Recipe Booklet
Instruction Booklet on reverse side
Automatic Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker
RECIPE TIPS
The recipes that follow offer you a variety of options for
delicious frozen desserts. You may create or use recipes of
your own, as long as they yield no more than 1½ quarts.
• Frozen desserts from the Cuisinart® Automatic Frozen
Yogurt–Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker use pure, fresh
ingredients. Because of this, the desserts and drinks do
not have the same characteristics as commercially
prepared frozen desserts and drinks. Most store-bought
versions use gums and preservatives to make them firmer.
If you desire a firmer consistency, transfer the dessert
to an airtight container and store in the freezer until
desired consistency is reached, usually two or more
hours.
• Some recipes use precooked ingredients. For best results,
the mixture should be chilled overnight before using. Or,
chill the recipe over an ice bath, until it is completely
cooled, before using.
• To make an ice bath, fill a large container with ice and
water. Place saucepan or other container into the ice bath.
Cool precooked ingredients completely.
• Prior to freezing, most recipes may be stored in the
refrigerator for up to 3 days.
• You may substitute lower fat creams (e.g., half and half),
milk (reduced fat or lowfat) as well as non-dairy milks (soy,
rice) for heavy cream and whole milk used in many recipes.
However, keep in mind that the higher the fat content, the
richer and creamier the result. Using lower fat substitutes
may change the taste, consistency and texture of the
dessert. When substituting, be sure to use the same
volume of the substitute as you would have used of the
original item. For example, if the recipe calls for two cups
of cream, use a total of two cups of the substitute (such as
1 cup cream, 1 cup whole milk).
• You may substitute artificial sweeteners for sugar. If the
recipe is to be precooked, add the sweetener after the
heating process is complete and ingredients have cooked.
Stir the mixture thoroughly to dissolve the sweetener.
• In recipes that use alcohol, add the alcohol during the last
two minutes of the freezing process. Otherwise, the alcohol
may impede the freezing process.
• When making sorbet, be sure to test the ripeness and
sweetness of the fruit before you use it. The freezing
process reduces the sweetness of the fruit so that it will
taste less sweet than the recipe mixture. If the fruit tastes
tart, add sugar to the recipe. If the fruit is very ripe or
sweet, reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe.
• The Cuisinart recipes listed below will yield up to 1½ quarts
of dessert. When pouring ingredients in through the
ingredient spout, DO NOT fill the freezer bowl higher than
¼-inch from the top of the freezer bowl. The ingredients
will increase in volume during the freezing process.
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• When making more than one recipe at a time, be sure the
freezer bowl is completely frozen before each use.
Additional freezer bowls may be purchased on the
Cuisinart web site (www.cuisinart.com).
• Make sure mixing paddle and lid are in place before turning
on machine.
Simple Ice Creams
Simple Vanilla Ice Cream
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 268 (62% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 3g • fat 19g • sat. fat 11g
• chol. 69mg • sod. 44mg • calc. 61mg • fiber 1g
This ice cream can easily be dressed up by adding your
favorite chopped candies or sprinkles at the end of churning.
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
The butter used to toast the pecans can be saved and used
over pancakes or waffles.
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
1
¾
2
1
cup whole milk
cup granulated sugar
pinch salt
cups heavy cream
tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed or
whisk to combine the milk, sugar and salt until the sugar
is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover
and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
2. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft,
creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer
the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer
for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 222 (73% from fat) • carb. 13g • pro. 2g • fat 18g • sat. fat 11g
• chol. 69mg • sod. 45mg • calc. 61mg • fiber 0g
Simple Chocolate Ice Cream
For a real treat, serve this with our
Chocolate Sauce on page 12.
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
¾
½
¹∕³
1
2
½
cup cocoa powder, sifted
cup granulated sugar
cup packed dark brown sugar
pinch salt
cup whole milk
cups heavy cream
tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
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1
1
1
¾
2
1
tablespoons unsalted butter
cup pecans
teaspoon salt
cup whole milk
cup granulated sugar
pinch salt
cups heavy cream
tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1. Melt the butter in a medium skillet. Add the pecans and
1 teaspoon of salt. Cook over medium-low heat until
pecans are toasted and golden, stirring frequently, about
6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat, strain and reserve
the pecans, allowing them to chill. The butter can be
used for another use – delicious over pancakes or
waffles.
2. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed or
whisk to combine the milk, sugar and salt until the sugar
is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover
and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
3. Turn the Cuisinart® ice cream maker on; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. Five minutes before mixing is
completed, add the reserved pecans and let mix in
completely. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy
texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice
cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for
about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 330 (79% from fat) • carb. 14g • pro. 3g • fat 30g • sat. fat 15g
• chol. 81mg • sod. 58mg • calc. 68mg • fiber 1g
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugars and
salt. Add the milk and, using a hand mixer on low speed
or a whisk, beat to combine until the cocoa, sugars and
salt are dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
2. Turn the Cuisinart® ice cream maker on; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft,
creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer
the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer
for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
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S’mores Ice Cream
All of the flavors of a s’more in one bite of ice cream.
Makes about 6 cups (twelve ½-cup servings)
½
¹∕³
¼
²∕³
1½
1
¾
2
2
cup cocoa powder, sifted
cup granulated sugar
cup packed dark brown sugar
pinch salt
cup whole milk
cups heavy cream
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
cup marshmallow cream (e.g. Fluff®)
full graham cracker sheets, crushed
ounces milk chocolate (¹∕³ cup chips), melted and
reserved at room temperature
2. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed or
whisk to combine the milk, sugar and salt until the sugar
is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Stir in
reserved strawberries with all juices. Cover and
refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
3. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft,
creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer
the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer
for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
*Frozen strawberries may be substituted if fresh
strawberries are not available.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 192 (62% from fat) • carb. 16g • pro. 1g • fat 13g • sat. fat 9g
• chol. 51mg • sod. 23mg • calc. 26mg • fiber 0g
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugars and
salt. Add the milk and, using a hand mixer on low speed
or a whisk, beat to combine until the cocoa and sugars
are dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover
and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
2. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. Five minutes before mixing is
completed, gradually add the marshmallow cream, one
spoonful at a time. Once mixed, add the crushed graham
crackers and melted chocolate, one at a time, through
the top and let mix in completely. The ice cream will have
a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired,
transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place
in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about
15 minutes before serving.
Tip: If marshmallow cream is too stiff, warm slightly in
microwave before adding to freezer bowl.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 292 (52% from fat) • carb. 33g • pro. 2g • fat 17g • sat. fat 10g
• chol. 57mg • sod. 48mg • calc. 43mg • fiber 1g
Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream
Best made when strawberries are at their peak of freshness,
this ice cream is light, sweet and fruity.
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
1½
¾
²∕³
1½
1½
cups fresh strawberries, hulled*
cup whole milk
cup granulated sugar
pinch salt
cups heavy cream
teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1. Put the strawberries into the bowl of a food processor
fitted with the chopping blade. Pulse strawberries until
rough/finely chopped (depending on preference). Reserve
in bowl.
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Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
One of the easiest ice creams to make, the rich
peanut butter flavors in this ice cream will have
your friends and family in awe.
Makes about 6 cups (twelve ½-cup servings)
1
²∕³
1
2
1
1
cup good quality peanut butter (not natural)
cup granulated sugar
cup whole milk
cups heavy cream
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
cup chopped chocolate peanut butter cup candies
(about 15 miniature peanut butter cups)
1. In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed
to combine the peanut butter and sugar until smooth.
Add the milk and mix on low speed until the sugar is
dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream
and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or
overnight.
2. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 15 to
20 minutes. Five minutes before mixing is completed,
add the chopped candy through the top and let mix in
completely. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy
texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice
cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for
about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 365 (68% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 8g • fat 29g • sat. fat 12g
• chol. 58mg • sod. 153mg • calc. 58mg • fiber 2g
gradually add the sugar and salt; mix until homogenous.
Add the mascarpone and mix until well combined. Slowly
add the milk and vanilla; mix until smooth. Use the fold
function to mix in the sour cream. Cover and refrigerate 1
to 2 hours, or overnight.
Peppermint Ice Cream
Not your ordinary mint ice cream, our Peppermint calls for a
lot of bright green fresh mint for a real natural flavor.
Makes about 6 cups (twelve ½-cup servings)
1
2½
¾
2
1
1½
cup whole milk
cups packed fresh mint leaves
cup granulated sugar
pinch salt
cups heavy cream
tablespoon pure vanilla extract
cup chopped peppermint patties (about 10 to 12
bite-size patties)
1. In a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat, bring
the milk just to a boil. Remove from heat and add the
mint leaves; let steep for 20 to 30 minutes. If you desire a
milder mint flavor, strain and discard the mint leaves after
steeping, but for a more intense ice cream, blend the
milk/mint mixture using an immersion blender.
