Aquafaba – fast and vegan alternative to Italian meringue!

29/05/2016 at 23:30

Can opening a can of chick peas improve sorbets? Like you, dear reader, I was highly sceptical. But I was wrong – so very wrong. Read on and learn about Aquafaba: the fab new, fast and vegan way to take your sorbets to new heights! Everyone knows that sorbets basically consist of sugar, water and flavour. Some may even whisk in a raw egg white – thereby trying to emulate […]

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, […]

Loving Liquorice ice cream

20/06/2014 at 13:52

Some people just love liquorice. Me? No, not really. But since I love someone who does love it, finding a superior recipe for liquorice ice cream quickly turned into quite a personal quest. It seems that liquorice as a flavour is a love-or-hate affaire, capable of dividing both people and nations. But this seductive ice cream is not only certain to please the fans […]

‘Old school’ Raspberry sorbet (prepared with Italian meringue)

01/04/2014 at 09:25

Raspberry sorbet – even when prepared in the easy, “standard sorbet way” – usually turns out very nicely. But this time, we will go that extra mile and add a further delicious dimension – with the help of classic soft Italian meringue. Read on!  While slightly more laboursome than just whisking together a typical sorbet, you will find that the result really […]

How to improve frozen yoghurts

13/03/2014 at 15:32

From modest market beginnings in the 1970’s, the frozen yoghurt has stepped forward as the fresh and healthy ‘cousin’ to traditional ice cream. And while frozen yoghurt unfortunately tends to be less healthy than often assumed, I love it and the tangy freshness it often provides!  Still, there is often a big, off-putting divide between the consistency of commercially […]

How to improve sorbets

29/09/2013 at 15:10

It is easy to make sorbets and the results are usually delightful, particularly if you have an ice cream machine. However, sorbets kept in the freezer for any longer time soon begin to deteriorate. The texture starts to become coarse and more icy (in a negative way). But there are ways to improve sorbets – Read on!     First, it might be good to quickly […]

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 […]