I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted — stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container. 
 Bill Bryson

I was delighted to hear from Sean for CSN Stores the other day asking if I’d like to do a home decor or kitchen accessories giveaway for readers of Passionate About Baking from the US and Canada. YES PLEASE!! I could choose something from counter stools or cookware from any of the CSN  Stores. Of course I had to choose something form the ‘cookware‘! This giveaway offers me an opportunity to thank you for stopping by, and for taking the time to leave a comment and say wonderful things.

Have you had a look at the CSN Stores? CSN Stores LLC is a fast-growing, privately-held company offering customers the best online shopping available for home and office goods. A $200 million company, CSN is made up of more than 200 online niche shops offering a huge selection of products ranging from barstools and bedroom sets to grills, greenhouses and gaming equipment. They include All, Toys and Games, and


With summer here, I thought either the Cuisineart Ice Cream Maker or Delonghi Retro Panini Grill would be a fun giveaway. I loved both of them, so thought I’d offer you a choice. Suggestion: With the grill, you can start with a several array of delicious panini sandwich recipes .

To enter the giveaway please leave a comment on this post before Sunday, April 24th, midnight your time, and let me know which of the two items from CSN Stores you’d like to win.  Tweet about this giveaway for an extra entry leaving a comment for each entry.

Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2 Qt. Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker – ICE-30BC

What’s better than a quart of luscious homemade ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt? Two quarts! The fully automatic Cuisinart Pure Indulgence makes 2 quarts of your favorite frozen desserts or drinks in as little as 25 minutes. It’s easy, an integrated motor, double-insulated freezer bowl and automatic mixing paddle do all the work. Results are consistently smooth, cleanup is easy, and the brushed metal styling is simply sensational. 
Delonghi Retro Panini Grill – CGH800
Make great tasting, restaurant-style grilled sandwiches in the comfort of your own home! This product features a double-sided non-stick grill that cooks from the top and bottom for fast, even grilling. Adjustable thermostat for grilling and toasting allows for easy operation and the temperature range window lets you easily view the precise temperature for perfect customized grilling and toasting every time!
The giveaway is only open to residents of the US and Canada. Be sure your email address is included in your comment.
My stash of strawberries lasted long. Some eaten straight out of the bowl, and loads frozen to be preserved. Others reduced to delicious Roasted Vanilla and Balsamic Strawberries, some headed into jars of Strawberry Vanilla Bean Conserve, and also in a Strawberry Cake with Quark and Mascarpone. Did I forget to mention the Strawberry Vanilla Bean Scented Frangipane Galette and these Double Chocolate Strawberry Energy Bars? Add to that a No Bake Strawberry Quark Cheesecake which I still have to post, and I could happily live off this passionate fruit for ever.

Like all good things come to an end, so has the strawberry season in our neck of the woods. It’s been better than any season before, and we’ve been spoilt silly by these luscious berries. Now it’s time to dig into the reserves and use the frozen ones! With the mercury almost hitting 45C very early in the season, this luscious eggless strawberry ice-cream was absolutely sensational.

Quick Strawberry Ice-Cream was music to my ears when I first saw the recipe in INDULGE – 100 Perfect Desserts by Claire Clark This gorgeous book that I received to review from Blogger Aid is one of the most special ones on my bookshelf, and if offers a variety of desserts from very involved to very simple. Each recipe has trivia attached to it, and Claire Clark extensively uses fruit in her desserts… that is something I love. If I were to own just one book on desserts, this would be my choice!

About the recipe, the author writes, ” One day when I was teaching at Le Cordon Bleu, my friend and fellow pastry lecturer, Matthew Hardy, was in the basement , busily prepping for our ice-cream demonstration the next day. I was shocked to see him making strawberry ice-cream without any eggs, and was convinced it wouldn’t be as luxurious as my recipe. I was, however, pleasantly surprised, as it was every bit as rich and creamy as mine.Whenever I make a fruit ice-cream, now, whatever the flavour, I use this recipe.”

I adapted the recipe a little as I had just made fresh mascarpone for something and looking through Indulge had a a change of heart. I just HAD to make ice cream. but had used my last batch of cream to make mascarpone. The recipe is QUICK as it says. I used vanilla sugar, and the only extra ingredient was a tbsp of vodka. By all means go the double cream way as that might be easier for most of you. It’s a delightfully creamy ice cream and just right for summer. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, this giveaway just might win you one!


Adapted from Indulge by Claire Clark, pg 193
600gms frozen strawberries,  (or if using fresh, washed and hulled)
300gms vanilla sugar (or Castor sugar)
500 ml freshly thickened mascarpone ( or double cream)
1 tbsp vodka (optional)
Puree the strawberries in a blender and then pass through a sieve to remove the seeds. ( I leave the seeds in because I love the added texture they offer)
Mix half the sugar with the thickened cream, and bring to a simmering boil. (If you are using double cream, mix half the sugar with the cream, and bring to a boil)
Pour this mixture over the fruit puree and mix well, then stir in the rest of the sugar,
Leave to cool completely. Set in an ice cream maker according to manufacturers instructions. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, then place in a freezer safe container in the freezer. Stir 6-8 times, every hour, to break and distribute the crystals, and then leave to set overnight.
Soften slightly before serving.

