Frozen Pinapple on a stick

31/10/2015 at 10:41

You may have heard about frozen bananas on a stick, but some find even greater pleasure sucking on a delicious, ice cold piece of pineapple! Had too much ice cream recently? Not interested in “modern stabilisers” or ice cream heavy on cream? Still longing for a frozen treat? Look no further – a stick of frozen pineapple will give you an ice cream-like experience, without […]

Tofu strawberry banana ice cream

02/05/2013 at 09:05

Tofu, or soy bean curd, has long been a staple in Chinese and Japanese cooking. But did you also know that it works perfectly as a base for ice cream? Not being a big fan of  soy milk-flavour myself, I had my doubts about this ice cream. But guess what? I was blown away by the delicious results! Who would have guessed that tofu and strawberries make such a splendid combination?   Tofu […]

Cherry Orchard frozen Kefir

22/03/2013 at 09:44
Cherry frozen Kefir ice cream

Eating ice cream for longevity? It may sound too good to be true, but take a look at the Caucasus region. There, people are credited with extreme longevity. Why? Purportedly because they consume a lot of healthy Kefir: a type of ‘cultured milk’. Kefir is part of the same family of dairy products as yoghurt. And since yoghurt can be frozen, why not try the same with Kefir?  The […]

Carrot Cake ice cream

19/11/2012 at 09:58

Or should we perhaps say “Carrot ice cream”? You see, no actual “cake” is required for making this rather original ice cream – only some fresh carrots and the right spices! The final, inviting ice cream flavour is, however, unmistakably carrot cake! And if you like carrot cake, did you know that you are part of a tradition that actually goes back at least to Medieval times? […]

Chocolate sorbet (spicy and relatively lean)

12/11/2012 at 10:46

Making lean chocolate sorbet is fairly easy. But making lean and well-tasting chocolate sorbet is a different matter. Follow my quest for a quite fat-free but still enjoyable chocolate frozen treat. As most calorie-sensitive people know, sorbets are generally preferable to ice cream when it comes to minding one’s weight. While sorbets admittedly contain a lot of sugar they […]

Tonka fever!

25/10/2012 at 14:12

Seductively aromatic, somewhat toxic, and celebrated by many for its intriguing qualities. Read on about the little dark bean that supposedly can make your wishes come true, caused a culinary craze in France but remains banned in the United States: The Tonka bean.    Native to the rainforests of South-America, the Cumaru tree (Dipteryx odorata) can grow up […]

On Brain freeze, or Ice cream headache

05/09/2012 at 23:26

Keep your head cool, they say. But no-one likes brain freeze – the nasty sensation so strongly associated with ice cream that it also is known as  ‘Ice cream headache’. But what is it, and what could be done about it? Read on!   Brain freeze, or ice cream headache, well-known to most lovers of ice cream, is a brief, but very unpleasant cranial pain that […]