2. Add the sugar and salt to the steeped milk/mint mixture.
Use a hand mixer on low speed or whisk to combine,
until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and
vanilla. Cover and refrigerate, 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
3. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. Five minutes before mixing is
completed, add the chopped candy through the top and
let mix in completely. The ice cream will have a soft,
creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer
the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer
for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 356 (45% from fat) • carb. 48g • pro. 3g • fat 18g • sat. fat 11g
• chol. 58mg • sod. 50mg • calc. 68mg • fiber 1g
2. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft,
creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer
the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer
for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 240 (56% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 4g • fat 15g • sat. fat 10g
• chol. 49mg • sod. 234mg • calc. 65mg • fiber 0g
Banana Walnut Chip
Do not be intimidated by the multiple steps in this ice cream.
The end result of frozen banana, toasted walnuts and flecks of
chocolate makes it worth every minute.
Makes about 6 cups (twelve ½-cup servings)
½
2
1
½
¼
¹∕³
1
2
2
1½
¼
2
½
Cheesecake Ice Cream
This ice cream is excellent all alone in a cup, or go to page 13
and make our Raspberry Sauce to top it off.
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
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1
½
¼
1
2
¼
ounces cream cheese, room temperature,
cut into 2-inch pieces
cup granulated sugar
teaspoon salt
cup mascarpone, room temperature
cup whole milk, room temperature
teaspoons pure vanilla extract
cup sour cream, room temperature
1. Put the cream cheese into the bowl of a stand mixer.
Fitted with the mixing paddle. Mix the cream on medium
speed until very smooth. With the mixer running,
cup whole milk
cups heavy cream
whole vanilla bean, halved and seeds scraped
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
teaspoon salt
cup packed dark brown sugar
tablespoon water
tablespoons unsalted butter
large bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces
tablespoons dark rum
teaspoon fresh lemon juice
ounces bittersweet chocolate (¹∕³ cup chips),
roughly chopped
cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
1. In a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat, bring
the milk, cream, vanilla bean (including the pod), vanilla
extract and the salt just to a boil. Remove from heat; let
mixture steep for 30 minutes.
2. While the milk/cream mixture is steeping, heat the sugar
with water in a large skillet until it begins to sizzle. Stir in
the butter and heat until melted. Add the bananas; cook
for about 2 minutes, or until fragrant and softened.
Carefully stir in the rum and cook for an additional 2
minutes, or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
Using a slotted spoon, strain the banana/sugar mixture,
reserving the sugar syrup and bananas in separate
bowls.
3. Remove the vanilla pod from the steeped milk/cream
mixture; discard pod. Stir the lemon juice into the
bananas and then mix the bananas into the steeped milk/
cream. Cover and refrigerate mixture 1 to 2 hours, or
overnight.
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4. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the banana
mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until
thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes.
5. While ice cream is churning, melt the bittersweet
chocolate in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water;
reserve.
6. When the ice cream is almost fully churned, gradually
add the sugar syrup; let mix until fully combined. Once
the sugar syrup has been mixed, add the walnuts through
the top of the ice cream maker; let mix until combined.
Right before the ice cream is done, drizzle the melted
chocolate into the churning ice cream. The ice cream will
have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is
desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container
and place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from
freezer about 15 minutes before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 194 (64% from fat) • carb. 15g • pro. 2g • fat 15g • sat. fat 7g
• chol. 34mg • sod. 58mg • calc. 32mg • fiber 1g
5. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 20 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy
texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice
cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for
about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 254 (62% from fat) • carb. 20g • pro. 3g • fat 18g • sat. fat 11g
• chol. 148mg • sod. 51mg • calc. 85mg • fiber 0g
Fresh Mint with Chocolate Cookies
Always a winning combination, fresh mint and chocolate
take the forefront in this rich and creamy ice cream.
Makes about 6 cups (twelve ½-cup servings)
2
2
1
Custard-Style Ice Creams
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
For the true vanilla lover. Be sure to use fresh
vanilla beans to capture the intense flavor.
Makes about 6 cups (twelve ½-cup servings)
2
2
1
1
5
1½
cups whole milk
cups heavy cream
cup granulated sugar, divided
pinch salt
whole vanilla bean, halved and seeds scraped
large egg yolks
teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1½
2
5
1
cups whole milk
cups heavy cream
cup granulated sugar, divided
pinch salt
teaspoons pure vanilla extract
cups packed fresh mint leaves
large egg yolks
cup crushed chocolate sandwich cookies
(about 8 cookies)
1. In a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat, whisk
together the milk, cream, half of the granulated sugar,
salt, and vanilla. Bring the mixture just to a boil. Remove
from heat and add the mint leaves; let steep for 20 to 30
minutes. If you desire a milder mint flavor, remove and
discard the mint leaves after steeping, but for a more
intense ice cream we recommend blending the milk/mint
mixture using an immersion blender. After steeping,
return the mixture just to a boil over medium-low heat.