Note: I added a tbsp of vodka. This doesn’t change the taste, but helps keep the ice cream from getting rock hard.

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About me: I am a freelance food writer, recipe developer and photographer. Food is my passion - baking, cooking, developing recipes, making recipes healthier, using fresh seasonal produce and local products, keeping a check on my carbon footprint and being a responsible foodie! I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and product reviews. I express this through my food photographs which I style and the recipes I blog. My strength lies in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. Baking in India, often my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients, and this has now become a platform to get creative on. I enjoy cooking immensely as well.


  1. bunkycooks says:

    The pictures are so beautiful of your strawberry ice cream. I am certain that it is over the top delicious with the mascarpone cheese!

    If I could choose anything from CSN, it would be a new Kitchen Aid mixer. Mine has started to make a noise that we cannot fix! From your giveaway, I would be happy with the ice cream maker. Mine is past it's prime.

    • Hi Deeba,

      I absolutely love your blog! Made the Strawberry Ice cream last evening…. I used Whipping Cream instead of Mascarpone though. Couldn’t wait for my hubby & son to try it and finally, this afternoon, we all had it & the verdict was unanimous ….. the ice cream was luxuriously smooth and super yummy. Thanks Deeba, for posting this amazing recipe. It definitely is a keeper! From CSN I would go with the Panini Grill.

      Thanks again,
      Uma :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi there, What is the name of the plant(pink flowers) you have in this pic? .Lovely blog.

  3. Snooky doodle says:

    oh this looks so delicious! Nice giveaway. Pity I can t participate.
    I found this blog and thought you might be interested in the recipe. It s in Italian if you want me to translate it just tell me. here s the link.

  4. Sandy a la Mode says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! Your pictures are amazing and make me soo hungry! It's beautiful outside so it's really just the perfect day for strawberry ice cream!! If I won, I would love the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2 Qt. Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker – ICE-30BC! =)


  5. Sandy a la Mode says:

    *tweet tweet* I twittered about this giveaway!


  6. Martha stewart says:

    Beautiful pictures. If i win, I would love to have ice cream maker

  7. shobita says:

    Hi Deeba.
    I have been a fan of yours for a very long time. I check it everyday, just haven't left any messages or comments until now.
    I am just in love with the way you bring everything together in the blog – the recipes, the cooking process, the pictures. You are awesome. Did you ever imagine when you started writing this blog that you would one day be world famous?! WOW!
    I loved pics in todays post. Makes me want to make the ice cream. Sadly, I don't have an ice cream maker (hint hint) :-(. Nor for that matter do I have a panini maker..sigh.
    But please do not think that greed is the motivation for finally posting a message today. Well maybe 5% greed. But the remaining 95% is true admiration for you.
    Keep up the good work, Deeba!


  8. Karthika says:

    Lovely pics…Wish I could grab a scoop. Its beginning to look a lot like Summer at my end, so I would definitely like the Icecream Maker.

    Am going to try making this recipe with what I could.

  9. Tonya says:

    Yummmm…Marscapone is one of my favorite ingredients to bake with lately, I can't imagine how good it is in ice cream!

    I think if I could win one, I would choose the Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker. And the first thing I would make would be your Strawberry Marscapone Ice Cream!

  10. Tonya says:
  11. Asha @ FSK says:

    Woohoo!! Awesome.. been eyeing an ice cream maker for a while… :))) err, so I want one :DDD

    will tweet as well..

    Aside from the giveaway part, imagine the mascarpone adds such creaminess to the ice cream!! YUUMMY! So, do all the neighborhood kids hang out at your place?

  12. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Great giveaway!

    That ice cream is fantastic! MMmmmhhh, I am craving some now!



  13. Photon says:

    Ooh, I'd love that ice cream maker. I've been eying David Liebowitz's bacon ice cream for a while now…

  14. Anonymous says:

    HI Deeba,
    I am avid fan of yours.. I check everyday but have never left a comment. Your passion for food reflects on everything you make..
    I never win anything but would love the Icecream maker…
    Delicious Icecream, can I have some….

  15. -Sonali- says:

    omg LOVE the pretty pictures! Great giveaway idea! I'm a student in med school and between the hectic schedule and class, I survive on sandwiches and the panini grill brings back memories of waking up at like 5am to go help at my grandparents cafe in downtown Vancouver!! If I won the giveaway, I would LOVE the panini grill!!

  16. My Crazy Family says:

    I love your pictures and would love to make this icecream. I would be happy with either one. The grill might be safer weight wise but I could have a blast with the icecream maker. ;o)

  17. Dorothea says:

    Oh my, but the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker would be the one for me!


  18. ButterYum says:

    OH WOW – What a fantastic giveaway opportunity!!! I'd love to win either of these wonderful items. Please count me in! I'd really prefer to not post my email publically, but you can easily reach me at my blog.

    Thanks so much!


  19. tasteofbeirut says:

    Your photos are always beautiful and totally inspiring; even if I don't feel like it I find myself planning the next batch of ice-cream looking at these!

