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Wasabi ice cream

30/01/2017 at 00:08

Wasabi, or Japanese horseradish, has a unique, pungent and mustard-like taste well-known to all sushi-lovers. But with vapours strong enough to wake up the sleeping or the unconscious (!), could wasabi really work in ice cream? Well, there is only one way to find out – read on!   Wasabi usually comes in the form of dried powder or paste. While I encourage all enthusiasts […]

Blood orange sorbet with chile and cinnamon

11/12/2016 at 20:53

Christmas is coming! And since the red is the colour of Christmas, let’s try a merry red-hot sorbet for December! Why has red become so associated with Christmas? Some point to the influence of Christian symbolism – the red apples of Eden, the blood of Jesus, and the red-coloured robes of bishops. One thing is clear – Santa Clause only gained his trade mark- red clothing […]

Halva ice cream

31/10/2016 at 18:54

Ever heard about Halva? Or Halvah, helva, alva, or any of the other half-dozen or so labels under which this particular dessert is known and loved? Yours truly recently went to the Middle East, checked out a couple of the crumbly regional varieties, and became curious about whether the Halva also could be used to make some intriguing ice cream. How did it go? – Read on and […]

Plum gelato – Sicilian style

18/09/2016 at 23:21

Plums! How I adore these lush, tasty fruits! More than just delicious and tasty, they also contain impressive amounts of vitamins, fibres and antioxidants so what’s not to like? Where I live, the season was drawing to its inevitable close, but I went shopping and found exactly what I needed:   A batch of really ripe, almost too-soft-to-buy Prunus domestica ‘President’ (as […]

Blackcurrant ice cream (no ice cream machine required)

02/08/2016 at 23:01

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

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

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 […]