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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!

  • 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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