Hi I’m Hallie, a sunny California native transplanted to rainy Vancouver. I love to cook and ice cream is one of my favorite things to experiment with (and eat!). I created this blog to share all of my creations. Hopefully you will find them as delicious as I do!

  • Sweet tooth

    August 5, 2020 by

    I’ve finally made it, 52 weeks of ice cream. While I have enjoyed the creativity of a new flavor each week, I’m not going to lie, I’m a little relieved not to have to make another flavor next week (who knew ice cream could be so exhausting). I’m also looking forward to having more room… Read more

  • Watermelon

    July 29, 2020 by

    This one was up for debate in my house about whether or not it would be good. Thankfully I was right. I think part of the reason why it is so good is that I splurge on a nicer watermelon which had a sweeter taste to it. The recipe calls for watermelon juice, however if… Read more

  • Lychee

    July 22, 2020 by

    This weeks flavor is a guest post from another avid ice cream maker in my family: Uncle Jim Upon arriving at our vacation home in Volcano Village, Hawaii, I found a bunch of lychee, a Chinese fruit that grows on trees in yards and gardens in Hawaii, that were delivered by a friend.  I used them… Read more

  • Peanut Butter M&M

    July 15, 2020 by

    M&Ms are hands down my favorite candy. I’m going backpacking this week so I have been stocking up on them for trail snacks. I briefly thought about putting in peanut M&Ms but was worried the peanuts would become frozen and hard to eat. Naturally, peanut butter was the logical next step. I like to use… Read more

  • Date

    July 8, 2020 by

    I’m a bit surprised that I did not think of this flavor earlier considering how many dates I eat. Since dates are naturally sweet, I reduced the amount of sugar that I typically use. Feel free to add more dates for a stronger flavor and less sugar. I recommend pairing this weeks flavor with a… Read more

  • Cherry

    June 24, 2020 by

    I did not intent to make cherry ice cream this week. In fact I am fairly against cherry ice cream. Personally I think it tastes a bit like cough syrup. However cherries are back in season in the PNW and being new here, I forget how amazing they are. This version of cherry ice cream… Read more

  • Pina Colada

    June 10, 2020 by

    As it pours rain outside my window here in Vancouver, I am starting to wonder if we are ever going to get a proper summer. Obviously I am not going anywhere tropical this summer, so I decided I could at least pretend while I sat on my couch and gobbled down some ice cream on… Read more

  • Back Next Week

    June 3, 2020 by

    I’m taking a break from ice cream this week. With everything going on, it feels too trivial to talk about ice cream right now. I’ll be back next week. Meanwhile, please support these resources. #blacklivesmatter National Bail Fund Network Minnesota Freedom Fund American Civil Liberties Union Black Lives Matter Innocence Project

  • Brown Sugar Bourbon

    May 27, 2020 by

    Despite finally breaking down and going to the grocery store after seven (!) weeks, I somehow did not plan ahead to buy ingredients for this weeks flavor. Thus, I had to make do with what was in my fridge. To be honest, I’ve been wanting to do some type of bourbon ice cream for a… Read more

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

    May 20, 2020 by

    One of the first things I did in quarantine was sign up for a local CSA, however I quickly realized that it is fairly early in the season and one can really only eat so much rhubarb. This is particularly true if you are avoiding the grocery store and don’t have access to strawberries. However… Read more

  • Ricotta Chocolate Chip

    May 13, 2020 by

    This flavor was a suggestion from a crowd source that I did on instagram. I was pleased to see it because I actually had ricotta in my fridge. I had planned to make a lasagna that week only to realize I forgot to buy noodles. Thankfully I was able to repurpose the ricotta for a… Read more

  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

    May 6, 2020 by

    Like many of you, I have fallen down the quarantine baking hole. To be honest, I have never really been much of a baker, but going to the grocery store brings me so much anxiety these days that I have switched out my fresh veggies for flour and chocolate chips. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are… Read more

  • PB and J

    April 29, 2020 by

    This flavor is so good. I’m slightly mad at myself for waiting so long to make it. I eat a lot of PB&J overnight oats for breakfast, so I have been wanting to do the same version in ice cream. I typically use PB2 because it is less calories and mixes better, but if you… Read more

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate

    April 22, 2020 by

    This was a recipe that was suggested to me and I’m glad it was. I think this might be in my top 5 favorite flavors. Depending on how much you like spice, you can adjust as needed. I started out with just 0.25 tsp of cayenne pepper, but felt like I could barely taste it.… Read more

  • Pistachio

    April 15, 2020 by

    I’ve been wanting to make pistachio forever but haven’t wanted to fork over the $18 for a small bag os pistachios. However stuck inside all day, I decided to treat myself. I’m glad I waited. This might be one of my top three flavors I’ve made so far. It was so good that I didn’t… Read more

  • Cereal Milk

    April 8, 2020 by

    Ever since watching the Chef’s Table episode of Christina Tosi I have been obsessed with her. I follow her on instagram and she has been baking up a storm during the lockdown. While I haven’t been organized enough to join one of her live baking classes, she did inspire me enough to make cereal milk… Read more

