Hemp seed chocolate ice cream

28/08/2011 at 22:23

Hemp in ice cream – is that even legal? Yes, and provided that you use the seeds, it may actually even be healthy for you! Hemp seeds do not contain (in any significant amounts) the psychoactive substance so often associated with the Cannabis plant. So, what do they contain? It seems that these small seeds contain massive amounts of both essential fatty acids, like Omega […]

In search of “smooth” (III) – a winner!

24/08/2011 at 21:36

My struggle for smooth, home-made ice cream without an ice cream machine continues! Having tried with honey and cream in earlier attempts, I now considered it appropriate to test with some suitable stabiliser. Going with my early ambition to seek simplicity and minimum amounts of work, corn-starch became my choice. Those following these pages already know about my great […]

In search of “smooth” (II) – the creamy part

23/08/2011 at 09:51

Remember my earlier attempt to create “smooth” yoghurt ice cream with the help of honey? Back to the urban civilisation, but still without an ice cream machine, I decided to see whether honest dairy cream would be able to make the crucial difference. While many still-frozen ice cream recipes basically calls for nothing else but cream (when it comes to the dairy part), […]

In search of “smooth” – A summer quest without ice cream machine

20/08/2011 at 01:19

Home-made ice cream? Without an ice cream machine?!? Going 0n vacation and leaving the trusted ice cream machine behind can be a challenge.  Since I usually tell people that it is quite possible to make good ice cream even without an ice cream machine, I decided it was time to practice what I preach (for my general preaching on non-ice cream machine-making, go here. ) However, […]

Cardamom-Cinnamon ice cream

14/08/2011 at 00:46

Cardamom and cinnamon are two of my absolute favourite aromatic spices, with warm, rich and inviting flavours. In ice creams, each of them work nicely on their own. Adding them together, however, gives a subtle extra dimension to the overall taste, making for an even more complex and enjoyable experience. Since both spices traditionally are supposed to have medicinal values, […]

Sicilian gelato-style ice cream

12/08/2011 at 02:33

While Italy probably is best known for the type of gelato broadly described in the post on Italian Style ice cream-making, the country has several regional variations. Using starch as the main stabiliser in ice cream has a very long tradition, not only in the Orient but also in Southern Italy (remember Sicily’s long-standing historical influences from the Arab world? In this […]

Strawberry ice cream

08/08/2011 at 01:40

  Mmm … Strawberry ice cream! Strawberry – one of the world’s most popular ice cream flavours! My children certainly approve, and when serving this ice cream to them and their friends, I have often noted that other parents present serve themselves some too (sometimes rather discreetly), even if more “adult” flavours are at hand. While strawberry ice cream perfectly […]