Malaga Raisin ice cream

20/03/2016 at 21:47

Today’s post is delicious and still very easy to make: Malaga raisin is a close, but distinct, sibling to classic Rhum raisin ice cream. All you need is some vanilla ice cream, to which you add raisins soaked in a sweet, fortified Spanish dessert wine. The resulting flavour is rich, complex and truly very satisfying – Read on!  Admittedly, alcohol and ice cream is […]

Gin & Tonic ice popsicles

21/08/2014 at 20:00

 Ice popsicles are not only for youngsters – in fact, these G&T flavoured ones should only be served to adults 😉  !  Gin and Tonic (or simply “G&T”, as the classic drink usually is referred to in drink-savvy circles) makes for a very tasty sorbet, at least for those of us who don’t mind some alcohol in our ice creams. The good thing with it is that a little […]

How to improve sorbets

29/09/2013 at 15:10

It is easy to make sorbets and the results are usually delightful, particularly if you have an ice cream machine. However, sorbets kept in the freezer for any longer time soon begin to deteriorate. The texture starts to become coarse and more icy (in a negative way). But there are ways to improve sorbets – Read on!     First, it might be good to quickly […]

Coffee Rhum and Walnut ice cream

08/01/2013 at 02:38

“Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest– Yo-ho-ho, and a …  a scope of Coffee Rhum & Walnut ice cream?” Admittedly, it seems extremely unlikely that ice cream ever was part of classic Caribbean pirates’ dietary habits. But Rhum surely was! So if ice cream making had been an actual possibility in those days, I  feel pretty confident that this frozen combination of […]

The Colonel – lemon sorbet with vodka

02/11/2012 at 09:54

Lemon sorbet is a classic – there is probably something archetypical about the delightful frozen fusion of sweet and sour. And while preparing lemon sorbet should be a relatively easy task, it may still be a bit daunting. Because for many, lemon sorbet is for sorbets what vanilla is for ice creams – a standard-setting test case of overall quality.  In other words, when your […]

Goat cheese ice cream with Cognac figs

04/03/2012 at 11:59

  Sometimes, too much of a good thing can be wonderful. But sometimes, it can just be too much. This may be particularly true when speaking about acquired tastes, like those for goat cheese and for Cognac. And I’m speaking out of experience – my first attempt at this ice cream turned into an unbalanced abomination of goat cheese and unpleasantly large quantities of […]

Runeberg ice cream

03/02/2012 at 10:02

  Has your country got any national poet? Finland has Johan Ludvig Runeberg, who even inspired a national dessert! Why not celebrate by making an ice cream out of it?     Johan Ludvid Runeberg (1804-1877) did not only write epic poems and the words to the Finnish National anthem (“Our land”) – he also gave name to a special pastry, still very popular in Finland. Allegedly, […]