  • Apple Sage

    April 1, 2020 by

    I’m just going to level with you on this one, I added too much sage and it came out tasting like a plant (hence the 1 cone rating). I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit below and recommend adding just a couple of sage leaves (I added several bunches like I did for the rosemary recipe-big… Read more

  • Double Chocolate Brownie

    March 25, 2020 by

    In light of the on-going pandemic, I have decided to feature some guest bloggers. This will not only minimize my grocery store runs, but also give people an outlet for creativity during this uncertain time. This weeks guest blogger: KeliMy husband and I received an ice cream maker as a wedding gift. I took 2.5 years and… Read more

  • Maple Walnut

    March 18, 2020 by

    This weeks ice cream was made on request by my boss. Unfortunately for her, we are currently social distancing at home, which means I am eating it. I have to say, it’s quite delicious (sorry). In all fairness, I have been wanting to make a maple ice cream for a while as an ode to… Read more

  • Sweet Potato

    March 11, 2020 by

    Next week for work we are having a potato themed potluck in honor of St. Patricks day. Obviously I wanted to kill two birds with one stone, so I tried to figure out a way to integrate potato into ice cream. Thankfully a coworker reminded me that sweet potatoes also count (I honestly don’t think… Read more

  • Avocado

    March 4, 2020 by

    I could write an entire blog about how I feel about Canadian avocados. Honestly, I am not even sure you can use the words “Canadian avocados” in a sentence because it feels like an oxymoron. Coming from California, I honestly thought that avocados couldn’t get much worse after I moved to the East Coast, but… Read more

  • Strawberry Basil

    February 19, 2020 by

    I just resigned up for my CSA which seems appropriate since this recipe used up the last of my strawberries from last summer. I’m already looking forward to picking a new batch in June. This weeks recipe is one I previously made before starting the blog when strawberries were in full season. You can certainly… Read more

  • Banana Chocolate Chip

    February 12, 2020 by

    I wish I could say I am less frazzled this week, but after returning from vacation we moved, so it’s been a bit non-stop. In the midst of moving, I will admit that I grabbed the easiest thing available for this weeks flavor. We eat an insane amount of bananas each week and I always… Read more

  • Dulce de Leche

    February 5, 2020 by

    I’m feeling a bit frazzled this week. I just got back from a week long trip to Buenos Aires where I spent a week devouring beautiful steaks, drinking fine wines, and soaking up that oh so beautiful summer sun. Returning to Canada was a bit of a rude awakening. Not only was it snowing, but… Read more

  • Orange Dreamcicle

    January 29, 2020 by

    I have a friend who is obsessed with orange dremcicles. Every time they are on the menu, I know I can always count on her to order them in some form of another (drinks, jello shots, popsicles). Much to my amazement, she made this cake over the summer. In turn, it has inspired me to… Read more

  • Blueberry Lavender

    January 22, 2020 by

    I made a cake version of this ice cream this summer and it was incredible. I hadn’t really thought to make an ice cream version until this week when I was cleaning out my spice cabinet and realized I still had some lavender. I dug out the last of the summer blueberries and quickly whipped… Read more

  • Coffee Chocolate Chip

    January 15, 2020 by

    I’ll admit, I am not a very big fan of coffee ice cream. Strange I know, because I can’t start my morning without a cup or two, but when it comes to the flavor, I tend to pass. Since I am not a huge fan, I decided to jazz up this version a bit with… Read more

  • Lemon

    January 8, 2020 by

    I’ve been wanting to do a lemon flavored ice cream for a while. This summer my favorite ice cream shop had a seasonal lemon bar flavor that ducking in every chance I could get. I debated doing a version of that, but for now wanted to keep it simple, post holidays, and just involve one… Read more

  • Prosecco

    January 1, 2020 by

    This flavor is certainly experimental. I think it would have been better with some higher-end Prosecco, but unfortunately there were limited options at the liquor store and it was too rainy out for me to go hunting elsewhere. If I were to make this one again, I think I would buy a nice bottle and… Read more

  • Christmas Cookie

    December 25, 2019 by

    I will admit, I had full intention of baking my own cookies for this recipe, but life completely got in the way. Plus, frankly, most of us don’t need an additional batch of Christmas cookies around this time (particularly if you already have an ice cream blog). Unfortunately when I went to purchase cookies, the… Read more

  • Irish Cream

    December 18, 2019 by

    One of the best things about Christmas is Baileys. I limit myself to it just during the holiday season as a special treat. This year, thanks to the Smitten Kitchen, I’ve learned to make my own. This has been nothing short of life changing, particularly since most of the ingredients I already have in my… Read more

  • Eggnog

    December 11, 2019 by

    I’ll admit it, I’m a grinch. Not so much because I hate holiday cheer, but because I hate that it creeps into November, overtaking my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. Frankly, I’m a twelve days of Christmas kinda gal. I prefer to celebrate starting about two weeks before the holiday, the same amount honestly I give all… Read more

