Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Choco-strawberry ice cream from author @DarylWoodGerber + book #giveaway





For a barbecue, you have to have a good dessert!  Yes, you can do fun things like skewer some fruit kebabs or fruit and brownies.  But homemade ice cream, to me, just makes the barbecue a party!

I have been making homemade ice cream for years. It's a passion. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved ice cream. I once caught my father eating ice cream right out of the container, and he grinned, and said it was "medicine."  Flash forward, years later, when my soon to be husband caught me eating ice cream right out of the container.

He: "Um, what are you doing? It's 7 a.m."

Note: My dad ate it late at night. After he went to bed he would sneak out. Me? I like it for breakfast!

I: "Um, it's medicine."
He: "Oh, really? Who established that declaration?"
I: "Um Dr. Daryl?"

To this day, I'm teasingly referred to as Dr. Daryl. I have lots of good potions to heal your ills. I also still call ice cream medicine.


Choco-strawberry Ice Cream
(serves 6-8)

1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons half and half
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated low-fat milk
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup strawberry jam (homemade or jar * see notes below)
1/4 cup chocolate sauce (homemade or jar  * see notes below)

In a saucepan, over medium heat, cook whipping cream, half and half, ¼ cup of sugar, salt, and evaporated milk. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until tiny bubbles form around the edges. DO NOT BOIL.

Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes.




In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ½ cup sugar and egg yolks. Stir well. Gradually add the hot milk mixture to the egg mixture, stirring constantly.




Return the mixture to the saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until tiny bubbles form again. DO NOT BOIL.

Remove the pan from the heat. Cool at room temperature and then set in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Pour chilled mixture into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.  (I use a Cuisinart counter top style and love it!)




Transfer half of the ice cream to a freezer-safe container, then spread half of the strawberry sauce and chocolate sauce on top.  Top with remaining ice cream, then remaining strawberry and chocolate sauce.  Using a knife, swirl the sweet treats through the ice cream.  






Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours.

You see Fudging, #4, because I didn't have a picture of Grilling the Subject yet!

For the chocolate sauce, I didn't use store-bought. I melted down leftover chocolate icing from my yellow cake and chocolate icing recipe. Here's the LINK

Here's a LINK  to my strawberry passion breeze ice cream recipe. You'll see how to cook strawberries here, if you don't want to use a jar of strawberry preserves. 

TODAY'S GIVEAWAY!

Tell me: Do you like ice cream as much as I do?  I'm giving away to one commenter your choice of the first four Cookbook Nook Mysteries. Leave a comment with your email, in case you win (cryptic, if you need it to be - I'll figure it out).  FYI, I select by random generator.  Good luck!




Savor the mystery and say cheese!
Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Tasty ~ Zesty ~ Dangerous!

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  2. I love ice cream. Rum raisin, butter pecan, peanut butter cup, peach...the list goes on and on. Thanks for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Daniele, you are welcome. Peach ice cream. One of my favorites! I think I'll buy some peaches today! ~ Daryl

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  3. I love vanilla Swiss almond from Haagen Dazs.
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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    1. Karen, sounds delicious. But any Haagen Dazs is delicious! ~ Daryl

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  4. Unfortunately, I don't think I can ever get enough ice cream. Fresh strawberry is my favorite. I will have to try this recipe, looks easy and yummy. Thanks for the giveaway!
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Sally, I love fresh strawberry, too. Can you tell I love ice cream? ~ Daryl

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  5. I love ice cream! It can be a traditional vanilla or the most loaded, gooey concoction. It can be a single scoop on a sugar cone or a baker's dozen topped with syrups, whipped cream, marshmallow sauce, and sprinkles! To me a dairy is my Mecca! I love ice cream!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  6. Love it! I like vanilla because you can add anything to it! Strawberries, chocolate, candy bars, cookies...... Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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    1. That's for sure, Barbara. I love "adding." I love an ice cream bar, where you can pick and choose toppings. ~ Daryl

