Blueberry Mango Tango Ice Cream and A Serious Steal

Just Making Ice Cream

Photos from Just Making Ice Cream: Don’t you just want to dig right in…

We don’t often do “family friendly” meals or talk about family stuff here at Beyond The Peel. It’s just me and my husband after all. My biggest food challenges are trying to get him to like a select few “offending” vegetables – vegetables I love but I haven’t quite gotten him to fall in love with. That must seem pretty minor to the average mom or dad. I recently received the Real Food Recipes & Resources eBook Bundle, and I thought it would be perfect at filling a need for family friendly meals that I simply can’t meet in my everyday posts.

This is an awesome ebundle of cookbooks for families. Each book has great kid friendly recipes AND those following allergy restricted diets or specialized diets. With 250 recipes (or so) combined it’s a heck of a deal. There’s even one that is specifically designed for kids to get them involved in the kitchen. I can only imagine how priceless that would be.

I may not have kids, but with one of the ebooks being an ice cream cookbook, who needs kids? I mean ice cream is for everyone right!?

The title says it all. Just Making Ice Cream! Thanks to the author Marillyn Bears, owner and author of Just Making Noise, I have something to salivate over all summer.

With temps in the high twenties (low 80s Fahrenheit), ice cream is the answer to every woe. It also happens to be the perfect pairing for summertime and hot holidays!  Besides, no kids means more ice cream for me!

Just Making Ice Cream, say’s it all doesn’t it? But actually there’s more than just ice cream. Marillyn included ice cream, gelatos, sherbets, sorbets and frozen cultured milk and recipes for all the perfect toppings that goes along with it. All of which are whole food recipes. I heart whole food desserts like nobodies business.

Lemon Chamomile Sorbet

Photo by Marillyn Beard, Lemon Chamomile Sorbet

Don’t know the difference between sorbet and sherbet or gelato and ice cream? I didn’t (not really anyway) until I went through this 100 plus page book of “how to’s”, ice cream definitions, tricks, tips, which sweeteners to use to get the best creamy textures, the ins and outs of all the ingredients, recipes and even how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker (that’s priceless since I don’t have one but really wish I did at the moment). If you’re in the market to buy one, however, she’s even done all the shopping around for you and has the recommended brands so you won’t have to do the work!

This book is really so much fun and the photos are gorgeous (the photos in this post are directly from Just Making Ice Cream by Marillyn Beard), but the tempting part is the recipes. (I’m sharing one of her recipes with you today!) Wowsers. I am actually salivating just thinking about it. True story.

Roasted Strawberr Balsamic Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

If you’re thinking, “Why the heck would I make it when I can buy it?” I have 2 reasons for you. Ok, 3 actually.

  • First, you probably don’t know what’s in your ice cream (or do and don’t care)! I mean that sh@t is scary. The ingredient list is appalling unless you’ve found one of the few brands that stands behind quality. But you’re going to have to pay. Bring your checkbook as they say.
  • Second, there’s no way you could get the flavor of homemade in a store bought container. It is night and day. That’s the equivalent of eating a winter tomato and eating one that has just been picked off the vine in the heart of summer.
  • Third, the variety of flavors you can make you could never get anywhere else. Start with the book and get cozy. You’ll be able to move on from there creating decadent flavors you could have only dreamed up not that long ago.

With over 70 recipes, you won’t have to worry about using your imagination just yet.

Blueberry Mango Tango

You could literally eat this for breakfast! Seriously, I wouldn’t judge!


Long story short, whether you do or don’t have a family, the bundle is worth it (especially for the ice cream lovers out there). And it’s less than 14 bucks for 5 great ebooks! You can learn more about the bundle or get your copy right here. 

Here’s what is included in the ebundle:

Nourished  Cooking by Sarah Smith is one of the e-cookbooks designed for those who follow a traditional diet, whole foods, GF, GrF, Primal, GAPS or SCD.

Beyond Grains and Dairy by Starlene Stewart: Family friendly and loaded with more than a 100 grain free and dairy free recipes including plenty of treats!

Adventures With Kids! In The Kitchen by Chara Shopp: Need I say more!

Real Food Party Menus by KerryAnn Foster: 3 Party menus and more than 20 recipes, including shopping lists and the things to do leading up to the day to make your party day stress free.

Just Making Ice Cream by Marillyn Beard: As discussed above. Who doesn’t want in on that actions?!

I’d love to review them all but the sale ends soon so I had to just pick one. If you’re still not sure, take a look at the websites that correspond with the ebooks. You’ll get a good feel for what the recipes look like and the philosophies of the people behind them. Or grab your ebundle right here.  The sale ends July 22, 2013 at midnight PST. 


Disclaimer: We are affiliates for the Real Food Recipes & Resources eBook Bundle, which means that if you click on a link in this post and decide to buy, we will get a small commission. We NEVER recommend products we don’t think would benefit you, so rest assured we’ve got your back. If you do decide to buy through our links Thank You! You are what keeps Beyond The Peel going and we appreciate it!

5 Responses to Blueberry Mango Tango Ice Cream and A Serious Steal

  1. Ashley Smyth Srokosz July 22, 2013 at 1:31 am #

    There is nothing better than homemade ice cream! All I can picture is Eddie Murphy in “Delirious” doing his ice cream dance (“I have some ice cream, I have some ice cream”). If you haven’t seen this, rent it. Seriously. Here’s the YouTube link: *WARNING*: contains strong language

    • beyondthepeel July 22, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

      You are hilarious! SO funny.

  2. mjskit July 22, 2013 at 3:27 am #

    Ice cream is definitely for everyone! My hubby just asked me if we had any and I unfortunately, had to say no. :( What a great book! All of those ice creams look so yummy!

  3. Koko July 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    Mmm, this looks amazing! I have yet to whip out the ice cream maker this year, and it’s so cool that this can be made with kefir….ice cream that’s good for the gut- yes please!

    • beyondthepeel July 22, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

      I know right? Ice cream one can feel good about. Love that!

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