  20. I'd love to win the frozen yogurt/ ice cream maker… summer is coming… :)

  21. Barb, Diabetic Snacker says:

    OMgoodness that strawberry looks so divine! I'm diabetic & also have a food blog, I would love the ice cream maker! Frozen yogurt anytime I'd want would be heaven! Great giveaway I've been a fan a long time by rss.

  22. Barb, Diabetic Snacker says:

    I was so excited about this that I did go tweet it on twitter even though I've never done that before!

  23. Once again, you wow me with photos. This looks like an awesome ice cream and with strawberries just coming into season, I cant wait to try some of your strawberry recipes. You rock Deeba!

  24. Topher says:

    I'd love to win an ice cream maker

    Thanks for the giveaway.


    zekks at yahoo dot com

  25. 5 Star Foodie says:

    Beautiful ice cream! I would definitely choose the ice cream maker and I've been also looking at their mini smoker too.

  26. blogfan says:

    Came across your blog recently. Really love it and look forward to your new posts.

    I would love the ice cream maker.

  27. Madhuli says:

    wow..Strawberry Queen :)Love the love to own the icecream maker..either I have to temp.shift to the USA or some icecream maker has to come to India! all your the photos!

  28. purplelover04 says:

    i love the picture they look to yummy. i love the offi EVA Kids' Foam Table and Stool Set in Red-Orange Free S and
    Offi EVA Kids' Foam Table and Stool Set in Blue – Green.

  29. purplelover04 says:
  30. Anonymous says:

    Such a difficult choice, but I think I will go with the Panini maker.

    hollerrainee @ yahoo


  31. islandeat says:

    I'd love the Cuisinart ice cream maker, just in time for fresh fruit sorbet, gelato, and ice creams all summer!!!

    Thanks for the chance,


  32. IslandEAT says:

    Hi, again. I tweeted about this, too:

    Thank you very much.

  33. Satvi says:

    The pictures on your site always make my mouth water!! This ice cream looks heavenly and I love that it doesn't contain eggs. I've been looking for such a recipe for a long time. I must get a copy of 'Indulge'.

    The Cusinart ice cream maker would be my choice.


  34. A Canadian Foodie says:

    I make a lot of homemade ice cream and usually use my Thermomix to whip it up in 30 seconds. However, when I make a custard based ice cream, I often need the ice cream maker. I have used and tested a myriad of them – all made for home use, and this one is the best.
    I have two of these. One was a gift and I already had one. Often I use them both at once when I am preparing for a summer party and making a few flavours. Should I get randomly chosen, this would go to my daughter in Palo Alto. That would be SWEET!
    I love your photos. Gorgeous. We have just had the first few warm breaths of Spring up here in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) – late this year, and it is making me very antsy seeing your Spring is in full bloom!

  35. Ice cream looks so very tempting Deeba! Psst.. when will there be a giveaway for Indian readers:-))??

  36. Bellini Valli says:

    I am glad that you love the Indulge cookbook Deeba. It seems that is was the perfect choice for you. My dad is a vegetarian so I will pass this eggless version of icecream over to him…although if I had the ice cream maker I could try it myself:D

  37. Tangled Noodle says:

    Honestly, I'd love to receive a bowl of this luscious ice cream as a prize! Your photos as such a delight.

    As I already have an ice cream maker (though not nearly as fancy as this one), I would love the DeLonghi Grill. What a great giveaway!

  38. Tangled Noodle says:

    I tweeted this post! 😎

  39. Amanda says:

    Ohhhhh me me me! LOL I would LOVE to have the ice cream maker. I just broke the handle on mine :(

    Deeba – as usual the photos are gorgeous and make me want to eat the screen! How in the world did you take so many gorgeous photos without the ice cream melting! :)

  40. Amanda says:

    I retweeted the contest too! :)

  41. Maria says:

    Love the ice cream. Your photos always amaze me! I love all kitchen gadgets/appliances, but the grill looks really nice!

  42. Krista Joy says:

    For as much as I bake you may never know… but ice cream is my favorite dessert!! I would LOVE to have the ice cream maker! Strawberry season will be in 1-2 months here and I will definitely be trying some of those strawberry recipes then!

  43. Helen says:

    I'd love the ice cream maker! The pictures of your ice cream inspired me.

  44. Katrina says:

    I LOVE homemade ice cream, bought an ice cream maker last summer. So I'd have to go for the panini maker!
    Delicious ice cream there!

  45. Suzanne a.k.a. vivisue says:

    Those are the yummiest pics ever! And so much pink and red. Love it! And this recipe will be going in my ice cream maker as soon as it stops raining – or maybe not. If I am stuck in the house I'm afraid the ice cream would be gone in a heartbeat! I have a Cuisinart, so if you would like to give me the Panini Grill, I would love it just as much!!

  46. Danielle says:

    Ice cream!! Your recipe looks lovely and I have forever wanted to try making my own. For whatever reason (mostly because I'm too stingy), I have yet to take the plunge and buy an ice cream maker. It would be fantastic if I won :)

  47. Jungmin says:

    Beautiful colors! I love that it is strawberry season, also that ice cream season is near. I wish I had an ice cream maker, too, to make my own…would love the cuisinart ice cream maker 😀

  48. Ruksana M (@barifromsd) says:

    Yummy icecream , recipe and pic :) Today I watched icecream making video on barney show and I was so tempted to try making icecream on my own.Now after seeing your QUICK STRAWBERRY MASCARPONE ICE CREAM I want to try for it for sure.I love Cuisinart products they are very user friendly and high quality products.My kids and I would be delighted if I win this contest.
    Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!!

