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Mix up your ice cream with DIY flurries

By: ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press
September 4, 2013
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photo - This July 22, 2013 photo shows, from top clockwise, Berry Basket, Dark Horse Cherry and Concession Stand DIY ice cream flurries in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This July 22, 2013 photo shows, from top clockwise, Berry Basket, Dark Horse Cherry and Concession Stand DIY ice cream flurries in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) 

Need a fresh way to chill out? How about DIY flurries?

A flurry is simple - and it isn't something you can only get at the ice cream shop. You start off with ice cream, usually a basic flavor, then you stir or mix or blend all kinds of things into it.

Start with a pint of ice cream. Remove the lid and microwave it for 10 seconds. Test it with a spoon. The ice cream still should be frozen, but should give when pressed with the back of the spoon. If it's not ready, continue microwaving in five-second bursts, testing in between.

Now you're ready to mix. You can keep it simple and just use a spoon to mix the ice cream and toppings in a bowl. But where's the fun in that? Ice cream shops often use a stick blender, another item you might not have. So instead, toss everything into the food processor and pulse a few times.

As for what to use to flavor your flurries? Anything goes. And pile in as many as you can. The more you add, the more delicious it becomes. To help you get started, we've come up with a bunch of ideas for delicious, chilly flurries.

Suggestions

- SNOWSTORM: vanilla ice cream, Peppermint Pattie candies, crushed peppermint sticks, a few drops of mint extract

- COCOA BEACH: chocolate ice cream, toasted macadamia nuts, toasted coconut, hot fudge sauce

- SATISFACTION: sweet cream ice cream, crushed salted peanuts, caramel sauce, chopped Snickers candy

- BERRY BASKET: black raspberry ice cream, chopped fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries

- CONCESSION STAND: vanilla ice cream, chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed pretzels, gummy bears, M&M's, caramel sauce, malted milk balls

- SILVER SCREEN: vanilla ice cream, caramel popcorn, chocolate-covered peanuts

- CAMPFIRE: vanilla ice cream, crushed chocolate covered graham crackers, chopped smoked almonds, chopped marshmallows, hot fudge sauce

- ULTIMATE PEANUT: chocolate ice cream, peanut butter sauce, chopped Butterfinger candy bar, chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, salted peanuts, peanut butter M&M's

- DARK HORSE CHERRY: chocolate ice cream, chopped maraschino cherries, crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, finely chopped espresso chocolate

- MELBA: raspberry swirl ice cream, chopped peaches, fresh raspberries, finely chopped candied ginger

- TRAIL MIX: sweet cream ice cream, toasted pecans, granola, dried cranberries, chocolate chips

- BANSHEE: coffee ice cream, bananas, toasted almonds, cinnamon, crushed toffee

- MALTED COOKIE: chocolate ice cream, malted milk balls, crushed vanilla wafer cookies, toasted almonds

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