Christmas Special – Goodies from the archive

21/12/2014 at 02:28

Christmas is here again! And while some people avoid frozen desserts during winter, we all know that every season is a season for ice cream, right?  This year, despite the ever-present temptation to conjure up yet another version of Gingerbread ice cream, I decided to look into the Archives. So, from me to you – a few of my well tried and tested favourite recipes!  Enjoy, […]

Gingerbread ice cream – Traditional Christmas style

16/12/2013 at 09:41

Christmas gingerbread – few cookies have such a strong link to Christmas, at least in Scandinavia! And no wonder, since eating gingerbread cookies even is supposed to make you kind!  But if this kindness is linked to the sheer happiness and satisfaction brought about by savouring the cookies, friends of ice cream should look no further – this Gingerbread ice cream actually […]

Saffron frozen yoghurt (Scandinavian Xmas special)

12/12/2013 at 17:27
Lucia by artist Helge Artelius-

 Saffron, the world’s most exclusive spice, enjoys great popularity in Sweden, particularly around Christmas time. But Christmas times are often quite stressful, and consuming a lot of heavy traditional food can also take its toll. So, in order to keep fit and sound, try swapping some of those delicious saffron buns for a slimmer treat – Saffron frozen yoghurt! I really […]

Saffron Raisin ice cream (Scandinavian Christmas style)

10/12/2012 at 10:38

Saffron – the world’s most expensive spice – lends its exquisite flavour(s) to this frozen Christmas dream in noble yellow! Saffron has been know to, and appreciated by man for thousands of years, and its culinary use in Sweden can be traced back to, at least, the Middle Ages. But saffron’s widespread popularity as a particular Christmas spice is a Swedish tradition that […]

Gingerbread ice cream (a Christmas favourite)

04/12/2012 at 09:54

  Christmas is approaching! And perhaps you are under a lot of pressure to handle all the things that demand your attention at this time of the year?  Still, don’t end up giving up on all the simple pleasures of life – grab some gingerbread cookies, set aside 30 minutes and re-vitalize yourself and your loved ones with some gingerbread ice cream! Faithful readers may […]

Swedish Yule Rice ice cream

22/12/2011 at 01:30

Say “Santa Clause” today and most people probably start thinking about a jovial and overweight Santa dressed in red.  Although culturally dominating these days, this Santa-image has actually a rather short history – stemming from Coca-cola ads in the 1930’s, to be exact. Follow me further back in time instead, and meet Santa’s old heathen  ancestor – Tomten! Tomten, like […]

Santa Lucia Saffron Raisin ice cream

13/12/2011 at 01:27

Do you know Saint Lucia? Every 13 December, candle-carrying, singing processions of youth, clad in white and Christmas glitter and headed by a young woman (the Lucia) wearing a red girdle and a crown of lights, light up the winter darkness all around Sweden (and elsewhere too, by the way).     Delivering Christmas carols (including the obligatory Santa Lucia-signature […]