    I tweeted about this awesome giveaway ~

  49. Gloria says:

    Dear Deeba how ever and ever and for ever (je,je) your pictures are the most beautiful I seen! and the Ice Cream lovely and delicious, huggsss Master, gloria

  50. Ruksana M (@barifromsd) says:

    My eMAIL :

    Thanks for this perfect giveaway!!

    The pics are so tempting and a sure treat to the eyes :)

  51. The strawberry ice-cream sounds so right for summer right now.Beautiful gorgeous pictures as usual. BTW I would love the panini grill.

  52. teresacooks says:

    this looks so yummy and so easy. I really need to break out my ice cream maker. . .

  53. Lindsay says:

    Love your photographs … they always inspire me to try something new. If I won, I would use the ice cream maker to make some matcha frozen yogurt that I've been craving for over a year. Pick me! Pick me! :)

  54. Hello
    I would love to win the ice cream maker. I am hoping to start selling organic ice cream at our local farmers market and need practice , this would be just the ticket.


    love your blog


  55. Barbara says:

    Your ice cream sure looks heavenly, Deeba! My kids gave me an ice cream maker (the kind you put in the freezer) for Christmas and I am making rhubarb ice cream today. I'd love to try your recipe this week. Have never heard of an ice cream without eggs!
    And I'd love a "real" ice cream maker so I don't have to take up my freezer space with that huge container!
    Super giveaway!

  56. Elaine says:

    Those photos are gorgeous. I think I'd prefer the panini press; at least that way, I could halfway convince myself that I'd be making something healthyISH.

  57. i am: says:

    Your photos are beautiful!
    I would love, love, LOVE the ice cream maker!

  58. Bertha says:

    Ah, beautiful as always, I've been planning to make my own ice cream since forever and I just got the exact Cuisinart ice cream maker for my bday a few months ago, yay! I'm eyeing on that gorgeous panini maker though, been checking it for a while now everytime i'm in store. Your ice cream looks GORGEOUS! very spring-like :)

  59. Joanna says:

    Gosh that looks gorgeous! I've been thinking of getting the ice cream attachment for my KA mixer for ages so I can make some ice cream! I think I'd take the panini press though, if I won this giveaway :) Just so I can justify buying the attachment!

  60. Naomi says:

    This looks amazing and sounds fantastic. Marscapone ice cream-wow! Can't wait to try it.

  61. Cherine says:

    Gorgeous photos! and this ice-cream is mouth-watering!

  62. Hello Deeba,
    This month your posts were full of strawberry treasure that you looted on your trip to Pune.With the onset of summers(especially in and around Delhi)When mercury is soring high,photos on your post of ICECREAM BELLE dressed in pink is giving a cool effect.This coolness has increased with your giveaway offer of Cusinart Icecream Maker.Now I can dare to experiment with your icecream recipes. Love .Abha

  63. Chow and Chatter says:

    man CSN stores are rocking the blogging World

    love this ice cream and as ever lovely photos

    Rebecca (not Rachel he he he LOL)

  64. Tayler says:

    The panini grill would be amazing :)

  65. matzsmith says:

    I have the Ice cream maker. Works great. The sandwich press is what I have my on. Gorgeous pics!! syntazticfatgmaildotcom.

  66. Those gorgeous strawberries you have look amazing!And the color of that icecream says 'spring' to me! I would love to be able to make my own icecream with an icecream maker. : )

  67. The recipe looks scrumptious. The giveaway is terrific. I'd be thrilled with either item!

  68. oneordinaryday says:

    I love making eggless ice cream and I happen to have a container of mascarpone in the fridge. This looks so delicious that I may be giving it a try this week. : )

    What a fun store. I'd love to get one of those blenders with the glass pitchers. Mine is plastic and I really need to upgrade.

    That panini press is great too! I can picture a summer's worth of sandwiches coming out of that.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  69. Grimmy says:

    The ice cream maker looks awesome!!!

  70. I am drooling only looking at your icecream. But, mine is almost done churning so I will eat it with more excitement now.
    I would go with the ice cream maker as mine is pretty old now.

  71. L & M says:

    My daughter would LOVE this recipe. She is a strawberry connoisseur. But seeing as how my husby is a sandwich maker, the panini press would be great! Thanks for the chance to win something awesome. And thanks for sharing your beautiful images.

  72. simply_complicated says:

    what a great looking recipe! what a nice giveaway! you're wonderful!
    if i were to win, i would definitely pick the ice cream maker… just the thing to make tasty summer treats for my family!
    thoughtful_wiccan at hotmail dot com

  73. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for being here. Boy, I would really like to see the panini maker sitting on my counter. We are a sandwich loving family.

  74. Shirley says:

    Hi Deeba,
    have been admiring your blog from several days . I posted once on your pune trip as i am from pune originally .
    Strawberry ice cream is my favourite and yours – is sinfully Divine -can tempt anyone to raid the fridge and eat spoonfuls hideously or loose sleep if one cant devour a bowl
    I have always wanted an icecream maker ..hope my wish comes true .

