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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ice Cream Day "retro" Style!

Happy Sundae everyone! Whoops, I mean Sunday! I'm getting ahead of myself in all my enthusiasm to celebrate National Ice Cream Day today. I suppose you could say Ice Cream Day is slightly more official than many of the other "national" food days we celebrate throughout the year. You see, way back in 1984 President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day! And that dear visitors would be today!

In my haste to find just the right ice cream delights to share with you today, I pretty much turned the dining room upside down. I mean there are books strewn everywhere. The problem was, I wanted to entice you with something cool and unusual. I knew it would be difficult because ice cream dishes are sprinkled all over the internet. (I have an entire Pinterest board to prove it:) My solution was to dig way back into my recipe card archives. Let's begin with the Sundae Bubble Crown from Betty Crocker.

You'll notice this recipe calls for one package of Betty Crocker Frosting. I don't think they make packaged Betty Crocker Frosting anymore but since in this recipe it is used as a fudge sauce, I'm sure you could use your favorite fudge sauce to replace instead. It would be such a shame to ignore this spectacular dessert for lack of packaged frosting, don't you think?

Ice Cream Day "retro" style would be naked if I didn't include a recipe for the infamous Ice Cream Bombe.

This recipe is also from the Betty Crocker recipe file circa 1971.

The next two recipes are from the series of My Great Recipes circa 1984. This selection of filed recipes, which fit quite nicely in a plastic tray with dividers, were sent on a monthly subscription basis. One day I will have to devote an entire post to recipe card gems:)

First up we have a Celestial Peach Sundae.

You might want to save this one for National Peach Month in August. It uses fresh or canned peaches.

I thought this Sunburst Ice Cream Parfait was just the "proper" recipe to share for National Junk Food Day, which also happens to be today:)

The theory is if you don't indulge in Junk Food as often as others, today is the day to join in on the "fun." If you celebrate Junk Food Day on a daily basis, this Sunburst Ice Cream Parfait may just redeem you:) Maybe?

"If I had to live the rest of my life as a food, I would choose to be a lonely strawberry, covered ever so delicately in smooth chocolate sauce, set atop the highest mound of swirled vanilla ice cream surrounded by a tiny sea of colored sprinkles."~Anon~

The following recipe for Toasted Almond Ice Cream intrigued me so I just had to share it.

I must confess, I've never made ice cream at home but I sure have seen many, many ice cream recipes. I can't say I've ever seen one which uses the first two ingredients in this recipe which was harvested from an Ice Cream book by Hilary Walden published in 1985. Have you?

I don't have any other books by Hilary Walden on my shelves but a quick search reveals she has authored more than 16 cookbooks. I have a feeling she may be a British author because many of the ice cream recipes in the book have an English flare to them. Take this recipe for Loganberry Ice Cream for example.

If you Loganberries aren't in season in your neck of the woods, I'm sure you could substitute raspberries. Again, the inclusion of cream cheese is new to me. Is it to you also?

Happy Ice Cream Day everyone! See you Wednesday when we'll either be celebrating National Tequila Day OR Coffee Day. I haven't decided which:)

58 Nibbles:

Chocolate Shavings said...

I could go for a slice of ice cream bombe, anytime!

Johanna GGG said...

happy ice cream day louise - I have been making more ice cream than is sensible in the middle of winter and now seem on an ice cream roll and have an urge to make more - esp that toasted almond ice cream - it looks so odd but interesting. President Regan would be proud of you for flying the flag

lena said...

hi louise, you know, i was actually planning to make some ice cream too for an event..but not fancy ones like those above, just plain vanilla maybe. That toasted almond ice cream sounds great with cream cheese and cottage cheese..i've never tried cottage cheese! btw, few months ago, i still see betty crocker's frosting selling here..not the fudge type but the normal vanilla frosting..but i am not sure if they are still selling anymore now. So hv you eaten your ice cream today? have a wonderful week!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Happy Sundae! Good to have a national food day that's at least a bit official. ;-) You shared so many fun recipes! I never used it, but I kinda sorta remember Betty Crocker frosting - I'm surprised they don't make it anymore. And that bombe is, well, da bomb. ;-) Really fun post - thanks.

Catherine said...

Dear Louise, It has been National Ice Cream Day in my house all week long!! The heat has given me an excuse to make an ice cream cone every night this week!! It has been hot!!
I love all of these old retro recipes. Though I remember them, such as the ice cream bomb. It doesn't seem that long ago to me that it should be retro. I guess I am in denial. lol
Have a beautiful Sunday and I keep you and yours in my prayers. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

unihomemaker.com said...