  • Mint Chocolate Chip

    December 4, 2019 by

    I wish I had made this back in August when I was practically drowning in mint. This recipe has been on my mind for a while, but I haven’t gotten around until making it until now. I regret it so because it’s delicious. The fresh mint does not even compare to store bought extract. I… Read more

  • Mocha Porter

    November 27, 2019 by

    This is delicious. I am actually surprised by how much I loved this ice cream. I’ve been wanting to do an alcohol based ice cream for a while, but have been a bit intimidated because alcohol doesn’t freeze well. Beer seemed like a good place to start. I think this flavor works best with a… Read more

  • Jelly Donut

    November 20, 2019 by

    I’ve been talking about donuts a lot this week, so making jelly donut ice cream was the perfect excuse for me to go grab one. I had a lot of fun creating this recipe and there are a lot of variations you can make when creating your own version. I had a big bag of… Read more

  • Mango Coconut

    November 13, 2019 by

    November in Vancouver has me dreaming about summer. Not only is it cold and wet, but now that the time has changed, it feels like it is always dark. I made this recipe so that I could pretend that I was sitting on a beach in Honolulu sipping on a drink in a coconut rather… Read more

  • Matcha

    November 6, 2019 by

    My husband and I just got back from a two week trip to Japan. We are both huge coffee drinkers, but found it next to impossible to find a decent cup of coffee in Japan. While we struggled in Tokyo, we were granted some caffeine relief in Kyoto, aka the land of matcha. Not only… Read more

  • Beet and Goat Cheese

    October 30, 2019 by

    My CSA is officially over and while I am already weeping that I will no longer have a weekly supply of fresh vegetables, I am slightly thankful that I will not have to eat another beet for a while. Don’t get me wrong, I love beets, but a girl can only eat so many beets.… Read more

  • Golden Milk

    October 23, 2019 by

    I’ve become a bit addicted to golden milk lattes, the perfect alternative when it is too late in the afternoon for a cup of coffee. It truly warms you up on a gloomy, rainy Vancouver day. I could only assume that a golden milk latte would translate easily to ice cream since it is made… Read more

  • Pumpkin Pie

    October 16, 2019 by

    One of the best things about being an American in Canada is that I get Thanksgiving twice. What is even better than that? Canadian Thanksgiving typically falls on my birthday so I usually get that day off work as well. Yippee. Thanksgiving is easily my favorite holiday. Who doesn’t love a day dedicated to eating… Read more

  • Chai

    October 9, 2019 by

    Ok I will be the first to admit that I cheated a bit on this flavor. I had full intention of mixing the spices myself, but when I got to the grocery store, they were out of star anise. Rather than spending my afternoon running around in the rain hunting for ingredients, I got lazy… Read more

  • Birthday Cake

    October 2, 2019 by

    While Fall means leaves turning, cozy sweaters, and darker hours for most, it also means birthday season for me. Myself included, I have a family members birthday every two weeks starting in September. That adds up to a lot of cake and a lot of celebration. I thought I would welcome in the season with… Read more

  • Lavender Blackberry

    September 25, 2019 by

    I’ll admit, lavender isn’t my favorite. While it has grown on me in the last few years, it’s probably a scent I am never going to seek out. However, this summer I began cooking with lavender and am hooked. I made a lavender cake earlier this summer which was pretty much to die for. I… Read more

  • S’more

    September 18, 2019 by

    I can’t take credit for this recipe. It was dreamed up by a friend as a suggestion for the blog, but I was more than happy to create and post it because it is delicious. I ate an absurd number of s’more this summer. I only get them during a select few warm weeks here… Read more

  • Thai Lemon Basil

    September 11, 2019 by

    One of my coworkers mentioned that she had an abundance of Thai basil in her garden. I immediately jumped at the chance to try it out in an ice cream. I tried growing Thai basil this year in my herb garden and failed miserably, so I was thrilled to have someone willing to share. At… Read more

  • Elote

    September 4, 2019 by

    My husband loves corn so we have been buying a lot of it lately and having it on the barbecue. One of my favorite variations of corn is Elote, or Mexican street corn. Who doesn’t love anything covered in cheese, lime, and butter? Since starting this blog, I knew that I wanted to try a… Read more

  • Peach Crisp

    August 28, 2019 by

    I haven’t bought many peaches this year because last near I went a bit overboard at Costco buying peaches and I think my husband is still peached out. We had peaches on pretty much everything you could think of, from oatmeal to pizza. I however could never be too peached out. My favorite thing to… Read more

  • Rosemary

    August 21, 2019 by

    I first made this flavor back in early July when my herb garden was in fully swing. I will fully admit that after a summer of traveling, my garden is now looking a bit more dead than vibrant these days. None the less, rosemary is a hearty plant. The bush that I planted last year… Read more

  • Blueberry Pie

    August 6, 2019 by

    I signed up for a CSA this year and am loving it. For those of you who may not know, CSA stands for community supported agriculture. Basically, this means that each week I pick up a variety of fruits and vegetables that are grown locally here in BC. So far, I’ve been cooking with items… Read more

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