Musical pairing – Baby, Now That I’ve Found You by Alison Krauss

When Joyce asked me if I’d like to guest post for her, the first question I asked was, ‘what topic do you want covered?’ And when she replied, ‘Farmer’s Markets, Farmers or a recipe using market ingredients’ . . . well of course I said ‘you got it!’ Joyce first showed up on my radar in my twitter feed – the bright red hat and the fact that she lives in a big red barn, takes ballroom dance lessons with husband Charlie and uses the word ‘giggles’ for her salutation, and you’ll understand why I’m a big fan.  And I knew just the recipe I wanted to share with everyone . . . Sweet Corn Ice Cream . . .

Sweet Corn Ice Cream you ask? Absolutely . . . and you won’t believe how good it is! We first came across Sweet Corn Ice Cream when we visited Bloomington’s Farmer’s Market for the first time last summer . . . and our subsequent visit to one of our favorite restaurants in the area . . . FarmBloomington.

The Professor and I have been known to drive the 1.5 hours South just for dinner but we also admit that the market is a big draw; and having niece Avery at Indiana University gives us an excuse to not only visit her, but we can hit the market and the restaurant all in the same day – triple score!

This corn/ice cream combination is unexpected, yet topped with caramel corn it really works so don’t turn your nose up without giving it a try – and don’t skip the caramel corn either; make your own or grab a box of cracker jacks – either way this one is a keeper when sweet corn is plentiful and at its peak.

As I said in my opener Joyce lives in a big red barn (she really does!) is full of life, laughter and love for her guy Charlie as well as a big gray-striped cat named Henry. Joyce is one of our biggest cheerleaders who lives in Kentucky; she loves farms and farmers more than anyone I know . . . and she has a heart of gold.

Someday I’m going to get in the car and start driving towards Kentucky just so I can see this barn she lives in (you know how much I love barns!) and meet Joyce in real life . . . head on over for the recipe!


  1. I thought I had covered the corn gambit, but I was sorely lacking in the “corn in my ice cream” category. I’ve had green tea ice cream so why not corn? Love it!

  2. Awesome! I just made something like this not too long ago … had some for dessert today after lunch. Mine was a caramel sauce instead of caramel corn though. Interesting twist! I love the fresh corn smell with the ice cream and caramel. http://sumptuousspoonfuls.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/sweet-corn-ice-cream-with-salted-caramel-sauce/

  3. Deb, I cannot thank you enough for the guest post. The gardening and canning has just about done me in this past week. The kitchen is still a sight…but the new pressure canner didn’t explode! Ha. Looks like I’ll live to blog again tomorrow!

  4. ‘don’t skip the caramel corn’ no freaking way would I ever!!! 🙂 Love that stuff and really wished I’d made some before the storm hit. Another day.

  5. I love corn ice cream! One of my favorite classic Filipino flavors. Haven’t had it in ages. Thanks for the memory jolt!

  6. I’ve got to admit, of all the ice cream flavors I’ve drooled over this summer, I’ve never seen one as creative as this! Going to go scope out this recipe now. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh Lordy, lady, this looks uh-mazing. I love anything using summer corn. Heading over now to get the recipe. And, really, caramel corn? I do believe you’ve out done yourself!

  8. Seriously have never hear of corn ice cream before. Just had corn on the cob, had corn chowder in the past, corn…wel, you get the picture, but never corn ice cream. You never cease to surprise Miss Debra!!

  9. Ooh! I like the idea of sweet corn ice cream, but I like it even better topped with caramel corn! Looks delicious!

  10. That looks GOOD! love the caramel popcorn on top. Now excuse me while I go get the recipe 🙂

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