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Blackcurrant ice cream (no ice cream machine required)

02/08/2016 at 23:01
Blackcurrant ice cream. A truly delicious gem. The firmer custard base ensures great consistency even without an ice cream machine.

Every summer, I ponder how to best make good ice cream without an ice cream machine. While idly flipping through the pages of one of my mother’s Swedish foodie magazines, I recently came upon a recipe which seemed worth building upon. Little did I know that the delicious blackcurrant ice cream would end up as a new personal favourite! And yes – it also turned out to be a truly […]

Mango Aquafaba sorbet

18/07/2016 at 21:31
Mmm ... Mango Aquafaba sorbet

What happens when delectable mango unite with trendy, easy-to-make aquafaba meringue in a mouth-watering sorbet? Read on and find out!     Mango is one of my favourite fruits, and avid readers may remember earlier delicious posts on mango ice cream and mango ice pops. Today, we will prepare a mango sorbet but we will add that little extra: harnessing the “foaming […]

Blueberry Summer Solstice yoghurt ice cream

23/06/2016 at 23:56
Blueberry Yoghurt ice cream

Ah – Swedish Midsummer is upon us again! As plenty of Swedes prepare for the festivities (typically centred around partying, eating and – definitely – drinking), we, too, will turn to Mother Nature for some blue delights. No, I’m neither referring to Smurfs, melancholic love affairs, or pagan frolicking with forest spirits like the Hulder. I’m talking about blueberries!  Blueberries […]

Aquafaba – fast and vegan alternative to Italian meringue!

29/05/2016 at 23:30
Italian meringue? No, this is actually Aquafaba meringue! For all practical purposes a perfect companion to your sorbets!

Can opening a can of chick peas improve sorbets? Like you, dear reader, I was highly sceptical. But I was wrong – so very wrong. Read on and learn about Aquafaba: the fab new, fast and vegan way to take your sorbets to new heights! Everyone knows that sorbets basically consist of sugar, water and flavour. Some may even whisk in a raw egg white – thereby trying to emulate […]

Chocolate/Oatmeal ball ice cream

24/04/2016 at 23:24
Is it a really ... ? Yes - this is a rounded scoop of the ice cream, with some coconut shreds on top. Quite a look-a-like to the confectionary ball!

Looking for a tasty new ice cream without any cream or eggs? Something which would please not only vegans and people with allergies, but, like, everyone? Yes, I know it sounds too good to be true but there is nothing second-rate about Chocolate/Oatmeal ball ice cream! This recipe is based on The Chocolate ball, also known as The Oatmeal ball: a truly iconic Swedish confectionery (while […]

Malaga Raisin ice cream

20/03/2016 at 21:47
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Today’s post is delicious and still very easy to make: Malaga raisin is a close, but distinct, sibling to classic Rhum raisin ice cream. All you need is some vanilla ice cream, to which you add raisins soaked in a sweet, fortified Spanish dessert wine. The resulting flavour is rich, complex and truly very satisfying – Read on!  Admittedly, alcohol and ice cream is […]

Strawberry Mascarpone ice cream

28/02/2016 at 20:48
Delicious strawberry marscarpone ice cream drizzled with sumptuous balsamic vinegar

Imagine my happiness when I got hold of a case of fresh strawberries the other day! A sign of early spring or of globalisation? Possibly both, but in any case, I decided to transform some of the ‘red gold’ into a royal treat – Strawberry Mascarpone ice cream!    Fresh berries deserve a fresh ice cream and in my view, the Philadelphia-style (American style) ice […]