Sweet Corn Ice Cream


The hospital where I work hosted a 5K yesterday. It was a beautiful location right on the marina, but it was cold. And wet. And threatened rain. This is not what August is supposed to be like in the Midwest. August is supposed to be like June was — hot, humid, and otherwise miserable. Unless you’re on the beach or indoors.

As I was driving home from the race, I was thinking how it’s already the middle of August and summer is coming to a close. We may have 1-2 more beach weekends (sad), college football starts in 2 weeks (yay!), summer produce is starting to phase out (sad), pumpkin recipes will soon be littering the internet (yay!), and I then realized…we haven’t had corn on the cob on the grill yet this year (WHAT?). Jaw…floor. I know. I am rectifying this situation immediately. I refuse to fail as a Midwestern and American.


It’s not that I haven’t purchased corn, because I have. And I made ice cream (it was awesome). I also made a summer barley risotto (that’s coming soon).

What I think happened is that our meal time veggies have been supplied by our CSA and have included everything except corn. We’ve had potatoes, kale, jalapenos, bok choy, squash, zucchini, lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers, cabbage, parsley, mint, salad peppers, and a few things I’m forgetting, I’m sure.


Mr. Prevention and my father-in-law refused (politely) my Sweet Corn Ice Cream. No sweat…more for me! :-D

My mother-in-law played along and she liked it! Obviously I liked it, too…a lot. It’s different, in all the right ways.

I compared a few recipes as both Cooking Light and Eating Well featured sweet corn ice cream recipes last month, so I chose the one that was  lower in calories and fat. It also contains buttermilk…mmm. Enjoy!


 My friend from Chicago is coming up with her son today. :) I need to grocery shop and do a TON of laundry. Boo. Sunday Blues are a comin’, I’m sure.

Be well,


  1. I know, I know– I HATE how quickly fall will sneak up on you!! There are so many summer things that we haven’t done yet. Sigh.

    I might need to make this ice cream to console myself. :-)

  2. You mentioned me in your post! :) We can’t wait to visit!! See you soon!

  3. We’re in Chicago right now and I’m loving this Un-summer like weather.

  4. Sweet corn ice cream?!?! You are a genius, Nicole!!!! :D

  5. This is SUCH a cool idea!!! I love corn, and for some reason love the idea of an ice cream version of it!

  6. I’ve been seeing a lot of sweet corn frozen treats (ice creams and pops) lately and I’ve been dying to give it a try for myself! Yours looks like it turned out perfect — so creamy and such a pretty shade of yellow!

  7. I love the sound of this ice cream. So unique!!

  8. Corn this year has been a bit underwhelming. I haven’t been buying it in massive quantities. actually, most of the produce this summer has been underwhelming, except maybe blueberries. I picked a solid 15lbs of really good blueberries this year.
    I hear it’s supposed to be a good year for grapes though which means our 2012 wines are going to be awesome.

  9. I made avocado ice cream this weekend. My boyfriend wasn’t happy about it, and I’m sure he won’t be pleased when the next ice cream I make is this one! I’m excited to try it though.

  10. This is so different, but in a good way! I wish I had an ice cream maker!

  11. Yum, I’ve always wanted to make sweet corn ice cream! I loooove summer corn – can’t get enough!


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