Soft whey butter ice cream – Scandinavian Dulce de leche?

25/06/2012 at 16:28

  Seeking greener pastures? Most of us probably do so at times. But few probably do it with any pre-determined regularity … and fewer still expect to encounter fairy creatures in the process. In older agrarian times, however, the livestock was regularly brought to higher pastures during the summers. In Scandinavia, it was usually one of the farm maids who was assigned […]

Almond ice cream

18/06/2012 at 00:30

Have you been dreaming of almonds lately?  If so, know that ancient Greek and Roman dream-interpretors might have understood this to represent a  journey. Luckily, most almonds these days are sweet, so your dream would probably have pointed towards a prosperous journey. And sweet almonds do suit our purposes far better than the potentially deadly bitter almond (“cyanide […]

Quick Stracciatella

11/06/2012 at 14:54

  “Stracciare” means  “to shred” or “to tear up” in Italian. And in Italy, the birthplace of the famous ice cream flavour, ‘stracciatella’ can also refer to a cheese, or a Roman soup-like dish  (where the shreds come from eggs). But most fans of ice cream probably think about vanilla ice cream with small, delicious shreds of dark chocolate! Stracciatella is not just […]

White House Cherry ice cream

05/06/2012 at 11:11

 No need to wait for a Presidential invitation!  Grab some Maraschino cherries, and we’ll make our own White House Cherry.       The White House  is clearly one of the emblematic landmarks of the United States. Somewhat surprisingly, however, there does not seem to be any particular links between the Presidential residence and White House Cherry  ice cream.  So, […]