Thursday, April 17, 2014

This was it, Yummies.
This was the one.
The recipe I had been dying to try since Lisa Mooney first said the words "Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes" to me.

You know those moments when you have flashes of brilliance you just can't wait to execute?
This was mine.
I said to myself, "How can I make something so completely unique that it will knock the socks off of the Mooney Farms family?"
Bruschetta? Been there.
Pasta? Done that.
But what about dessert? Have sun dried tomatoes ever dared to venture into the sweet territory that it usually reserved for chocolate and fruit?

< Insert the age-old argument that tomatoes are actually fruits here.>

I was convinced. My final recipe for Bella Sun Luci would be one they would never forget. I took their Sun Dried Tomatoes with Sweet Italian Basil and creamed the decadent flavors together with sugar then topped the whole thing off with a sweet balsamic syrup.

The results were astounding.
See for yourselves…


Ice Cream

1/4 cup of Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes with Sweet Italian Basil 
1 1/2 cups of half & half
1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt


1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup of granulated sugar


  1. Add the half & half and granulated sugar to a bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  2. Add the whipping cream and stir softly.
  3. Gently fold in the sun dried tomatoes and salt.
  4. Stir for another 3-5 minutes.
  5. Remove your churning bowl from the freezer, insert it into your ice cream maker and pour the ice cream mix into it as it churns. (NOTE: Follow the instructions per your specific brand of ice cream maker)
  6. Allow the ice cream to churn for approximately 20 minutes.
  7. While the ice cream is churning prepare the sweet balsamic syrup.
  8. Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar to a stovetop pot and bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir constantly for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Remove the syrup from the heat and let cool and thicken at room temp.
  11. When the churning time is complete transfer your ice cream to a freezer container and let freeze for approx. 3-5 hours.
  12. When ready, scoop ice cream and drizzle with syrup.

In celebration of our successful partnership, Bella Sun Luci has agreed to giveaway a basket of their marvelous goodies to you, my darling Yummies. In it you'll find many of the products we worked with to create the following recipes as well as the ice cream above:
Sun Dried Tomato Avocado Toast
Spicy Sun Dried Tomato Flatbread
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto and Salmon Quesadillas
Sun Dried Tomato Protein Power Bowl
Sun Dried Tomato MiniMacs
Sun Dried Bruschetta Fries

To enter for a chance to win this lovely Bella Sun Luci Gift Basket simply like Yumology and Bella Sun Luci on Twitter via the Rafflecopter entry form below.

Tasty partnerships are part of what makes every day delicious. Thank you to Mooney Farms for allowing Yumology the opportunity to explore your excellent product line.


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  1. the ice cream looks so good! i will definitely try it making it. thank you.

  2. Thank you for the recipe and the giveaway. Can you substitute agave powder for the sweetener?

    1. I have never tried, but I believe you could, yes. Let me know how it tastes if you do use the agave powder! Thanks. :)

    2. It was not super sweet with the agave powder but that is how I like my desserts. Thanks!