mao says:

      Chocolate Chip Cookie dough!

    26. Carolyn says:

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

    27. Lindsay says:

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

    28. Kate says:

      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!

    29. Ashley says:

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

    30. emily says:

      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!

    31. Laura says:

      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!

    32. Amy Owczarek says:

      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:)

    33. Kerry Pacciano says:

      Chocolate and peanut butter!

    34. Adrienne says:

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

    35. Tasha Fontenot says:

      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!

    36. Lori Lindsey says:

      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:)

    37. Emily says:

      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!

    38. Nina says:

      Coffee is my favorite, hands down!!!

    39. Ida says:

      Coffee Oreo!

    40. Kathy G. says:

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

    41. Amanda Little says:

      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!

    42. Ange says:

      Butterscotch swirl!

    43. Amanda says:

      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!

    44. michelle says:

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

    45. liz berg says:

      I fell in love with caffe gelato in Italy…

    46. cathy says:

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

    47. vanilla chocolate chip

    48. Il Cuoco says:

      Chocolate ice cream with peanut butter! Absolute favorite!

    49. Elizabeth says:

      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! :)

    50. KT Miller says:

      Mint Chocolate Chip … any variety!

    51. Dunne' says:

      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!

    52. Lisa says:

      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.

    53. Katie DeRouchey says:

      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!

    54. Jen says:

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

    55. Catherine from Minneapolis says:

      Chocolate gelato from a homemade gelato shoppe in Viareggio Tuscany Italy

    56. Lainee Norris says:

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

    57. Mandy A. says:

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

    58. Katie says:

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

    59. Jennifer N. says:

      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!

    60. Patti says:

      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!!

    61. Elizabeth says:

      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!

    62. Carrie says:

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

    63. stephanie says:

      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.

    64. Rebecca says:

      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?

    65. Tara says:

      Mint Chocolate Chip!

    66. colleen says:

      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.

    67. Jami says:

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

    68. Kathleen says:

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

    69. Rachel says:

      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!

    70. Mary Beth says:

      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!

    71. Sondra says:

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

    72. Anna Diederich says:

      Butter Pecan! YUM

    73. Sara says:

      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!

    74. Lexi says:

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

    75. Katrina says:

      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!

    76. Lori says:

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

    77. Carrie Ann says:

      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.

    78. Grace says:

      Graeter’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip!

    79. Jordan's Mom says:

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

    80. Barbara says:

      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.

    81. RLR says:

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

    82. Jess says:

      I’m always a vanilla girl!

    83. Sarah K says:

      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!

    84. Brittany says:

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

    85. Ashley says:

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

    86. Caroline says:

      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. :)

    87. Katherine says:

      Starbucks caramel coffee flavor. That stuff is dangerous!

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

    89. Amy Kelly says:

      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).

    90. Lesley says:

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

    91. 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!

    92. Toy Lady says:

      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.

    93. JenT says:

      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! :)

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

    95. page says:

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

    96. Julie says:

      I love Cookies and Cream.

      Julie @ Willow Bird Baking

    97. 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.

    98. Nikki says:


    99. Teresa says:

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

    100. Ms. Amy says:

      Mint chocolate chip.

    101. Allison says:

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

    102. Sally W says:

      Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food, yum

    103. Heather says:

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

    104. Shanna Watson says:

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

    105. HollyB says:

      I love strawberry ice cream!!!!

    106. Brandi says:

      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.

    107. Alison says:

      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!

    108. Kirsten says:

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

    109. JK Davenport says:

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

    110. Eva says:

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

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

    112. Allie says:

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

    113. Katie says:

      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.)

    114. Christine says:

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

    115. CC Recipe says:

      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!

    116. Kathy says:

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

    117. Alison says:

      Burnt Butter Sugar from a local ice cream shop

    118. Abby says:

      Mint chocolate chip!!

    119. Avalentine says:

      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!

    120. Emily F. says:

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

    121. Demi says:

      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!! ;)

    122. Alexa says:

      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!

    123. Amber says:

      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!

    124. Cristine says:

      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. :)

    125. Catherine O. says:

      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!

    126. Amberli says:

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

    127. Lauren says:

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

    128. Michelle R says:

      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!

    129. Emily says:

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

    130. Reagan says:

      I love chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream!

    131. Paloma says:

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

    132. Christine says:

      Cheesecake ice cream with strawberries and graham crakers! yum yum

    133. Stacy says:

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

    134. Sherry says:

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

    135. Amanda says:

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

    136. Alice says:

      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!

    137. Jenna says:

      Cookies and Cream. End of story. :)

    138. Sarah says:

      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.

    139. Mandie says:

      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.

    140. Strawberry Cheesecake!

    141. Katie says:

      I LOVE Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

    142. jessica says:

      cheesecake icecream …YUM!!!

    143. Andrea F says:

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

    144. Alex says:

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

    145. Jo says:

      Mint Chocolate Chip !!!!

    146. Erin says:

      Cookies and Cream.

    147. Carol says:

      I love coffee ice cream above all others!

    148. Stacy says:

      Cake batter. Delicious!

    149. Lindsay says:

      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. :)

    150. Sarah Taylor says:

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

    151. Holly says:

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

    152. SarahJ says:

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

    153. paula leme says:

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

    154. Michele says:

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

    155. JoAnna says:

      Graeter’s Cookie Dough Chip!!!!

    156. Roxanne says:

      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.

    157. murnanh says:

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

    158. Cortney says:

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

    159. Ashley says:

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

    160. Leigh says:

      Have to go with Chocolate and PB swirl. YUM!

