Plum gelato – Sicilian style

18/09/2016 at 23:21

Plums! How I adore these lush, tasty fruits! More than just delicious and tasty, they also contain impressive amounts of vitamins, fibres and antioxidants so what’s not to like? Where I live, the season was drawing to its inevitable close, but I went shopping and found exactly what I needed:   A batch of really ripe, almost too-soft-to-buy Prunus domestica ‘President’ (as […]

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, […]

Mount Everest ice cream (à la Edmund Hillary)

06/03/2015 at 00:47

Want to try an ice cream for heroes? Edmund Hillary – legendary mountaineer who, together with his sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first human to ever climb the top of Mount Everest – accomplished many impressive feats in his life. Long before the age of power bars, he even created a tasty snack to help him through his mountain expeditions. And Edmund Hillary’s snack is […]

Fire in the Hole! – Spicy orange gelato

30/12/2013 at 00:05

Just in time for the New Year celebrations, Ice Cream Nation turns to mining, and finds a nugget of real frozen gold – a delicate, elegant gelato dessert, able to hold its own in any fancy dinner setting.  And there is also something special for the hard core-fans of ice cream making: a new gelato base recipe, where butter (!) largely replaces cream! And believe me – the […]

Pistachio almond gelato

28/11/2013 at 14:57

Pistachio is supposed to have been one of the nice, edible things growing in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. These Gardens were one of the ancient “Wonders of the World”, so perhaps there is no wonder that pistachio remains one of the most classic of gelato-flavours. In this post, these quasi-nuts will team up with another quasi-nut also known to mankind since time immemorial […]

Cardamom Espresso gelato

31/07/2013 at 23:51

Coffee counts as one of the classic Italian gelato flavours. But could a recipe otherwise mainly based on milk, sugar and a single whipped egg white for stabilisation really work  out well? I, for one, was not convinced. To my immense surprise, however, the ice cream turned out to be one of the nicest coffee-flavoured ice creams I’ve enjoyed in a very long time.   Me […]

Tea ice cream (Earl Grey)

14/05/2013 at 08:31

A nice cup of tea is something many people look forward to every day. But why not make that a cup of tea ice cream for a change?  And Earl Grey, the classic British black tea with its distinct touch of bergamot oil and citrus, turns out to be a splendid ice cream flavour!     Many tea ice cream recipes focus on exotic teas (see for instance my own post on Masala […]