Posts Tagged ‘summer recipe’

Tasteful Tuesday: Lavender Ice Cream

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

This creamy homemade ice cream recipe has lovely notes of lavender and honey for a subtly sweet and refreshing summer treat. Let us know if you give it a try, and share your favorite ice cream flavor in the comments below!

Ice Cream

What You’ll Need:

  • Ice cream maker
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Over low heat in a medium saucepan, heat the milk and lavender until just warmed through. Remove from heat, and allow lavender to infuse for about 20 minutes. Remove lavender and add honey; stir until combined.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together. Slowly whisk the lavender-infused milk and honey into the egg mixture until fully incorporated.
  3. Transfer mixture back into the saucepan, and whisk constantly over low heat for about 8 minutes (mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon). Remove from heat and cool for about 5 minutes (not completely).
  4. Stir in heavy cream, then pour into a refrigerator-safe container and chill for at least 4 hours.
  5. Put the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze until it reaches “soft-serve consistency.” Transfer to a freezer-safe container, and freeze for at least 2 hours (overnight is best). Serve with whipped topping, fruit, jam or by itself. Enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: If You Like Piña Coladas

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Pina Colada Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

July 10th is Piña Colada day, so if you haven’t yet enjoyed one of these creamy cocktails this summer, today is the perfect day to indulge! Below is a classic Piña Colada recipe, but we’ve also included a Mango Piña Colada Smoothie recipe sans alcohol for continued enjoyment.

Piña Colada Recipe (serves 2)

What you’ll need:

  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 ounces white rum (or dark, if you prefer)
  • 2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 4 cups ice

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass (a Poco Grande or Hurricane glass is recommended) and garnish with pineapple, cherries, or other fruit. Enjoy!

Pineapple SlicesMango Piña Colada Smoothie (serves 2)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 mango, peeled and seeded
  • 3/4 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 14 ounces coconut milk

Directions:

  1. Cube the mango and along with the other ingredients, place in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass or cup (for home or on the go) and enjoy.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Four Pasta Salad Recipes for the Fourth

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Sesame & Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopPasta salads are a summer staple, and their quantity and versatility (as a meal, side dish or snack) make them perfect for serving at barbecues and seasonal parties. Therefore, we’re highlighting four pasta salad recipes from our blog just in time for the Fourth of July (click on the titles for full ingredient lists and directions).

Rotini Pasta Salad Recipe

Perhaps the most standard pasta salad, this one is made with, of course, rotini, but also cubed cheddar, bell pepper, cucumber and tomato – although you could substitute and add just about any vegetable.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

We like this pasta salad with rotini too, and its mayonnaise bases offers a creamy alternative to Italian dressing based pasta salads.

Artichoke-Tortellini Pasta Salad

Back to the Italian dressing, this hearty dish is made indulgent with cheese-filled tortellini.

Chicken Sesame Pasta Salad

One of our new favorites, the key ingredient here is fresh ginger.

What’s your favorite pasta salad dish? Share in the comments below, and tell us about your favorite summertime recipes!

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