    161. Rebecca says:

      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.

    162. Bridget says:

      Bruster’s chocolate cake batter :)

    163. Lauren says:

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

    164. Sara says:

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

    165. Ashley D says:

      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 :)

    166. Nathalie B says:

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

    167. randomanderson says:

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

    168. Lizz says:

      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.

    169. Shannon says:

      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.

    170. Irene says:

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

    171. Megan says:

      Definitely Cookies & Cream!!

    172. Sarah says:

      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!

    173. Amanda N says:

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

    174. Laura says:

      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.

    175. Missy says:

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

    176. valen says:

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

    177. Neen says:

      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?

    178. Julia says:

      homemade vanilla ice cream with homemade m&m cookies

    179. Andrea R. says:

      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!

    180. Tasha says:

      My hands-down favorite would have to be coffee.

    181. Emily says:

      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 :)

    182. Andrea says:

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

    183. Allison says:

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

    184. 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!!!

    185. lucy says:

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

    186. Kristen says:

      My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough!

    187. Sarah B says:

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

    188. Courtney says:

      Hands down, my favorite is Nutella gelato.

    189. Emily says:


    190. Amy says:

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

    191. mbru15 says:

      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!

    192. Dana M. says:

      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!

    193. Alysha says:

      Coffee Oreo…from anywhere!

    194. Erin says:

      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!!

    195. Nick Falkenstein says:

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

    196. Molly says:

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

    197. Megan says:

      Mint chocolate chip!

    198. jeanine says:

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

    199. Emi says:

      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!

    200. Lisa says:

      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!

    201. Pamela says:

      Lemon custard from a little popcorn shop near my hometown…

    202. lala says:

      Lemon Sorbet

    203. Mailyn says:

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

    204. Sarah says:

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

    205. Melissa says:

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

    206. Melissa says:

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

    207. Jamie says:

      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.

    208. bekah jones says:

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

    209. I love Bryers Mint Chip!

    210. Chris E says:

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

    211. Carla says:

      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!

    212. April says:

      Mint chocolate chip!

    213. Pam says:

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

    214. Amanda says:

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

    215. s says:

      mint chocolate chip!

    216. Briana says:

      Homemade vanilla icecream with fresh rasberries!

    217. Joanna says:

      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.

    218. Michele says:

      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.

    219. 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.

    220. Alysha says:

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

    221. Jelli says:

      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!

    222. Lori says:

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

    223. Natalie says:

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

    224. Janet McK says:

      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.

    225. Elizabeth says:

      Our local creamery makes orange custard chocolate chip. MMMM!

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

    227. Krystle says:

      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 :)

    228. Sam W. says:

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

    229. eileenrn says:

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

    230. Ashley Ka says:

      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 ;)!

    231. Michelle says:

      Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

    232. Danielle Gharineh says:

      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.

    233. Christina says:

      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.


    234. Laura says:

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

    235. Megan says:

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

    236. Mere W says:

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

    237. Amy says:

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

    238. Jordan says:

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

    239. Stephanie says:

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

    240. lisa says:

      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:))

    241. Marlene says:

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

    242. Jessica says:

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

    243. Rebecca says:

      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!

    244. Kasie says:

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

    245. Susan A says:

      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!

    246. Jacquie says:

      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 :)

    247. Maggie says:

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

    248. Kris says:

      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!

    249. Jennie says:

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

    250. Theresa says:

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

    251. Jill C says:

      chocolate chip cookie dough!!

    252. Lissa says:

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

    253. jaimeleben says:

      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.

    254. Sarah says:

      Hazelnut Gelato.. out of this world!

    255. Liz says:

      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!

    256. Mary says:

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

    257. Ryan says:

      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!

    258. Teresa Spellman says:

      My mom’s homemade vanilla!

    259. Cara says:

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

    260. Anna Was says:

      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!

    261. Jessica Burnell says:

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

    262. Kelly says:

      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!

    263. Katie says:

      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!

    264. Kathie says:

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

    265. 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!

    266. Kelly S. says:

      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

    267. Rachel says:

      My favorite flavor ice cream is cake batter!

    268. Katie says:

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

    269. Becca says:

      Talenti’s Almond Gelato. Ooh yum.

    270. Mandy says:

      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.

    271. Amber says:

      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!

    272. Shawnee Farnsworth says:

      Haagen-Dazs Strawberry !!

    273. kim says:

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

    274. SuzyQ says:

      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!

    275. smalljoys says:

      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)

    276. Megan says:

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

    277. Jennifer says:

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

    278. Andrea says:

      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!

    279. hadleybrooke says:

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

    280. Fallon says:

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

      My most favorite gelato flavor is hazelnut!

    281. Melissa says:

      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!

    282. Mishelle says:

      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!

    283. Julie in TX says:

      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!

    284. Butter pecan is my all time favortie

    285. Lanette says:

      Rocky Road… love it! :)

    286. Lorie says:

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

    287. Kirk says:

      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).

    288. Nicole says:

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

    289. Kim S says:

      My favorite homemade ice cream is Coffee Heath Bar Crunch!

    290. Lindsay says:

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

    291. Chellie says:

      Orange Sherbert

    292. Debra says:

      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!

    293. Patricia says:

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

    294. sherrilee says:

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

    295. Kristin T says:

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

    296. Lora says:

      Mint Chocolate chip, oh or maybe Oreo cookie?

    297. Becky says:

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

    298. Judy says:

      Butter Pecan, without a doubt!!