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  7. I absolutely love ice cream - it's my ONE vice in life! I fully enjoy it though as a balanced indulgence - no guilt. My favorite ice cream flavor is Chocolate-Peanut Butter. EMS591@aol.com

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    1. Liz, a balanced indulgence. Yes, that's probably best. ~ Daryl

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  8. I definitely love cream!! Last Sunday was National Ice Cream Day and our city had an ice cream festival. It was great to try flavours from new vendors. Hazelnut gelato or local strawberry flavour this time of year are my favourites. Thanks for the chance to win! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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    1. An ice cream festival? Grace, that sounds like heaven! ~ Daryl

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  9. Oh my yes!! I could eat ice cream every day!! Tradition in my family is split...on my mom's side they always are a bowl of cereal at night before bed. On my dad's side of the family they always are a bowl of ice cream before bed! I fall on my dad's side!! The more chocolate the better! I do remember my mom's dad though making ice cream outside during the summer and hand churning it!! Come to think of it my moms5dad was the only one on that side of the family that are ice cream before bed! He was a coal minor. Would love to win! Love your books! Pucsbride13@gmail.com

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    1. Susan, what a colorful family. I remember my dad making ice cream using a salt churn (I think that's what it was called) and it took forever. I'm not that patient. I really love my counter top maker! ~ Daryl

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  10. I don't really have a favorite ice cream but I do love ice cream. It was always a treat to stop at Dairy Queen and get an ice cream cone! dbahn@iw.net

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    1. Dianne, do you love the hard shell on the ice cream? I think Dairy Queen does that. I know Foster's Freeze does it. ~ Daryl

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  11. I like chocolate with brownie chunks in it. All the books in the series are great! I have them all so don't need to win.

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    1. Elaine, I love chocolate chunks. Thanks for being such a great fan. ~ Daryl

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  12. I like chocolate with brownie chunks in it. All the books in the series are great! I have them all so don't need to win.

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  13. I love Dairy Queen chocolate dipped cone. Always a winner with me.
    cochrandcr@gmail.com

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  14. amy guillaume lindermanJuly 20, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    i love pumpkin ice cream with hot peanut butter sauce. aelinderman@sbcglobal.net

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  15. I love ice cream. In fact my friends and family call me the ice cream queen! My favorite is pistachio. quackers502000@yahoo.com

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    1. Quakers - My husband loved pistachio ice cream. The salt with the sweet. Yum.

      ~ Daryl

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  16. I love chocolate ice cream in all its incarnations. Double chocolate, chocolate chip peanut butter etc. I already own all four books so if I win I'd like Fudging the Books to donate to a local library for their collection.

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  17. I love Caramel Sea Salt gelato. Thanks for this great giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, Petite, that sounds so delicious. Again, the salt and sweet. Terrific. ~ Daryl

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  18. I love Ben & Jerry's Hazed and Confused! But my all-time FAVORITE is a homemade pumpkin ice cream that I make for Thanksgiving because the pumpkins come from my garden. Thanks for the giveaway!! muddyshoesmom[at]gmail[dot]com.

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    1. MuddySM, what is hazed and confused? Sounds great. Love their names. Pumpkin ice cream is so delicious. ~ Daryl

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  19. Favorite ice cream is chocolate malted crunch. Use to get it at Thrifty for .10 for a double scoop. Semystery@gmail.com

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    1. Semystery, Oh, I remember Thrifty ice cream. I used to take my son there for a treat (years ago!) ~ Daryl

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  20. Favorite ice cream is chocolate malted crunch. Use to get it at Thrifty for .10 for a double scoop. Semystery@gmail.com

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  21. Favorite ice cream is chocolate ripple. Way back got it at the ice cream parlor. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I love anything ripple, Traveler. There's just a lovely "goo" to ice cream, then, sort of like my treat today. ~ Daryl

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  22. My Mom years ago use to make pineapple ice cream she had the old icecream maker that you turn around many times, it was real good I miss it. I also love chocolate chip.
    Penney penneyw@sbcglobal.net

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  23. Who does not like ice cream. Its my source of calcium. :) peach,vanilla with peanut butter,butter pecan,coffee. I use to make home made pineapple ice cream with my Grandma. Thank you for this opportunity to win one of your books. Yvonne, mommomsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yvonne, you should give the recipe to Penney (above) who loves pineapple ice cream. ~ Daryl (Better yet, share it with me, and I'll post it here.)