You're making me hungry with all these fabulous ice cream recipes Louise! :) Happy Sundae it is! ;)

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

Nee said...

Oh Louise , they all looks so yummy and I only brought 3 bowls do you have 2 I can borrow . Not only did I pull my hair out but I gained 10 pounds just looking and drooling . I would love to try my hand at the Ice-Cream Bombe . Thanks for sharing :)

SissySees said...

I'm sorry. I'm stuck up on the cream puff layered thing. I'm just glad the Knight didn't see it; he'd expect me to make the puffs from scratch too...

Gloria Baker said...

oh I love this post Louise I love ice cream especially these retro desserts look delicious!!

Jasline FoodieBaker said...

Wonderful collection of ice cream recipes! They all look so amazing and delicious!

grace said...

ice cream bombes are so much fun! i'd prefer all of these to a regular, boring ol' ice cream sundae. :)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Wow!! What a selection of frosty delights! In my mind, every day should be National Ice Cream Day! The Bubble Crown looks just extraordinary!

Linda A. Thompson-Ditch said...

Wow, those recipes bring back some fond memories of looking through my mother's cookbooks--and ones from the library--which featured some of these classics. Great way to celebrate the day!

cquek said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, and everything in between!!

Mae Travels said...

Did you see the Facebook post with President Obama celebrating National Ice Cream Day? I really enjoyed it!

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~~louise~~ said...

That makes two of us Jennifer! Thanks for dropping by, help yourself!

~~louise~~ said...

You can share your ice cream any time you want Johanna. An Ice Cream Roll sounds mighty good about now. I'll send you some heat if you send us some mid winter ice cream roll!

~~louise~~ said...

Have I eaten my ice cream today? Yes, yes, yes, and everyday in between! I stayed away from ice cream for so long, Lena and now I just can't resist it! I'll blame Marion, lol...

I've never seen cream cheese and cottage cheese in an ice cream recipe. If I were an ice cream making kinda gal I would try it! If you do, please share!!!

~~louise~~ said...

It sure was difficult choosing ice cream recipes to share John. it feels like it's 100 degrees every minute of every day!

So glad you enjoyed the post. It sure was fun sharing!

~~louise~~ said...

Oh they don't seem that "retro" to me either, Catherine. It seems anything that isn't from the year 2000 and up is "retro" these days! I think that may even include me!

I spoke with Michele today. She will soon be on a chemo hiatus for a few weeks and she is just thrilled! Prayers are always welcome. Thank you so much:)

~~louise~~ said...

If there were ever a time to proclaim Ice Cream Month, July is surely it, Anne. Thanks for visiting, stay cool...

~~louise~~ said...

Oh yes, Nee. I have the cutest ice cream bowls. You may need to take two or three though they are kind of small:) Try the ice cream bombe nee. I bet the kids will love it!

~~louise~~ said...

What a presentation it would make Channon. I do believe the Knight deserves it! I'd buy the puffs though if I were you, it's way to hot to turn on the oven for puffs! Thanks for pinning it too!!!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm delighted you enjoyed it Gloria. It was such fun to post!

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Louise,
National Ice Cream day, it should be celebrated everyday! LOL! Interesting recipes! Yes, I have seen some recipes using cream cheese to make ice cream. I have not seen loganberries before, have heard about it though.
The bubble crown looks amazing! And I have always wanted to try at making the ice cream bombe, perhaps one when I feel adventurous enough!
Thanks for sharing, hope you have a great week!

Tina said...

I don't think I have ever had loganberry. I can say that I have vast experience with other Flavors :-)

Kathy said...

So many ice cream sundaes and so little time! I’ve never heard of using cream cheese or cottage cheese to make ice cream before. I’m sure the cream cheese would be delicious. I was in your neck of the woods this past weekend, Louise. We had ice cream at Strasburg Country Store and Creamery. They make the best ice cream!

Barbara said...

Oh. I'd nearly forgotten. The Bombe. Hah! I used to make a ton of them back in the 60's. They made such a spectacular presentation, too. I saw Ina Garten made one a couple years ago and saved it, but forgot it. If I weren't going away in August, I'd make it, just to see if I loved it as much as I used to. Now the ice cream flavors are so unusual, a bombe would be a great treat. (Which made me think of the movie Who's Killing the Great Chefs of Europe. Remember?)

Janet Rudolph said...

Love this. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream! It's The Bombe..