    299. Laine says:

      Green Tea Ice Cream!

    300. Bekah says:

      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!!

    301. Melissa says:

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

    302. Leigh Ann says:

      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!!!

    303. Kat says:

      Godiva’s raspberry chocolate truffle. ‘Nuff said.

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

    304. Corrie says:

      Easy – coffee ice cream. Mmmmm

    305. Jill says:

      Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked – yum!

    306. Kristen says:

      Black raspberry chip from Graeter’s!

    307. catk says:

      Salted caramel from bi-rite

    308. Dena says:

      Coldstone cake batter.

    309. joyce says:

      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…

    310. Jessica says:

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

    311. Cookies ‘n Cream

    312. Jessica says:

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

    313. Jacqui says:

      My favorite is coffee!! Yummy in my tummy.

    314. Patty says:

      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.

    315. Mandy says:

      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!

    316. StephyC says:

      Definitely butter pecan!

    317. Steph says:

      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!

    318. Christie says:

      Definitely mint chocolate chip!

    319. Renee says:

      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!!

    320. Melissa says:

      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.

    321. Cookies & Cream!

    322. Tan says:

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

    323. Rebbie says:

      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!

    324. Shanna says:

      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.

    325. Adriana says:

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

    326. Amy says:

      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! )

    327. Heather K. says:

      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 :)

    328. Jenny says:

      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.

    329. Tish says:

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

    330. eunice says:

      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!

    331. Jessica says:

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

    332. Amber says:

      frozen custard from Ritter’s

    333. January says:

      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! :)

    334. Jen says:

      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.

    335. Sandi S. says:

      Blue Bell Homeade Vanilla :)

    336. Michelle says:

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

    337. Jenn says:

      Coffee with chocolate chips in it. Oh yeah!

    338. Haejin says:

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

    339. Debbie says:

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

    340. Kelly says:

      Mint Chocolate chip for sure!

    341. BRANDY says:

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

    342. Nicole V. says:

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

    343. Andra says:

      Homemade topped with strawberries! Yummy!

    344. Erin says:

      Love Ben and Jerry’s Key Lime Cheesecake!

    345. Katie says:

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

    346. Katie says:

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

    347. Heather says:

      Cold Stone’s Sweet Cream with Rasberries!

    348. Mary Beth says:

      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!

    349. Mindy says:

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

    350. Jen T. says:


    351. Chatelaine B says:

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

    352. Mandy says:

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

    353. Tracey says:

      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!

    354. Kelly says:

      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!

    355. Rachel says:

      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.

    356. Kate says:

      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!

    357. Julie says:

      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.

    358. Intisar says:

      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!

    359. Marcy says:

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

    360. Courtney says:

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

    361. Christina says:

      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!

    362. Allison H says:

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

    363. Mabel says:

      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.

    364. Debbie in Tennessee says:

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

    365. Chelsea says:

      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!

    366. Katie Mast says:

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

    367. Heidi says:

      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!

    368. Heidi says:

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

    369. Linda says:

      Moose tracks. Nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter!

    370. Bethany says:

      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!

    371. Emilie in MN says:

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

    372. J. Vint says:

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

    373. Jennifer Mack says:

      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.

    374. Diane says:

      I’m purist–home made vanilla!!

    375. Trish says:

      Cherry chocolate.

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

    377. Lisa says:

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

    378. Cynthia says:

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

    379. keanek says:

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

    380. Claire says:

      Coffee ice cream… No doubt!

    381. Stephanie says:

      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 :)

    382. 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!

    383. Ashley A. says:

      Definitely coffee! Mmmm…

    384. Kara says:

      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!

    385. Mary V says:

      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 . . .

    386. Donna says:

      Blue Bell Chocolate Ice Cream. Yes Please!

    387. Mercedes says:

      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

    388. Annie says:

      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!

    389. Angie says:

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

    390. Adrienne says:

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

    391. Anna M says:

      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.

    392. Whitney says:

      Blue Bell COFFEE!

    393. Sarah R says:

      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!

    394. Maggie says:

      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….

    395. Susan says:

      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!

    396. Avi says:

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

    397. Kathleen says:

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

    398. MCD says:

      Cookies & Cream!

    399. Stephanie says:

      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.

    400. Lindsey says:

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

    401. melissa says:

      Mocha almond fudge

    402. lydia gross says:

      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)

    403. Amy says:

      Vanilla bean! Yummy!

    404. Terri Knowlton says:

      Cake Batter!

    405. Merri says:

      cookies & cream!

    406. Sophia says:

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

    407. Christina C says:

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

    408. Heather says:

      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!!

    409. erica says:

      Huckleberry, from a local dairy shop. Yummy!

    410. Naomi Raj says:

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

    411. Kate says:

      Bryer’s Mint Chocolate Chip!

    412. jacquie says:

      peach ice cream from hoffman’s in westminister maryland

    413. Jennifer says:

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

    414. Anne says:

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

    415. Brittany says:

      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!

    416. Danielle says:

      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!

    417. Fraser says:

      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.

    418. Bekah says:

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

    419. Laura Bodine says:

      Butter Pecan!

    420. Sarah says:

      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!

    421. Tracy says:

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

    422. Eileen says:

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

    423. Thumbe says:

      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! :-)

    424. Keturah says:

      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!

    425. Haagen Dazs Caramel ice cream….YUM!

    426. emma says:

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

    427. Brittany says:

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

    428. Daphne says:

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

    429. Kylie Platz says:

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

    430. Margo says:

      Cherry chocolate chip! So yummy.