1. In a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat, whisk
together the milk, cream, half of the sugar, salt and the
scraped vanilla bean (including the pod). Bring the
mixture just to a boil.
2. While the milk/cream mixture is reheating, combine the
yolks and remaining sugar in a medium bowl. Using a
hand mixer on low speed or a whisk, beat until mixture is
pale and thick.
2. While the milk/cream mixture is heating, combine the
yolks and remaining sugar in a medium bowl. Using a
hand mixer on low speed or whisk, beat until mixture is
pale and thick.
3. Once the milk/cream mixture has come to a slight boil,
whisk about 1∕3 of the hot mixture into the yolk/sugar
mixture. Add another 1∕3 of the mixture, then return the
combined mixture to the saucepan. Using a wooden
spoon, stir the mixture constantly over low heat until it
thickens slightly and coats the back of the spoon. This
mixture must NOT boil or the yolks will overcook – the
process should only take a few minutes.
3. Once the milk/cream mixture has come to a slight boil,
whisk about 1∕3 of the hot mixture into the yolk/sugar
mixture. Add another 1∕3 of the mixture, then return the
combined mixture to the saucepan. Using a wooden
spoon, stir the mixture constantly over low heat until it
thickens slightly and coats the back of the spoon. This
mixture must NOT boil or the yolks will overcook – the
process should only take a few minutes.
4. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer (discard
the vanilla pod) and bring to room temperature. Stir in the
vanilla extract. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or
overnight.
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4. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Bring the
ice cream base to room temperature. Cover and
refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
5. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 20 minutes. When the ice cream is almost fully
churned, gradually add the crushed cookies through the
top of the ice cream maker; let mix until fully combined.
6. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer
consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an
airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours.
Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 320 (64% from fat) • carb. 26g • pro. 5g • fat 24g • sat. fat 14g
• chol. 161mg • sod. 157mg • calc. 97mg • fiber 1g
Pistachio Ice Cream
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 293 (58% from fat) • carb. 27g • pro. 4g • fat 20g • sat. fat 11g
• chol. 148mg • sod. 98mg • calc. 115mg • fiber 1g
Mexican Style Chocolate Ice Cream
This ice cream can be spicy for some, so adjust the cayenne
to your personal taste.
Makes about 5 cups (about ten ½-cup servings)
2
1½
1½
1
1 to 2
²∕³
5
6
cups whole milk
cups heavy cream
teaspoons pure vanilla extract
teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinches cayenne
pinch salt
cup granulated sugar, divided
large egg yolks
ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
1. In a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat, whisk
together the milk, cream, vanilla, spices, salt and half of
the sugar. Bring the mixture just to a boil.
2. While the milk/cream mixture is heating, combine the
yolks and remaining sugar in a medium bowl. Using a
hand mixer on low speed or a whisk, beat until mixture
is pale and thick.
3. Place the chopped chocolate in a separate mixing bowl;
reserve.
4. Once the milk/cream mixture has come to a slight boil,
whisk about 1∕3 of the hot mixture into the yolk/sugar
mixture. Add another 1∕3 of the mixture, then return the
combined mixture to the saucepan. Using a wooden
spoon, stir the mixture constantly over the low heat until
it thickens slightly and coats the back of the spoon. This
mixture must NOT boil or the yolks will overcook – the
process should only take a few minutes.
5. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into the
bowl of the reserved chocolate; whisk to combine and
then bring to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate 1
to 2 hours, or overnight.
6. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 20 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy
texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice
cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for
about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
We love this flavor in our Ice Cream Birthday Cake on page
12, or just scoop into your favorite cone.
Makes about 5 cups (about ten ½-cup servings)
2½
1
²∕³
2¼
2
6
¼
cups whole milk
whole vanilla bean, halved and seeds scraped
cup granulated sugar, divided
cups chopped roasted, unsalted pistachios;
shelled, divided
cups heavy cream
pinch salt
large egg yolks
teaspoon pure almond extract
1. In a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat, stir
together the milk, vanilla bean (including the pod), half of
the sugar and 1½ cups pistachios. Bring the mixture just
to a boil. Remove from heat; let mixture steep for 1 to 2
hours. After steeping, add the cream and salt and
gradually return the mixture just to a boil over mediumlow heat.
2. When the milk/pistachio/cream mixture is reheating,
combine the yolks and remaining sugar in a medium
bowl. Using a hand mixer on low speed or a whisk, beat
until mixture is pale and thick.
3. Once the milk/pistachio/cream mixture has come to a
slight boil, whisk about 1∕3 of the hot mixture into the yolk/
sugar mixture. Add another 1∕3 of the mixture, then return
the combined mixture to the saucepan. Using a wooden
spoon, stir the mixture constantly over the low heat until
it thickens slightly and coats the back of the spoon.
