Toblerone parfait

31/03/2012 at 01:25

Parfait means “perfect” in French, but is also  one of those ice cream terms that happen to mean different things in different parts of the world. In continental Europe, “parfait” denotes a frozen, ice cream-like dessert  made with an unusually high amount of cream. Unlike “ordinary” ice creams, European parfaits are traditionally still-frozen (i e should not be churned, […]

Roman ice cream – Dulcia Domestica

24/03/2012 at 13:58

Follow me to ancient Rome and seek sweet ice cream- inspiration  … from the world’s oldest known collection of antique recipes!   There is something fascinating about the ancient Roman Empire – a fascination fuelled not only by remaining ruins, books and historical research but notably by popular culture. Films like  “Gladiator”, and TV-series  like “I, Claudius” and […]

My favourite Raspberry yoghurt ice cream

16/03/2012 at 13:38

  Raspberries are delicious! And super-healthy! They come loaded with antioxidants, vitamines, and minerals like iron. Around 1/5 of their weight consists of healthy dietary fibres: Not bad at all for one of the main ingredients in a delicious ice cream. So, without further ado, let me share with you my very best raspberry yoghurt ice cream recipe!     I […]

Passion fruit sorbet

07/03/2012 at 17:21
Passion fruit sorbet

  The word ‘passion’ stems from ancient Greek, and means ‘suffering’. And while the popular song tells us that “Love hurts”, the suffering that has given passion fruit its name is actually biblical. But even if you knew that, you probably do not know what the fruit symbolises in Japan …   Notice the passion flower garland in this Victorian painting by Henrietta […]

Goat cheese ice cream with Cognac figs

04/03/2012 at 11:59

  Sometimes, too much of a good thing can be wonderful. But sometimes, it can just be too much. This may be particularly true when speaking about acquired tastes, like those for goat cheese and for Cognac. And I’m speaking out of experience – my first attempt at this ice cream turned into an unbalanced abomination of goat cheese and unpleasantly large quantities of […]