    431. Kathi says:

      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!

    432. Kimmi says:

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

    433. Natalie says:

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

    434. Cake Batter from Cold Stone, to die for!!

    435. 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.

    436. Kaitlyn says:

      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!

    437. Samantha says:

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

    438. Jenna T. says:

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

    439. Lisa F. says:

      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!

    440. Donna says:

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

    441. Hutch says:

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

    442. kate C. says:

      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!

    443. Christine says:

      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!

    444. Emma says:

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

    445. Lydia MacDonald says:

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

    446. BreeAnn says:

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

    447. MaryBeth says:

      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!

    448. Jill says:

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

    449. Mary says:

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

      Nothing like authentic taste, huh? :)

    450. Meredith says:

      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! :)

    451. Mestebla says:

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

    452. Staci Carroll says:

      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.

    453. Caroline says:

      Chocolate- any kind!

    454. summer says:


    455. Kelley says:

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

    456. rere says:

      my all time favorite is black raspberry!

    457. Michelle says:

      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!

    458. Christy says:

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

    459. LJ says:

      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.. :)

    460. Mary Lynn says:

      chocolate chip!

    461. ali says:

      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

    462. JennyG says:

      A big fan of Pralines and Cream from Baskin Robbins.

    463. Mary R says:

      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.

    464. Tamara says:

      What a wonderful giveaway!

      My favorite flavor is homemade butter pecan. So good!

    465. Heidi says:

      Hazelnut gelato from Stacato Gelato in Portland, Oregon.

    466. Julie says:

      Mint chocolate chip

    467. Nupur says:

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

    468. annahita says:

      i LOVE simple strawberry, always and forever!

    469. Jackie says:

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

    470. Estie says:

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

    471. Danielle says:

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

    472. Shane says:

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

    473. Yen says:

      Absolute favorite is green tea ice cream.

    474. Kim-Erin says:

      chocolate and peanut butter

    475. Brandi says:

      I love Chocolate Peanut Butter… And Mint Chocolate Chip!

    476. shewhois says:

      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.

    477. Lena says:

      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!

    478. Niveditha says:

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


    479. heather e says:

      cherry vanilla!

    480. Kelly says:

      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!

    481. Megan says:

      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. :)

    482. Becky says:

      mint choc chip!

    483. Lynne says:

      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.

    484. Daniela says:

      Rocky road!

    485. shannon says:

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

    486. Mariel says:

      Good ole plain vanilla can’t be beat!

    487. Leanna says:

      Banana walnut chocolate chunk.

    488. Melissa says:

      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!!! :)

    489. Leanne says:

      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!

    490. Erica H says:

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

    491. Heather says:

      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.

    492. Amanda says:

      Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

    493. kristin says:

      graham cracker ice cream!

    494. juliefi says:

      Either homeade vanilla or mint chocolate chip.

    495. Rachel says:

      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!

    496. Nicole says:

      Homemade black raspberry ice cream is my favorite!

    497. Sara says:

      peanut butter chocolate, a match made in heaven!

    498. Amie says:

      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!

    499. grace says:

      Cookies and Cream

    500. olivia says:

      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.

    501. Mitzi says:

      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! :(

    502. Amanda says:

      rocky road…yum!

    503. Tanica says:

      Cookies and Cream!

    504. Lindsey says:

      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!

    505. Nancy says:

      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!

    506. Nicola says:

      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!

    507. Christina Madison says:

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

    508. Jenna says:

      I like Nestles Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough!

    509. STEFANIE says:

      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!

    510. Jennie says:

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

    511. AnneJ says:

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

    512. Crystal says:


    513. Kelley says:

      Good old chocolate for me! Thanks!

    514. linz says:

      The peppermint stick ice cream from Gifford’s!

    515. Alli says:

      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!

    516. Ella says:

      Ben + Jerry’s cherry garcia!!

    517. Sarah says:

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

    518. Trudi says:

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

    519. Kim in NashVegas says:

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

    520. Anna says:

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

    521. Rebecca says:

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

    522. Brenda says:

      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!

    523. Sarah W says:

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

    524. Susan says:

      Homemade peach ice cream. There is nothing better!

      Thanks for the fun!

    525. Elaine says:


    526. Jamie Z says:

      Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!!!

    527. Renee says:

      Classic strawberry will always be my favorite!

    528. 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.

    529. Shelby says:

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

    530. Lyndsey says:

      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.

    531. Angie says:

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

    532. Annette says:

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

    533. 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!

    534. Lisa Yowell says:

      Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia

    535. Shari Hom says:

      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.

    536. Annie says:

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

    537. Christy says:

      Mint chocolate chip!

    538. Kira says:

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

    539. Krystal says:

      My fave flavor is mint and chip ice cream!

    540. Jackie says:

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

    541. Heather says:

      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!

    542. Cassidy says:

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

    543. Jennifer H. says:

      I love a plain coffee ice cream!

    544. Gin says:

      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.

    545. Jessica says:

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

    546. Amber says:

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

    547. Emily B. says:

      Coffee toffee!!

    548. Heather S. says:

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

    549. 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.

    550. laura says:

      sheridans vanilla custard, YUMo!

    551. Aubrie says:

      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!

    552. Kristina says:

      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.

    553. Easy, Salty Caramel!

    554. Kath says:

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

    555. Josephine says:

      Mint chocolate chip–especially homemade with fresh mint!

    556. Liza says:

      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

    557. Marjorie Meeks says:

      Just plain old chocolate is always wonderful.

