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 […]

Glace Plombières – A French classic

13/09/2012 at 12:00

Few ice creams have made it into the world literature. And fewer still can trace their origins back to a dinner with Emperor Napoleon. Say ‘hello’ to a true French ice cream classic: Glace Plombières. “Plombière” might sound like a fancy French word, but is actually what you would call a female plumber (in French). But there are other meanings too, and the ice cream […]

Crème Brûlée ice cream

25/01/2012 at 14:59

Crème Brûlee – this fantastic dessert, with its rich (typically vanilla-) custard and crisp layer of burnt caramelised sugar, has a special place in my heart. Also known as Crema Catalana or Burnt Cream, its exact origins (France? Spain? England?) have become lost in time. The first known recipe, however, dates back all the way to 17th century France.   Like many ice […]

Figs in Port ice cream

03/11/2011 at 17:09

Remember the proverbial fig leaves worn by the biblical Adam and Eve?  Too delicate to only serve as symbols for loss of innocence and fall from grace, figs can also be used to make ice cream! Pairing them with the famous Portuguese fortified sweet wine from Porto creates an alluring ice cream for adults.   The present recipe is based on vanilla ice cream. The vanilla […]

Vanilla ice cream – Scandinavian style

27/10/2011 at 18:00

Genuine vanilla – easily one of the most exquisite flavours to enjoy in ice cream. This delightful and rich recipe – based on the favourite formula by a  Scandinavian master confectioner –  will dispel any notions of vanilla being a “boring flavour”.      Vanilla – versatile ice cream with many faces So much can be said about vanilla ice cream.  Decade after decade, […]

Making Ice Cream the Italian or the French Way

21/07/2011 at 18:48

  Italy and France stand out as two countries with particularly long and impressive traditions when it comes to ice cream.  As can be expected, there is also quite a lot of diversity not only between these countries, but also within the countries themselves, with regard to how ice cream is made. For a general orientation, we will forego a lot of this rich diversity […]