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  24. Who does not like ice cream. Its my source of calcium. :) peach,vanilla with peanut butter,butter pecan,coffee. I use to make home made pineapple ice cream with my Grandma. Thank you for this opportunity to win one of your books. Yvonne, mommomsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. My favorite is a really good vanilla!

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  26. I love ice-cream, I mean LOVE it - lol! There's always some in the freezer - and I like the way you combined the chocolate and strawberry flavors, and especially like that you melted down chocolate frosting - very clever! I haven't made ice-cream yet this summer (but I do have an attachment for my KA mixer), but will try to pick up the missing ingredients and make this weekend. Thanks, Daryl! Nicole :-) nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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    1. Nicole, you are welcome. I think ice cream should be officially classified as comfort food. ~ Daryl

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  27. My dad, typical dairy farmer, I think, would have an ice cream sundae every night before bed. So late night ice cream was a tradition when I was growing up too. My favorite these days is Coffee ice cream, the best of both worlds. (Cleo may agree :D ) Thanks for the chance to win! marilyn at schoberg dot net

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    1. Marilyn, I agree that Cleo would agree. I love coffee ice cream. Especially Kona coffee ice cream. ~ Daryl

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  28. I Love your mystery books & I could eat ice cream every day of the week. I love homemade & store bought, my favorite is Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream that Kroger Deluxe carries seasonally. It is the best flavor ever. Thanks for this very generous giveaway, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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    1. Linda May, I remember Pumpkin Pie at the holidays. It's delicious. ~ Daryl

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  29. I love ice cream too. Sea Salt Caramel, Peaches & Cream, and Cookies & Cream are my favorites. Thank you for this chance!
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  30. I love ice cream but can only have a very little bite, I usually make my own. always looking for new recipes to convert to my diet needs. I love mysteries and the ones with recipes are even better. hope to win. Boogiesnanny@ outlook.com

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    1. Boogies nanny, is it a dairy or sugar issue? I haven't tried to make sugar-free, but I bet Swerve would do nicely. ~ Daryl

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  31. Summer is here and so us the home made peach milkshakes at Chik-Fil-A!!! They are delicious!!! My favorite ice cream is peach and New York Cherry!!!
    Brenda @ bdlogan@live.com

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  32. Love ice cream. Most flavors. Love checking out and reading books that have recipes in them.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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    1. Judy, I'm thrilled to hear that. Check out mine. ~ Daryl

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  33. That looks delicious. My kids have been asking to make ice cream for a while. utaker555@gmail.com

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    1. Brittany, thanks. Make it for them. They'll love it. ~ Daryl

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  34. I Love ice cream but I think my girls love it more. They would eat nothing but ice cream if I let them.

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    2. Once upon a time, Angela, there was an "ice cream diet." That's all you ate. You actually lose weight. I'm not sure you get all your nutrients, but it would be fun for a week, right? ~ Daryl

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  35. I don't believe I've ever met an ice cream I didn't like, but homemade ice cream is the Best!!
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  36. Vol 1. Thank you for this yummy give away. Ninaatmyhouse@yahoo.com

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  37. Vol 1. Thank you for this yummy give away. Ninaatmyhouse@yahoo.com

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  38. You have a crazy facebook page. The recipe looks really yummy. I'll have to try it.