    558. Henny says:

      Mint Chocolate Chunk from Graeters..so so good!

    559. Jessica says:


    560. Erin says:

      Mackinac Island Fudge!

    561. Charmaine says:

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

    562. niki says:

      Cookie dough!

    563. Jessica says:

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

    564. Jennifer says:

      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!

    565. Cathy says:

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

    566. Terri says:

      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!

    567. Bird says:

      Spumoni!! that totally counts, right?!

    568. jding says:

      I love almond coconut ice cream – yum!!

    569. Lidia says:

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

    570. maryellen says:

      chocolate peanut butter!

    571. Gretchen says:

      Graeter’s coconut chocolate chip. Yum

    572. Robin says:

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

    573. Julie M. says:

      Bruester’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye….heaven.

    574. That gelato looks delicious!! I love pistachios!

    575. 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!

    576. 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! :)

    577. Jessica says:

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

    578. Emily says:

      Dark chocolate gelato. Yummm!!!

      nordstromemily at hotmail dot com

    579. Vickie says:

      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!!!

    580. katie says:

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

    581. Elizabeth says:

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

    582. Rocio says:

      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!

    583. D. says:

      Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Ice Cream. Mmmm….

    584. Chrissy says:

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

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

    586. passion fruit gelato!

    587. Abby says:

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

    588. Megan says:

      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!)

    589. AnnB says:

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

    590. Andrea D. says:

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

    591. Kellee says:

      My absolute favorite frozen treat is stracciatella gelato.

    592. Brenda says:

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

    593. Libby says:

      Bryers Mint Chocolate Chip!

    594. Heather says:

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

    595. Kimmi says:

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

    596. Katherine Garretson says:

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

    597. Lindsay says:

      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!!

    598. Vickie says:

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

    599. Stephanie says:

      Vaniglia gelato…Venice, Italy.

    600. Noel says:


    601. Sarah says:

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

    602. Judith says:

      Spumoni ice cream is at the top of my list.

    603. Jen says:

      Black Raspberry Chip from Graeters Ice Cream. Heaven.

    604. Jani says:

      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!

    605. Niki says:

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

    606. Julia says:

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

    607. Amanda says:

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

    608. Cassie says:

      Raspberry Chocolate Chunk from Graeters. SO delicious!!!

    609. Sara says:

      Strawberry from Graeters.

    610. Irene says:

      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!

    611. Dominique says:

      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!

    612. annieD says:

      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….

    613. mj in la says:

      Chocolate with chunks of brownies! So satisfying! YUM

    614. Jeanne says:

      White chocolate truffle–yum, yum!

    615. Liz, Love. says:

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


    616. Jenny says:

      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.

    617. Kimberley says:

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

    618. Aileen says:

      Classic Strawberry!

    619. Jenn P. says:

      Just a good quality chocolate ice cream is wonderful!

    620. Pam E. says:

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

    621. Ruthi says:

      Apricot sorbet! Thanks for the recipe!

    622. Hollie says:

      I am a sucker for anything chocolate and peanut butter!

    623. Caroline says:

      Homemade blackberry gelato.

    624. Sara says:

      Moose Tracks!

    625. Beth says:

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

    626. Nicole says:

      Yum! My favorite is real creamy strawberry gelato.

    627. Sarah says:

      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.

    628. Sarah says:

      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.

    629. Ms Pink says:

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

    630. Rachel says:

      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.

    631. Amy says:

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

    632. Shannon says:

      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!

    633. Donna says:

      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!

    634. Fran says:

      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.

    635. Sara C says:

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

    636. Michelle says:

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

    637. Jenn says:

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

    638. Alyssa says:

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

    639. Elise says:

      Coconut gelato!

    640. Cassie says:

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

    641. Carey says:

      My favorite is Vermonty Python by B&J.

    642. Lourdes says:

      Coconut and pineapple ice cream!

    643. Meagan says:

      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.

    644. Kelly says:

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

    645. Camille Pococok says:

      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.

    646. Maggi says:

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

    647. Rachel says:

      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

    648. Kimberly says:

      I simply love … Vanilla Bean Ice Cream!!

    649. MaryBeth says:

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

    650. Raminder says:

      I love homemade mango ice cream! :)

    651. Kim says:

      Birthday Cake Ice Cream. Definitly.

    652. Niko says:

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

    653. Heather says:

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

    654. Preeti says:

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

    655. Betsie says:

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

    656. Mellybrown says:

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

    657. Rachel L says:

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

    658. Tenay says:

      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?

    659. Eleisha says:

      Chocolate Chip cookie dough

    660. Melissa says:

      I’m a rocky road girl all the way.

    661. Emilee Hunter says:

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

    662. Kristin says:

      Homemade chocolate chip! Yummy!

    663. Lara Miller says:

      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.

    664. Lydia says:

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

    665. Lori says:

      Haagan-Dazs Sticky toffee pudding

    666. Elisha J says:

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

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

    668. Joey says:

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

    669. Nora says:

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

    670. Katie says:

      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.

    671. Lindsay says:

      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 :)

    672. annieh says:

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

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

    674. Heather Hensley says:

      Sweet cream from marble slab – yummy!

    675. Kirabelle says:

      Coffee ice cream with chocolate chips!

    676. Kelly Eileen says:

      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! :)

    677. sarah says:

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

    678. Kim K. says:

      I love coffee ice cream the most!

    679. Andrea says:

      Chocolate chip cookie dough…too good to pass up!

