Two weeks ahead of the party I started making ice cream in my little Cuisinart. It's nothing special but it gets the job done.
Sadly, I don't have any photographic evidence of my ice cream madness. But I do have a list of the recipes I used. All in all we had eight different kinds, including two non-dairy.
ICE CREAMSMango (this was a surprising hit)
Corn (awesome with the caramel sauce, even better using leftover corn-on-the-cob)
Chocolate Peanut Butter (I've made this several times now, and it's Gene's favorite)
Raspberry (loosely based on this recipe)
Lemon Cheesecake (Add zest of 1 lemon and let it sit overnight before freezing.)
Coconut Milk (I made half vanilla and half chocolate)
Chocolate sauce (no dairy... we used the leftovers to make mochas, so I didn't mind making 2 different sauces)
Salted caramel (given to me by a friend but I like the one from the corn ice cream recipe better)
Toasted almond slivers
Everyone had a different favorite, and there was just a little of each one left. Overall I probably made 2 gallons of ice cream. Most people had bowls rather than cones. Now I have a ton of cones and no ice cream left.
Was I nuts? Probably. Did our friends and family exclaim many times over how much they enjoyed it? Yup. Would I do it again? Maybe. It was an interesting experiment and I had fun trying out all the types.