Kid’s Flower Pot Dessert

Kids love Ice cream. Kids love Cake. So what happens when we combine 2 of their favorite desserts in one easy to make/ assemble dessert — they will ABSOLUTELY LOVE it. I made these for a party last weekend and all the kids when googoo-gaagaa over it. This is will be my last entry for Valli’sKid’s Delight: 5 ingredient fix event happening right here this month. I saw Pioneer Woman make edible flower pots on her show and thought it is a cool idea to serve cake and ice cream in a little terracotta pot, sprinkled with oreo (dirt) and…

Coconut Ice Cream

Blogging Marathon# 27: Week 3/ Day 4 Theme: Seasonal Dishes – Summer Dessert Dish: Coconut Ice Cream Summer means time for ice creams. Even though some might say (I’m sure my husband will agree) that ice cream can be eaten any time of the year. But at least in summer I don’t have to say it’s too cold outside to eat an ice cream 🙂 I have stopped buying store bought ice creams more than 3 years back, when I bought my ice cream maker. I make sure that the freezer is always stocked with vanilla and mango ice creams…

Strawberry Ice Cream (Eggless)

Even though it’s not technically winter yet in our neck of woods, temperatures have been hovering around freezing for the past few days. I have started to think about summer already and to remind me of the hot weather I’m posting my Strawberry ice cream recipe. This post has been in my drafts since summer but I haven’t had a chance to post it, I thought it’s better late than never. Also it’s probably summer in some part of the world and I’m sure they have strawberries in season. Recipe for this ice cream is from Cook’s Illustrated site. Original…

Chocolate Fudge Pops

For the last day of the marathon, I made these yummy Chocolate Fudge Pops, recipe courtesy from Everyday Food Magazine. This summer I made quite a icy and creamy treats to beat the heat, some old favorites like my Mango Ice cream and some new like these chocolate pops. I also tried my hand in making ice cream brownie sandwiches and frozen yogurt. Will try to post the recipes for these soon (hopefully before Summer ends). These chocolate fudge pops are very easy to make, just make the chocolate custard and pour into the molds (I got these on Amazon),…

Mango Ice Cream and a Birthday

Cook’s Hideout completed 5 years this month. I created this blog as a hobby and a way to document my cooking trial and errors and I’m happy that I’m able to do just that even today. I’ve met so many incredible food bloggers along the way in the past few years and I’ve more virtual friends than actual real-life friends. I think about some of them who have stopped blogging over the years and wonder what they are up to now. I have to thank Srivalli for organizing the blogging marathons that keeps me on my toes and makes me…

Eggless (Yet Creamy) Vanilla Ice Cream

The last ice cream I made was sooo good, rich and delicious, but it had way too many eggs in it that I couldn’t pull myself to make it again. At the same time it was soooo good, creamy & yummy, that couldn’t go back and make my eggless icy crystal version. So that meant the ice cream maker had to collect dust for a couple months until I found this eggless version that is just as good but without the eggs. So when I saw this recipe that uses corn starch to thicken the ice cream, I had to…

Strawberry Ice Cream

This is definitely not a low-fat or low-calorie recipe. But it’s filled with the farm fresh strawberries that smell and taste awesome. We went strawberry picking in the beginning of June and bought home about 4 lbs of fresh strawberries. After devouring about half of them fresh, I made this ice cream with the rest. Recipe is from Tarla Dalal’s website. I served with some of the strawberry puree.

Vanilla Ice Cream Layered with Strawberry: Guilty Pleasure

OK.. let me start by saying this is not for people who are on diet or for the extremely health conscious. I am both of the above most of the time, but for this one time I said to self “to heck with icicle like ice cream, let me enjoy real creamy, loaded with calories ice cream for once. I’ll skip my dinner……… lunch…. and even that evening snack.” I usually make eggless ice cream with half and half and I found that it has a crystalline texture, it satisfies your sweet tooth for sure, but I was missing the…

Mango Ice cream

I know we are having record low temperatures this winter, but that didn’t stop us from making and eating ice cream. My latest kitchen acquisition is a Cuisinart 2 qt Ice cream maker. I am not a big ice cream eater, but my DH absolutely loves it and keeps buying them whenever they are on sale. I read these articles and I was totally shocked how many artificial chemicals are used in commercial ice creams. I almost fell over when I read that not even vanilla flavoring is real (strawberry or cherry or anything for that matter). So I decided…