    680. Sylvia says:

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

    681. Eileen says:

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

    682. sarah k. says:

      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.

    683. Sarah says:

      Hazelnut! Or perhaps mint chocolate chip gelato…mmmm

    684. loriehohlf says:

      Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

    685. Diana says:

      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. :-)

    686. Tiffany says:

      I love cookie dough ice cream.

    687. Jenny Dryfhout says:

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

    688. Jina says:

      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.

    689. amanda says:

      Banana ice cream in Europe…..delicious!!

    690. Amy says:

      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.

    691. Analyn says:

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

    692. Sara says:

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

    693. Gretta says:

      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!

    694. Amy I. says:

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

    695. Joy says:

      OMG’ chubby hubby by ben and jerrys.

    696. Anna says:

      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!

    697. Joe says:

      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. :)

    698. Leah says:

      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!

    699. Delilah says:

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

    700. Thao says:

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

    701. Kathy says:

      Strawberry Cheesecake!

    702. Heather Trabucco says:

      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!

    703. Mackenzie says:

      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!

    704. Melanie F says:


    705. Dana says:

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

    706. Sarah Kubinski says:

      Haagen Daz cookie dough. Definitely

    707. Lauren says:

      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.

    708. Amy says:

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

    709. RebeccaNC says:

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

    710. Kathleen P says:

      I love ice cream, especially min chocolate chip.

    711. Brionne Griffin says:

      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.

    712. Becca B says:

      omgsh COCONUT ICE CREAM!

    713. Tiara says:

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

    714. Cimarron says:

      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!

    715. Allison says:

      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!

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

    717. Nancy says:

      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.

    718. Francine says:

      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!

    719. Katie says:

      Mint Chocolate Chip!! Favorite is from Baskin Robbins.

    720. Jenny says:

      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.

    721. Laura W says:

      i love gold medal from baskin robbins!!

    722. Vicki says:

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

    723. MollyB says:

      Store-bought: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

      Home-made? Vanilla all the way!

    724. Libby says:

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

    725. Amanda says:

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

    726. Dana says:

      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.

    727. Beth C. says:

      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!

    728. Kim says:

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

    729. Alice says:

      Black Cherry custard from my hometown custard stand.

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

    730. Kerstin says:

      Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby!

    731. gingela says:

      I love cheesecake with chocolate chips.

    732. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

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

    733. Shanon says:

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

      Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip

    734. Juliette says:

      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!

    735. alexandra says:

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

    736. Libby says:

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

    737. Dana C says:

      I love a good homemade vanilla bean ice cream

    738. Anna says:

      Chocolate chip cookie dough right now.

    739. Katie says:

      I absolutely love cookie dough ice cream!

    740. Jill says:

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

    741. Alyson says:

      I LOVE mint chocolate chip. Classic!

    742. Rebecca says:

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

    743. Katie W says:

      Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food Ice Cream!

    744. Erica says:

      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 :)

    745. Marilyn says:

      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.

    746. Betonya says:

      Cookies and Cream icecream. My hands down favorite!!

    747. Meredith says:

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

    748. Jennifer Hisi says:

      My favorite flavor is mint chocolate chip!

    749. Lisa says:

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

    750. Brenda J. H. says:

      Mint Chocolate Chip

    751. Jessica says:

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

    752. 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!

    753. Steph says:

      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. :)

    754. Kristen says:

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

    755. Mariah says:

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

    756. Lauren Staehle says:

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

    757. Meg says:

      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!

    758. 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.

    759. Diana says:

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

    760. Jill says:

      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!:)

    761. Maria says:

      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.

    762. Lindsey says:

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

    763. Kristi says:

      Banana Pudding!

    764. ladytick says:

      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!

    765. Teresa Mercer says:

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

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

    767. Anne Marie says:

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

    768. Annie B. says:

      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!

    769. clohee says:

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

    770. Dione says:

      Love Potion #31 from Baskin Robbins…YUM!

    771. joyce says:

      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

    772. Leanne says:

      Homemade Basil Ice Cream!

    773. Lisa says:

      Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food

    774. 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.

    775. Sammi says:


    776. Krista says:

      Homemade vanilla with strawberry topping….yum!

    777. Chrissy says:

      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.

    778. pamfletcher says:

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

    779. Erin Z says:

      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!

    780. Nikki says:

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

    781. Erica says:

      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!

    782. Rachel says:


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

    784. kelsey says:

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

    785. Mandeep says:


    786. Jas says:

      Plain and simple vanilla ice cream :)

    787. Amber says:

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

    788. gretchen says:

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

    789. jillrock96 says:

      Mint oreo — perfection!

    790. Gopi says:

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

    791. Christy says:

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

    792. Leslie says:

      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!

    793. Jasmin says:

      Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream- yummmmmmmmm!

    794. melissa says:

      Strawberry Cheesecake

    795. melissa says:

      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.

    796. Krista B says:

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

    797. Chocolate for sure!

    798. Liz says:

      My favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate chip.

    799. sara scott says:

      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..

    800. Emily says:

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

    801. Lauren says:

      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!

    802. Renae says:

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

    803. blanca says:

      Chocolate Chocolate Chip, I love You!!!

    804. sue says:

      Vanilla bean. Pure. Delish.

    805. Amanda says:

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

    806. Elizabeth Brunner says:

      Vanilla Bean with highest quality pure ingredients.

    807. Brenda says:

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

    808. Melissa Black says:

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

    809. Laura says:

      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.

