Local Flavor

How to make the best ice cream in the Bay Area

No machine? No problem! Check out the best ice cream recipes from some talented local bloggers.

Recchiuti's watermelon granita
  • Recchiuti Confections’ watermelon granita (above) tastes a bit like an adult snow cone: light and satisfying. It’s much better than a snow cone, though – you can’t lick the flavor off!
  • Berkeley-based Yummy Supper’s nectarine sherbet has a flavor fitting any time of year, not just the hottest. Freezer space permitting, it would make an excellent Thanksgiving dessert.
  • Oakland’s Community Foods Market’s fruity yogurt pops come out a little undersweet, tasting remarkably like cheesecake! The recipe is about as customizable, too – it’d be fun to experiment with, say, bananas and peanut butter, strawberries and marshmallow fluff, chocolate and anything…

Note: I am lactose and gluten intolerant. When you see a recipe on Stay Home, assume that I modified it along these lines – and that it still came out perfectly!