Vanilla! Vanilla!

12/10/2011 at 16:39

  Born of blood from a princess, considered to be an aphrodisiac since Pre-Columbian times, and the second most expensive spice in the world (after saffron).  In the world of ice cream, no other flavour can compete with vanilla’s global popularity as the symbol for  “typical ice cream”. And leaving the many cheap, often synthetic vanilla products aside, genuine, […]

The Tears of Chios – Mastic ice cream adventures

25/09/2011 at 00:47
The Tears of Chios

  Ever thought about pine tree as a suitable ice cream-flavour? Ever wondered about what would happen if you combined saffron with pine and tried to eat it? If so, read on! Mastic is an aromatic, amber-like resin, and dries into hardened, brittle drops. And the taste? To me, it mainly resembles that of Pine tree. Yes, really! Mastic is a common ingredient in several […]