Dairy Foods

Passion Fruit Ice Cream Recipe

After staring down this ever growing bowl of passion fruit for a week, searching passionately for passion fruit recipes, I decided to make my own recipe. This is a creamy-smooth, less-sugar, custard-style homemade ice cream that walks the line between sophistication and kids-still-love-it. Grown ups just go […]Read the full article...

How to Make the Best Snow Ice Cream

I suppose I should have known I was tempting fate when I declared our last snow/sleet as the Last Hurrah of winter. We got about 4 inches of perfect, fluffy snow last night, and today had snow ice cream written all over it. Encouraged by one of […]Read the full article...

Easy Homemade Sour Cream

1. Put 4 tbsp cultured buttermilk in a bowl (introduces protective, delicious, lacto-bacteria found naturally in all unpasteurized milk.) 2. “Splash in” 2 cups half and half. 3. Cover and leave out 12-48 hrs to achieve desired thickness and sourness. FOR THE LOVE OF PETE DON’T STIR […]Read the full article...

Spreadable Butter

I love butter. I’ve heard you can leave it out in a crock safely or in a special bell-like contraption which holds it under water, but that isn’t going to happen in my house where resides a refrigeration enthusiast. So I really like spreadable butter but rather […]Read the full article...

Effortless Clotted Cream

Seriously. This stuff takes no effort. All you need is a coffee filter, funnel, and some heavy whipping cream. If you can only find ultra-pasteurized, like me, it takes WAY longer than it would with anything else.Do this with it:Leave in the fridge for two hours. Scrape […]Read the full article...

Easiest Cream Cheese

Frankly, there are about 385 million ways to make a basic cream cheese, but this is the one that I think is most accessible to the average W-mart shopper. Easiest Cream Cheese 1. Buy a quart of plain, active culture, one ingredient yogurt. Even if it says […]Read the full article...

Easy Homemade Yogurt

To make yogurt, you have to have yogurt or a store-bought culture. THAT was a big disappointment to me. I like doing something from SCRATCH-O-LA. But, then I learned why. It’s not because the art of yogurt making is lost. It’s because we pasteurize in this country. […]Read the full article...

Quick Creme Fraiche

Creme Fraiche is sour cream’s understated, elegant cousin. CF is less sour, much creamier, and would never have the word “light” on her container. There is no such thing as reduced fat creme fraiche. Or if there is such a thing, it’s an abomination. Quick Creme Fraiche […]Read the full article...

How to Make Ricotta Cheese at Home

Do you know how to make ricotta cheese?  It’s easy and fun. How to Make Ricotta Cheese Soft, fresh cheese is easy to make at home.  As long as you have whole milk around, there’s no reason to rush out to the store. Do you remember the […]Read the full article...

Homemade Butter

Homemade butter is one of those things that you make for TASTE. You haven’t really lived until you’ve had butter that’s less than hour old. Mmmmmm…. Fortunately, making butter is really easy! All you need is whipping cream and a way to agitate it. I used a […]Read the full article...

Vanilla Custard Ice Cream with Homemade Vanilla Extract

I have been trying to decide on the perfect recipe for trying out my homemade vanilla extract which has been steeping for several days now. The vanilla extract is on the right and the glass on the left contains brandy only, so you can compare before and […]Read the full article...