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 […]

Fior di Latte ice cream

30/09/2015 at 21:58

Looking for a new, fresh ice cream base? Fond of milk? – Look no further! Many people tend to base their ice creams on vanilla, combining it with whatever other flavour they want to create. But there are other ice cream bases which serve a similar purpose – the Italian tradition offers Fior di Latte!   Fior di Latte literally translates into “Flower of milk” which, […]

Vanilla ice cream (again)

20/11/2014 at 11:37

Ah – vanilla! When prepared in an authentic way (with no cheap substitutes), vanilla ice cream can be absolutely delicious already on its own. But vanilla also tend to go well with a myriade of other desserts, and just about everything you might want to put in your ice cream – No wonder that vanilla reigns unchallenged as the world’s most popular ice cream flavour!   From […]

Indian Kulfi ice cream

27/07/2014 at 00:09

Have you ever tried kulfi? This Indian specialty is a splendid reminder that there are other delicious schools of ice cream-making outside the Western world’s well-known ones. And best of all – you won’t even need an ice cream machine to make these great-tasting beauties! While Italy often is credited with being the birthplace of ice cream as we know it today, the seeds […]

Fire in the Hole! – Spicy orange gelato

30/12/2013 at 00:05

Just in time for the New Year celebrations, Ice Cream Nation turns to mining, and finds a nugget of real frozen gold – a delicate, elegant gelato dessert, able to hold its own in any fancy dinner setting.  And there is also something special for the hard core-fans of ice cream making: a new gelato base recipe, where butter (!) largely replaces cream! And believe me – the […]

How to make Italian meringue (and improve your sorbets)

07/10/2013 at 20:01

Only about a generation ago, high-class pastry chefs and master ice cream makers would improve their sorbets by adding Italian meringue. These days, this technique is not so commonly used. But making and using Italian meringue remains a good idea, and is luckily something which can be (relatively) easily learned. Myself, I was fortunate to learn from a pro, and I will happily […]

Orange blossom ice cream (or “In praise of Arrowroot”)

01/07/2013 at 15:49

Floral ice creams may not be all that common. But if you like Oriental desserts, you have likely already come across the Orange blossom flavour. Since I happen to adore this dreamy, aromatic stuff, it was just a matter of time before it would end up in an ice cream. And what an ice cream it turned out to be! This particular adaptation of the popular Sicilian gelato combines […]