Hi, I’m Sarah Brooks, and welcome to Keep Calm and Eat Ice cream.
I have always, always loved ice cream. I remember going to our local ice cream store in my hometown when I was four. My grandparents would buy me a double scoop on my birthday and I would have to wrap up the second scoop and put it in the freezer to finish later!
Many, many years later I got some of my wedding photos taken in the same ice cream shop and we gave our guests vouchers to get ice cream while we got our photos taken 🙂
So, ice cream has been a lifelong obsession for me. Over the years I've been experimenting with making my own ice cream, from my first forays into chocolate coffee ice cream as a Uni student - which was given the rather grand sounding name of mocca a passionado! It made sense to at the time 😀
As a university student I waitressed to support myself, working alongside commercial kitchens and serving other people a lot of desserts, including ice cream. But I was always going home and getting into the kitchen to make my own creations to enjoy and share with my friends.
Then at some point I discovered cheesecake and I've never looked bake! (see what I did there ;)).
Food is one of my great joys in life. Making something truly delicious and then sharing it with other people and having them enjoy my food, well that's hard to beat. Sharing my recipes with the wider world is like an extension of that joy. I love nothing better than when someone makes one of my recipes and tells me how much they loved it and how much their family enjoyed it.
So if you have made and loved one of my recipes please please please leave me a star rating and a comment. Send me a picture of the food and shout it from the rooftops where you got the recipe from. It really is music to my ears 🙂
My favorite recipes
For a comprehensive list of all my churned ice cream check out my Cuisinart ice cream maker recipes. Everything from a classic vanilla bean ice cream and easy eggless vanilla ice cream to refreshing mint choc chip ice cream or a decadent ice cream sundae. With topping and sprinkles of course!
Don't have an ice cream maker? No problem, check out my collection of delicious no-churn ice cream recipes like my colorful rainbow ice cream. Or check out my 3 ingredient ice cream aka no churn vanilla ice cream for a guide on how to make any ice cream recipes without an ice cream maker.
Apart from ice cream my second, or perhaps first? love is cheesecake. Specifically no bake cheesecake. So much so I sometimes wonder if I should have called my blog Keep Calm and Eat Cheesecake :D. I love them all but you can't go wrong with a timeless classic, Philadelphia no bake cheesecake. The perfect base to add your own flavors. Or if I'm in the mood for something cozy my Biscoff cheesecake. With an easy Biscoff drip it tastes as good as it looks. Or for a full of all my recipes you can check out my no bake cheesecake recipes post, with a sneaky baked cheesecake recipe at the end, shhh!
In summer you'll find me whipping up a batch of refreshing popsicles for the kids and I. From simple lemonade popsicles with lemons from our tree, to juicy pineapple cherry popsicles for a cool combo guaranteed to beat the heat.
When I'm not eating ice cream, cheesecake or popsicles you'll find me whipping up some delicious cakes and slices or maybe a delicious dessert sauce, coulis or compote to drizzle over a cheesecake or some ice cream.
I love the holidays and you'll find me baking up a storm with one of my Christmas recipes, some of which have been handed down for generations in my family.
My husband Damian (the handsome bald guy in the pictures) manages technical support for the blog and helps with taste testing.
You can email me at [email protected] if you have any questions!