This mixture must NOT boil or the yolks will overcook –
the process should only take a few minutes.
4. Stir in the almond extract and pour the mixture through a
fine mesh strainer (discard the vanilla pods and
pistachios); bring to room temperature. Cover and
refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
5. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 20 minutes. When the ice cream is almost done
churning, add the remaining toasted pistachios through
the opening at the top of the ice cream maker. The ice
cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer
consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an
airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours.
Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 341 (68% from fat) • carb. 21g • pro. 7g • fat 27g • sat. fat 14g
• chol. 200mg • sod. 71mg • calc. 129mg • fiber 1g
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Frozen Yogurts
Rich Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
While part-skim or fat-free yogurt can be substituted, to get
the real flavor and richness of this frozen yogurt it is best to
use the whole milk variety.
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
1½
1½
3
2
5
1
¾
tablespoons light corn syrup
tablespoons honey
tablespoons water
vanilla beans, split and seeds scraped
cups whole milk plain yogurt, strained through a
cheesecloth* for 2 to 4 hours
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
cup granulated sugar
pinch salt
1. Put the corn syrup, honey, water and vanilla beans into a
medium saucepan. Over medium-low heat, bring mixture
to a boil, then simmer until reduced by about half. Strain
(discarding vanilla pods); reserve.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the strained yogurt,
reserved honey/water/vanilla reduction, vanilla extract,
sugar and salt together. Whisk until the sugar has
dissolved. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or
overnight.
3. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. The frozen yogurt will have a
soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired,
transfer the frozen yogurt to an airtight container and
place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer
about 15 minutes before serving.
*If you do not have a cheesecloth, you can use a couple
of layered paper towels.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 161 (22% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 7g • fat 4g • sat. fat 3g
• chol. 15mg • sod. 67mg • calc. 176mg • fiber 0g
Mango Frozen Yogurt
Be sure to use fresh, ripe mangoes.
The better the mango, the better the frozen yogurt.
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
5
½
2
1
cups low-fat plain yogurt, strained through a
cheesecloth* for 2 to 4 hours
cup granulated sugar
mangoes, peeled, pitted and roughly chopped
(about ½ to 1-inch pieces)
teaspoon fresh lime juice, about ½ lime
1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the strained yogurt and
sugar together; reserve.
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2. Using a blender, purée the mangoes with the lime juice
and 1 cup of the yogurt mixture. Combine with the
remaining yogurt/sugar mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1
to 2 hours, or overnight.
3. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. The frozen yogurt will have a
soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired,
transfer the frozen yogurt to an airtight container and
place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer
about 15 minutes before serving.
*If you do not have a cheesecloth, you can use a couple
of layered paper towels.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 126 (8% from fat) • carb. 26g • pro. 5g • fat 1g • sat. fat 1g
• chol. 3mg • sod. 74mg • calc. 204mg • fiber 2g
Chocolate Pretzel Frozen Yogurt
The combination of the chocolate and the salt from the
pretzel is a standout in this tangy and sweet dessert.
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
4
¾
¹∕³
1
½
1
cups whole milk plain yogurt, strained through
a cheesecloth* for 2 to 4 hours
cup granulated sugar
cup cocoa powder, sifted
pinch salt
cup lowfat milk
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
cup chopped chocolate or yogurt covered pretzels
1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the strained yogurt, sugar,
cocoa powder, salt, milk and vanilla together. Whisk until
the sugar has dissolved. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3
hours, or overnight.
2. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. When the ice cream is almost
done churning, add the chopped pretzels through the
opening at the top of the ice cream maker. The frozen
yogurt will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer
consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an
airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours.
Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.
*If you do not have a cheesecloth, you can use a couple
of layered paper towels.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 281 (22% from fat) • carb. 48g • pro. 8g • fat 7g • sat. fat 3g
• chol. 5mg • sod. 259mg • calc. 215mg • fiber 2g
Lowfat Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
The tanginess of the yogurt comes through in this frozen treat.
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
4
½
1
2
1
1½
1½
cups lowfat plain yogurt, strained through
a cheesecloth* for 2 to 4 hours
cup granulated sugar
pinch salt
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
tablespoons light corn syrup
pound frozen mixed berries
tablespoons honey
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1. In a large bowl, whisk the strained yogurt with the sugar,
salt, vanilla and corn syrup; reserve.
2. In a medium saucepan, heat the berries, honey and
lemon juice on low for about 10 minutes, or until just
softened. Strain, discarding liquid, and cool. Once the
berries are cooled, stir into the yogurt/sugar mixture.
Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or overnight.
3. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. The frozen yogurt will have a
soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired,
transfer the frozen yogurt to an airtight container and
place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer
about 15 minutes before serving.
*If you do not have a cheesecloth, you can use a couple
of layered paper towels.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 123 (8% from fat) • carb. 27g • pro. 4g • fat 1g • sat. fat 1g
• chol. 3mg • sod. 73mg • calc. 167mg • fiber 2g
Sorbets
3. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. The sorbet will have a soft,
creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer
the sorbet to an airtight container and place in freezer for
about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 199 (51% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 1g • fat 12g • sat. fat 11g
• chol. 0mg • sod. 28mg • calc. 1mg • fiber 0g
Dark Chocolate Sorbet
A step away from the ordinary sorbets,
our Dark Chocolate Sorbet is a real treat.
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
3
1²∕³
1²∕³
1
1. Prepare a simple syrup with the water, sugar and salt by
combining all three in a medium saucepan set over
medium-low heat. Cook mixture until the sugar is fully
dissolved.
2. Gradually add the cocoa powder to the simple syrup by
whisking constantly until smooth. Add the vanilla and stir
to combine. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or
overnight.
3. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. The sorbet will have a soft,
creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer
the sorbet to an airtight container and place in freezer for
about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
Coconut Sorbet
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 183 (6% from fat) • carb. 41g • pro. 3g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g
• chol. 0mg • sod. 15mg • calc. 2mg • fiber 3g
Delicious when topped with toasted coconut
or our Chocolate Sauce (page 12).
Lemon Basil Sorbet
Makes about 6 cups (twelve ½-cup servings)
1½
1¹∕³
1
2
cups water
cups granulated sugar
whole vanilla bean, halved and seeds scraped
pinch salt
cans (13.5 ounces each) unsweetened coconut milk
1. Combine the water, sugar, vanilla bean (including the pod)
and salt in a medium saucepan set over medium-low
heat. Bring mixture just to a boil and then remove from
heat. Let mixture steep for 1 hour; strain (discarding pod).
2. Add the coconut milk to the strained mixture. Cover and
refrigerate overnight.
cups water
cups granulated sugar
pinch salt
cups cocoa powder, sifted
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
The basil adds a nice undertone to the sorbet,
but any one of your favorite herbs could be substituted.
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
3
2
2
1½
3
cups water
cups granulated sugar
tablespoons lemon zest, divided
cups packed fresh basil (if a stronger basil flavor is
wanted, use 2 cups)
pinch salt
cups fresh lemon juice
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1. Prepare a lemon simple syrup with the water, sugar and
1½ tablespoons of the lemon zest by combining all three
in a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat. Cook
mixture until the sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from
heat.
2. Once the simple syrup is ready, add the basil and salt.
Let the mixture steep for 30 minutes. Stir in the lemon
juice. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or overnight.
3. Strain the chilled mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. When the sorbet is almost done,
add the reserved zest through the opening on top of the
ice cream maker and let churn until combined. The
sorbet will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer
consistency is desired, transfer the sorbet to an airtight
container and place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove
from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 175 (0% from fat) • carb. 47g • pro. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g
• chol. 0mg • sod. 16mg • calc. 15mg • fiber 1g
Frozen Desserts
Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies
A step above the traditional ice cream sandwich cookies.
A perfect match for your favorite flavor.
If you cannot find cocoa nibs, miniature chocolate chips can
be substituted, or you can double the amount of pecans.
Makes 24 cookies (for 12 ice cream sandwiches)
¹∕³
1¹∕³
¾
¼
1
½
1
1
1
3
Raspberry Sorbet
Not only is this sorbet sweet and refreshing, but the color
makes a beautiful presentation on any menu.
Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)
2
1½
4
cups water
cups granulated sugar
pinch table salt
cups frozen raspberries, thawed
1. Prepare a simple syrup with the water and sugar by
combining both in a medium saucepan set over mediumlow heat. Cook mixture until the sugar is fully dissolved.
2. Once the simple syrup is ready, add the salt and the
raspberries. Using an immersion blender, blend the
mixture until smooth. Strain half of the mixture through a
fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Use a spatula to
aid in passing the purée through the strainer. Remove
seeds and repeat with the second half. Cover and
refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or overnight.
3. Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker; pour the mixture
into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened,
about 15 to 20 minutes. The sorbet will have a soft,
creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer
the sorbet to an airtight container and place in freezer for
about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes
before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 140 (0% from fat) • carb. 37g • pro. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g
• chol. 0mg • sod. 14mg • calc. 9mg • fiber 2g
10
¼
cup cocoa powder, sifted
cups bread flour
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
tablespoon instant espresso powder
cup unsalted butter, room temperature and cubed
cup granulated sugar
large egg
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
tablespoons cocoa nibs (These can be found in
most gourmet or cooking stores. If you cannot find
them, substitute with coarsely chopped, toasted
pecans or miniature chocolate chips.)
cup chopped pecans, toasted
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, salt
and espresso powder in a small bowl. Whisk to blend;
reserve.
3. Put the butter into the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with
the mixing paddle (or use a hand mixer fitted with the
mixing beaters). Using medium speed, cream until
smooth. Gradually add the sugar and mix until creamy.
Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Add the
dry ingredients and, using a low speed, mix until fully
incorporated. Add the cocoa nibs and pecans and mix on
low until just combined.
4. Using a small ice cream scoop (about 1½ inches in
diameter) scoop the dough onto a parchment-lined cookie
sheet (each round should be about 2 tablespoons). Use a
cup to flatten each cookie mound down.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, or
until the cookie looks dry, but not firm. Let cookies fully
cool before assembling.
To assemble: Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop
about 3 tablespoons of your favorite ice cream onto the
flat part of one cookie. Place another cookie on top of
the ice cream and press down until the ice cream just
reaches the edge of the cookies. Continue with each set
of cookies. Wrap each ice cream sandwich in plastic
wrap and chill in a freezer until firm (about 20 minutes).
Nutritional information per serving
(2 cookies, not including ice cream):
Calories 225 (42% from fat) • carb. 31g • pro. 3g • fat 11g • sat. fat 6g
• chol. 39mg • sod. 89mg • calc. 18mg • fiber 1g
Strawberry Chocolate Bonbons
Chocolate Brownies
This decadent dessert is reminiscent of
frozen chocolate-covered strawberries.
These brownies are for our bonbons, but they can also be
made in a 9-inch square pan as regular brownies.
Makes 35 bonbons
1
1
recipe Chocolate Brownies (recipe follows)
recipe (about 5½ cups) strawberry ice cream (page 4)
12
ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (about
2 cups of chips), roughly chopped
cup unsalted butter, cubed
tablespoon light corn syrup
¼
1
1. Using a 2¼-inch round pastry cutter, cut 35 rounds out of
the pan of brownies; reserve remaining brownie bits for
another use (great crumbled into freshly churned ice
cream). Reserve cut brownies on a wax/parchment
paper-lined pan that will be able to fit in your freezer.
2. Using a 2-inch ice cream scoop, place one scoop of the
ice cream on each brownie round. Cover with wax paper
and freeze for about 15 minutes, or until fully hardened.
3. While the ice cream/brownies are chilling, make the
chocolate glaze. In a heatproof bowl set over a pot of
simmering water, melt the chocolate, butter and corn
syrup together. Stir to combine and cool to room
temperature.
4. Remove the ice cream/brownies from the freezer. Place
a cooling rack on top of a wax/parchment lined pan.
Place the ice cream/brownie pieces on top of the cooling
rack, leaving about ½-inch space in between each one.
Using a ladle, slowly pour the melted chocolate/butter
mixture over each ice cream/brownie. Be sure that the
chocolate fully covers the gelato. Let the chocolate
harden and then freeze for 15 minutes, or overnight
(covered with wax paper).
Nutritional information per bonbon:
Calories 282 (54% from fat) • carb. 32g • pro. 3g • fat 18g • sat. fat 11g
• chol. 62mg • sod. 77mg • calc. 17mg • fiber 2g
Makes 35 brownies
1
6
2
4
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
nonstick cooking spray
cup unsalted butter, cubed
ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
large eggs
large egg yolk
cups granulated sugar
cup packed light brown sugar
teaspoons instant espresso powder
teaspoons pure vanilla extract
cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
teaspoon table salt
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a jelly roll pan (approximately
12" x 18") with cooking spray and then line with
parchment; reserve.
2. Put the butter and chocolates into a heatproof bowl and
place over a pot of simmering water. Once both are
completely melted, set aside to cool to room
temperature. Reserve.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the mixing paddle,
or using a hand mixer fitted with the mixing beaters, mix
the eggs and egg yolk on speed 3 until lightened, about
30 seconds. Add the granulated and brown sugars and
beat on speed 4 until light and thickened, another 30
seconds to 1 minute. Add instant espresso and vanilla;
beat until well combined. Stir the flour and salt into the
chocolate mixture. Add the chocolate/flour mixture to the
egg/sugars mixture and mix on speed 1 until just
incorporated.
4. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes,
or until edges are dry.
5. When fully cooled, cut into rounds using a 2¼-inch round
pastry cutter.
