When it comes to ice cream, we hardly ever say no. We all know the classics — vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, and even mint chip — but there are occasions that call for something a little different than the usual ice cream parlor options. By now, I hope you have already started dusting off your ice cream-maker, because these over-the-top flavors are better than anything you can buy at the store.
[related]Invoke the spirit of the King himself with our Elvis-inspired Peanut Butter Ice Cream made with crunchy pieces of peanut brittle in a smooth, banana custard base. If you are looking for something more refreshing, Lemon Verbena ice cream is perfect for pairing with a dry moscato wine for sweet summer toasts.
Even if you don’t have your own ice cream-maker at home, you can still get in on this frozen fun by checking out our 9 Ways to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker story. Then, create your own delicious ice cream flavors using your favorite trusted ice cream base (or our favorite ice cream base recipe) and whatever extracts, mix-ins, and purées you desire.
For some cool, creamy inspiration, check out are 19 favorite over-the-top ice cream recipes to make at home this summer.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.