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  39. I love ice cream! Thank you for the recipe and the giveaway!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  40. I love ice cream - peaches and cream, butter pecan - Vanilla - all favorites ---or any Blue Bell that is nearby. annettena (at)yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Annette, I'm not familiar with Blue Bell, but I'm sure it's yummy! ~ Daryl

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    2. Annette, you are the winner by random selection! Congrats. I'll contact you by email for your details. Congrats! ~ Darly

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  41. I would love to win debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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  42. I would love to win debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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  43. Oh my ice cream!!! Ice cream is among one of my favorite treats. A simple French Vanilla makes me so very happy but even more so when I get blueberry cheesecake or peaches and cream. I love when we visit our friends down near Mount Vernon, OH and we get Velvet brand ice cream. It is the creamiest brand I have found. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. Robin, I love cheesecake ice cream, too. I don't know Velvet, but sounds great. ~ Daryl

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  44. I like ice cream but wish it had fewer calories.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  45. I am an ice cream lover!!!! My favorite is sea salt caramel!! So yummy.

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  46. Hubby loves ice cream year round; prefers vanilla. I crave it in the summer and want flavors like peach, black cherry, peanut butter fudge. Dianne
    jademoss17@gmail.com

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    1. I love ice cream year round, too. Tell your hubby hi, Dianne. ~ Daryl

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  47. I love ice cream. Just about any kind, but the peach and black cherry mentioned above sound yummy.

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    1. Kay, I love peach and black cherry is terrific! ~ Daryl

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  48. Chocolate ice cream is my favorite, but I would not pass up any flavor that I have a chance to try. I love ice cream!
    dhazelton(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

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  49. Mmmmm ice cream. Will have to try my hand at making that strawberry chocolate one. One of my favorite combinations.
    Thanks for the chance. :-)

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  50. I made bailey's ice cream once, homemade strawberry, chocolate swirl sounds amazing.

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    1. Deb, I've made a Bailey's version, too. So yummy. Though Bailey's simply on vanilla ice cream is amazing. ~ Daryl

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  51. love ice cream..Mint chocolate chip or peanut butter with chocolate swirls..love your books..email...greeneyes2755@yahoo.com

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  52. I love ice cream. Strawberry and coffee are my two favorites but I can't eat too much and I have to take lactaid before I eat any but I still love it.
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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    1. Aw, cupcake, I'm so sorry you have to take lactaid, but isn't it amazing something like that helps? Wish there was something for celiac disease like that! ~ Daryl

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  53. I adore ice cream - the more chocolate, the better! Most especially chocolate with peanut butter. I am missing 'Stirring the Plot'; I would love to win this Halloween one!

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    1. Oopsie forgot again - jeaniedannheim@ymail.com or jeaniedannheim@gmail.com

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    2. Jeanie, so good to see you here! Lots of peanut butter lovers today! ~ Daryl

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  54. I have never met an ice cream that I didn't love! I think it should be mandatory for each of the day's meals, especially breakfast. Thanks for the giveaway! doward1952@yahoo.com

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    1. Doward, you are after my heart! Breakfast ice cream. As you can tell, it's on my list. ~ Daryl

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  55. Everyone in our home loves ice cream. My favorites are chocolate, mint chocolate chip and any type of fruit based mix (especially peach). As a real treat we on rare occasion, get Ben and Jerry's when it's on sale as a special treat. For fun, we still make a small batch each summer with our granddaughter using the tin can salt method. That is really good ice cream. I have each of those book, but, if selected, would donate any book to a local lendung library. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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    1. ServeDM, so good to see you here. Ben and Jerry's - love their cherry garcia. ~ Daryl

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  56. I like a really good ice cream. I wish I had my mother's recipe for homemade vanilla that she used to make---it was to die for.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Sue, I make a delicious vanilla ice cream. Let me see if I can drum up that recipe for you. ~ Daryl

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  57. Thanks so much for the recipe and giveaway! I do love ice cream and my latest obsession is Food Lion's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. Delicious!!

    jdzchaotickittie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  58. I really like ice cream, and I can't decide which is my favorite, lately though, anything with caramel.
    tuckman(@)hotmail.com

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  59. Most favorite is Black Raspberry but haven't had it in a long time. Being on WW and needing to lose many pounds stops me right now. But when my weight is gone It will be a treat!!

