Ice cream! Ice cream!

Summer is here and that means picnics, barbecues, fireworks, and ice cream!

We love food with a distinctive Southern twist, and the buttermilk ice cream made by Chef Marc Collins of Circa 1886 fits the bill perfectly! Watch the video below to learn how you can make this delicious dessert at home using dry ice and a kitchen mixer.

Chef Collins has called Charleston home since he was tapped in 2001 to take the helm at Circa 1886, located in the garden of the Wentworth Mansion. It was a lucky move for the charming restaurant as well as the local culinary community…

In 2005, Chef Collins had an idea for a food and wine festival to be hosted in Charleston that would shine a spotlight on the amazing array of talent and ingredients found in the Lowcountry.

Thanks to his dedication and countless hours of preliminary planning meetings, that vision became reality in 2006, when the 1st annual BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival launched.

Today, the Festival features more than 160 chefs and authors from Charleston and across the country with a schedule that includes more than 50 food and wine themed events. For his tireless work in founding the Charleston Wine & Food Festival, Chef Collins is the namesake and first recipient of the 2010 Charleston Wine & Food Festival Marc Collins Chef Award.

Festival mastermind and buttermilk ice cream savant… Thank you, Chef Collins!

Learn to make ice cream with Chef Marc Collins from Charleston Area CVB on Vimeo.

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