    810. Joanne says:

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

    811. Angela says:

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

    812. Ann P. says:

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

    813. Lanea E. says:

      Dolce de leche is my favorite. ;-)

    814. Judy B. says:

      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.

    815. Laura F. says:

      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.

    816. Danielle says:

      Strawberry! :D

    817. wrcampbell says:

      Strawberry ice cream–assuming real strawberries, of course!

    818. Kristen says:

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

    819. Cassie says:

      Simple Vanilla!

    820. Erin says:

      Cake Batter!!!!

    821. Tiffany says:

      Chocolate with caramel.

    822. Emily says:

      Pralines and cream! Love your blog!!

    823. Chris says:

      My absolute favorite is Moose Tracks

    824. Geri says:

      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

    825. Susan says:

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

    826. Caroline says:

      Haagen Das Vanilla Honey Bee.

    827. Audrey says:

      Salted Carmel!

    828. Maureen says:

      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!)

    829. Lisa says:

      I love cookies n’ cream.

    830. Teri says:

      Butterscotch covered vanilla ice cream cone from the local tastee freeze

    831. Tiffany says:

      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!

    832. allison says:

      Chubby Hubby

    833. Mel says:

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

    834. Meghan says:

      My favorite flavor is mint chocolate chip!

    835. kchrismon says:

      Edy’s Rocky Road

    836. Jordan says:

      Ben and Jerry’s Cake batter yumm

    837. Kerry says:

      Lemon Custard from Mooney’s!!!!

    838. Amanda says:

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

    839. samantha says:

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

    840. Ann Grismore says:

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

    841. Christy says:

      cookies and cream — homemade with oreos! yum!

    842. kelly o says:

      I love strawberry icecream and mixing things in it.

    843. Lisa Bayorek says:

      BLUE MOON!!!

    844. Darla says:

      Coffee with dark chocolate chunks.

    845. Jana says:

      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.

    846. Melanie Simpson says:

      Ironically enough, my favorite flavor is pistachio!

    847. Amy says:

      Graeter’s black raspberry chip! Yum!

    848. Aya says:

      green tea!

    849. Mrs.M says:

      Homemade Butterfinger Ice Cream…

    850. linda donzello says:

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

    851. Iris says:

      Anything with brownie pieces in it!

    852. Carrie says:

      Mint Chip or Mint Oreo

    853. Kelli says:

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

    854. Steve & Brit says:

      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!

    855. Jenny says:

      Mint chocolate chip

    856. Shannon says:

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

    857. scsgna7 says:

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

    858. cherry vanilla!

    859. Spencer says:

      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!

    860. Alison says:

      Mint chocolate chip, definitely!

    861. Chelsie H says:

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

    862. Adrienne says:

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

    863. TracieB says:

      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!

    864. Nicole Laudorn says:

      Mint Chocolate Cookie by Ben & Jerry’s

    865. Lisa J. says:

      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!

    866. Meg says:

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

    867. carolina says:

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

    868. Christine says:

      Cookies n cream!! For sure.

    869. Ashley T. says:

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

    870. Kat says:

      strawberry cheesecake!

    871. Lacey says:

      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.

    872. ash says:

      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!

    873. Rose says:

      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!

    874. Sharon Gilmer says:

      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.

    875. Julie says:

      chocolate chocolate chip from Oberweis :)

    876. Ruth says:

      Mint chocolate chip!

    877. Joanna says:

      artisan-made cassis sorbet!

    878. zarpandit says:

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

    879. Lori H says:

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

    880. Jen Kuck says:

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

    881. Katie says:

      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.

    882. Jesse says:

      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!!!

    883. Tameka says:

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

    884. Sarah says:

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

    885. Melissa says:

      I just love Moosetracks ice cream!

    886. Rachel S says:

      Pumpkin, especially in the fall.

    887. CaSaundra says:

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

    888. Sara says:

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

    889. nikki says:

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

    890. 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.

    891. Krystle says:

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

    892. Erin says:

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

    893. Natalie says:

      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!!!

    894. Annie says:

      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.

    895. Samantha says:

      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

    896. Kyle says:

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

    897. Linda says:

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

    898. Abby says:

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

    899. Mohana says:

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

    900. Jenna Devries says:

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

    901. Dawn says:

      Any fruit sorbet….sweet and refreshing!

    902. Jane says:

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

    903. Luciana says:

      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!

    904. Courtney McIlwain says:

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

    905. Ashley A says:

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

    906. Angela says:

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

    907. Scott says:

      Carmel gelato – using Mario Batali’s recipe!

    908. Amrit says:

      Vanilla ice cream. Can’t ever go wrong!

    909. Tara says:

      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.

    910. Kristin says:

      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!

    911. Sandra says:

      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 :)

    912. Marina says:

      My favorite is cookies and cream!!

    913. jo says:

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

    914. Leslie says:

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

    915. Christeen says:

      My absoulute favorite is Butter Pecan.

    916. Stacy E. says:

      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.

    917. Christina says:

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

    918. Kellie says:

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

    919. Danielle says:

      Haagen Das coffee. YUM.

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

    921. Amber says:


    922. Sarah says:

      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.

    923. Erica says:

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

    924. wendy says:

      Breyers Vanilla Bean……….yummmmmmmmmmmmm.

    925. Paula says:

      I absolutely love a coffee ice cream of course :)

    926. Kaitlin says:

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

    927. Paula says:

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

    928. 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!

    929. Melanie says:

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

    930. Kelly says:

      Ben and Jerry’s Everything But The…

    931. Amy Gibson says:

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

    932. Marian Mcdonald says:

      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!