  75. Grumpy and HoneyB says:

    Deeba, you are such a great artist/photographer. All of your photos are so beautiful and the colors just pop. I love it.

    If I were lucky enough to win – it would be the ice cream maker…for sure!

  76. purplelover04 says:
  77. shobita says:

    Hey Deeba.
    I had posted my message yesterday (comment # 7). But forgot to include my email and to say that I am eligible for the contest.
    So here goes..
    By the way, have you personally tried out these two appliances?


  78. LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! says:

    eggless ice cream! you are my hero, i love ice cream and well sweets for that matter but eggs don't work too well with me. can't wait to try this recipe. i would try it sooner if i had a cuisinart ice cream maker 😉

  79. This Ice Cream looks divine! I can't wait to try it. I don't have an Ice Cream maker, and the one that you have mentioned sounds fantastic. Thanks for the recipe!

  80. Oh my god, that strawberry ice cream looks divine! Too bad I don't have an ice cream maker… *wink wink nudge nudge* 😉 Seriously though, an ice cream maker would be a godsend to my poor little wrists that get so tired from hand-mixing my homemade ice cream! 😀

    But my goodness, what a terribly sad quote from that Bill Bryson fellow! Does he mean to say he *doesn't* eat his ice cream straight out of the container? I hope for his sake I'm just reading it wrong. Everybody should stay up late and eat their ice cream from the box! :)

    twitter: ILikeToNom

  81. Hannah says:

    wow what an awesome opportunity!
    i would love to win that ice cream maker :)

  82. lena.mycooking(at)gmail(dot)com says:

    Stunning pictures ! Great Giveaway :)

  83. Sara Tea says:

    the ice cream maker FOR sure. I've been saving up for one!!! such a great recipe and great give away!!!

  84. What a great blog and the ice cream looks so yummy but since I have an ice cream maker the panini grill would be so awesome.

  85. Nicole says:

    Just found your site today through Tastespotting. The ice cream looks delicious. I have been on a bit of a strawberry kick lately. I would love the ice cream maker as mine is on its last legs and I don't know what I will do if it dies. Thanks for the great post.

  86. Marsha H says:

    The ice cream looks delicious. I saw it on Foodgawker and came to your blog. I would love the ice cream maker. (Actually I would love to own both items, but the large ice cream maker is far in the front on a wish list!)

  87. Valen says:

    Oh boy, this looks so good!

  88. Chocolate Freckles says:

    Oh for me I will have to choose the ice-cream maker!!! I love ice cream and now that we are getting closer to winter I think it's the way to go!!!! I want to win it!!!

  89. shayma says:

    this is a really beautiful post, deeba, lots of gorgeous photos- lovely flavours. who wouldnt adore to own the ice cream maker? x shayma

  90. Anonymous says:

    My email and I'd love the Panini maker! Thanks,

  91. Barbara Bakes says:

    Strawberry ice cream is my favorite. I can only imagine what a wonderful addition marscarpone must be! I'd loved to win the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence ice cream maker.

  92. Barbara Bakes says:

    I tweeted your giveaway!

  93. Hungry Rabbit says:

    Strawberry Queen Strikes Again! Your Strawberry Ice Cream looks insanely delicious, not to mention the luscious color.

    Love to get the panini grill.

    Thanks Deeba.


  94. Anonymous says:

    I have been looking for an eggless ice cream recipe and yours looks delicious. I would love the ice cream maker.

  95. I can not WAIT to try this recipe (just as soon as it is strawberry season: It would be a pity to use the bland berries available now in the supermarkets)! I'll bet this would also be good with blueberries or blackberries or…!

    Would LOVE to win a yogurt/ice cream maker. Pick me! Pick me!

  96. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella says:

    I'm out of the running as I'm outside of US and Canada but I just wanted to say that I always love the styling on your posts! Just so gorgeously pretty! 😀

  97. ssomerville says:

    Great looking ice cream. Will have to try it for sure. Thanks.
    Awesome give away as well. Would love to win the panini grill.

  98. Adrienne says:

    First of all, I am in love with your photos. I want to live in those photos, they scream spring. Secondly, I have a list of 101 goals to accomplish in my lifetime and one of those goals is to host an annual neighborhood ice cream party. Homemade ice cream is my one weakness, and having just made my own mascarpone cheese for the first time this ice cream is one I will be making as soon as possible! Having that beautiful ice cream maker would sure help. Gorgeous photography, I am extremely impressed.

  99. Teresa says:

    Oh my goodness! I just found your blog and am in love already! Your pictures are breathtakingly beautiful– such nice composition of color and space– and detailed recipes with commentary. And I would love to have the chance to win one of your giveaways!

  100. Chris says:

    Delicious looking ice cream! Thanks for the vodka tip! I am going to have to implement that at work.

    I have to say, I do like Cuisinart machines. I used another of their ice cream makers at work almost daily. I posted about two of the test recipes that were great (but didn't make the dinner menu) –

    So, not only does it produce tasty treats (great lil' recipe book with the directions), but is holding up really well, too! (I even put the bucket thing in the dishwasher once…whoops!)

    Phew! Long comment – sorry. I would enjoy either machine!