Marjie said...

I, too have never seen cream cheese in ice cream! Sounds like heart attack goodness in your freezer to me. And the idea of tiny little puffs (the real name escapes me) atop your ice cream sundae is interesting indeed. The boys are pestering me for "not cake" desserts of late; they'd be all over this post! It's finally cooler now, and I think I'd enjoy ice cream even more now than when it's 90 outside!

Linda said...

I have never made ice cream...so I am no help to you about the cream cheese ingredient!
But I am sure it would be awesome!
These pictures made me gain 10 lbs!! Absolutely decadent, Louise!
I bought a few vintage cook books while thrifting...Perhaps I should have a closer look at them, and bring back other "homey" memories!
Your blog is so funny....and informative as well!
Enjoy your evening!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Amelia said...

Hi Louise, excellent posting. Love all the ice cream, my all time favorite. Thanks for sharing all the awesome recipe.

Have a great week ahead. Regards.

Zoe said...

Hi Louise,

I used to think that all new things are good but never now!

Since blogging, I begin to love retro things and try to be retro too with my baking :p

Retro ice cream! I bet they are as good as they look... You got to try making these at homemade. We never miss out making our own ice cream during summer. Now during winter, my ice cream maker is having a vacation :p

Zoe

Juliana Levine said...

I love ice cream...and this post is loaded with delicious recipes...the sundae bubble crown really got my attention.
Thanks for this awesome post...have a lovely week Louise :D

Suchismita Majumdar said...

My what a spread! Absolutely National Ice Cream Day celebration worthy! You know we are going through a heat wave here in the UK and I am eating a lot of ice creams that I should. Gazing at your selection made me want some more :-)

Katerina said...

I am addicted to ice cream and I think I came to the right place!

Natalie G said...

Wow ice cream galore!!

I Wilkerson said...

My goodness I'm behind. Thank goodness I checked back--it would be terrible to miss ice cream day!

~~louise~~ said...

I wouldn't want to have to pick just one of these treats:) Thanks Jasline. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit.

~~louise~~ said...

I'd be happy with any one of these ice cream treats Grace but the ice cream bombes would really be a treat!

~~louise~~ said...

I totally agree, T.W. Every day should be Ice Cream Day!

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks Linda. It was FUN!

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks for visiting, CQ. So glad you enjoyed your visit. Drop by any time!

~~louise~~ said...

What a hoot, Mae. Thanks for sharing...

~~louise~~ said...

I totally agree, Joyce! I'm surprised to learn you have heard of using cream cheese to make ice cream. Very interesting:) I hope you're feeling adventurous real soon, I would love to see a "real" Ice Cream Bombe!

~~louise~~ said...

My daughter usually picks up Loganberry Syrup at Ikea but to be quite honest, Tina, I've never tried it. Perhaps I should, lol...

~~louise~~ said...

You were in my neck of the woods, Kathy? Funny thing is, I was headed to Lancaster this weekend but had to make a change of plans when Marion's grandson called and said he was coming for the weekend. They do have some luscious ice cream up that way. We're pretty lucky though we have the Penn State Creamery about 20 minutes away. I'm sure you had a GREAT time in Lancaster County. I'm hoping to make the trip sometime in August. Thanks for visiting...

~~louise~~ said...

You are too funny, Barbara! And yes, I do remember Who's Killing the Great Chefs of Europe:) I think I may just have to make it a point to make an Ice Cream Bombe one of these days just for "old time's sake"

~~louise~~ said...

Very coooool, Janet...

~~louise~~ said...

I hear puffs aren't difficult to make. Perhaps it would be a GREAT idea and project for the boys to tackle this "killer" crown of goodness! I hope they save some for me though...

~~louise~~ said...

Why thank you Linda. I would love for you to share your thrift shop findings. Perhaps a blog post is in the future? Thank you so much for visiting...

~~louise~~ said...

Thank YOU for visiting, Amelia...

~~louise~~ said...

So glad you have discovered the world of "retro" Zoe. It's an era or eras not to be missed! Your ice cream maker may be on vacation but those Roasted Apples of yours look mighty tempting!

~~louise~~ said...

One of these Ice Cream months I will just have to make either that bubble crown or bombe, just because...Glad you enjoyed your visit, Juliana...

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks Suchismita. It was such a fun post to share!

~~louise~~ said...

You sure did, Katerina!

~~louise~~ said...

Yum galore indeed!

~~louise~~ said...

Another good reason as why every day should be ice cream day!