Feb 092012

Last year, I had great fun with Ice Cream Wednesday, a series of ice cream posts kick-started by an evening of frenzied ice cream making with friends.

As well as recipes I made myself, I also shared some great guest posts from fellow bloggers who made tasty concoctions including Pear & Ginger Ice Cream, Candied Bacon, Toasted Pecan, Maple Syrup, Southern Comfort & Salt Ice Cream, Plum & Earl Grey Frozen Yoghurt, Tarragon, Lemon, Lime & Tequila Ice Cream, Chocolate & Honey Sorbet and Salty Snickers Ice Cream Bars!


This year, I’d like to invite bloggers to join in with the ice cream fun by taking part in a new bloggers’ challenge called Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream, hosted here on Kavey Eats.

I hope to make this a monthly challenge, where we can choose a different theme each month. At the end of each month, I’ll post a round up with pictures and links back to all the blog entries, so we can all enjoy seeing what everyone else has made.

By the way, don’t think you can’t enter if you don’t have an ice cream maker. Here’s a fantastic post from ice cream guru David Lebovitz on making ice cream without a machine.

This challenge is open to bloggers from anywhere in the world and your blogs can be food, family, lifestyle, home… the more the merrier!


How To Take Part

  • Read the monthly challenge theme (below).
  • Create and blog a recipe that fits the challenge by the 28th of the month.
  • In your post, link to this Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream post.
  • In your post, include the Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream badge.
  • Email me with your name and the name of your blog, the link to your post, the title of your post and an image for my roundup, no larger than 500 pixels on the longest side.

You are welcome to submit your post to as many blogger challenge events as you like, such as Dom’s Random Recipes, Ren’s Family Friendly Fridays, the fabulous We Should Cocoa or any others you fancy. You can even enter this one more than once, if you write two separate blog posts that fit the challenge!

If the recipe is not your own, please credit the source and be aware of copyright issues.

If you tweet about your post using #kaveyeatsicecream or #bloggersscreamforicecream, I’ll retweet any I see.


Theme for February 2012 – Custard Based Ice Creams

I want a theme that will work for new comers and old hands alike so I’m kicking things off with this one.

If you’re new to making ice cream, making your own custard base from scratch seems a little daunting, but is definitely worth the effort. Adding real vanilla seeds is enough to produce a decadent dessert.

For old hands, you can share the recipe for your killer custard base or add in your own choice of flavourings from fruit and nuts to chocolate, from cake to marzipan, whatever you like!

  25 Responses to “Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream!”

  1. genius!!… love the badge, I will put it on my blogs sidebar… just what we need on these cold winter days… some sweet sweet ice cream… can't wait!!!… now, where did I stash my ice cream maker…?

  2. Great idea Kavey, hopefully it will encourage the summer to arrive a bit quicker too :-) Thanks for the mention, look forward to joining in.

  3. Great idea for an event Kavey. I am sure it will be very popular. I added it to The Food Blog Diary :)

  4. Love the branding on this idea, and I am VERY excited. I only made my own ice cream for the first time last year – and am hooked!! I'm in!

  5. I hope you get lots of support Kavey. I'm afraid ice cream is not something we eat very often – so infrequently that I've never considered making it!

  6. You know what a big fan of ice cream Wednesday I am – would definitely love to get involved! More people need to realise that ice cream is perfect all year round, not just in the summer :-)

  7. Fabulous idea, I am TOTALLY in for this challenge!
    Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

  8. Great excuse for me to get my ice-cream maker out again. Will try to join in.

  9. Thank you everyone, really pleased that we'll have some folks participating in the first month, and that everyone is excited about it!

    Can't wait to see what everyone makes!

  10. I love ice cream, especially the ones made with a custard, count me in too.

  11. Is it OK to host the badge somewhere on my own or should I hot link to the one in the post?

  12. Hey Ozzy
    Probably best to save it at your end and insert into your blog in same way as your own photos?

  13. Sounds lovely! But I don't know if I have time to take part. I will follow with interest though! :)

  14. Great idea. I will try and take part if I get a chance.

  15. My ice cream is now done and in the freezer. I'll write it up after the chief ice cream taster and I have tried it. Unless it is horrid, the licks from the bowl tasted good though.

  16. I've never made ice cream before but will definitely give it a go :) great challenge! Xx

  17. Have finally started the ice cream :-) Will finish tomorrow…

  18. Wow, I love this challenge and will take part :)

  19. Oh damn. I've only just spotted this post and won't now have time to get my chilli choc ice-cream in that I've made but not written up about yet. Only make ice-cream once every few years, so I might have missed my only opportunity of entering. Anyway, I didn't come here to rant at my own shortcomings. This looks like a brilliant challenge and I suspect it will prove to be really popular. Thanks so much for the WSC mention.

  20. Coming from the Dairy State I knew I had to share this challenge. http://lovevisiting.blogspot.com/2012/02/you-scream-i-scream-new-challenge.html

    I don’t think I will be able to post this month but hope to join in for the future. JUNE is a big ice cream month around here, so big it overflows into the next two months.

  21. I love this idea its a great one. I do not have an ice-cream machine I just make from hand but its lovely and I got a fantastic tip that stops the crystals forming. My secret :)

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