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    1. Sue, oh, yum, yes, of course. Love black raspberry! ~ Daryl

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  60. Ice cream is a favorite here. Often homemade. Pistachio, chocolate, and peach. thanks for a nice give away. And a new recipe.
    Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  61. I love ice cream, and it is really good medicine! It can make you feel better real fast! Nothing is better than homemade ice cream and your recipe looks delicious, chocolate and strawberries go so well together. Looking forward to reading your latest book.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Dianne, thanks. Medicine. Need medicine. It's late in the afternoon and I need medicine! LOL ~ Daryl

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  62. I love ice cream, and it is really good medicine! It can make you feel better real fast! Nothing is better than homemade ice cream and your recipe looks delicious, chocolate and strawberries go so well together. Looking forward to reading your latest book.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Love the ice cream recipes, almost as much as I love your books!
    There's nothing like homemade ice cream for what ails you.

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  64. I love my ice cream. I eat it along with my lactaid pills because I don't like the pain from eating it but I won't stop.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. So Linda, you don't take the lactaid pills first to prepare? I don't know how they work. Nice to see you here. ~ Daryl

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  65. Dont want to be entered in the contest, but had to stop by and say I love this series. Any book you get will be amazing. Great recipe

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  66. Pat D (patdupuy@yahoo.com)July 20, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Strawberry was my favorite flavor when I was a kid. Now I lean towards dulce de leche, praline, and peach. But you can't go wrong with any ice cream.

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    1. Pat, I adore dulce de leche. All that lovely caramel flavor. Yum. ~ Daryl

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  67. Chocolate with chocolate chips..yum...and thank you for the Contest...That recipe looks awfully good..
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  68. I love ice cream all year! My absolute favorite is Mocha Almond Fudge!! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  69. I love ice cream, but it doesn't love me. That is REAL ice cream that I saw in those pics, it looks creamy and amazing!! Thank you for the wonderful treat!!
    konecny7@gmail(dot)com, just in case. =) Thank you.

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    1. Marci, I'm so sorry it doesn't love you. That's no fun. Have you tried lactaid to help with any symptoms? Sending you hugs. ~ Daryl

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  70. I gave up sugar three years ago. The all time fab fav was Jamaica almond fudge at Baskin.now I dream of it. seascapelife at gmail dot co.

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    1. Lexie, I mentioned above that I haven't tried making this with Swerve, but maybe I should to see how it holds up. I can't imagine giving up all sugar. I just can't. You rock! :) ~ Daryl

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  71. I just Love a Tasty Mystery. dragonfp81@netzero.com

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  72. Ice cream is my ultimate weakness! It's ridiculous really...and making ice cream at home is so fun but I rarely have the patience to wait for it to freeze. haha!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  73. I have yet to read these books, but they are next on my list, and I can't wait. Books and ice cream? Who can ask for more? My favorite ice cream? Caramel swirl in general, but red raspberry ice cream from Benson's Ice Scream in West Boxford MA is the best ice cream on the planet! We drive 40 miles to get it.

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    1. Tina, love both of those ice creams! Love Benson's name (Ice Scream) Love it. ~ Daryl

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  74. Very picky about my books and ice cream and these both sound delicious
    vernagass@gmail.com

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    1. Verna, we have a right to be picky about both of those things. ~ Daryl

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  75. And the winner by random selection is Annette N. I'll be contacting you by email. Thanks to all for chiming in! Please tell a friend about GRILLING THE SUBJECT. ~ Savor the Mystery ~ Daryl

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