When I dream about Tillamook Ice Cream (and trust me, it happens a lot), I usually picture myself digging into a fresh carton with nothing more than a spoon and my appetite. That’s a pretty perfect combination, as far as I’m concerned.
But when I’m looking to jazz up the ice cream in my fridge, I turn to the Tillamook Kitchen for recipes. If you’ve never made an ice cream recipe, you’re in for a real treat. Ice cream sandwiches? Check. Milkshakes? Check. Creamy, fudgy mud pie? You know it. Here are some of our Kitchen favorites.
Grilled Ice Cream Sandwiches
At the Grilled Cheese Grill in Portland, Matt Breslow makes food that reminds him of childhood. His Grilled Ice Cream Sandwiches are a great blast of nostalgia, the grown-up version of the pre-wrapped ice cream sandwiches you’d find at your neighborhood ice cream truck. Making a delicious sandwich is simple when you’re starting with the creamiest ice cream around: choose your favorite flavor (Vanilla Bean is our stand-by), add two grilled cookies, and all of a sudden you’re holding the perfect summer treat. We’d say “don’t let it drip,” but we know these will be in your stomach long before they start to melt.
Nutty Professor Milkshake
It’s no secret that chocolate and peanut butter are two great flavors that taste even better together. So it’s no surprise that our Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream shows up in this brilliant shake from the Oaks Gourmet in Los Angeles. Ice cream, whole milk, chocolate syrup, blender, straw: this milkshake practically makes itself. What are you waiting for?
Mile High Mud Pie
Ice cream lovers and pie lovers can agree on one thing: this creamy, crunchy, fudgy pie hits the spot. The Los Angeles pie-and-sandwich shop simplethings makes modern updates on classic desserts. And with Espresso Mocha and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream in the starring roles, this Mile High Mud Pie satisfies every summer sweet tooth.
What Tillamook Ice Cream recipe will you be making to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July?