  101. Parita says:

    You wouldnt believe it, i too was planning to prepare strawberry icecream with mascarpone! you read my mind! Would love to win the ice cream maker perfect for the season, can i give a US address? a friend is coming down from there, might just work out 😀

  102. Cecilia says:

    I can't wait until I can get fresh strawberries at my farmers market. Will definitely try this recipe.

    Would love to win a panini press! Thanks for the giveaway!

  103. Spice says:

    It's so tempting, even in the middle of night….if I could just grab the bowl…nice giveaway….if I win I would love to have panini grill, I love panini sandwich….

  104. Chooow says:

    I would looooooove an ice cream machine!

    Thanks for the great post!

  105. julio may says:

    I've been waiting soo long for an ice cream maker!

  106. christine says:

    I just broke up w/ my bf of 3 years and have been spending my nights w/ cookies and cream and blockbuster. SO I could definitely use an ice cream maker.

    pick me please!

  107. The ice cream maker, of course! :)

  108. Marguerite says:

    Forgot to add my email, but I would love that ice cream maker!

  109. Wow! Nice giveaway..hope I win :-) BTW your pictures are soo pretty these days..and the pics looks very professional too :-)

  110. Melissa says:

    Oh my goodness, I would love to win the ice cream maker! We have been talking just this week about how much fun it would be to have one and make ice cream for our 3 boys!!

  111. Kristin says:

    How wonderful your strawberry recipes look! I absolutely love strawberry season. I would love the Cuisinart ice cream maker – I have wanted to make my own sorbets, etc.

  112. Shalini says:

    I would love to win the ice cream maker so that I can enjoy eggless ice creams at home. Don't get much choice with eggless ones here.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I win! :)

  113. Amaranta says:

    I would love to win the Ice cream maker, because summer is coming!! Thanks!

  114. Vidya says:

    Beautiful, beautiful. You outdo yourself each time!

  115. Elizabeth says:

    Oh my, that ice cream looks divine! Your pictures just keep getting better and better. If I won, I would definitely need the ice cream maker just to try out this recipe.

    Being that I am almost 8 month pregnant now as well, I think a big bowl of "healthy" fruit based ice cream is in order!

  116. Anonymous says:

    Wow, this is like double bonus…delicious recipes and also a free gift !

    I would like the Panini Press.

  117. zoom yumm says:


    What a gorgeous ice-cream and pictures. I just made STRAWBERRY POPSICLES and can't get enough of them. Great blog by the way. I LOVE it.

    Have a wonderful day!


  118. If I were lucky enough..I'd love to win the panini grill..nd make a chicken tikka panini with cilantro fav!! ur site..u truly are an inspiration!!
    I tried out ur strawberry- vanilla bean preserve..nd it was perfect…thank you…

  119. purplelover04 says:
  120. Anonymous says:

    I would love to win an ice cream maker for the summer. We live in the desert so it would be used!!

  121. Anonymous says:

    Hail to the strawberry genie. Another lovely recipe. I'd like to put an end to the freezing whisking freezing and whisking again scenario everytime I undertake to indulge my icecream monsters at home. Enough said, I'd love the icecream machine. Thanks for this opportunity. Angela

  122. Schmidty says:

    Beutiful pictures! The ice cream looks divine …and those floral bowls are to die for. Fantastic presentation!

    For your giveaway, I would choose the panini grill. Thanks for the chance to win!

  123. Suzanne Rhodes McKelvie says:

    Your ice cream looks so good. I would love to win the ice cream maker.

  124. Sreelu says:

    Lovely icecream, pics look great. Thank for the giveaway, Panini maker for me please !!

  125. The Ericksons says:

    Your ice cream looks delicious! I can't wait for locally grown strawberries to come into season in MN so I can try this recipe!
    I already own an ice cream maker so by default I choose the panini grill.

  126. Susan says:

    Oh Deeba- your recipes sound simply luscious. I would love to win the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2 Qt. Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker – ICE-30BC. With summer coming and all the fruit and berries coming into season I would go nuts making ice creams and sorbets. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

  127. Spandana says:

    Nice pics & recipe. I would love a panini maker.

  128. Nan Williams says:

    Your photos are a treat for the eye! I would love the ice cream maker.

  129. susitravl says:

    I have an ice cream maker, so I'd like to win the Panini Grill. Love your blog and the great recipes I've found here – bookmarked some, and printed some for use this weekend!!

  130. Carter @ The Kitchenette says:

    I would love to win the ice cream maker! I have been DYING to try making ice cream at home. I have visions of caramel-swirled vanilla… mmmm.

  131. torontoladybaker says:

    i just made some eggless strawberry ice cream earlier this week – unfortunately, without an ice cream maker my results weren't spectacular. would love to try again with that lovely prize!
    nice blog!

  132. ilovebugs says:

    I would love to win the ice cream maker but I hope I can gather enough courage to try to make this wonderful ice cream. I am an amateur cook and your blog keeps blowing me away every time I take a peek. Your one-of-a-kind blog is an inspiration and a great matter of pride to all Indians around the world. Keep up your good work ! I applaud you for spreading a message of universal sisterhood and passion for art through your heartfelt creations from your kitchen to all of ours.

