No-Sweat Cheater Ice Cream – Nasturtium-Goat Cheese Vanilla

Nasturtiums from my garden…totally edible and peppery and lovely. This is a good year with so much rain, so all my edibles are doing well. Roses, zinnias, marigolds are all edible if you don’t use any pesticides on them. There really is no need as all of these flowers just do their own thing when the weather gives them a fair chance.

I often take a devil-may-care approach when I get a “hankering” for dessert. Not one to spend an inordinate amount of time dealing with the fussy details of lengthy recipes, the “cheater ice-cream” concept, which has been around a long time, is one I return to over and over in the summer.

The basic idea is this…purchase a quart of half-gallon of your favorite, good quality, but not too expensive, vanilla ice cream. Soften and stir in whatever you like. This is a fun thing for your kids to do as well. Imagine the possibilities!

cheater ice cream..start with a good vanilla ice cream. Soften, then stir in berries, edible flowers, softened goat or mascarpone cheeses, pink peppercorns crushed, chocolate syrup, instant espresso, peanut butter, bananas, crumbled cookies…whatever you like. Re-freeze…scoop…enjoy all summer long.

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