Complete with cinnamon and nutmeg, this Pumpkin Ice Cream tastes just like a slice of pumpkin pie…just in ice cream form!
Can we talk pumpkin for a moment here? The internet (and particularly Pinterest) has been on pumpkin overload since early September. I guess I don’t mind all that much, though, since I love pumpkin. Pumpkin spice lattes. Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin muffins. I suspect that my love of pumpkin is related to my
love obsession with cinnamon and nutmeg.
One place I don’t love cinnamon and nutmeg, however, is in my beer. Have you guys noticed how popular pumpkin beers have become over the past few years? It seems like every brewery has their version. I’m totally ok with that, too. Pumpkin beer is delicious! It goes well with football season. But my problem with pumpkin beer is that too many of them taste like you just shoved a piece of pumpkin pie into a bottle. I know some of you are thinking…wait, what’s wrong with pumpkin pie in a bottle? I know, I know. Call me strange. I enjoy pumpkin. I enjoy cinnamon and nutmeg. I enjoy beer. But don’t combine all three together.
One recipe where I do love cinnamon and nutmeg combined with pumpkin is in this Pumpkin Ice Cream. This is seriously one of my favorite Fall desserts. It’s loaded with pumpkin and spices, and it’s delicious! It tastes like you took a piece of pumpkin pie and turned it into ice cream. But that’s ok! It’s dessert! Heck, I went all in and garnished my Pumpkin Ice Cream with cinnamon sticks. (I told you I have a problem when it comes to cinnamon…)
If you’ve haven’t jumped on the homemade ice cream wagon, then quit stalling! Ice cream machines aren’t all that expensive, and I use mine all the time. Sure, ice cream is typically associated with summer, but there are just too many awesome Fall and Winter flavors out there. The Fall and Winter needs some ice cream love, too…starting with this Pumpkin Ice Cream!