Chef Dorsey uses ground-up cheddar crackers instead of flour for the batter in her ice cream cones, creating a sweet, cheesy, crunchy, and salty vessel to fill with a rum-infused caramelized banana ice cream. If you don't have a waffle cone maker, you can spread the batter out thinly in a skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides.
After meticulous testing, the Food & Wine test kitchen discovered the surprising key ingredient for the creamiest vegan ice cream: pea milk. With the right balance of unsaturated fat and protein and a relatively mild, neutral flavor, it's the perfect base for this sweet, vanilla-flavored treat. Xanthan gum doesn't require heat to activate its thickening properties; it starts working as soon as it touches liquid, so the ice cream base will be slightly gelatinous after chilling. Whisk it well to create the best texture before churning. This vegan ice cream is a treat on its own, but is also lovely atop vegan Sour Cherry and Black Pepper Pie, or as a filling for vegan ice cream sandwiches using Double-Chocolate Rye Cookies.
Fully loaded with creamy fudge, salty pretzels, crunchy toffee, and chewy, bittersweet candied lemon peel, this over-the-top sundae gets drenched in homemade caramel sauce for a grown-up take on a nostalgic childhood treat served at chef Dan Kluger's Loring Place in New York City. Mix up an extra-large batch for ready-made sundaes all summer long.
Steeping dried lavender buds in a wildflower honey syrup infuses it with a remarkable flavor that perfectly complements the rich ice cream base. A touch of natural food coloring is totally optional, but highly recommended. Be sure to use culinary lavender, or organically grown lavender, to be sure the lavender is food-safe.