Halva ice cream

31/10/2016 at 18:54

Ever heard about Halva? Or Halvah, helva, alva, or any of the other half-dozen or so labels under which this particular dessert is known and loved? Yours truly recently went to the Middle East, checked out a couple of the crumbly regional varieties, and became curious about whether the Halva also could be used to make some intriguing ice cream. How did it go? – Read on and […]

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 […]

Banana ice cream à la Monet

08/01/2015 at 23:22

An ice cream recipe by a world famous French painter? Yes, actually! Let’s take a closer look at impressionist giant Claude Monet’s very own banana ice cream! Impressionism in painting is characterised by an emphasis on  … well, the impression objects around us make on the human eye, rather than the object per se. Looking very closely at an impressionist […]

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 […]

Chestnut ice cream Monte Blanc

28/10/2014 at 15:29

While skiing in Chamonix, France, I found a quite peculiar ice cream flavour in a local ice cream parlour – Mont Blanc. As luck would have it, this eventually lead me to one of the most fabulous ice cream creations I know – read on!  Monte Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and in the European Union, and it all made a lot of local sense, as that very mountain […]

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 […]

Saffron Orange ice cream

10/02/2014 at 09:31

Saffron – the world’s most expensive spice – teams up with orange in this delicate ice cream, which exceeds the sum of its parts!  Some would say that this mix of flavours goes back to the Middle Ages, and the vibrant cultural diversity brought about by the rule of the Moors in the south of Europe. But while the flavour roots may be old, the preparation of the ice cream […]