  133. Colleen says:

    Oh Wow! I would go for the ice cream maker so I could make Lactose free ice cream for my fiancé!

  134. Anonymous says:

    Hi Deeba, Just realized my comment went as Anonymous (non-blogger) and didnt have my email ID. Its the comment on April 19 at 11:02 and is up there between another anonymous and Schmidty.
    The drool was for the Icecream maker. Thanks Angela

  135. Vivian says:

    Deeba, this looks awesome! I feel like licking the screen! I can't wait to start making ice cream again soon and will give this recipe a go.

  136. Erica Lea says:

    I would definitely want to win the ice cream maker. I've been wanting that model for a while now, and we already own a panini grill!

  137. Heather says:

    Must. Make. That. BEAUTIFUL Ice cream. Sigh. And of course an ICE CREAM MAKER would help huh? Looks delish and is definitely on my to do list this summer. Mmmmmm.

  138. Felicia says:

    I would LOVE to win the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2 Qt. Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker-just in time for summer!!


  139. Muneeba says:

    Trust u to take such fantastic photos that it's made me crave strawberry ice-cream … and that's not even a flavor I'd usually go for! Btw, hope u can help me with this … what can I sub for alcohol when I make ice-cream?? I know it helps to make it less hard, and I want that, but hopefully without the vodka!
    As for the giveaway, my vote's on the panini maker, since I already have a Cuisinart ice-cream maker.

  140. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite says:

    Would love the icecream maker. You know where to find me when I win!

  141. Chels says:

    I've been wanting an ice cream maker for forever!! CSN Stores is fab! ☺
    cjeheart at yahoo dot com

  142. Blooming Daisies says:

    Hi Deeba!
    I came across your blog again I have bookmarked it to keep getting some of the best recipes from you! I am newly married and what other way than to bake fabulous recipes to make HIM happy! All the very best to you and may you excel in this field.
    I am a working engineer and in a year or so…I will also be known as S-a-h-m. I love the way you say " Mad about baking" thts a typical trait we scorpions are !
    Thank you so much!
    and lots of love!

  143. Arwen from Hoglet K says:

    I love your yoghurt and fruit icecreams, so I'll have to try the marscarpone version. It sounds like an excellent use for your strawberries!

  144. Joanna says:

    I'm thrilled about the idea of making ice cream *and* sorbet this summer!

  145. Anonymous says:

    The ice cream maker for sure!I love Ice creams and so does my entire family. Ive been meaning to buy one for ages but never got around….but if i win this giveaway i wont need to!

  146. Anonymous says:

    Lovely blog and great Pictures. Would love a panini maker.

  147. Heavenly Housewife says:

    Beautiful ice cream. This looks so summery and refreshing.
    Wish i could take part in this give away, but I dont qualify.
    *kisses* HH

  148. Emily says:

    Thank god for summer! Warm weather, ice cream, and strawberries! :)

  149. Meghan Scarsella says:

    An ice cream maker? Yes please!
    Thanks for the giveaway (I hope I win!)

  150. Learning says:

    two items i would like from csn would be the Nordicware Fairytale Cottage Bundt Pan and the KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (Green for summer!)

    kimplovely at (@knphan)

  151. Learning says: – tweet

    @knphan (kimplovely at

  152. Learning says:

    I would love to win the ice cream maker – perfect for summer!

  153. Learning says:

    I would love to win the ice cream maker – perfect for summer!
    kimplovely at (@knphan)

  154. purplelover04 says:
  155. Natalie... says:

    Oh wow this looks so so good, i love strawberry ice cream :).

  156. Lynnette says:

    Eggless ice cream sounds great- a "must try". And your photos are amazing.
    Since I have an ice cream maker I would love the panini maker!

  157. Hey Deeba,

    Your blog is so wonderful it's like treat to eyes.
    I recently started blogging and would love to take few tips from you. I just love the way you represent your creations. My blog is

    If I have to choose a kitchen gadget then I will go with the Ice-cream maker.

    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity.

  158. Kalai says:

    Hi Deeba! Thanks for the perfect inspiration to use up the stawberries in my fridge. I would love, love, love the ice cream maker as I don't have one. My website it


  159. Barifromsd says:

    Love the pics . Love them . Mouth watering :) as @barifromsd

    Tweeted ~~

  160. Neeta says:

    I love you blog. And would love to get the ice cream maker. Thanks.

  161. Sarah, Maison Cupcake says:

    I'm not eligible for the give away in the UK but this pink ice cream looks absolutely gorgeous, I really must start making some myself, I've not done any since the mince pie flavour one in January!

  162. O give away the ice cream maker! That'd be wonderful, i've been needing one since forever. Although I don't live in the US or Canada, good luck to the rest! x

  163. magpie says:

    I LOVE ice cream so your post is absolute torture! the Cuisinart ice cream maker giveaway sounds amazing and I would love to win it.