Nutritional information per brownie:
Calories 166 (46% from fat) • carb. 22g • pro. 2g • fat 9g • sat. fat 5g
• chol. 44mg • sod. 70mg • calc. 10mg • fiber 1g
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Pistachio Birthday Cake
Sauces
We love this recipe with our pistachio ice cream,
but any of your favorite flavors would work.
Caramel Sauce
While we love this sauce on our ice creams, it can also be
used as a dipping sauce for fruit and cake.
Makes 12 servings
6
3
40
tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
chocolate wafer cookies (Nabisco® brand works
well), or 8 ounces of plain chocolate cookies
1
recipe Pistachio Ice Cream (page 7), softened,
or 5 to 6 cups of your favorite flavor
½
cup chopped pistachios, toasted
1. In a heat-proof bowl set over a pot of simmering water,
combine the butter and chocolate. Stirring occasionally,
let heat until just melted. Reserve.
2. Put the chocolate water cookies into the bowl of a food
processor fitted with the chopping blade. Pulse until
finely chopped. Add the melted butter/chocolate mixture
through the feed tube of the processor and pulse until
completely combined. Press 2∕3 of the chocolate crumb
mixture into the bottom and half-way up the sides of an
8-inch spring-form pan. Place in freezer; chill 10 to 15
minutes to let crust harden.
3. Remove from freezer and spread half of the ice cream
over the chilled chocolate crust. Cover directly with
plastic and return to freezer for about 30 minutes, or until
just firm. Sprinkle the reserved chocolate crumb mixture
over the chilled iced cream, press down gently, and
return to freezer again to chill for about 30 minutes.
Spread the remaining ice cream evenly over the top and
smooth completely with an offset spatula. Cover and chill
in the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours, or overnight to
completely firm the cake.
4. Before serving, remove the ice cream cake from the pan
and sprinkle the chopped pistachios on top of the cake.
Serve on chilled plates.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 483 (63% from fat) • carb. 38g • pro. 8g • fat 35g • sat. fat 17g
• chol. 182mg • sod. 176mg • calc. 122mg • fiber 2g
Makes about ¾ cup
¾
½
¼
1
¹∕³
3
cup granulated sugar
teaspoon sea salt
cup water (enough so that the consistency when
mixed with the sugar and salt is similar to wet sand)
tablespoon light corn syrup
cup heavy cream
tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
1. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, stir together the
sugar, salt, water and corn syrup. Be sure to clean the
inside walls of the pan if there is any sugar on the sides
(a clean, wet pastry brush works best). Set over mediumlow heat and cook until the sugar mixture turns a very
light amber color (about 10 to 15 minutes). Keep a close
eye on the caramel sauce as it can burn easily.
2. Once the sugar mixture has a light amber color, take it off
the stove and slowly and carefully stir in the cream. After
the cream has been incorporated, slowly whisk in the
butter, one piece at a time, continually whisking to
emulsify until all the butter has been added. Use
immediately, or keep warm over a pot of warm water.
Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 198 (46% from fat) • carb. 27g • pro. 0g • fat 10g • sat. fat 7g
• chol. 33mg • sod. 184mg • calc. 9mg • fiber 0g
Chocolate Sauce
So much better homemade – you will be
amazed by how easy it is to make.
Makes about 1 cup
1
¾
1½
½
cup semisweet chocolate (about 6 ounces), chopped
cup heavy cream
tablespoons light corn syrup
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
pinch ground cinnamon
1. Put the chocolate into a mixing bowl; reserve.
2. In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the
cream, corn syrup, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Set over
low heat and bring to a strong simmer. Immediately pour
over the reserved chocolate and let sit for five minutes
before whisking to combine. Use immediately, or keep
warm over a pot of warm water.
Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 229 (61% from fat) • carb. 21g • pro. 2g • fat 16g • sat. fat 10g
• chol. 31mg • sod. 27mg • calc. 25mg • fiber 2g
12
Raspberry Sauce
This works well with more than just frozen desserts. Serve
over pancakes or crêpes for your loved ones.
Makes about 1 cup
1
2 to 3
12-ounce bag frozen raspberries, thawed
(about 2½ cups)
tablespoons granulated sugar (depending on
sweetness preference)
pinch sea salt
pinch orange zest
1. Put the raspberries into the bowl of a food processor
fitted with the metal chopping blade; process for 15
seconds. Add remaining ingredients and process for an
additional 45 seconds.
2. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and discard the
seeds. Taste and adjust sugar amount to personal
preference.
Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 36 (0% from fat) • carb. 9g • pro. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g
• chol. 0mg • sod. 17mg • calc. 7mg • fiber 2g
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