pecan nutsLots of ideas for using nuts in ice cream - as ingredients or toppings.

Thanksgiving Ice Cream

In the USA, the focal point at home on Thanksgiving is a large meal, usually with a roast turkey as the main course. Celebrating with family and friends is a special time and the meal, therefore, should also be that little bit special.

celebration mealThere are lots of ideas and recipes for starters and side dishes but what do you do about dessert? Many people have a favorite dessert that they enjoy year after year and never want to change, whilst others like to try something new every Thanksgiving.

Traditionally, desserts have pumpkin, cranberries or ginger as the key ingredients - such as:
Pumpkin Flan
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Cupcakes
Cranberry Bread Pudding
Cranberry Cake
Cranberry & Pecan Cake
Gingerbread Cupcakes
Gingerbread Souffle

Thanksgiving photo by Roy & Susan

For desserts that are served hot or warm, the ideal accompaniment is ice cream - and what better than homemade ice cream, literally 'made at home' in the true spirit of Thanksgiving. Something rich and indulgent such as crunchy pecan and maple syrup ice cream is something you might want to consider.

Whatever you do on Thanksgiving .... have a happy one!
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