    I'm off dairy since my son seems to have a milk allergy that I'm praying he'll outgrow and in the meanwhile I'm looking for dairy free recipes, sherbets, soy milk based ice cream etc. Hope you'll post some dairy free recipes or substitutes and alternatives on your deliciously gorgeous blog :)

    my email id is

    my little food blog is

  164. Dear Deeba,
    In my earlier mail I missed to give you my email adress-

  165. We don't have an ice cream maker yet but I would love to have one. This post looks delicious and beautiful. If I chose to have 2 things from the CSN stores I would choose the ice cream maker and some landscape solar lighting. Great post! gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

  166. magpie says:

    Oh my so many comments in the short while since I posted my comment!
    Oh well, keeping my fingers crossed for the ice cream maker!
    Just tweeted about the giveaway on

  167. Well judging from the beautiful creation you made, I would hands down go for the ice cream maker!
    Thanks for hosting!

  168. BlueFrogJ says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. I found your site through Photograzing. I popped over to enter the giveaway. But I must say, your photography is gorgeous. Thanks for hosting!

  169. Oh my goodness!!! I would happily take either, but the ice cream maker would be especially nice for summer. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway and your blog rocks!

  170. Veena says:

    Your blog has had me wanting to bake on a weekly basis. I for one do not know how you manage to bake such goodies as simply as I make my dal and curry! The way you decorate the goodies make it drool worthy for the readers since the "boy & girl" are the lucky one who get to actually taste it. Way to go Deeba! Would love to have the Ice Cream Maker!!


  171. sandhya says:

    i just have a huge stash of strawberries sitting in my fridge and this ice-cream would be perfect… from the giveaway i will love to have the ice-cream maker….

  172. Learning says: – kimplovely (@knphan – twitter)

  173. Martha stewart says:

    You have a very nice blog. The pics are very tempting. if i win, i would like to have ice cream maker.

  174. Hanaâ says:

    I would love to win the Panini grill since i already have an ice cream maker (as well as the KitchenAid ice cream bowl attachment) :o) Thanks for doing the giveaway!!

  175. Cooking Foodie says:

    I would love to win the Ice cream machine… its been on my to-buy list for a long time…
    my email id is

  176. anuja says:

    Your blog is on my must read list every single day and I am in awe of the sheer variety and skill displayed in your food.The pictures ,the props and the text all combine to make reading your blog a sheer delight and a feast for the eyes.
    I would ,love to get my hands on this icecream maker and feast on fresh,creamy homemade icecream.

  177. Spartan-Spirit says:

    Hi Deeba,
    Funny how for someone who stops by your site at least twice a week, i finally managed to write a comment because that was the condition for your giveaway !!! Was that the motivation ? Surely yes!!! But here is something else i want you to know. i am an amatuer baker who blogs very randomly but bakes with as much love and passion as you do. and while i may have been able to recreate many of your recipes in my kitchen to positive reviews, i have never been able to(and can never)replicate the luscious photography you whip up…i call it food porn of the prettiest kind…sorry about the term :) (make sure the kids dont get to read my comment !!!) but honestly, i come to your website coz the delicious pictures make me salivate non stop. and then i try to recreate the recipes, only without a camera :)….so long story short, i think i prefer the panini grill since i make sandwiches so often and love them so much……
    either way, please keep the pretty stuff flowing :)….you are an incredible woman to be whipping up this frenzy in an indian kitchen…love it !!!
    alina mishra

  178. TommyGirl says:

    I would go for the panini grill, if only to keep myself from making ice cream and sugar filled stuff all the time.

  179. greenjuju says:

    I <3 strawberry ice cream but strawberry mascarpone sounds divine! If I had to choose, I would pick the ice cream maker. It gets really hot here in Florida and what better way to cool off than with ice cream or sorbet?

  180. I definitely want the ice cream maker.

  181. Jennifer says:

    I'd love to have the panini grill!

  182. Padma Rajagopal says:

    Thats one yummy killer – makes me long for the ice cream maker

  183. Anonymous says:

    I can almost smell the strawberries! I'd love the ice-cream maker, please.


  184. sallymi says:

    One of each please. Well, if I have to choose, it would be the ice cream maker, I can do a makeshift pannini press. Great site, love the recipes, now let me got back to them :)

  185. I would like the icecream machine !

  186. lolly says:

    Oh, my. Would love the ice cream maker. I love experimenting with flavors in ice cream form!

  187. Meena says:

    deeba, thanx for visiting my site and the lovely comment…i would love to have the panini press, if I did win!

  188. Jamie says:

    Sistah! You didn't tell me about this and I've made it under the wire! Sunday afternoon and I'm wiping my brow. I'm crazy for an ice cream maker so yes please but I'd also choose a cool slow cooker. Seems perfect for me who needs help cooking more than baking!

  189. Jamie says:

    Just retweeted, babes!

  190. Sharon says:

    One of my best childhood memories is turning that hand crank on my grandmother's wooden bucket ice cream maker. And the taste …nothing like it in the world. I'd pick the ice cream maker if I won.

    Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous ice cream maker!

  191. Sharon says:
  192. Rachana says:

    Hey Deeba,
    Ice cream looks delicious. Will certainly try it out.
    I would pick the ice cream maker if I win.


  193. FoodLovers says:

    what a great Yummy recipe Deeba !! what a nice giveaway! you're wonderful dear!
    if i were to win, i would definitely pick the ice cream maker… just the thing to make tasty summer treats for my family!
    Regards FoodLovers

  194. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    Your pictures are making me crave ice-cream! Perfect for summer! I'm off to go get some :)

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