    933. Jody says:

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


    934. amydeline says:

      Chocolate Peanut Butter! Yum!

    935. Leigh says:

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

    936. Melissa says:

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

    937. denise says:

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

    938. Vanessa says:

      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!

    939. Steph says:

      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!

    940. Isabelle says:

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

    941. Patti says:

      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? ;)

    942. Teresa says:

      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 :(

    943. Jenny B says:

      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 :)

    944. Jessica says:

      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.

    945. Desiree H. says:

      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! :-)

    946. Jennifer says:

      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.

    947. Madeleine says:

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

    948. Sydney says:

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

    949. Jamie says:

      Mint chocolate chip!!

    950. Emily says:

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

    951. Kelsey says:

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

    952. Kristy says:

      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!

    953. Nicole says:

      mint chocolate chip!!!

    954. Annie says:

      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!

    955. suneeta says:

      chocolate chip from baskin robbins

    956. Michaela says:

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

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

    958. Sara says:

      Homemade blueberry cheesecake – can’t resist!

    959. Lori P. says:

      Mint chocolate chip!!

    960. Brent P. says:


    961. Melissa says:

      Mint Chocolate Chip

    962. Sarah says:

      Chocolate-hazelnut gelato for sure!

    963. Lisa says:

      Mint Cookies & Cream is my favorite!

    964. Jan says:

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

    965. Julie says:

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

    966. micaela says:

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

    967. Janae says:

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

    968. Laura says:

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

    969. Lynn says:

      COFFEE ice cream forever!

    970. Katie says:

      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!!!

    971. Fran says:

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

    972. Heather says:

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

    973. SarahEG says:

      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!

    974. Mrs. H says:

      defiantly Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby

    975. Karen George says:

      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.

    976. Kelly says:

      Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chunk

    977. Ashley Nelmes says:

      Cherry Cheesecake.

    978. Jess says:

      My favorite is homemade chocolate chip.

    979. Heidi Kratzke says:

      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!

    980. Jean says:

      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!

    981. Heather says:

      Grater’s Peanut Butter Chip! Best stuff ever!

    982. sk says:

      Coconut ice cream with chocolate covered almonds…mmm.

    983. Torrie says:

      pure, plain, perfect–vanilla

    984. Sharlene says:

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

    985. jamie says:

      Butter pecan ice cream.Yum.

    986. Emily Spence says:

      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!

    987. 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.

    988. Nancy says:

      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.

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

    990. Scarllet says:

      B&J Butter Pecan

    991. Heidi says:

      Homemade citrus – can’t beat it!

    992. Karen says:

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

    993. Kelly R says:

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

    994. Kaitlin says:

      Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food

    995. Lydia says:

      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!

    996. Judy says:

      Bruster’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

    997. mmmmint chocolate chip.

    998. Colette says:

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

    999. Leah says:

      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 :)

    1000. Bran says:

      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!

    1001. Miryam says:

      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 :-)

    1002. victoria lester says:

      My favorite flavor of ice cream is:
      Cherry Ice Cream

    1003. BrendaB says:

      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!!

    1004. Kim W says:

      Chocolate peanut butter. YUM

    1005. Caitlin says:

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

    1006. Kristen says:

      I love Coffee Ice cream :)

    1007. jc says:

      Ben and Jerrys Phish Food! nom nom nom!

    1008. Amanda says:

      Rocky Road!

    1009. joy says:

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

    1010. Alyssa Yancey says:

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

    1011. Kelly says:

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

    1012. Liz says:

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

    1013. Rachel Reiboldt says:

      Cake batter!

    1014. JR says:

      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.

    1015. Melissa says:

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

    1016. katie says:

      Currently it is Vietnamese Iced Coffee flavor…

    1017. Amy L says:

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

    1018. 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!

    1019. Tricia says:

      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!!

    1020. Kim says:

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

    1021. 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.

    1022. euroduck says:

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

    1023. Carrie says:

      Love Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia!

    1024. Courtney P. says:

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

    1025. Laura says:

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

    1026. thequickanddirtycook says:

      Strawberry. Period.

    1027. SheilaM says:

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

    1028. Shannon says:

      I love Heath ice cream…yum!

    1029. Karen G says:

      Mint chocolate chip!!

    1030. Christina says:

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

    1031. delia says:

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

    1032. Becky Lambert says:

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

    1033. Jennifer says:

      Homemade mint chocolate chip!

    1034. Andrea says:

      Banana Pudding from Publix!

    1035. 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…

    1036. Krysten says:

      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.)

    1037. Aaron says:

      Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream from starbucks .. <3

    1038. Crystal P says:

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

    1039. Jessica Leigh says:

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

    1040. Sarah L says:

      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!)

    1041. Staci T says:

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

    1042. vanille says:

      ginger…with crystallized ginger :)

    1043. Lena says:

      B&J Sticky Toffee Pudding…amazing!

    1044. Heidi says:

      Mint chocolate chip!

    1045. Katie says:

      Dinosaur Crunch from Sully’s Ice Cream.

    1046. Natalie N. says:

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

    1047. Brooke Hill says:

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

    1048. Kim says:

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

    1049. Julia says:

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

    1050. liza says:

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

    1051. Jenny V says:

      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.

    1052. Jenn D. says:

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

    1053. Stella Lai says:

      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!

    1054. annieseats says:

      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.

    1055. Ana from Buenos Aires says:

      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!

    1056. sweettoothduo says:

      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!

    1057. annieseats says:

      Good to know they sell the paste too. Thanks!